An angler needs lots of dependable and weather resistant gear, but I kind of got to thinking, so do other people. What other industries could have some cross over gear that would be well built and serve the needs of anglers as well. Hunting is pretty well parallel to fishing, as many particpants do both sports.
One cool find was a website for Tactical Clothing and Outdoor Gear. Their focus is on serving the Law Enforcement and Fire Industry. A product range that covers clothing or tactical gear, such as 5.11 Tactical, Surefire flashlights, police equipment, Benchmade knives, police gear and military gear they need and want.
For the most part fishing stuff is not cheap, but is not always as rugged as it could be for years or hard fishing, which makes me think that some of the clothing, flashlights, knives, tools and other gear could be a good fit for a bass anglers' boat. If it is good enough for law enforcement and military needs, it should be good enough to serve for years of dependable fishing.
So what other industries or sports do you borrow gear from for your bass fishing?