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#1 FishnNAutographs

 
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:31 PM

Hey All,


I'm in the market for a rain suit. Can anyone recommend one that's not too expensive that's a decent quality? I got wet way too many times this week and decided that I need one lol

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#2 darcyheitzner

 
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:51 PM

It's quite expensive, but the BPS 100MPH is tough to beat. I have had one for 4 years and every time it rains, I'm reminded that (for me) it was money well spent. Dry as a bone no matter how intense the downpour, even ripping at 50-60mph.

Like anything, it's all about being able to justify the expense to yourself so cheaper options are out there, but something with a Goretex (or similar breathable membrane) is really where it's at for keeping the rain out while still allowing any moisture from your body to escape. For what it's worth, I also love wearing the bibs on cooler summer or fall mornings: they're 100% windproof as well👌

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:57 PM

Frogs toggs are fairly good as long as you dont sit will it is raining   wet ass syndrome.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:25 PM

Cabelas has their gore-tex guidewear series of bibs and coats on sale right now. Look like they are worth the money 



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:29 AM

I love my BPS Pro Qualifier Bib, it's truly amazing. But it's too warm for this time of year.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

You hard core guys are going to laugh at this; but for 75 bucks, Canadian Tire's wetskins have worked very well for me. I use the jacket all the time, as a wind breaker; the inner liner allows it to breath; so I'm not soaked from sweating.

The one I'm using now is on its 6th year; other then a couple of hook catches in the pants; it's in good shape.

 

http://www.canadiant...83358p.html#srp

 

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Edited by DanD, 13 August 2017 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:41 PM

No one seems to look at stormtech either

My suit is great and it's very affordable.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:48 PM

I use the brand Costco sells. I am not hard core fishing either. 



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

You hard core guys are going to laugh at this; but for 75 bucks, Canadian Tire's wetskins have worked very well for me. I use the jacket all the time, as a wind breaker; the inner liner allows it to breath; so I'm not soaked from sweating.

The one I'm using now is on its 6th year; other then a couple of hook catches in the pants; it's in good shape.

 

http://www.canadiant...83358p.html#srp

 

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Yup, it,s what I wear Dan.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:28 PM

The CDN Tire Wetskins suits are great for the money. I ve also had mine for quite a few years. They go on sale every couple months.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:37 PM

Frog toggs if you aren't sitting in the boat are probably your cheapest bet.   



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

Another vote for Cabelas guide wear here...

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:53 PM

I just packed my Stormtech jacket and pants for a trip. It's 17 years old and looks and works like new. I don't even know if they still make them, I haven't had to replace it.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:40 PM

I just packed my Stormtech jacket and pants for a trip. It's 17 years old and looks and works like new. I don't even know if they still make them, I haven't had to replace it.


My ol man distributes for them.

So if anyone wants, i can hook up a great cost

The gear is great, but OI would you agree the jackets fit small?

My large pants fit great, but my jacket at xl was too small. Mind you im fat

But I had to go xxl

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:14 AM

The wetskin from Canadian Tire is a good one for occasional use.  I did the research when I was looking and just could bring myself to purchasing the more expensive brands for what I do.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

The wetskin for Canadian Tire is a good one for occasional use.  I did the research when I was looking and just could bring myself to purchasing the more expensive brands for what I do.

I too have the same one's, one set at home one set at my folks cottage.  For the price they do what I need.  Yeah sitting you will get wet but still better than nothing 



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:26 PM

I had an old wetskins that was a hand me down for a few years. Was great for keeping dry and for a day of fishing
When we started doing week long trips I found it very hot and uncomfortable over the course of a week and not very warm on cold rainy days so I upgraded to a bass pro pro qualifier suit. I love it, and it's much more comfortable than the wetskins but it was also about 6 times the price lol
So I think it depends on your needs. On our trips you've paid a lot of money to fish so sitting in the cabin isn't an option but for a day trip here and there is didn't mind the wetskins. One big pita on my wetskins was no zipper on the bibs make sure you have a zipper.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:39 PM


The OP said he wanted a not too expensive suit, I don't know why you guys are talking 100 mph and Guidewear.

I have an older Wetskins suit from Costco (I think it was $50) and for the money it's been great. I use the pants even when it's not raining to break the wind when it's fairly cold.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:07 PM

What are those suits that Charlie Wray flogs on his show like?

I believe they sell them at Sail.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:21 AM

Charlie Wray wears "Viking" rain gear. I have the tempest II jacket and pants. I never did find them at Sail. Got them at Marks Work Warehouse. Not as expensive as the Bass Pro or the Cabella's gear. Good quality.





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