Rain Suit Suggestions??

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Rain Suit Suggestions??

Post by xmytruck » 23 Jun 2008, 10:43

Hello Guys
I am looking to purchase a real rain suit and was wondering what you guys recommend? I did check out the new 100 mph suit at BPS that does look sweet and I was thinking about going to cabelas to look at Guidewear and maybe some Helly Hansen. Any experience with any of these brands?

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Post by Waterwings » 23 Jun 2008, 11:04

I don't any high-end rain gear, but from what I've heard, both the BPS 100mph stuff and the Cabela's Guidewear are both real good. I opted for the cheapy (kinda like vinyl) stuff from Walmart :lol: . Are you going to just use it while fishing, or other outdoor activities? I see some mixed reviews (some good and some so-so) on the FroggToggs brand. I've heard the FroggToggs stuff tears easy, but I have no actual experience with it.
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Post by Quackrstackr » 23 Jun 2008, 12:11

I have a set of Frogg Toggs and they have worked fine so far.

I can see how they would tear with abuse. The material is sort of like a heavy Tyvek.
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Post by Jim » 23 Jun 2008, 12:16

Having tried both at both stores I would go with the Cabelas brand. It fit nicer, Was not as "Stiff" and you know me I need the room inside, Im a big guy. I would try them both on before spending the coin.

Plus i have read (could be true of both companies) that the outfits have a lifetime warranty.
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Post by Jim » 23 Jun 2008, 12:19

I got some frogg-toggs from Dicks. First time ever I can honestly say that I wore something that did in fact block the wind. I Have not had the pleasure of using them in the rain yet so I cant say if they work as intended.

You know i always spend $30 for a "disposable" set. This time I splurged and spent $50 and so far so good.
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Post by xmytruck » 23 Jun 2008, 13:35

The frog toggs do grab my eye i would be done at $110 instead of 550 for the BPS 100mph suit.. also there is an Helly Hansen set that is pure PVC for 150 that looks great also... Everyone I talk to says everyone is Alaska uses Helly Hansen for a reason. Is breathable that important??

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Post by Zum » 23 Jun 2008, 13:50

Breathable=real important,epecially if your in a warmer climate.Sweat like a crazy if not breathable.. .then you would just be wet.
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Post by IndyBassin » 23 Jun 2008, 17:28

Luv my Frogg Toggs, I'll take breathable any day. I've torn mine here and there over the years, nothing a wife with five minutes and a sewing needle can't fix. Use them for fishin, joggin, and motorcycle.

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Post by Waterwings » 23 Jun 2008, 17:51

I've torn mine here and there over the years, nothing a wife with five minutes and a sewing needle can't fix.
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Post by Zum » 23 Jun 2008, 20:16

Man I must of gotting duds(frogg toggs),mine soak through like crazy.Probably because I wore them once through the pickers messed them up.They are light though,alittle noisy for deer hunting.
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Post by kentuckybassman » 23 Jun 2008, 20:27

If it's just for fishin' i would just get the WM stuff. I think i gave $10 bucks or so for jacket and pants and they have done just fine.
You ain't gonna melt anyway even if they did happen to leak a little bit :lol: Just kidding......I had to throw that in though,you can do it next time LOL
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Post by IndyBassin » 24 Jun 2008, 00:21

[quote="Waterwings
Don't they teach you Army guys how to sew, lol? J/K! :wink:[/quote]

:mrgreen: I married an army vet who knows how to sew... she was a medic :wink:

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Post by Waterwings » 24 Jun 2008, 00:25

IndyArmyVet wrote:[quote="Waterwings
Don't they teach you Army guys how to sew, lol? J/K! :wink:
:mrgreen: I married an army vet who knows how to sew... she was a medic :wink:[/quote]

Then you're all set, lol ! 8)
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Re: Rain Suit Suggestions??

Post by xmytruck » 29 Jun 2008, 20:12

Went to BPS on Fri I put on the 100 MPH suit on and in two minuses I was sweating like a dog and it was a pain to get into the bibs with shoes on. Any ways I I did not want to get the jacket because I have a north face which works great So I decided to just get the bid for the HPR set and I must say WOW completely water proof wind proof and not too hot..

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Post by Jim » 29 Jun 2008, 20:48

xmytruck wrote:Went to BPS on Fri I put on the 100 MPH suit on and in two minuses I was sweating like a dog and it was a pain to get into the bibs with shoes on. Any ways I I did not want to get the jacket because I have a north face which works great So I decided to just get the bid for the HPR set and I must say WOW completely water proof wind proof and not too hot..

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