3 Things Classic Champ Jordan Lee is packed in his Bassmaster Classic Suitcase
Story Courtesy of Alan McGuckin/Dynamic Sponsorships
Photo Credit Kristen Agnew
Of the course of this past week, Bassmaster Classic Champion Jordan Lee packed his Toyota Tundra at home in Alabama for the six hour drive to the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, SC in an attempt to win back-to-back world championships. Of course he focused on making sure he packed a strategic assortment of lures, spooled reels with fresh line, and has his boat equipment in top running order.
His fiancé Kristen focused on packing his clothes.
“I always ask Jordan what the upcoming weather forecast looks like for whatever tournament he’s heading to next, and then I start packing his clothes,” says Kristen. “And trust me, Jordan doesn’t wear Carhartt because he’s sponsored by them, it’s actually a brand he grew up with and was wearing long before Carhartt sponsored him.”
Carhartt is indeed a part of the Lee family lineage. Jordan’s dad Bruce is a hard working veterinarian, and spends many days working on large animals, as well as smaller pets, while wearing Carhartt, and the ‘work hard, wear Carhartt’ scene is simply one Jordan and his pro angler brother Matt grew up watching and emulating.
“Jordan actually still has Carhartt pants he wore in high school seven years ago, and to be honest, there’s rarely a day that Jordan isn’t wearing Carhartt. He pretty much lives in the brand,” grins Kristen.
It’s doubtful she’ll pack the old pants he’s had since high school as he readies to leave for bass fishing’s biggest event, but from must-have raingear to his beloved hoodies, here’s a look at three things you can count on Jordan carrying to South Carolina.
Carhartt Force Extremes Graphic Hoodie – The Classic Champ owns one of every color they make, two of some colors, and wears one pretty much everyday. He’s always cold, and he says this lightweight hoodie keeps him perfectly warm whether its 45 or 75 degrees outside.
Carhartt Force Extremes Shoreline Angler Raingear – Hopefully it’s not raining during Classic week in Greenville, SC, but if it’s wet Jordan’s got a suit he believes in to keep him warm and dry. Even if it’s 65 and sunny, he’ll wear the bibs to keep him dry when sitting on boat seats and carpet that are seemingly always wet with morning dew.
Carhartt Gilliam Jacket – The Classic Champ never leaves home without it – whether he’s towing his boat to the Classic, or simply taking Kristen out to dinner. Jordan always wears a Carhartt Gilliam jacket during cool weather months.
Jordan certainly won’t be the only pro angler at the Bassmaster Classic wearing Carhartt, but you can bet few packed more Carhartt for bass fishing’s biggest event than the reigning champ – after all, it’s a brand he grew up with, and recently wore to win a world championship.