New Rain-Gear Advice

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by EJ Swanny, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    My crew and Ma Nature went head 2 head in a few battles this spring/summer.

    I got my ass kicked, soaked to the bone, my frog-skin gear took a shit on me. My Dad, with his blue-jeans (bill-fold always in back right pocket of course) didn't do so hot either. He's old school, blue-jeans for fishing/hunting/hiking/etc. My other mate with Grundens did OK.

    I have an older set of Rain-Skins, they're bullet-proof but as pliable as a rubber tire.

    I've seen Huk out there on some, and of course, everyone loves them some Grundens. Any other kick-ass options out there that are a great product for the $$?? Need to re-tool my rain/spray gear...thanks
     
  2. fishing fanatic

    fishing fanatic Well-Known "Member"

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    Grundens, guy cotten or 66 degrees
     
  3. fishing fanatic

    fishing fanatic Well-Known "Member"

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    In that order
     
  4. Grady226

    Grady226 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Carhartt has some new rain gear out. Cheaper than HUK but more spendy than the Grundens.
    My wife bought herself a set but have not been field tested yet.
     
  5. Realdeal

    Realdeal Member

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    I’m a Simms guy all the way

    Ryan
     
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  6. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

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    Rain gear for what activities?? Huge difference in what to recommend
     
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  7. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  8. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fair question..... it would be fishing rain-gear.....not on a bank, or a dock, not in a river or lake, it would be in a boat, licking saltwater off my lips.

    Doing boat fishing activities, such as, cleaning end-less weeds off all gear, staring helpless at the horizon when you have not had a take-down in three hours, changing out spoons/hootchies/gear constantly when not biting. Going to and fro "Hopefull" fishing grounds while getting battered and bruised by 4' wind chop and 10' swells. Yet, we all go back....yes it would be classified as "Saltwater Boat Fishing Gear"....
     
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  9. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    Grundens light weight or heavy your choice...…..
     
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  10. Salmon King

    Salmon King I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have Carhartt PVC bibs, keeps me dry.

    I have the jacket too, but I hardly ever use it as it doesn’t breathe and gets hot. I find myself in heavy PVC bibs and a lighter breathable jacket and that works well. The bibs take a beating and are soaked in blood. Any breathable material would be clogged and smelly. My jacket doesn’t get bloody and the waterproof/breathable stuff works well for wind and spray.
     
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  11. Team Sency

    Team Sency Unleash the hounds!!

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    This combo gets the job done...

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  12. xtshawytscha

    xtshawytscha Well-Known "Member"

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    I live in Forks and work outside so I pretty much live in rain gear for much of the year. My latest set is the Gage stuff that is reasonably priced and is holding up well. I think it's about 50 or 60 bucks for each piece. Nice and light and easy to move in.

    Last set was Under Armour and was by far my favorite, but it was super spendy even on sale.

    Tough to beat Gage for the $$
     
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  13. Corey G

    Corey G Boat ho extraordinaire

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    Herkules, Herkules, Herkules!
     
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  14. The Peddler

    The Peddler I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I’ve got some UA stuff that’s really great and comfortable for wearing all day. I still prefer my Grundens stuff for serious fishing days; tuna, halibut, etc.
     
  15. jgerken

    jgerken El Capitan!

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    the new Grundens lightweight gear is tops. You have some great suggestions. The nano tech gets expensive but is worth it
     
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    Yep. Can’t beat it.
    I have gage gear too, but it doesn’t breath well.
    Outdoor Research is my daily rain coat. Non fishing.
     
  17. AllanPalmerson

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    Grundens with a simms jacket is my preference. I love the simms products but their breathable bibs get pretty nasty with hard ocean use, tuna etc. After destroying a couple pairs of simms bibs I switched back to the rubber style for ocean use.
     
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  18. NWfishaman

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    My grundens Herkules gear is 12 years old and still going strong, more money but lasts a long time and will keep you dry in complete downpour, does not breathe of course.

    I have the gage pants and jacket, nice and light weight, not sure if it will hold up in an all day down pour but is my go to on most days. Also dries out pretty quick. As noted, at $50-60 a piece it would be my vote
     
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  19. Siv

    Siv I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Grundens bibs ( light or heavy , your choice ) and a lighter coat like the Gage line. The PVC coats are overkill and uncomfortable .Do yourself a favor , go to Seamar and try some on. They have all the styles of Grundens and the prices are right. Only open during the week .
     
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  20. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Grudens bibs for salt and Simms for rivers..
     

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