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Aftco proteus vs hydronaut

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So I’m going to order a rain suit this week and have come down to these two choices. I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience with both and what are the pros or cons. I want something warm but also something I can wear all year long even in summer days. I could always layer underneath during colder months. Which is a better choice to keep me dry and away from elements 

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Honestly, what you want doesn't really exist.  If it's really comfortable in the summer, it won't  keep you warm in the cold months without substantial layering.  As far as these 2 suits go, they're really new so I doubt many people have them and/or have put them through thorough testing.  With that being said, based solely on their specs, I'd go with the Proteus.  They both have the same waterproof rating at 20k but the Proteus has the 3-layer construction which means it will be more breathable in the warmer weather. 

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4 minutes ago, RichF said:

Honestly, what you want doesn't really exist.  If it's really comfortable in the summer, it won't  keep you warm in the cold months without substantial layering.  As far as these 2 suits go, they're really new so I doubt many people have them and/or have put them through thorough testing.  With that being said, based solely on their specs, I'd go with the Proteus.  They both have the same waterproof rating at 20k but the Proteus has the 3-layer construction which means it will be more breathable in the warmer weather. 

Yeah that makes sense. When it gets cold I’ll just have to layer up  I wasn’t sure if the proteus had the cuff protection though. I can’t see it in the pics. I know the hydronaut does. 

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Just now, Ksam1234 said:

Yeah that makes sense. When it gets cold I’ll just have to layer up  I wasn’t sure if the proteus had the cuff protection though. I can’t see it in the pics. I know the hydronaut does. 

Im not sure either but if it makes you feel better, I haven'f found any extra cuff protection to do all that much.  If you're casting all day in the rain, your sleeves are eventually gonna get wet.

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9 minutes ago, RichF said:

Im not sure either but if it makes you feel better, I haven'f found any extra cuff protection to do all that much.  If you're casting all day in the rain, your sleeves are eventually gonna get wet.

Thanks man ! I was leaning towards the proteus myself and I think you sealed the deal. 

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summer = maybe a rain coat at most and shorts and flip flops. IMO

If you haev the $ buy any brand of goretex rain gear. the 3 layer goretex works much better than the proprietary 2 layer membranes most cheaper rainsuits have. Goretex products typically have a lifetime warranty as well so look into that. Goretex is also more durable. 

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