Rain Gear Question

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Rain Gear Question

Postby Colebass » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:00 pm

Looking at some new rain gear, what do you like? Simms? BassPro 100 mph? Cabbala's Guide Wear? HUK?

I'd love to hear feedback although most of us in California haven't fishing in the rain in some time...:-)
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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby tankyota » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:18 pm

Can't beat Cabelas Guide wear for the price. Number one rule on rain gear is don't go cheap. Simms is great, but CGW has kept me dry in huge rains that lasted all day.
All the rest I've ever worn eventually let water in, and that's the end of any fun for that day!

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby Levy » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:50 pm

+ 1 on the guide wear. Reasonably priced and I have been warm and dry for over 5 years now. One of my best purchases as it related to fishing gear.

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby zethkinnettfishing » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:54 pm

Personally at 6'3" I have a hard time finding anything that provides proper coverage while sitting. I did manage to find some West Marine brand bibs and a jacket and they work great. I think the rain gear marketed towards the sailing community is far superior to any marketed to anglers. I would look into the West Marine branded rain gear if you want to save some money or go for something like Gill.

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby reddog » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:58 pm

i own the BPS 100 mph gear and while it functions just fine and I stayed dry in the 1 rain stormy day we had last year my only complaint is that its bulky feeling. I dont think you can beat the Simms or Huk gear but I recently had a chance to check out the StormR gear that a friend of mine uses and Ive got to say its really nice. It is designed for serious weather so I imagine a lite rain would be odd because I could see it being hot.

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby BSmith » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:14 pm

Stormr Strykr Series.

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby mark poulson » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:30 am

tankyota wrote:Can't beat Cabelas Guide wear for the price. Number one rule on rain gear is don't go cheap. Simms is great, but CGW has kept me dry in huge rains that lasted all day.
All the rest I've ever worn eventually let water in, and that's the end of any fun for that day!


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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby Keith Rakoncza » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:36 pm

I have had BPS 100MPH rain gear and Cabelas Guidewear. Cabelas out performs the BPS and the BPS is falling apart already. Quality on Cabelas is higher. I have had my Cabelas Guidwear for over 8 year and I am hard on them and spend a lot of time on the water wearing them. Stitched the tears back together and they are still working great and keeping me dry!

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby bassinbillmc » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:32 pm

Never used the BPS ones cause my Cabelas Guidewear has been phenomenal. You don't need the insulated ones, just layers when it's real cold.

They've been bomb proof and kept me completely dry.

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby ILW » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:31 am

I had BPS 100 mph zippers were always a problem right from the begging
stuck or coming off the zipper track or plain old braking

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby Brian D. » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:27 am

I just picked up a HUK Jacket. Its a nice light jacket for on and off sprinkles and chilly mornings, however its is NO WHERE near the quality of a Guide Wear , 100 MPH, or SIMs Jacket. In a steady rain, you will be soaked after 60 minutes of fishing.
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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby tfranceschi » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:41 am

Simms!!! It's worth every penny. Will outlast any other rain gear that is out there and is extremely comfortable to fish in.
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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby jeff bradshaw » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:01 pm

I assume you mean for bass fishing in a bassboat, but here is what I wear in various fishing environments for what its worth.

Bass fishing in my boat during warmer rainy weather I wear frog toggs that I generally just keep in the boat. Cold rainy weather Cabelas guide series pants and jacket.

When fly fishing for trout its generally not too cold when I go but it may rain, I wear Simms Hyalite Rain Shell over my Simms waders. The Fly Shop in Redding has these.

When I salmon fish in Oregon or Alaska in moderate to cold rainy weather I wear Simms Hyalite Rain Shell or Cabelas gortext rain shell and simms waders and layer as needed, for cold weather and heavy rain in Alaska I actually wear a Grundens Commercial fisherman rain jacket and Simms waders. I've waded the Situk river in September during absoloute downpours and gusty winds and stayed warm and dry all day with the Grudens jacket.

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Re: Rain Gear Question

Postby DanF » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:32 pm

I highly recommend Columbia Outfitters PFG Omni Gale Warning Bibs & Parka. I've had the BPS 100 MPH set and this gear isn't as bulky - but just as dry, sturdy, and warm. My friends who are charter captains on Lake Erie turned me on to this stuff. Can't recommend it highly enough.


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