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New rain gear. #6005116 11/01/15 10:21 PM
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So after sitting in the blind in the pouring rain Saturday and Sunday I have come to the conclusion that my Cabelas rain jacket is in fact NOT waterproof.

What do you guys use? I'm in need of a new rain/wind jacket. Something than can be worn year round.

Re: New rain gear. [Re: teal.slayer14] #6005193 11/01/15 11:08 PM
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There's times when you're gonna be miserable no matter how well prepared you are. manthfkupandsuckitup works well,.

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Originally Posted By: aerangis
There's times when you're gonna be miserable no matter how well prepared you are. manthfkupandsuckitup works well,.


In Texas, good advice. In Alaska, it will get you killed.


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Re: New rain gear. [Re: teal.slayer14] #6005299 11/02/15 12:08 AM
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I put out decoys in a rainstorm and my Simms jacket over waders kept me dry. It is not their top of the line - paid $99.00 for it on the internet but it is still high quality. I just bought a mid-weight Rivers West rain coat. It is waterproof fleece. I am going to give this a try. Saw a few posts that gave dRivers West a favorable rating.

Re: New rain gear. [Re: teal.slayer14] #6007894 11/03/15 06:56 AM
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I had some rivers west gear. Zipper died, neoprene cuffs tore. For what I paid I wasn't too happy until the warranty got me a new one. I switched to Drake eventually and over time I have replaced all my jackets with drake. I can't fault the stuff, just a bit pricier than some others.

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I really like my helly Hansen rain slicker

Re: New rain gear. [Re: teal.slayer14] #6008116 11/03/15 02:00 PM
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Frog togs over the top of your other waterproof gear works well.

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Originally Posted By: aerangis
There's times when you're gonna be miserable no matter how well prepared you are. manthfkupandsuckitup works well,.


And can almost kill you too. I tried that after I fell in the water when it was -16 degrees. By the time I decided to go to the truck my waders were frozen from the inside out and I couldn't walk. My pants were frozen to my skin. Luckily I was fine but it could have been worse.



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bite the bullet and buy some good gear. No sense in being miserable.
Eric that could have been bad.

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I have proven rain gear in the saddle bags on the Harley. BUT, I ain't going outside in the freezing rain, unless it's to get me to a warm dry blind.


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Re: New rain gear. [Re: teal.slayer14] #6008454 11/03/15 05:15 PM
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It's a caught 22 on rain gear. The most waterproof is not breathable. But waterproof/breathable has come along ways.

When you buy water proof gear I highly suggest it's critically seam sealed and not a brushed fabric. Bushed fabrics tend to hold water.

Usually the louder the fabric the better the DWR treatment works at Shedding water.

I use Columbia wader wideon and never have had an issue. And I've been in some monsoons at the coast




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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
I use Columbia wader wideon and never have had an issue. And I've been in some monsoons at the coast


I've been in a few with mine and that jacket is the best...I used to be a huge Drake fan but the Columbia jacket is a lot more waterproof than the Drake 3-1....plus the Omni-heat (aka aluminum foil) is the warmest and lightest material I've found yet.


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Originally Posted By: Erichugh22
Originally Posted By: aerangis
There's times when you're gonna be miserable no matter how well prepared you are. manthfkupandsuckitup works well,.


And can almost kill you too. I tried that after I fell in the water when it was -16 degrees. By the time I decided to go to the truck my waders were frozen from the inside out and I couldn't walk. My pants were frozen to my skin. Luckily I was fine but it could have been worse.




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I use Columbia wader wideon and never have had an issue. And I've been in some monsoons at the coast


I've been in a few with mine and that jacket is the best...I used to be a huge Drake fan but the Columbia jacket is a lot more waterproof than the Drake 3-1....plus the Omni-heat (aka aluminum foil) is the warmest and lightest material I've found yet.


It saved my bacon last Jan in Maryland. Those dude hunt ALL day for divers!!!


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Re: New rain gear. [Re: teal.slayer14] #6008842 11/03/15 08:24 PM
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I'm gonna break down and get an Omni-heat one of these days, just wish I knew someone that could get me a discount


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I might check out that Columbia Water Widgeon shell as my jacket is quickly losing it's waterproofness. Call me a wimp, but I like to be warm and dry versus the opposite if I have the choice.

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Originally Posted By: Erichugh22
Frog togs over the top of your other waterproof gear works well.

I have the drake eqwader pullover.. Work in the light rain but if it's pouring I throw the frog togg jacket over that. All I need to stay dry!

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Got a Cabelas gortex shell several seasons ago, I been dry ever since...

Re: New rain gear. [Re: teal.slayer14] #6009270 11/03/15 11:46 PM
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My drak 3-1 did great for me over the past 4 years. Sold it for $10 less than I bought it for last month and bought myself a Stormr Stealth jacket. Warm and dry as can be. Considered buying a sitka as well since all my whitetail gear is sitka but didnt want to drop the cash on it at the moment. Maybe next year.

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