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Default Light foul weather gear

I’m looking to replace a set of Frog togs. Ill keep it on the boat when it gets lousy. Any thoughts?
Old 10-09-2020, 07:43 PM
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Grunden pants
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:01 PM
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Grunden make about three different weights of rain gear, I bought the lightest grade several years ago and still using for both fishing and hunting! Can't beat em!
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Yup,thats what I was thinking.
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Grundens ALL THE WAY.
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Love to have the Grundens pants (without bib and suspenders) in blue L or XL, but they seem very hard to locate. Everywhere I find that carries them seems to be out of stock in that color and those sizes.
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Gill everything
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check out aftco-their proteus line is great-just got the bib and jacket
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I haven't seen a "light" Grundens anything. That stuff is robust.
I use Tingley brand magnaprene bibs/tops for most of the year. Very light, very durable. Definitely an upgrade to the Frog Togs. Likely not a robust as Grundens. They are also drab green, so work great duck hunting also.
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Light? Grundens is not light. We use Stormr, my daughter has a Huks light jacket. Works in SoFla
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Originally Posted by pooldoo73 View Post
I haven't seen a "light" Grundens anything. That stuff is robust.
I use Tingley brand magnaprene bibs/tops for most of the year. Very light, very durable. Definitely an upgrade to the Frog Togs. Likely not a robust as Grundens. They are also drab green, so work great duck hunting also.
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Light? Grundens is not light. We use Stormr, my daughter has a Huks light jacket. Works in SoFla
The Grunden Petrus line is light weight.

From their website: "Grundens Petrus 116 Bib Pants are unlike their cousins in that their extremely lightweight construction makes for the perfect summertime work wear. If you’ve ever worked a head boat on a hot August day, you know that wearing the Herkules or Harvestor bibs will most likely land you in the hospital with heatstroke! The Petrus combines an inner knitted polyester base layer (2.4oz/yard) and PVC polyurethane outer layer (2.6 oz/yard) for a remarkably tough 5 oz/yard total weight."

https://www.jandh.com/products/grund...CABEgIBYPD_BwE

These bibs and this pullover are my summer time rain gear. Fish 4-6 days a week and I have no complaints about them.



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That’s what I was looking for when I started this thread.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:29 AM
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Grundens/Gage Weather Watch line is light weight to the point of being pack-able. It is kind of like ripstop nylon with a waterproof membrane on the inside. It isn't breathable, though.

They make a lot more than the old-school rubber bibs and coat these days. Can't beat Herkules for fishing in Alaska, though.
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AFTCO's foul weather gear is great and suitable for warmer temperatures. The Proteus line is the go to for light foul weather if looking for a bib & jacket combo. AFTCO also makes several light pants if trying to avoid a bib. Step up to the anhydrous if wanting a little bit heavier. I wear my anhydrous bib and jacket during summer storms in the TX gulf and do not have an issue. Super dry and breathable!
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Iv'e found nothing lighter than Columbia Dry Tech.I do use the Grudens Petrus in wintertime in Florida.If it's not a closed cell material you'll get wet in a prolonged down pour(Goretex ect.)

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