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Rain Gear #14583825 02/18/20
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I'm looking for recommendations for a rain jacket that keeps you dry. Not in the budget right now to spend $300 on one either.

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Re: Rain Gear [Re: pappabear] #14584165 02/18/20
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I've had some of the $100+ jackets. Can't say they are any better than these.

I can't get a link to work,but I'm talking about the Red Ledge jackets at about $40 on Amazon.

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Re: Rain Gear [Re: pappabear] #14585102 02/18/20
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Budget/lightweight: Marmot PreCip or equivalent.


Heavy duty durability: ECWCS Gen II. US issue or TruSpec.


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Re: Rain Gear [Re: pappabear] #14669350 03/16/20
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I have a few rain coats. Two that are less than $100 are the Marmot PreCip and a ECWCS gore-tex hooded shell. Both are excellent coats for most uses and the military model is probably both cheaper and tougher than the Marmot. I have a gore-tex military coat in woodland camo that is ten years or more old and works very well. You can get them online inexpensively, say from $35 to $80 most of the time.

Re: Rain Gear [Re: pappabear] #14682731 03/20/20
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I really like Grundens rain gear. Its not breathable, but its 100% waterproof, inexpensive and durable.

Its also available on amazon if you cant get it locally.


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When I went to Alaska last year Caribou Hunting I searched EBay for a couple months and found a Columbia jacket for $39 and it worked great as we were rained on 9 out of 11 days North of the Brooks Range.
Just put in a search of brands you would like and the size and within a few months you will have a quality jacket at a affordable price. Mine even came with the tags still on it as new.

Re: Rain Gear [Re: pappabear] #14724237 03/30/20
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Got to agree you need to narrow parameters. For something packable and used sporadically the Marmot is great. The military goretex is bulletproof and fairly cheap. For everyday hard use, Helly Hanson seems to be very popular.


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