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lookinf to buy a nice rain gear/cold weather combo with jacket and bibs. I live in NY and it gets cooold and wet here a lot during the fishing year. Want something that will keep me warm into the 30-40 degree temps and dry 

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If I was in the market, I'd be buying a new set of Guidewear from Cabela's.

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I think Cabelas has an insulated gore tex guide suit on closeout right now.  Check the website.  $150 for each piece.  You can also find the Stormr Stryker suit on sale now as well.

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9 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

If I was in the market, I'd be buying a new set of Guidewear from Cabela's.

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Insulated Guidewear from Cabela's. Bibs & parka jacket.

 

 

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Thanks everyone. I'll check those out 

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Love the guide wear too.....I also have a pair of rivers west I have had for years.  It's amazing in cold...but can get heavy in rain.  Older ya get the warmer you want to be!!!

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Think layering.  For all-weather flexibility.  I have a Cabela's top of the line coat with removable fleece, which is very nice, but heavy.  Most of the time I use a lighter waterproof breathable top with multiple layers under it.  For the bottom the insulated bibs would work fine; just have lighter rain pants for warmer weather.  I've never used bibs, do the layering thing for the pants area  , too.  

 

Most important is to make sure everything you buy for the outside is breathable waterproof.

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No doubt that guide wear is great, but I wanted something more universal to avoid having cold and warm gear so I went frabille and layer according. My insulating layers are far superior to the guide wears insulation 

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Agree with layering as I have both a Frabill cold weather bib and jacket set and lighter set for the summer. I find myself not using the cold weather gear and using layers most of the time. Layering can cost the same as under layers can be expensive but can be used throughout the year. 

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I drove to a Cabela's to buy the guide wear.  I tried it on and could not get a comfortable fit.  So I went to Bass Pro and tried on the 100 mph.  It was really nice.  I couldn't swing bibs and jacket on the same trip so I bought the Jacket and got the bibs later.  It is the only rain suit that I have ever had that keeps me dry.

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StormR makes the best rain/cold weather on the market, IMO. A little bit pricey, but you get what you pay for! The StrykR bibs are currently on sale from $299 marked down to $199. I have a couple of their jackets and they are quite old now, and I've beat the crap out of them. Still in great shape.

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I have Carharrt Artic Gear bibs and jacket and put maybe one layer under them. I wear a Afib headsock made for winter cycling to keep my head warm. Not the most stylish getup on the water but I can go blasting around on my 4 wheeler in 15 degree weather in that getup and never get cold. I like the zippers/button flap over the zippers on the bib legs that run from the bottom to the top, so if i do start to get warm in it as the day goes on, I just unzip and let some air in to cool off. Also great for working out in the cold at home.

 

I also have the World Sportsman bass pro own label rain suit. It was $100 for both the jacket and pants, and quite frankly it is the absolute best value for money purchase I have ever made. I can fish with layers on under it and it breaks all the wind (lol) and stops all the rain and when I take it off, I am dry. Even after full days of raging downpour and constant rain, I can take it off and be dry. It is also useful year round, so its not just something I use in one season only.

 

I like both because I am never worried about damaging them. The Carharrt stuff is darn near indestructible and the World Sportsman stuff didn't break the bank. I have had both for the better part of 8 years now or more and both still work perfectly, with a couple nicks dings and stains here and there.

 

Not fancy, but it does the job. Got both for under $300 total, neither is just fishing only gear, and both have proven reliable for years.

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I went with frogg togg toadz gear, and bought a size larger to add layers as i need too. I reccomend a longer parka style coat. I prefer bibs over pants too. Had pants once, were fine til i bent over and water found the gap exposed between my pants and coat. No more rain pants since, never had an issue with bibs. 

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Just bought a pair of the Stryker bibs, thanks for the heads up!!

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A little late.....

Cabela's guidewear bibs. I'm a larger guy and find that the jacket is too heavy and bulky in my size. The bibs come up my chest to almost 6"-8" below my chin. I layer a couple shirts, a hoodie and a light weight frogg toggs rain jacket; still not as bulky as the guidewear jacket. This is the route for me sitting on the bow of my river boat running trolling motor, casting. If I where sitting still ice fishing, then the guidewear jacket would probably work.

Bottom line, bibs are the way to go for warmth and keeping dry. I wear muck boots as well to keep feet dry.

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On 2/9/2018 at 1:28 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

If I was in the market, I'd be buying a new set of Guidewear from Cabela's.

Agree 100%. I have had a set for about 20 years and never an issue. Not only keeps me dry but I wear the bibs more than not - because I live in Michigan and the weather changes every week/day/hour/minute :lol:

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I'm another that wouldn't buy insulated rain gear. A good rain suit is pricey. Having to buy 2 sets, one for spring and summer use and another for colder weather doesn't make sense when you can buy 1 suit for summer and add extra layers of clothing underneath as needed for the cold weather.

I can't speak about the quality of Cabela's rainsuits but any clothing with Cabela's brand is guaranteed for life.

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