Rain gear?

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  1. Gman98

    Gman98 Member

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    Hey guys, I'm looking at getting some new rain gear and I wanted you guys reccomendations. I would prefer to get both pants and a jacket, and I don't really want to pay over 200-250 for both. It has to be camo. What would you guys reccomend?

    Thanks, Alex
     
  2. RocketDog

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    What kind of hunting are you doing? Do you backpack hunt in the mountains, sitting in a tree stand? My first choice would be Kuiu but that will be more than what you were looking to spend. You could also look at cabelas brand. They make some decent stuff for backpacking or still hunting at a good price.
     
  3. ilscungilli

    ilscungilli Well-Known Member

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    I like the Helly Hansen Impertech II line. When I went to AK a few years ago, it was the brand that everyone was wearing. I would opt for the non-camo colors. The green/blue will stretch more than the camo pattern and are much nicer to hike in.

    If you ever encounter "wrath of god" rains, this stuff will keep you dry, and fits your price range.
     
  4. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Cabelas MT050.

    I have used it extensively from whitetail hunting in the Midwest to elk hunting in Wyoming. It is the best I have used thus far.
     
  5. coyotekiller82

    coyotekiller82 Well-Known Member

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    ^^This...wore it last week setting up for our 3D archery shoot in torrential downpours for over six hours and was bone dry!

    One issue is that it doesn't breathe, so sweat my be an issue depending on temperature, but I will only ever own Helly Hansen from now on.

    Buddy was wearing GorTex and by the fourth or fifth hour was pretty wet...it worked the first 3 or so hours though.
     
  6. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    I've got an army issued gortex suit and love it. ..got it back in 04 an they didn't ask for it back. ...wore it on a motorcycle ride that I rode in the rain for 250 miles and my hands and face were the only thing wet (and rain burned)
     
  7. coyotekiller82

    coyotekiller82 Well-Known Member

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    My buddies is a Canadian military gortex...probably explains why he was wet :D

    Also, I hear a person is supposed to spray goretex with some sort of spray every so often to keep its waterproofness...
     
  8. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Basically the camp dry spray bout once a year( when you get it outa storage in the spring) also rolling them up instead of folding helps
     
  9. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    ilscungilli----did you experience that stretch first hand?? My guess then would be that the materials are different??
    I'm headed up Alaska way in September for a moose hunt and have been looking at rain gear. I am NOT a gore tex fan and like the helly Hansen. I don't need camo so the solid colors might be the way to go.

    Randy
     
  10. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Let me just say that I wore mine everyday on my Wyoming elk hunt this past year. This included 10 hours of continuous rain while on horse back on the way out...bone dry. Will not get me to change.
     
  11. BearDog

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    I picked up the Kryptek Poseidon raingear this off season. It is outside of what you want to spend, but there is more to consider than just cost. I chose the gear I did because I need packable rain gear. If you buy cheap super light rain gear, I can almost guarantee you it will rip, and you end up needing to buy more. If weight isn't an issue, there are more options. Ive had good luck with the Russel gear, as well as Columbia camo rain gear. Neither one breaths super well though.
     
  12. ilscungilli

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    Sorry Randy, just saw this. Yes, my Cousin had both the camo (which I also bought), and the plain green. I was able to try his green, and my camo. The plain green stretches more and feels better to hike in. I think the camo stretches less because it is printed on to the jacket/pants. I pulled on both, side-by-side, and the plain color has more stretch without question.

    If you are headed up there, look at some outfitter web pages, and they all say to leave your cotton, and goretex at home. Many of them suggest the HH raingear. My cousin has been hunting up there for 20 years, and all he wears is HH.