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I'm curious what guys are using for rain gear. Mine has met its end. Last I used it I got soaked through.

Any suggestions?
 

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I'm curious what guys are using for rain gear. Mine has met its end. Last I used it I got soaked through.

Any suggestions?
i havent tried these but the price seems pretty good

http://store.kuiu.com/category-s/1879.htm

Kuiu stuff tends to fit for the taller person so expect your sleeves not to be too short or your pants too short...now if your short you might find it too long.
 

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I'll third the Frogg Toggs suggestion. Didn't think they would work, since they're so thin. But I was in Idaho in the Spring on the Bear River, got dumped on while fishing. 3+ hours of heavy rain, my buddy had Frogg Toggs, I didn't. He was bone dry afterwards, I wasn't. Bought a pair the next day! They're so awesome. Can't talk 'em up enough.
 

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Toggs shred to easy in brush. Me and the wife bough some good quality browning Goretex jackets 18 years ago for a caribou hunt, still no leaks and works great.

-DallanC
 

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Hey if you want cheap...here is cheap and its goretex

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...625475000004&gclid=CMz5qv_VwsgCFRCqaQod7YYE3g

I personally own a pair of these pants...they are lightweight though i haven't tested them yet maybe this weekend i will.

jackets are a bit more pricey

just at a first glance i saw this one http://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...x-waterproof-field-jacket-fleck-camo?a=140667
$25 for a pair of goretex pants???????
Wow. Put it in the cart ... but, turns out they are not available until late January. By then I should have the cow in the freezer ;)
 

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I'd say it depends on what you are using it for. If you plan to hike and hunt hard through the rain you might want something more breathable and durable like the Kuiu Chugach, First Lite Stormtight, etc. Otherwise you are probably fine with some Frog Toggs or similar. I just ordered a pair of Kryptek Poseidon pants on a sale for $75 so I'll see how those work for me. They appear to be light enough that I can throw them in the pack and forget about them till I need them. Generally I don't need the most breathable, tough rain gear out there so I have the lightweight Cabela's space rain that I use most of the time and it's honestly sufficient for me. I like that it's 3/4 length so I don't typically need rain pants and i'm still covered if I sit down. It packs up small and only comes out if I need it. If I lived in Alaska it wouldn't cut it, but for Utah it holds me over until the storms pass. The only times I wish I had more is when I'm riding an ATV in the rain. The pressure from rain and me riding 25 mph tends to push through the membrane and soak me.
 

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I have this and the pants

just at a first glance i saw this one http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...-camo?a=140667

OK- I use them mostly in the pasture when it's raining- they are OK- nothing spectacular though.

I also have some Frogg Toggs- first time a wet snow storm hit me grouse hunting last year- put them on- they do work but by the time I got out of the canyon they were pretty much shredded. Not made to hike and hunt in.
 

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Looking for something that will spend most of its time in my pack or saddle bag, but can be pulled out in a rainstorm. That means it should be relatively light weight, easy to get on and off and pack up pretty small.

I won't be hunting Alaska any time soon, so I don't think I need anything that heavy duty.
 

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Looking for something that will spend most of its time in my pack or saddle bag, but can be pulled out in a rainstorm. That means it should be relatively light weight, easy to get on and off and pack up pretty small.

I won't be hunting Alaska any time soon, so I don't think I need anything that heavy duty.
If that's the case I'd look at Kryptek Poseidon, Kuiu Teton, or Cabela's Space Rain personally. They will all compact down pretty small and light. The reason I purchased the Kryptek Poseidon pants is that they have three way leg zippers, so they should be easy to get on with boots. Other brands will have that as well but I liked that with their size and weight more than the other stuff I was seeing.
 

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@Dahlmer If you want something good, don't buy it from a hunting brand (with the possible exception of First Lite), get it from a company whose core customers will literally die if their technical clothing is not up to the job -- mountaineering brands like Arcteryx, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, The North Face, etc.

I have shells of various weights and performance levels, from a full-on Gore-tex pro hardshell (18oz) to an ultra-minimalist "insurance policy" 2oz that sits alongside my waterproof matches in my never-leave-it-behind survival kit.

The one I have that I think might fit what your looking for is the Patagonia Alpine Houdini (7oz), but you'll have to check it out for yourself.
 

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I have been using this set for years....
http://www.bigcamo.com/Stearns-Big-Tall-DriFlex-Rainsuit.php

After almost 10 years, I am just now thinking it is time for a new set as the seams are starting to allow moisture in if you are out in a gusher for several hours. I've hiked through the scrub oak, river rafted and fished in the suit and there isn't a single tear in the fabric.

They do not breathe worth a dang so if you are hiking hard you will sweat and soak from the inside out, but if you're driving the quad or still hunting they are perfect.
 

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Try looking at Neese rain wear. I know the company quite well as I used to sell their industrial line and lived just a few miles from the factory and have been there dozens of times. Depending on the style you get they are danged near indestructible. They make 2 piece outfits as well as long coats. Variety of colors, primarily Yellow, Black, Green and OD Green.
 
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