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#6837145 - 07/28/17 05:10 PM Yes rain gear questions in July
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Hello and I have to start with I have note posted much on here but spent many hours reading everyone else post about there hunting trips advise and life changing events. Just wanted to say thanks.

So here goes, your buddy ask if you want to go on a caribou hunt in Canada, and well hell yea you do. So you save up and I now leave the first weekend in September... Now that its only a month away I think I have everything I need. I have spent countless hours reading looking reading and so on, I am good to go, right. Then you talk to your outfitter and the last words out of his mouth are to have damn good rain gear! We all know that reading is nothing compared to real world use. I want to double check and find out about real world use with the THF on rain gear. Right now I have the Cabelas Rain Sued Pants and jacket with 4most dry. I am incredibly hot natured and afraid I will sweat so much under this gear I might as well not wear it. I turn to yall and ask what do you wear when its 40-50 degrees and raining? I cant say I will be in my blind or stand for this one so it needs to be durable. If there is more advice I should know about caribou hunting please let me thanks gentleman
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#6837156 - 07/28/17 05:15 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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Wish I could help on this one, but no dice. I hear ya about sweating in rain gear, get's uncomfortable real quick.
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#6837175 - 07/28/17 05:25 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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Anything breathable. I have a good set of high end rain gear I use for bow hunting, and it's seen it's share of use. I keeps me dry. But in warmer weather it won't matter, you will still sweat. I also have a good pancho, and that does me more good. When it rains heavy, I hunker down and put everything under my pancho, me included. It gives you more air flow. also. But if you want to hunt while it's raining, you will need the fabric to be quiet also. I have a good rain jacket for fishing, but the material is very loud when you move and would not make a good hunting fabric. Buy a size or two bigger than you need, since the extra room will help over clothes.
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#6837363 - 07/28/17 08:11 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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#6837372 - 07/28/17 08:18 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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I have the Sitka line. There are 3 different options. I honestly don't know which I have. It's either the Cloudburst or the Stormfront. The Cloudburst pant & jacket is a double layer goretex. It's their lightest weight (39 ounces for the jacket and pant) stretchy and comfortable. The Stormfront (44 ounces) is a triple layer goretex I believe and a little more durable. Both are a little noisy while walking but not extremely terrible. Honestly the noise doesn't even bother me. They have a new line called Thunderhead which is supposed to have a quieter fabric. Weight is around 48oz for the system. Whichever model I have I have hiked miles in at elevation in down pours. Never got wet or had any measurable sweat accumulation. If you are sweating in rain gear you need to take more layers off underneath & open up the armpit zips.

Kuiu would be my other option. Teton, Ultra, Chugach & Yukon in ascending order of price and quality. I am unfamiliar with them but wouldn't hesitate in going his route as well. It's cheaper compared to Sitka and just as good if not better.

Aside from those two, any lightweight mountaineering brand would work also, it just won't be camo colored.


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#6837421 - 07/28/17 08:57 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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I've had a set of gortex rain gear that has lasted me the past decade. Before that it was another set of gortex. Couldn't tell you the brands, I only use them half a dozen times a year so they last a good long time. Gortex is breathable material.

If memory serves it was about 300 bucks 10 years ago.
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#6837473 - 07/28/17 09:29 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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#6837505 - 07/28/17 09:56 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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I had the best luck using a Gore-Tex poncho and pants. The poncho lets in air flow, where a zipped jacket can hot and you sweat more than if you had been rained on. Are your boots waterproof? If not rubber galoshes work, but are hot and your feet will sweat out more fluid and the boots will get a good soaking. I used 2 pair both waterproof and switched them out daily, my feet still got soaked, but I was more comfortable than galoshes.
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#6837514 - 07/28/17 10:04 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Originally Posted By: scooter85
Hello and I have to start with I have note posted much on here but spent many hours reading everyone else post about there hunting trips advise and life changing events. Just wanted to say thanks.

So here goes, your buddy ask if you want to go on a caribou hunt in Canada, and well hell yea you do. So you save up and I now leave the first weekend in September... Now that its only a month away I think I have everything I need. I have spent countless hours reading looking reading and so on, I am good to go, right. Then you talk to your outfitter and the last words out of his mouth are to have damn good rain gear! We all know that reading is nothing compared to real world use. I want to double check and find out about real world use with the THF on rain gear. Right now I have the Cabelas Rain Sued Pants and jacket with 4most dry. I am incredibly hot natured and afraid I will sweat so much under this gear I might as well not wear it. I turn to yall and ask what do you wear when its 40-50 degrees and raining? I cant say I will be in my blind or stand for this one so it needs to be durable. If there is more advice I should know about caribou hunting please let me thanks gentleman


Kuiu(not ultra or tenton-no pit zips) sitka, cabelas instinct, or even UA ridge reaper. Most good rain gear has pit zips to solve the over heating

I never wear rain pants, but do wear gaiters.

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#6837562 - 07/28/17 10:52 PM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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#6837597 - 07/29/17 12:07 AM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: dogcatcher]
scooter85 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
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A poncho never crossed my mind to be honest will defiantly look into that.
Yes my boots are waterproof taking a pair of lacrosse an gortex high top hiking boots. I deff do not do wet feet I have even thought about taking my 18 inch tall gortex boa snake boots because my feet have done so well with them one of the most comfortable boots I own.
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#6837695 - 07/29/17 08:09 AM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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if you can, take two pair of boots
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#6837707 - 07/29/17 08:20 AM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
jt402 Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 75
I don't do rain anymore, but based on past experiences, I would search for a GoreTex poncho and baggy GoreTex pants. Water wicking boot - sock systems with extras in a pack.

Good hunting. Wish I had done that earlier in life. Best wishes,

Jack

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#6837810 - 07/29/17 10:44 AM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
Texasphez Offline
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Registered: 08/07/16
Posts: 149
Loc: Panhandle
Ok you asked so here it is. Go to kuiu.com order rain gear and don't look back! It is far and away the best gear out there! Yes it is expensive but well worth every cent! If not that route then go with helly Hansen, but only if weight is not an issue. Trust me I have been on several trips to the north country, and the last thing you want to be is wet! Helly Hansen is what I started out with, but now have kuiu and wouldn't have anything else!
Don't settle for second rate rain gear, you might not ever put it on, but if you need it, well... In Alaska I wore my rain gear everyday while caribou hunting, never touched it while Dall sheep hunting in the Yukon, and then again used it everyday in British Columbia Stone sheep and mountain goat hunting. Gortex doesn't cut it !!!

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#6837815 - 07/29/17 10:51 AM Re: Yes rain gear questions in July [Re: scooter85]
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Kuiu all the way!

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