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    Best back country rain pants?

    I've had some bad experiences with waterproof pants. I had what I thought was a good pair of Cabelas gore tex pants but destroyed them after several days in the oak brush of the book cliffs. I had another pair with seams that leaked. What rain pants have you guys had the best luck with? I'd like something tough and light.

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    Sitka, First Lite or Kryptek have all done really well for us.


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    I'm a big Cabela's gore-tex fan. But I don't hunt in rough country.

    My buddy in Alaska calls it "Leak-tex" and giggled at my rain-wear.

    His recommendation, helly hansen rainwear. Worth a look.

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    KUIU works for me and I'm hard on stuff! Used it on my BC mountain goat hunt and it rained a lot..

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    All I?ve ever tried is badlands. It seems to do fine for me but I?m sure there?s better.

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    My First Lite pants have gone through years of abuse and storms. I stand by them and will continue to

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    I wouldnt buy KUIU, ripped two pants first seson on small brush.

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    My Sitka?s have performed very well as well as my Kryptek stuff before that.


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    I ordered Kuiu Yukon jacket when I ordered a bunch of other stuff. Wanted to see how it fit and felt.

    I liked it a lot. Fit was very different than my Cabela's Mto50 Gore-Tex rain wear. Fabric felt much more durable than the Mto50.

    I ended up sending the Yukon jacket back, didn't really need it.

    If the Cabela's gear fails, I would order the Kuiu Yukon.

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    Ive been pleased with my Sitka Downpour set. They're a touch heavier than some of the lightweight packable rain gear, but they don't leak, and have held up pretty well to midwestern thorns and such.

    Sometimes, I think the best idea is to buy a cheap pair of frogg toggs. tough enough for a season or so, then throw them away when you rip them to shreds. Super light and packable.. I've always got a set in my truck.
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