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Looking to buy a new rain suit. I’m stuck between the bps 100mph and carhartt storm defender angler. I would like opinions. 

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There isn’t a wrong decision between those 2

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Hello Josh and Welcome to Bass Resource ~ 

 

Past few seasons I've been wearing HUK rain gear quite a bit.

It has performed well for me.

AND it's currently 25% off  . . 

 

https://www.hukgear.com/collections/rainwear

 

Just say'in . . . 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

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Welcome aboard, Josh!

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May want to take these tips into consideration:

 

 

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Josh

Frabile makes a premium rain suits that are always on sale and give a little more bang for the buck than those you listed

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I've got a 100mph suit with the cold weather liner. I love mine.

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I haven’t tried any of the other’s mentioned, but I have a Gill rain suit and they are very high quality. Not the cheapest for sure, but should last a very long time. I highly recommend them.

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If possible, so somewhere where you can try them on.   Different suits fit different people different.   In my case, when I was in the market for an early spring gore tex or better rain suit,   Same size, the BPS 100 MPH bibs kind of hung on me, where the Guidewear bibs had a better all over "fit", even allowing for different layers that might or might not go on underneath.  I don't think that you can go wrong with any of the premium rain suits out there, just make sure it fits you.  You wouldn't but a $400 + or - without getting it tailored.   Tailoring services for rain suits aren't available so far as I know, but I do know that different brands fit different.  I wouldn't want to stick myself with one that hung wrong or was tight in the wrong places or, too loose is just as uncomfortable as too tight.  I recommend trying them on.

My Cabelas Guidewear suit is 18 years old & counting.

 

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58 minutes ago, Fishes in trees said:

If possible, so somewhere where you can try them on.   Different suits fit different people different.   In my case, when I was in the market for an early spring gore tex or better rain suit,   Same size, the BPS 100 MPH bibs kind of hung on me, where the Guidewear bibs had a better all over "fit", even allowing for different layers that might or might not go on underneath.  I don't think that you can go wrong with any of the premium rain suits out there, just make sure it fits you.  You wouldn't but a $400 + or - without getting it tailored.   Tailoring services for rain suits aren't available so far as I know, but I do know that different brands fit different.  I wouldn't want to stick myself with one that hung wrong or was tight in the wrong places or, too loose is just as uncomfortable as too tight.  I recommend trying them on.

My Cabelas Guidewear suit is 18 years old & counting.

 

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Valid points right there.

Point of interest; most reputable online vendors offer hassle-free returns at no cost to the customer.

Initially, I'll order two sizes of this type of gear.

Try them both on and see what I like.  

I've even been known to mix & match.

Keep what works, Return what doesn't.

Many places include return shipping labels with your order.

Then it's simply a matter of taping up the box, filling out the return form & sending it back.

Very convenient.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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Frog Toggs are also an option. I believe they have a few different options for using lighter layers as zip in liners for colder weather. 

 

They also have lighter jackets and such for fishing in the warmer weather as well. 

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I have the Frabill F4 bibs and pants and they work well. They are discontinued and you might get a good deal on some if you can find them.

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Gosh, my Frog Toggs are 16 years old and hanging in there.  But then, at my age I have given up fishing in down pours and I am sure the current edition to what I have is far superior then mine.

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I’ll second the cabelas guidewear in the NON insulated version. I’d go right to a store and try some on too.

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Top:  Cabelas Xtreme Parka with GORE-TEX (non-insulation)

Bottom: Pro Qualifier gore-tex rain bib

 

I had the Pro Qualifier Parka but It tend get soaked, I opted for this Cabelas with non-insulation with my own layering. 

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The material is secondary to me because most all will be Gortex.  I think I read where Gortex patent has run out and many now have the technology without the price of Gortex.  Anyway, I make sure there are features that after years of fishing in all conditions have taught me valuable lessons.  Neoprene wrist cuffs, sealed seams and zippers, detachable hood that will effectively seal around my face, adjustable leg cuffs, zippered fly and full length leg zippers, removable liner and a "butt flap" that effectively covers my rear (even with bibs).  I have different suits for different weather or times of the year.  Run 20 miles across Lake St Clair whilst being rain or sleeted on and you'll know PDQ if your suit is quality but for summer and warmer times, I have a lighter weight suit.  I prefer to go up in size so that I can layer underneath with fleece or sweatshirts because if I get too hot, I can remove the layers.  Usually I prefer vests under my suit for more arm motion.  I currently have 4 suits and realistically could use another. :lol:

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If you're going to be spending the money on a full BPS 100 MPH, I'd get a Gill FG21 instead. 

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BPS now offers a 200mph suit that is lighter and warmer than the 100mph.  

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Both good suits.....I have a Frabil F4 and like it......another good option.

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