I have some Cabelas lightweight rain gear. I don't carry it unless there's a chance of rain or the water is cold. That raingear saved by butt once in bad weather when the water was still pretty cold at Texoma. In a nutshell, I needed to stay warm/dry against some super bad waves and wind whipped spray. Picture the SS Minnow...glad I had my suit! Not many plan to be out in the rain but you can get dang cold in the middle of summer in a heavy enough rain too .