Input On Rain Gear

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Input On Rain Gear

Postby Diesel Guy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:27 pm

Would like and appreciate some input guys. My 15 yr old Cabella's Guideware quit repelling water last yr and it's time to upgrade. With the price of rain gear being through the roof these days what are people's opinions on what's the best or near the best to buy? I get hot easy and want something that's not too heavy but 110% water proof. Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby Big Stick 74 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:36 pm

If you can afford it, HUK and SIMMS makes some awesome rainsuits, but are kinda pricey.

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby Skeeterman » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:08 pm

Hello Diesel Guy, I've been looking at rain gear myself and I have decided to go with the Onyx rain gear I heard nothing but good about them. So I checked them out and I went with the Terra set bibs and jacket both for $ 79.99 ea.not bad I don't think. Onyx have expensive and cheaper ones but the for price for the Terra is perfect for me. ONYX LIFE VESTS. COM

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby alesieur » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:00 pm

I know Simms is really expensive but by far the best rain suit I have ever owned and I have owned a few. From experience I can say that you get what you pay for. Most rain suits repel water great but it is fit and function that the low end suits lack. You get water running down your hands and under the cuff of the suit soaking your layers, or rain coming in from the neck area, poor fit, and just overall lack of quality. Simms is super light, can snug down in every opening and has kept me dry in some of the nastiest weather. They are one of my sponsors but only because I knew they were the best; I applied and went after them. Even if I wasn't I would still own the suit.

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby DannyMiller » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:21 am

Diesel Guy wrote:Would like and appreciate some input guys. My 15 yr old Cabella's Guideware quit repelling water last yr and it's time to upgrade. With the price of rain gear being through the roof these days what are people's opinions on what's the best or near the best to buy? I get hot easy and want something that's not too heavy but 110% water proof. Thanks in advance for any feedback!


Had the Guideware like you for years. Finally it stopped repelling and I did the recommended repel wash. No good. Purchased the 100 MPH BPShops. Bad mistake. The velcro rubber sleeve straps break off and the zipper hood does not do a good job and can come unzipped if your not careful running. The Guideware will leak at the belly when sitting and that's my only complaint about it. Stay with the Guideware, and save the old suit for those frosty clear trips.
Danny

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby Kyle46N » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20 am

If you're not willing to drop the bigger bucks for high end stuff, check out Academy sports H2O express fishing parka and bib. I've had my set for 7 years now and it's not only kept me dry in numerous situations, they are extremely durable as I've used them as snow gear in the winter for the past 4 years. That includes football in the snow with my kids. Not a tear or malfunctioning zipper on them. The situations I've been in are some wet ones fishing out of a 16 ft Carolina skiff that takes on some serious spray action in remotely rough water. They also hold up great in steady rainfall...all day. They are 69.99 for each, jacket and bib. The ONLY issue would be your mention of getting hot too easy. These are not super thick, but they are not light either. For what it's worth, in wet but not cold weather, wearing shorts and a t-shirt under them, or jeans and a t-shirt has kept me cool. Long story short (too late for that...lol), as long as these are for sale a their price point, I will never buy any high end rain gear. Why? These have performed flawlessly.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress%E2%84%A2-mens-fishing-parka#repChildCatid=3336020

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress%E2%84%A2-mens-fishing-bib#repChildCatid=3336012

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby Colebass » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Full disclosure I am on Stormrusa prostaff, but I did so because the gear is awesome! This stuff will keep you dry and worm! Take a look at the website as there are several options to choose from. I have fished 100mph from bps, Simms and Columbia. This is my favorite!
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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby BIG DADDY BLUE RANGER » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:15 am

Another vote for Cabelas Guidewear. My first set is over 15yrs old and doesnt repel water anymore but is otherwise in good shape. I still wear the bibs all the time just for wind and light moisture. The old parka was always a little on the heavy side and I tended to overheat a bit so I didnt wear it nearly as much as the bibs. My new set is much lighter weight and I like the jacket much better than the old one. It doesnt have elastic cuffs on the sleeves which lets a little water in while driving but it also breathes much better so its a worthwhile trade off to me. Hopefully it holds up as long

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby Stewy119fishes » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:20 am

BIG DADDY BLUE RANGER wrote:Another vote for Cabelas Guidewear. My first set is over 15yrs old and doesnt repel water anymore but is otherwise in good shape. I still wear the bibs all the time just for wind and light moisture. The old parka was always a little on the heavy side and I tended to overheat a bit so I didnt wear it nearly as much as the bibs. My new set is much lighter weight and I like the jacket much better than the old one. It doesnt have elastic cuffs on the sleeves which lets a little water in while driving but it also breathes much better so its a worthwhile trade off to me. Hopefully it holds up as long


Which version did you get? I'm going back and forth between the xtreme and the advanced...

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby jeff bradshaw » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:12 pm

I would recommend Simms or Cabella's Guideware and of the two I use Simm's

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby BIG DADDY BLUE RANGER » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:27 pm

Stewy119fishes wrote:Which version did you get? I'm going back and forth between the xtreme and the advanced...


Pretty sure I have the Extreme with the angler jacket

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby FISH2WIN55 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:28 pm

I second the Onyx. Great stuff and you can't beat it for the money.

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby DanIsaac » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:16 pm

Simms Challenger series...absolutely the best value in quality rain gear.....Dan
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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby ttb31183 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:38 am

Living in Washington, I basically live in my raingear in the spring and fall when I'm fishing. I have Gill bibs and jacket and they are awesome. Warm, very dry and lots of pockets.
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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby THE DR » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 pm

SIMMS! ProDry is pricey, but super light and bone dry.

When buying any fishing gear, I go by the motto : "Buy it nice, or by it twice".

Don't skimp on equipment that will keep you dry and warm. Or, you may end up cold and wet and quitting early..

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Re: Input On Rain Gear

Postby Keith Rakoncza » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:43 pm

DannyMiller wrote:
Diesel Guy wrote:Would like and appreciate some input guys. My 15 yr old Cabella's Guideware quit repelling water last yr and it's time to upgrade. With the price of rain gear being through the roof these days what are people's opinions on what's the best or near the best to buy? I get hot easy and want something that's not too heavy but 110% water proof. Thanks in advance for any feedback!


Had the Guideware like you for years. Finally it stopped repelling and I did the recommended repel wash. No good. Purchased the 100 MPH BPShops. Bad mistake. The velcro rubber sleeve straps break off and the zipper hood does not do a good job and can come unzipped if your not careful running. The Guideware will leak at the belly when sitting and that's my only complaint about it. Stay with the Guideware, and save the old suit for those frosty clear trips.
Danny


I agree with Danny. I had BPS 100mph and it fell apart on me. My Guidewear has lasted me 10 year of hard use fishings. Thinking of getting a new pair but they just keep working and keep me dry.


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