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Rain gear? #14465960 09/02/22 12:25 PM
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What are you guys wearing? I burned a day of vacation to go drowned some plastic and got up this morning and realized "I DON'T HAVE ANY RAIN GEAR" and it is pouring here, was planning on doing an LMB search on Cooper this morning. I had a BPS Squalltex jacket and overalls; still have the overalls but lost the jacket coming back from Caddo last year, left it in the boat and it blew out. That stuff works great until you put it in the washing machine and I guess you wash the water repellent out of it, because it was nearly useless as rain gear after a trip through the washing machine. I don't want anything cheap but don't want to break the bank either.


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Re: Rain gear? [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14466000 09/02/22 01:05 PM
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Buy once, cry once. My dad picked up some (high seas foul weather) gear back in the 90's. They were 140 for tops and bib bottoms, which was pretty pricey back then. I "borrowed" them and still use them today. I wore a set of the BPS goretex bib/top from a friend and it was 10x better than what I have, but they both keep you dry. Your going to spend some $, but I would highly recommend bib bottoms, as the tops overhang the bottom and you are dry when you sit down. Taking a leak is a chore, but that is what I have been using for over 25 years. You get what you pay for, that is for sure.

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Frog Toggs guide series are great and the price is manageable.


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You can often find the Simms Challenger suits for well over $400. Great suit that holds up well. Perfect for Texas too. There is an insulated version as well.

Their premium Pro Dry suit is on sale for about $500-600 right now. That is about 50% off regular price too.

https://www.simmsfishing.com/pages/outerwear

Re: Rain gear? [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14466032 09/02/22 01:38 PM
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My 20 year old 100mph suit still getting it done.



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Originally Posted by rodknocker
Frog Toggs guide series are great and the price is manageable.


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Re: Rain gear? [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14466086 09/02/22 02:18 PM
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I recently bought a set of Grundens Transmit bibs/jacket. I wanted something lightweight that i could fold up and put away without taking up much space. Yesterday I got caught in a thunderstorm and had to hunker down for a couple of hours until it passed. Nothing to do but sit in the middle of a driving rain. When it passed I fished for about an hour afterwards. When it was all said and done my long sleeve sun shirt was damp halfway to my elbows.......but I'm pretty sure that was just from the neoprene cuffbeing on top of the sleeve. The rest of my body was bone dry!!! I'm very pleased with my purchase after this outing. I hope this helps give you another company to look at!

Re: Rain gear? [Re: Chris B] #14466898 09/03/22 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris B
My 20 year old 100mph suit still getting it done.



You are one of very few who can still wear anything from 20 years ago! flehan

As far as the post goes, anything on sale that is made of goretex will get it done. Its the breathability you want so you dont get that clammy feeling. My most recent purchase was Carhartt

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I have a set of BPS Pro Qualifiers I wear in the cooler months and a set of Simms Pro Dry I wear in the warmer months.

My wife has a set of the frog tog pro bibs and parka that are very good for the price


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For summer I have a light Simms Gore-Tex Jacket I picked up on close out and a pair of North Face Hyvent Pants. Works great together. Cooler weather Simms Challenger Jacket and Bibs.

Washing Gore-Tex is good. But don’t use fabric softener.

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My 20 year old 100mph suit still getting it done.



You are one of very few who can still wear anything from 20 years ago!

Clearly I bought a size bigger back then.



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I wear a $30 frog togg top. In the winter, I dress in my good hunting clothes, then put the $30 frog togg over It.

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Or, like happened in my July tournament, I just fished in the rain with no rain gear because It was hot out.

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Don't know what size you need but I have a set of Cabelas guidewear that I'm looking to sell. Jacket and bibs, both xl for $200.

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I bought my son and myself cabellas goretex guide series bibs and jackets in 2010, I was wearing my set at grande lake this year at the bass regionals. It rained on us nearly every day, some days all day long! I’ve been kinda thinking of buying some new rain gear as well as mine are old and starting to fray here and there. So I started asking people in hunks, sims, and bps suits if they were staying dry. I didn’t find anyone who said that their gear kept them dry. I can tell you that was an eye opener for me. I was only somewhat barely damp in the crotch area. I made the decision to keep my old gear and keep using it. I cannot speak to the newcabellas guide wear now that Johnny has taken over, but the old stuff is excellent.


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