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GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits #12609062
02/03/18 10:08 PM
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Is there other material out there that's as good as GORE-TEX with blocking wind and water? Over the last 5 years, I've exclusively used GORE-TEX when fishing in cold wet weather, when snow skiing and love it but it comes at a premium cost.

I'm looking to replace my BPS 100MPH (GORE-TEX) with something that isn't insulated and lighter but after a bad experience with material other than GORE-TEX I'm afraid to try other stuff.

Anyone have any experience with rain suits that promises they are 100% windproof and waterproof?

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Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609067
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bps has some lighter weight gortex suits for around what you're asking for your 100mph set I believe. someone should jump on your set at that price.


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Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609079
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If you are talking wet & COLD, you better stay with that Gore Tex

Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609177
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I don't know of a cheaper form of GoreTex, But......I do know of a more expensive version....GORE-TEX PRO.


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Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609227
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Heck of a sale on this Simms suit. I have the Simms Challenger suit which is not GoreTex and I love it. This one is GoreTex though but priced right....

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Simms_Contender_Rain_Jacket/descpage-SCJK.html

Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609236
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check out hunting clothes with goretex. if you dont mine camo. cabelas is having a sale.

Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609280
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BPS used to have an XPS series that is GoreTex and is very good and was less then 100mph, they have a Bone Dry series that is even less and very good and lighter. I have all three and each has it’s own application.


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Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609281
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I use Cabela's guidewear goretex and it's pretty thin. No problems yet

Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609297
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My 100mph gear is uninsulated. Been wearing it for 15 years and cant kill it.



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Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609302
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The bass pro 200MPH is lighter and less insulated. I prefer it over the 100mph. It allows me to layer, and take off layers as it gets warmer and warmer.

Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609320
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What’s is everyone’s opinion on gortex or 100mph suits vs Simms, at whatever the best is in each version, regardless of price? Or is there another suit or brand that if you can afford it is even better?


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Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: that1time] #12609326
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I own 100mph, but wish I could afford Simms.


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Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609464
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Idigear.com Arctic Armor.

Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: B. Dill] #12609571
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Look at the FG2 jacket from Gill gillna.com - this is the best wet weather jacket and I have owned them all.

Re: GORE-TEX vs Other Material Rain Suits [Re: Pumadon] #12609604
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Originally Posted By: Pumadon
BPS used to have an XPS series that is GoreTex and is very good and was less then 100mph, they have a Bone Dry series that is even less and very good and lighter. I have all three and each has it’s own application.

The bps bone dry rain wear is exactly same material that the academy h20 is made of.
They are wind proof and seem to be dry as best I can tell. But I don’t fish in heavy down poors
For long. I will say we fished intermittent rain and wind cold last Saturday.
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