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Santa was good to me and bought me $ 400.00 in gift cards from BPS. I want to pose the question to this forum, who makes the best rain gear? I 've got some Pacific Trails gear but wanted to know if BPS, Cabelas, Gander Mountain, Browning or Frogg troggs makes some better stuff. I know they do but, I thought I'd ask the experts on the matter. I appreciate the responce.[

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Welcome aboard!

But please read FAQ. This post was moved to "Tackle" where it belongs. However, in this case we also have a current thread running on the first page of "Tackle" which you will see if you scan down a couple of lines or access this:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1167226389

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WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a pair of the frogg toggs and highly recomend them , very light and comfortable. I would suggest getting the bibs instead of the pants.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      I am going to recommend Cabelas Guideware.    I have the bibs and jacket and love them. They are on sale now at Cabelas

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I own Frogg Toggs & would recommend not getting them if you want something rugged.  If it is cold outside and raining don't rely on Frogg Toggs.  They are warm weather rain gear only.  Also, If you sit on something wet for a long time the water will leak through.  I own them and don't like them.  

I have heard a lot more good things about the Cabelas brand of rain wear then the BPS brand.  I personally don't own either but have researched the topic (I need  to replace the Toggs!) and I am leaning toward the Cabelas brand from other  peoples recommendations.  

I hope this helps.  Jeff

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I WOULD recommend Froggs Toggs if you plan on using them just for fishing.  I would not get them if you planned on wearing them hunting, or around a lot of "snaggy" situations.  However for fishing I think they are great because the entire set (tops and bottoms) weigh less than 1 pound, they breathe very well, adn they are affordable.  No, they are not insulated for cold weather, so you might have to wear layers with them.  Oh, and if you are sitting on something wet for a long time, you deserve to get your butt soaked.

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      I am going to recommend Cabelas Guideware. I have the bibs and jacket and love them. They are on sale now at Cabelas

Me too. They will last you for years and are much better than Frogg Toggs. Frogg Toggs tear easy.

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Cut offs and a t-shirt  ;)

Frogg Toggs don't breathe so you'll swear like a big dog; they tear easy, and if you sit the water will soak through.

Gill, Henri Lloyd, or Cabelas   8-)

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I love Frogg Toggs for warm weather.I use them more for a wind breaker than a rain gear, but they keep me warm and dry when I don't need heavier cold weather gear. I have the Cabelas guide gear suit as well, but I seldom use it unless it is really cold and raining hard before I leave the house.The Frogg Toggs are super light, great for fishing, I have had my first set for 5 years now, just bought a second set at Bass pro shop, on sale for $29.99.They're hard to beat for that price.Ivan

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I think the Bass Pro XPS (now called Pro Qualifier), Bass Pro 100mph, and the Cabelas Guidewear are the top choices.  I went with the XPS suit over the 100mph because I wanted a non-insulated suit I could wear all year.  A lot of people go with Frogg Toggs due to the fact they are inexpensive, but I've read several posts where people claimed they don't last.  

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My Father-in-Law swears by Frogg Toggs but I watch him buy a new set every year. That is a waste of money IMO. Your better off spending the extra cash for something that will last for a long time. Get the uninsulated ones and by them one size larger so you can layer up.

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For Christmas I got a set of the Gander Mountain Guide Series rain gear called TecH2o.  Now I have never had rain gear before, but this suit is nice.  Normally it retails for $180.00, but I got mine on clearence for $90.  They have different versions of the suit, so make sure you are looking at the better quality suits.  

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I own Helly Hansen, Goretex and Frogg Toggs.

Helly Hansen is the toughest and most durable of the bunch (lobsterman-class), but they are also the heaviest

and also the most poorly ventilated, at least mine are.

Goretex uses a teflon membrane that breathes better than Helly Hansen and about as good as Frogg Toggs,

which is just as well, because raingear that is too well ventilated not only lets moisture out, but lets water in.

In an isolated study, Frogg Toggs were deemed the most waterproof raingear, but also the least durable

of the three. Living in Florida though, I opted for Frogg Toggs because the whole suit weighs just one pound!

I've been waiting, but so far the seams haven't ripped out yet :-?

Roger

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Another option is to just wear a trash bag, and buy a bunch of Lucky Crafts with those gift cards ;)

Finally , someone who has their priorities right. With those Lucky Crafts, buy a couple packs of the Yamamoto senkos and don't skimp on the trash bags, get the extra heavy duty leaf bags. If that new lightweight rain gear doesn't fit right, buy the cheapest Blue Poly tarp you can find at a dollar store and cut a 14" circle out of the center and wear it as a poncho, we don't want to waste alot of lure money on something thats not required to have. Ivan

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OK Roger,

Now tell us what new toys you got with the rest of the $400 ;)

I was going to surprise you Don, but you've called me to task.

I bought a "Reed Whacker" for $273, a gaudy contraption that bolts to the outboard motor.

When you backdown slowly into a bulrush bed, it whacks out a neat little swath 8-) :;)

                                          fisherman_2_001.gif

Roger

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