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Old 02-06-2011, 11:18 AM
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Looking to get a new set of Weather gear. Any good quality brands?
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:40 AM
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I am not sure exactly what you are looking for, but if you are looking for non-insulated rain gear, I'd strongly recommend you look at motorcycling rain wear, On the surface, that sounds like a goofy idea, but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. It is generally VERY water tight. It has to be to keep you dry at 70+ MPH. It is generally very durable...it has to be. It is light in weight, compact for storage, dries fast and stows in a compact package.

I have this one and it works great.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street..._rainsuit.html
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:57 AM
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Six or seven years ago, I bought a Gill set, bibs and jacket for about $400. I was very happy with them, but last fall, the pants developed a leak near one of the seams. Without any paperwork, I sent it to Gill's warranty department, at their urging. I told them that if I had to replace the suit, I would prefer just to put whatever prorated credit they would give me towards upgrading to the next higher level of gear. They sold me the upgraded gear for $60, shipped. I figured I couldn't beat that for customer service and I really like the new suit.
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I have Guy Cotten gear that is about 7 years old and has held up very well. It is (in my opinion) better than the similar Grundens gear as it does not have a cotton backing on the pvc (?) material. Stays flexible in extreme cold and has double layered knees. Prices are similar to Grundens.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:08 PM
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:30 PM
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I have this for bottoms
They are lightweight and very pliable even when fishing in November in the Northeast.

http://www.finestkind.com/product/gr...bib-pant-green

I have the original Grundens bibs but when i got these i have never put them on since! Good luck!
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:01 PM
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Very happy with my Grunden's Clipper style/series
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:32 PM
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grundens going on 5 years now.....
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:37 PM
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:12 PM
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I go through a pair about every 5 years. Can't beat that.

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:20 PM
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Grundens X6
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:35 PM
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Grundens X 7
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:42 PM
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I have the Cabelas Guidewear bibs and parka which are Goretex and they are absolutely great. Even wear them when it is cold and not raining and they are super at keeping you warm and dry. I have the non insulated variety and they are warm...can't imagine what the insulated ones would be like in cold weather. Cost about $400 for the pair of them...best investment I ever made in clothes for outdoors. Before I purchased the set I have now, I had a Cabelas Guidewear Duck Hunting Goretex jacket I bought probably 20 years ago when Goretex first came out. The jacket was still in great shape, did not leak and I sold it on Ebay to fund my purchase of the new stuff. Cabelas also stands behind their product if there are issues.
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Grundens are the standard up here in the mid Atlantic, but not sure I would want them in FL, would want something that breaths. I have had good luck with both Gil & Helly Hanson gore-tex foul weather gear.
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I use vikings.. pretty good.. the standard
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:06 PM
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Did anyone mention Grundens yet?

Awesome gear, and well worth the money. I wear mine as an outer layer when shoveling/snow blowing too.
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I own both Grundens and some high dollar Gore Tex. For comfort the Goretex is better, for messy bloody work like tuna chunking, the Grundens are better. Goretex is easier to store in a duffle bag but you have to wash them in the washer if they get dirty, Grundens you just hose off. I enjoy having both types and switch back and forth depending on the conditions and the days game plan.
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Originally Posted by Regulator29 View Post
Grundens are the standard up here in the mid Atlantic, but not sure I would want them in FL, would want something that breaths. I have had good luck with both Gil & Helly Hanson gore-tex foul weather gear.
I do most of my fishing in the winter here in Florida and I have the Grundens and the Gil bibbs. My Gil has seen better days---the elastic on them is really worn and the pants have some kind of bubbles in the material. My Grundens look like when I got them cept for some stains that did not come off. I have a lighter (?mm) thickness and a heavier one of the Grundens and luv em.
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