Rain jacket

Muley bound

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What’s everybody runnin for their rain jacket? I’m going to upgrade my old wore out cheap one. They’re all expensive, so if I’ve spending the money, I want it to be durable. I have the Kuiu axis which is very good at repelling water and snow. Wore it multiple times in complete crap snow and mix cold temps and preforms great, but don’t think it’ll cut it in an all day rain? Plus it’s too warm for earlier hunts.
 

taskswap

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I use a poncho/tarp combo. Amazon links are still broken here so if you want to search for what I got, it's the "Anyoo Waterproof Rain Poncho" for $24.99.

Best $25 I've spent on hunting gear, I'm sure. It weighs less than 10oz, packs small, and is fast to get on and off. I like ponchos because where I hunt in Colorado rainstorms come and go fast. I can throw a poncho on without taking my pack off, and I like that. Since it has corner grommets it's also easy to string up to ride out a hailstorm - I've done that with my son so we don't all need to put on rain gear.

Last year they had these in all kinds of colors, and I got a few in multicam. I don't see those listed anymore, unfortunately. That gave me a third advantage - I was able to use it to make an impromptu blind last elk season. I used it to better hide my tripod and rifle while staking out a meadow.

Finally, I use it as a ground tarp while quartering out elk. It keeps dirt off your meat bags before you hang them, and saves packing an extra plastic sheet or whatever in your kill kit. Cleans up easily too.

This probably isn't answering your question if you really want a rain jacket, but I'm mentioning it here because it's so darned useful...
 

Muley bound

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Mar 12, 2013
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Wisconsin
I use a poncho/tarp combo. Amazon links are still broken here so if you want to search for what I got, it's the "Anyoo Waterproof Rain Poncho" for $24.99.

Best $25 I've spent on hunting gear, I'm sure. It weighs less than 10oz, packs small, and is fast to get on and off. I like ponchos because where I hunt in Colorado rainstorms come and go fast. I can throw a poncho on without taking my pack off, and I like that. Since it has corner grommets it's also easy to string up to ride out a hailstorm - I've done that with my son so we don't all need to put on rain gear.

Last year they had these in all kinds of colors, and I got a few in multicam. I don't see those listed anymore, unfortunately. That gave me a third advantage - I was able to use it to make an impromptu blind last elk season. I used it to better hide my tripod and rifle while staking out a meadow.

Finally, I use it as a ground tarp while quartering out elk. It keeps dirt off your meat bags before you hang them, and saves packing an extra plastic sheet or whatever in your kill kit. Cleans up easily too.

This probably isn't answering your question if you really want a rain jacket, but I'm mentioning it here because it's so darned useful...
Just looked it up. Hell, even if you have a rain jacket, that would be nice to have with you!!!
 

JimP

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The Amazon links work for me


I have a set of rain gear that I got from Cabela's 10 years ago. I got it just before I headed up to British Colombia on a bear hunt and almost lived in it for the whole 10 days. Since then I have wore it a few times down in Arizona for spring hunts and of course whenever I get caught in a storm on my ATV. It packs away in a nice pouch, one for the top and one for the bottom. I also have a set of cold weather gear from Cabela's that you would stay warm and dry in if the temperatures were below zero.

A sad thing is that neither of the above are available anymore since Bass Pro took over and replaced quality merchandise with junk Red Head stuff.

The problem is that you need to find what is going to work for you. As you mentioned one thing may be too warm where the next item might not provide enough warmth if needed
 

Muley bound

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Mar 12, 2013
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Wisconsin
The Amazon links work for me


I have a set of rain gear that I got from Cabela's 10 years ago. I got it just before I headed up to British Colombia on a bear hunt and almost lived in it for the whole 10 days. Since then I have wore it a few times down in Arizona for spring hunts and of course whenever I get caught in a storm on my ATV. It packs away in a nice pouch, one for the top and one for the bottom. I also have a set of cold weather gear from Cabela's that you would stay warm and dry in if the temperatures were below zero.

A sad thing is that neither of the above are available anymore since Bass Pro took over and replaced quality merchandise with junk Red Head stuff.

The problem is that you need to find what is going to work for you. As you mentioned one thing may be too warm where the next item might not provide enough warmth if needed
It’s too bad, ever since Cabelas and Bass Blow merged, I feel everything has been down hill!
 

RICMIC

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I also have the KUIU Chugach, and the best thing that I can say about them is that it has never rained when I had them with me. No kidding, and I am talking about over 40 days in multiple states. I could probably hire out to travel to areas that are flooding, sort of an opposite of the "rain-makers" during the dust bowl days.
 

Turbodude

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I. Know this may not apply to this topic, but the Sitka Delta wader kicks ass. Been a duck for 30 plus years. Had Columbia’s & Brownings etc. Sitkas cost more, but worth it.
 

jimss

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If you want the best breathable go with Kuiu or Sitka. On that I’ve had great results that’s on $50 each is marmot precious from Sierra trading. Make sure your jackets have pitzips so they breath. Jelly Henson are great for camp or boat when not active