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Offline HaMeR

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Rain gear
« on: June 07, 2012, 06:45:57 PM »
Last year sometime I picked up a new rain suit for the truck. They were on sale purdy cheap & I got a set for Diane too. They are very lightwieght like the FroggToggs & will tear easily out in the woods. I decided to not buy a new camo rain suit for Spring turkey season & just wear the Dri-Ducks suit I got. But the problem would have been the briars tearing it up. So I improvised a little. I decided that I would wear the Dri-Ducks over just a pair of shirts. Then I would wear my camo over the rain suit. Well I gotta tell you this was the idea of the year for me!! My pants were soaked to above my knees & I was dry!! These lightweight suits are not too hot either. I was walking as much as 600yds to get to where I wanted to be & was comfy the whole time. The suit never got unbearable til after about 10:30 or so after the temps got above 70*.  So if anybody is looking for a lightweight rain suit for hunting but is afraid of them being shredded don't be. If your camo pants can take the beating from the brush then you will stay nice & dry.

I'm certain I am not the 1st to do this.  :biggrin:

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Re: Rain gear
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 07:56:01 PM »
Interesting.
Our fork truck drivers go through a couple suits a year, I should look into those. But $13 bucks sounds scarey. :wo:
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Offline HaMeR

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Re: Rain gear
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 04:23:18 AM »
It did to me also. But mine held up thru turkey season here. They might get a bit warm on a forklift in the Summer but they would stay dry.
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Offline JohnP

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Re: Rain gear
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 02:16:43 PM »
Rain gear - One expense I don't have to worry about :eyebrownod:
When they come for mine they better bring theirs

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Re: Rain gear
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 07:18:40 PM »
 :laf: :laf:  No doubt!!
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Offline Okanagan

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Re: Rain gear
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 12:01:45 AM »
Good post.  I've hunted that way, with rain caot & pants under a soft outer layer, but did it to keep quiet. Never thought of how it protects the waterproof layer.

We DO need some rain gear. :laf:


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Re: Rain gear
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 07:16:39 AM »
I never thought about doing that to be quiet so we both got some good from this one!! Thanks!!  :biggrin:
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