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Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby robert richer » Sun May 23, 2010 4:06 am

Need opinions here, what is the best rain-gear available...not the most expensive. Need for this upcoming deer / bow hunts?

p.s. Not a plastic bag with a hole in it either.... :lol:


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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby RUTIN » Sun May 23, 2010 5:58 am

Anything thin with Gore-tex. I also have a light rain set of predator camo, bc its such an open pattern. As long as you have gore-tex you'll stay dry
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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby NatureBoy » Sun May 23, 2010 8:10 am

Inexpensive - FroggToggs
Expensive - Rivers West Gear
Scout, scout, scout, hunt
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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby lungbuster » Sun May 23, 2010 9:37 am

Fleece, it's not totally water proof, but I usually don't hunt in driving downpours. It is quieter than any goretex or other water proof or resistant fabric.
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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Sun May 23, 2010 11:08 am

I'm a River's West guy, like Nature said its expensive, but I really like it.
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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby Scot » Mon May 24, 2010 1:17 am

Frogg Toggs/Dri Ducks is a good place to start. Cheap and as breateable as you are going to find. Marmot precip pants and jacket are light and very good as are Patagonia Rain Shadow pants and Jacket.
I have had two sets of Rivers West and have sold them. If you have to walk any distance in them you will sweat profusely.
For tree stand hunting those tree umbrella's work pretty well.
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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby robert richer » Mon May 24, 2010 2:36 am

Ever hear of "StormTex" by Redhead?
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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon May 24, 2010 2:26 pm

Robert, sound is another main thing we need to consider with water proof materials.

lungbuster wrote:Fleece, it's not totally water proof, but I usually don't hunt in driving downpours. It is quieter than any goretex or other water proof or resistant fabric.


I agree with Chris about the noise part, but I also believe you can get away with goretex and other laminated (ie: noisier) fabrics when it is raining.

Most hunters have multiple hunting garments and have to choose based on conditions. I use both, laminated water proof, and non-laminated water resistant materials. Sometimes I dont mind getting wet, and sometimes when I plan to hunt all day in a November rain I will try to stay dry.

Robert if you have a favorite hunting coat that is a micro fleece or something fairly dense that is not water proof, not just airy fleece, try an after market durable water repellent (DWR). Atsko, and Rhino are a couple that come to mind. Then get something with goretex and be aware of noise difference between fabrics and your hunting conditions. I have studied and written about this topic a bit on this site and mine.

Here are a few things to check out
http://stealthoutdoors.com/news/2009/10 ... uld_17.php
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=137
http://www.atsko.com/products/waterproo ... guard.html
http://www.rhinoblinds.com/index.cfm?Pa ... geText=off
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http://www.stealthoutdoors.com
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Re: Bow huntin raingear????

Unread postby robert richer » Tue May 25, 2010 12:20 am

Thanks for the information.
This all good.
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