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Buying a Rainsuit - Any Recommendations?

Postby racking up points » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:18 pm

I need a lightweight, fully waterproof, and possibly packable camo rainsuit - jacket and pants. Does anyone have a system they would recommend? My lightweight camo went the way of Mike's Matrix------> out the tailgate. Thanks
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Postby mr meat » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:59 pm

Sorry Derrick had to laugh :lol: :lol: Had a Frogg Togs I think it was,but that was a long time ago but ripped it! It was light weight! I think they still make them but not sure on the quality!
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Postby Normous » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:36 pm

Cabela's MT050 Gore-Tex jacket and pant has never let me down. It is not the cheapest but worth every dollar in the woods the way I see it
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Postby paulaboutform » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Hey Derrick, it depends on the quality you're looking for and how much you want to spend. If you want something that's quiet and meant to be hunted in check out Kiuiu. Go with just a shell so you're free to layer as needed under it. I've got a Cabellas brand jacket that stuffs into a tiny sack about 5" × 10" and weighs next to nothing. They have pants to match in an equal size pack. The jacket is great in normal rain and heavy downpour for a time but after hours in downpour it'll saturate through. I don't know that you'd spend hours in heavy downpour though. These run about $150.00 CAD each and are a great option. However, not a silent material for walking. You can also check out Canadian Tire. They have some gear called Mad Dog or something like that but I find it saturates quicker and feels bulkier. Back to the high end is the Sitka gear. Equivalent to the Kiuiu in quality and price. Personally, I'd hold out and spend the extra money on one of these. You'll be more comfortable and dry and if need be you can build your base layers for colder weather. Think of the rain gear like optics, buy the best you can afford because you'll get what you pay for. :wink:

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Postby newbie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:58 pm

racking up points wrote:I need a lightweight, fully waterproof, and possibly packable camo rainsuit - jacket and pants. Does anyone have a system they would recommend? My lightweight camo went the way of Mike's Matrix------> out the tailgate. Thanks

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Postby Buzzard II » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:38 pm

I always carried a surplus camo poncho. This was new, US military, not foreign junk. It was woodland camo, rip-stop, and large enough to cover me, a back pack and any weapon. It rolled up very small and I always carried it in my backpack. It didn't cause me to overheat on warm days.
The double umbrella that you can mount on a tree over you works well in light rain and I always carried one of those too! Easy to set up.
I was happy with both of these items.
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Postby hankenhunter » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:51 pm

Yup, it's called a ground blind. :lol: Seriously check out Sitka rain gear. Very expensive but it lives up to its Promises. Very tough, lightweight, and lasts forever. My son hunts with it on North Vancouver Island. And as anyone knows, if it can keep you dry on the Island, it will keep you dry anywhere. He uses the digital camo and has never gotten wet.
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Postby flightattendant100 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:25 pm

Hunt in Texas.......It doesn't rain but once every four or five years! :shock: :lol:
I think the good ones are pricey, and the bargains are not a bargain. That's why I still wear the old rubber rain suit I have had for about two forevers. It is heavy, loud, and hot. You will get wet from the inside out. But I have got it. Wish you luck.
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Postby Boo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:51 pm

Bass Pro's Red Head is so far the best I own.
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Postby longbow joe » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:08 pm

Frogs toggs.....hard to beat l wear it under a light camo jacket ...you forget you have it on
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Postby paulaboutform » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:10 am

hankenhunter wrote:Yup, it's called a ground blind. :lol: Seriously check out Sitka rain gear. Very expensive but it lives up to its Promises. Very tough, lightweight, and lasts forever. My son hunts with it on North Vancouver Island. And as anyone knows, if it can keep you dry on the Island, it will keep you dry anywhere. He uses the digital camo and has never gotten wet.
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AH YUUPPP! This is no embellishment. The further west you are on coastal British Columbia the wetter it seems to be. The northern island is some of the toughest, ugliest terrain you can get into. If Ironoggin wasn't at sea I'm sure he'd chime in full agreement. The Sitka and Kiuiu are the best of the best meant for extreme hunting in places like Alaska and British Columbia....unfortunately the price tag reflects that. They do go on sale at Wholesale Sports and Cabellas usually once a year. A couple quality pieces should last for many years. As Normous mentioned, some of the Cabellas gortex wear is excellent. I have a jacket and bibs called Cabellas Guide Wear which I use for work and it's easily equal to the North Face and Arcteryx gear I've had. Good luck buds!

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Postby newbie » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:34 am

Boo wrote:Bass Pro's Red Head is so far the best I own.

I've used them out fishing before. kept me dry for the most part in an all day rain. They are not quiet but not real noisy either.
I currently have to frog togs i wore fishing with you Derrick. too bad they didn't fall out at your place :lol:
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Postby bellerivercrossbowhunter » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:15 am

Boo wrote:Bass Pro's Red Head is so far the best I own.


Yep BP bone dry has been good to me.

On a side note I have the bass pro 100mph rain suit for the boat. The gortex wore out on it after about 8 years of abuse. I called BP and they asked me to ship it back and they will replace it with the upgraded model because all there gortex has a lifetime warranty. That's as good as it gets... :)
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Postby racking up points » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:38 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, fellas. I'll post back after I make a purchase. Since I'm in a pinch for time, I might just have to make a Cabelas or Bass Pro run this weekend :D
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