Drake's patented Eqwader technology revolutionized waterfowl clothing and has been a core piece of the Drake Waterfowl brand since the beginning. The Drake MST Eqwader Plus 1/4 Zip Hunting Shirt raises the bar for innovation and hunting performance by utilizing their Instinctive Features with an updated design that delivers increased performance in the field. The EquaderPlus also has an adjustable Neoprene Cuffclose. Each neoprene arm cuff tightens with a Velcro strap on the outer layer to seal out rain and swamp water.
The Drake MST Eqwader Plus 1/4 Zip Hunting Shirt features HyperShield Technology - Laminated to Refuge HS outerwear fabric, HyperShield Technology guarantees protection from the elements. HyperShield is an impenetrable membrane that blocks out external wind and rain, yet allows internal moisture vapors to escape. To add to the waterproof capabilities of HyperShield Technology, Drake adds an external water-repellant finish and seam-tape all the seams on all of their clothing as two more fail-safes to keep hunters dry as a bone.
Another great feature of the EquaderPlus is Refuge HS. Refuge HS (Hard-Shell) is another innovative material brought to you by Drake. Combining the toughest and strongest fibers available enables this material to stand up against all of the elements a hunter faces with very little maintenance.
- Mid-Chest Adjustment
- Magnetic Chest Call Pouch
- Zippered License/Key Pouch, Zippered Handwarmer Pockets
NOTE: Images show both Full Zip and 1/4 Zip. This is the 1/4 ZIP model. Not all colors or camo patterns are shown. Please refer to our camouflage guide below.
- 100% Waterproof/ Windproof/ Breathable Refuge HS with HyperShield Technology
- Fleece-lined. Neoprene cuffs
- Taped seams
Drake MST: Mid-Season Technology - As every waterfowler knows, you can face days that are hot and days that are frigidly cold and even run across the occassional rain storm. It is not too hard to decide what to wear on those days, but what about those in-between days when the temps fluctuate dramatically? Drake Waterfowl Systems proves their innovation and understanding of the hard-core waterfowler's needs with the MST Series.
The Drake Waterfowl MST Series is comprised of a multitude of windproof, waterproof, breathable items that have a 200 gram Fleece Lining. These items are designed to be worn when the temperatures range from 20 to 45 degrees without the need of layering, which therefore reduces bulk.
MST can also be combined with other Drake Base Layers to obtain your ideal comfort zone. With a variety of Base Layer weights, you have a complete system for staying comfortable throughout the hunting season.
Magnattach Call Pocket – This pocket is designed specifically to secure your duck and goose calls and to keep them motionless while you travel to and from your hunting location or bend over to set decoys or work with a dog. The pocket is placed vertically for easy right-to-left motion, and the magnetic closure is quiet and effortless to operate. The Magnattach Call Pocket also protects your calls from cold temperatures and moisture to keep them at top performance.
License/Key Pocket – This vertical chest pocket is designed to safely store valuable items that you may need often during the hunt, such as a phone, keys, and hunting license.
Deep Water Handwarmer Pockets – When Drake added this feature, every coat on the market had handwarmer pockets along the waistline. So how do you use them when the coat is tucked inside your waders or when you are in water over your waist? The Deep Water Handwarmer Pockets are positioned high on the upper chest so they can be accessed when worn with waders or bibs. These pockets are lined with heavyweight fleece to keep your hands warm in the coldest conditions.
Eqwader Hybrid Technology:
There are two distinct areas of the globe separated by the equator. Drake found a similar separation on the human body when hunters wear waders - cold, hostile weather in the north, with warm, humid conditions in the south. For perfect balance and comfort, go to the EQWADER.
Maximum Protection North of the EQWADER
100% waterproof/breathable Refuge HS fabric is located in the areas most exposed to the elements, such as the arms, shoulders, and upper chest. Whether you're facing a rain storm, a wet dog, or a muddy ATV ride, the camouflage upper area of all Eqwader garments is designed to protect from the elements.
Maximum Breathability South of the EQWADER
When wearing waders or bibs, hunters face two major concerns: breathability and bulk. Drake’s patented Eqwader technology solves both problems. Drake's breathable fleece fabric used on the torso of Eqwader garments is 15 times more breathability than the waterproof areas, helping to regulate your body temperature and prevent overheating under waders or bibs. Equally as important, the lower fleece area has a lower profile than the upper portion of the garment and reduces the accumulation of bulk around the lower chest area. Both of these features equate to maximum comfort on every hunt.