The Drake EST Eqwader Two-Tone Pullover brings the function of Eqwader technology to the warm-weather comfort of an early season shirt. The Instinctive Features provide the utility of a jacket in the fit of a lightweight quarter-zip shirt.
With functionality that is as contrasting as its colors, there is no mistaking what this shirt was designed to do. Waterproof protection on top with maximum breathability on bottom delivers optimal comfort in the warm early season. This shirt is equipped with Instinctive Features to secure your calls, hunting license, keys, and other essential gear for easy access above waders.
Just like the Earth’s equator is the dividing line between two distinct temperate zones, we noticed a similar dividing line on the body when you are wearing chest waders: cold, hostile conditions above the waders, and warm, humid conditions underneath the waders. Our unique combination of waterproof/breathable fabric on the sleeves and upper body matched with ultra-breathable fleece on the lower body introduced a whole new level of comfort and performance when wearing chest waders. The moisture-wicking fleece on the lower torso is 15 times more breathable than the upper waterproof material and works to prevent the build-up of perspiration and moisture vapor. These dual zones of protection keep you dry both inside and outside your waders.
About the Company
When we set out to create the best waterfowl hunting clothes on the market back in late 2002, we knew immediately that a standard warm coat wouldn’t be near enough to impress the hard-core hunters that spend day after day in the field. We needed something to meet every condition a hunter can face… we needed a “SYSTEM”. This was the beginning of Drake Waterfowl Systems.
With hunting season ranging anywhere from 60 degrees to minus 10 degrees, it is all too easy to over-dress or under-dress. Over-dressing not only leads to over-heating, it also hinders mobility, which can become very aggravating when trying to make an overhead shot or simply walking to the blind. Under-dressing can be even more punishing. If any hunter has ever made an early morning boat ride in freezing temps without a windproof coat, they know exactly what miserable is. With all the different changes in the weather, there is another factor all other companies seem to overlook and that is YOU. Are you an inactive, active, or hyperactive hunter? Some people are “hot-natured” while some are “cold-natured”.
To answer all these questions and solve the obvious problems, we came up with a “SYSTEM”. Separated into three main categories, we have EST™ (Early Season Technology), MST™ (Mid Season Technology) and LST™ (Late Season Technology).