The thread from a few days ago concerning the $1000 dollar rain gear got my brain on the topic. I saw a few positive comments about H20 Xpress rain gear. Friday night I went and bought a jacket from Academy and put it to the test Saturday morning. The good news is I had one of my best mornings of fishing ever, the bad news is in little more than an hour of light/moderate rain I was soaked all the way through. Very disappointing. I'm not sure if I got a defective jacket or what the deal was. In any case, I'm going to return it. I've decided to up my budget to get the best I can afford. I've got a $300 dollar budget, what would you all recommend?
Edited by Jpurdue (11/01/1505:36 PM)
"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." -A.L.
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx
Okay, I'm going to let the cat out of the bag. Early this year I did a lot of research on best rain gear for the money. Quality is the biggest factor, if it doesn't work then what's it's purpose. Take a look at Gander Mountain guide series TecH2O bibs and jacket. I've been very happy with mine. I was also told by the person at checkout since it's a gander mountain product they'll exchange it with no hassle. The only time I got wet is when I didn't tighten the wrist straps, water ran down under the neoprene cuffs. I fished in the down pours the past two weekends and stayed dry. Believe the bibs are $70 and the jacket is $80. Also you won't look like every tom, dick and harry at the weigh in with the BPS 100 mph gear.