Kast is a relatively new player in the technical fishing apparel game. They claim the idea for the company was conceived on the banks of the Salmon River in Idaho during a brutal winter steelhead trip, and their mission is to create the best extreme-weather fishing wearables on the market. They make some very snazzy jackets, but I've yet to try one. I was far more interested in their gloves, which started generating a baby buzz on the Interwebs not long after they became available. Several of my fishing cronies—some in the steelhead scene, some in the hardwater scene, and some in the muskie scene—would randomly pop off a text or email: "You try those Kast glove yet, dude? They look sweet." Looks, of course, can be deceiving, but the real money was supposedly that Kast gloves are submersible, waterproof, highly breathable, and didn't completely kill your ability to feel lines and detect strikes. So I put a few pairs to the test, both fishing and in more true-life situations that get in the way of fishing.