Grundéns opened its doors almost 100 years ago on Sweden’s west coast, in the small fishing village Grundsund, where Carl A. Grunden began creating waterproof oil skins to keep fishermen dry from the harsh conditions working on the North Sea. In 1972, Grundéns partnered with Didrikson AB and opened their first factory in Lisbon, Portugal, to focus on the construction and quality of their products.

Grundéns believes that fishing feeds us all physically and emotionally. Like many fishermen, they live by the value of fishing as their livelihood and passion. Grundéns created the Herkules 16 Bib Pant as their first original design, which dates back to 1954. The quick-release suspenders are easily replaceable, and the pants are reversible from front to back for a fisherman’s preference. The Herkules 16 bibs were crafted to keep commercial fishermen dry and comfortable through the long hours your captain may throw at you.

Grundens Herkules 16 Commerical Fishing Bib. Photo courtesy of Grundens

Through any condition mother nature may through your way these bibs show the Grundéns mantra of “WE ARE FISHING.” The legacy of these overall style pants has truly withstood the test of time and continues to be the standard of all PVC-built bibs. The Herkules 16 comes in orange, green, and white and runs in sizes XS to 5XL, with tall sizes included. The relaxed fit provides easy freedom and movement on the deck with 100% stain-resistant waterproof double-sided PVC-coated polyester.

Read more about the durability of the Grundéns Herkules 16 Bib Pants here.

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Carli is a Content Specialist for National Fisherman. She comes from a fourth-generation fishing family off the coast of Maine. Her background consists of growing her own business within the marine community. She resides on one of the islands off the coast of Maine while also supporting the lobster community she grew up in.

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