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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for cold weather waterproof clothing

This past bear season we had wet snow conditions for the entire season. I was trapping also, and everyday I had to abort my hunt do to fact I was miserable from getting soaked from the wet snow and the cold conditions. My stuff is all old Goretex and Cabelas DryPlus stuff and Im ready for an upgrade. I like wearing bibs and of course I would need a coat also. Im looking for something that can take an all day hosing, not just something with a thin membrane.

I always took a set of Frogtogs with me moose hunting, but they were just slip over stuff that offered no warmth. Any have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 01:33 PM
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I'm in the same boat. All of my goretex stuff is old and no longer keeps the water at bay. I will read this thread with interest.
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Hopefully your heart's not set on getting more Cabela's clothing.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 02:01 PM
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The Frog Toggs Iv'e looked at seem noisy to me to me. I have a Artic Shied rain outfit but have not used yet. Have Browning gear that seems to work well. Will find out Monday how good it all is.
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Yeah me to. Long ago gave up on goretex jackets and so called waterproof goretex lace up boots. They never were really water proof, more like water resistant and that only when fairly new. I wear tight weave felted wool coat, socks, vest, shirt, and pants and a broad brim hat. I still get wet if its a steady rain but it takes hours and then I just go change into dry stuff and start again. If its just wet snow I'll be dry enough all day. The down side is wool is heavy and gets no better when it gets wet. The up side is wet wool still retains most of its insulation value.
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The Frog Toggs Iv'e looked at seem noisy to me to me. I have a Artic Shied rain outfit but have not used yet. Have Browning gear that seems to work well. Will find out Monday how good it all is.
Frog Toggs are kinda crinkly.....they were great while glassing or on the Argo, but would have to come off when trying to slip in on a spotted moose. Bike folks like them, as they roll up well and fit in saddlebags easily.
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https://www.gore-tex.com/blog/restor...lency-raingear

. If you feel your goretex gear is spent perhaps consider reviving the dwr. In had on goretex pants and.jacket today and.stayed dry. Goretex is not insulation. I layer. The bad thing about investing in quality rain gear is when it rains you feel compelled to hunt in it. Lousy rifle opener today
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 08:40 AM
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Rivers West

I have been wearing Rivers West gear for 12 yrs. Still dry and warm. Several different styles (heavy, medium,light) weights to choose from.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 08:48 AM
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Although very pricey Sitka Downpour is hard to beat. It’s quiet and waterproof. In AK It rained for seven days straight. I never felt damp or wet. Only had jacket. Waders on for pants. I like the fact that with the hood up I didn’t feel like hard rain was beating on a metal roof around my head.
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i got a real nice rain suit from the boot box in meadville. its camo and made by scent blocker....cost $50.00 for the set.


i didnt want to wear camo during rifle season but my wife who happens to be smarter than me suggested i wear it under my orange bibs and coat. i came home high and dry everytime i did that. BUT.....do not plan on walking around to much as that stuff really blocks wind and you will get over heated and sweaty. if stand hunting is whats planned this will work great for an all day sit.


i dont own any waterproof hunting clothes.

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