Best camo rain suit?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Xi Bowhunter, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Xi Bowhunter

    Xi Bowhunter 12 pointer

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    I know some of you guys, like myself, will go ahead and hunt in a downpour if you get the chance. What has been the best rain suit for keeping you dry while in the stand or on the ground, aside from using a ground blind?
     
  2. Multidigits

    Multidigits BBBC Members

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    Gortex....Buy a Browning Hydro Fleece or Suede jacket and pants and be done with getting wet.
     
  3. quackrstackr

    quackrstackr Welcome to Fantasy Island Staff Member

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  4. maxcam

    maxcam 12 pointer

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    It has been a while since I bought my rainsuit but what ever you decide make sure it is gore tex or sympatex based. I would recommend something in a cotton twill outer shell as well.......

    Features I would consider would be zippers and buttons up the front....this acts as a double barrier for rain to penetrate due to the overlap in the design......

    I would also recommend that the pants be a suspender type ( preferably with a bib design or at least come well above the waist line) because you want something that is not binding......Nothing like trying to climb up a muddy creek bank in rain pants that are to tight.....

    Definately you want zippered legs that are flapped and button as well......

    I like a jacket that has a good hood as well......
     
  5. droopy

    droopy 10 pointer

    i bought the squal-tex suit from bass pro last year,its light weight and pretty affordable.
     
  6. ClayDog

    ClayDog 8 pointer

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    I dont know bout all that (GORE-TEX) stuff. I like the Ghillie suit :) :):D
     
  7. muzzy125acc

    muzzy125acc 12 pointer

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    Man those where the days when we going to get started again?
     
  8. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

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    Both me and my dad use squal tech. its affordable and ive always stayed dry even on some of the worst downpours. Good stuff.
     
  9. gunpilot

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    Rain suits

    Wore my Browning Lite in the rain for 3 hours yesterday and remained completely dry.
     
  10. Ive heard good things about the browning waterproof fleece. I plan on trying it soon, it should do a good job keeping you warm too!
     
  11. kyarcher

    kyarcher Cyber-Hunter

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    I also have the Browning gore tex jacket. I forgot it yesterday. Had 3/4 of an inch in the rain gauge and also in my underwear and boots. :( Glad to get some rain though.
     
  12. kycamtrakker

    kycamtrakker 6 pointer

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    i also have a BROWNING rain suit but hey for $500 it should keep ya dry
     
  13. str8 shot

    str8 shot 12 pointer

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    yea i just go naked...dont have to fool with wet underwear and socks
     
  14. BuckUp

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    Frog Toggs is the only rain gear that has ever kept me completly dry!!!
     
  15. BuckBuster

    BuckBuster 8 pointer

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    I just wore my brand new Frogg toggs monday, & my shirt was completely soaked. Maybe a malfunction?
     
  16. struttin&ruttin

    struttin&ruttin 6 pointer

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    Waders?

    I usually put a camo unbrella up on my tree. It works pretty good. Bad part is my leggs always get soaked and my back a little wet. I have plans if rain is in the forecast this year. If it is cool enough I might just wear waders and just got a new set of Frog Toggs last year at Uncle Lees. (When they were on sale of course)

    Anybody tried waders in a deer stand?
     
  17. etownhunter

    etownhunter 12 pointer

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    I found a great deal on a set at uncle lee's earlier this year.prices were marked way down. jacket $20. Pants $15. Went back in late september, they were still marked down, so i bought another jacket. I used them wednesday, no complaints. Only pattern they have is Realtree AP HD, which is a great fall pattern.
     
  18. kyarcher

    kyarcher Cyber-Hunter

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    I was told that the Toggs are made of recycled newspaper and glue. They feel awefully thin but if they work and keep you dry who cares what they are made of.
     
  19. Well, it hasn't rained on me yet this weekend, but I bought the hell's canyon browning wind/water proof pants and shirt. It was windy tonight and that wind didn't bother me one bit. When I got back to the truck I took off the jacket and got cold chills from the wind...so far its a thumbs up!
     

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