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#11200062 - 11/01/15 05:34 PM Rain Gear
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 707
Loc: NW Houston
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 (11/01/15 05:36 PM)
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#11200412 - 11/01/15 07:25 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
Andrew Y'Barbo Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
I'm purchasing cabelas guide gear gortex suit.

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#11200456 - 11/01/15 07:44 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Online   content
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Registered: 10/05/10
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Look for guide gear in the bargain cave will be the best deal you can get. Or just fall in the lake first thing in the morning then you won't need rain gear smile
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#11200577 - 11/01/15 08:23 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 724
My bass pro suit was great for awhile until this spring so I sprayed it with water proofer and it works great again now

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#11200634 - 11/01/15 08:42 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
Fish Killer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 24913
Loc: Weatherford
Been looking at the Simms
But have trouble with spending that kind of money
Will probably go with bps 100 mph gear
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#11200714 - 11/01/15 09:12 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
gonefishin84 Offline
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Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 207
Loc: Anna, TX
I had bought a H2o express rain jacket and bibs this last week, as soon as I got it home I sprayed it with heavy duty water repellent. Wore it today and it kept me dry all day on ray bob.

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#11200741 - 11/01/15 09:28 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
Chuck29 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 69
Loc: Texas
Well Friday I like to have drowned in froggtoggs, so Friday night went and bought the frabil suit for Saturday stayed dry all day long

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#11200958 - 11/02/15 06:28 AM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 707
Loc: NW Houston
Thanks for the feedback guys. At this point I think i'm leaning towards BPS 100mph, although my $300 budget is going to be quite a lot short. Man, this hobby is expensive.
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#11201009 - 11/02/15 07:08 AM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
RBO Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 557
Loc: Newton, TX USA
Gill is really stepping up their game in the fishing market. They've been the leading foul weather gear for the off shore and competition sailing segment for many years.

Check out the close out section on their site for some great deals if you're trying to stay in that price range.

Or look at the fg2 series. It's comparable to Guidewear or BPS 100 in price.

I've worn the os2 jacket and bibs for 3 yrs and they are super dry and comfortable.

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#11201048 - 11/02/15 07:36 AM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
Allison1 Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 16378
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Cabelas Guidewear used to go on sale every December or January. You could almost get it for 300 bucks.

Now it seems they are almost always on sale but not as deep of a mark down as they used to be. If they go on sale later this year I will get another set. I've had mine since '97 and want a new suit.

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#11201458 - 11/02/15 11:07 AM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
forkduc Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10260
Loc: Plano,Texas
Huk is on sale for $125 a piece,closeout price on current style. New style out in December for $225 a piece.

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#11201507 - 11/02/15 11:28 AM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
Jpurdue Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 707
Loc: NW Houston
Has anyone tried the Huk gear?
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#11201519 - 11/02/15 11:33 AM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
04champ Online   content
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 5371
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1318375

http://www.cabelas.com/product/clothing/...Y_SEQ_104090580


Goretex jacket and bibs for $300

The jacket isn't as nice as the Guidewear stuff but it will keep you dry in all conditions.


Edited by 04champ (11/02/15 11:34 AM)

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#11202019 - 11/02/15 03:41 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
nofish65 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 15
My son has some HUK gear. So far so good. Runs REALLY small. Order up in size if you try it.
I have Cabelas Guide wear myself, I love it and would not trade it.

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#11202052 - 11/02/15 03:54 PM Re: Rain Gear [Re: Jpurdue]
MikeB123 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 63
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.

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