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Old 01-11-2021, 12:13 PM   #1
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I dont mind paying for something decent but sitka at 350 bucks for the jacket is a little rich for my blood. I would like something that is soft and not loud on the outside for bow hunting but water proof enough for sitting out a true rain event. I need pants and a top. What do you recommend? Cabelas used to have a gore tex type jacket that was really good and would keep you dry but I dont see them anymore. It had a fleace type outer layer
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:19 PM   #2
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The problem is something truly waterproof and quiet doesn’t exactly go together. First lite has 2 lines that are solid. The Sitka stuff is good as well.

Are you wanting to use it here in TX or are you planning on using it somewhere that is just constantly wet like the PNW or AK? As far as rain gear goes the cabelas space rain combos are as good as I’ve come across. Waterproof enough as well as quiet enough.
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:21 PM   #3
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i was like you and on a budget. i went to kinds camo and got mine for around 140$. they offer an outfitter series and the xkg. i got the xkg and couldn't be happier. decently quiet and super dry. used in colorado this year elk hunting.
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:24 PM   #4
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buy the badlands on sale its a goodone.
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:25 PM   #5
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Honestly most likely just in texas. I have hunted most of my life and am tired of being cold. I would hope one day to hunt Colorado or maybe New Mexico. But 99% would be deer deer and duck hunting.
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:27 PM   #6
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I agree with the badlands. I have some of there stuff and it's been great so far. Got them on sale.
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help. Any links? I am not familiar with those places or brands. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:41 PM   #8
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i was like you and on a budget. i went to kinds camo and got mine for around 140$. they offer an outfitter series and the xkg. i got the xkg and couldn't be happier. decently quiet and super dry. used in colorado this year elk hunting.
Kings xkg is another good one for a decent price point that isnít too high
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:07 PM   #9
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I got the kings camo guide top and bottoms on sale for $40 for the set. Very happy with them.
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:27 PM   #10
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I've had good luck with my Fog Toggs.
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:39 PM   #11
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I agree with the badlands. I have some of there stuff and it's been great so far. Got them on sale.
Agreed. I've done the same, and have been pleased.
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Old 01-11-2021, 03:30 PM   #12
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I have the Sitka Downpour Jacket and Pants. While pricey, its the most quiet rain gear out there. I just don't hunt in the rain much. I'll probably list it for sale here on TBH soon
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Old 01-11-2021, 03:33 PM   #13
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buy the badlands on sale its a goodone.
I bought this last month. It seems very quiet for rain gear. I havent had the chance to try it out thought.
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Old 01-11-2021, 03:47 PM   #14
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Rivers West if you want a warm jacket for stand hunting or a duck blind. They're fleece jackets with a rubber like liner in between, so you will sweat if you are really active, but they keep rain out. Mine has stayed waterproof longer than any fancy membrane jacket I've had.

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Old 01-11-2021, 04:27 PM   #15
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Rivers west...light, medium and heavy depending on how cold natured ya are
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:34 PM   #16
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Another fan of RIVERS WEST. Works great and is very well built.
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:20 PM   #17
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I have 3 Rivers West jackets and pullover top that are all waterproof. Jackets are quiet. Like Jr said if you are active you will sweat in them, they don't breath. One of two of them have zip vents.

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Old 01-12-2021, 07:53 AM   #18
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Is anything bass pro/cabelas worth a hoot?
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:52 AM   #19
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Also, should I just plan to get wet and wear wool?
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:33 PM   #20
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If it’s raining than degree of quiet doesn’t matter. The quieter the face fabric more apt it is to absorb water and then weight a ton, eventually saturating and leaking.

For durability any of the goretex pro shells. Best bang for buck Columbia outdry extreme.

What ever you decide pit zips are a must
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:50 AM   #21
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I've never found quiet rain gear regardless of brand. The Cabelas Space rain gear has worked fine the couple times I used it. It's super pack-able so you can just leave it in your backpack with minimal space used.

It's onsale right now.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:27 AM   #22
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What he said^^^^

Quiet and rain gear just dosenít normally go together. Iíve never found any rain gear that I thought was quiet enough for bow hunting. Disclaimer: Iíve never tried the super high dollar rain gear. I suspect they are better, but still not quiet enough for my liking. I pretty much stay at the house if itís raining these days. I hate trying to blood trail in the rain anyway.

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Old 01-13-2021, 08:37 AM   #23
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Im a huge fan of Pnuma. Not the cheapest...nor the priciest either but the lifetime warranty is worth it.

Currently (ending tonight) they are offering 30% off much of their line, including rain gear. I have much of their gear and cant say enough great things.

https://pnumaoutdoors.com/
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:37 AM   #24
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:13 AM   #25
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For Texas a sil-nylon poncho is my choice. I actually use a poncho tarp set up. You cannot get enough ventilation with anything else. October is the second wettest month for many of us. I use the same thing for mountain hunts in September.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:53 AM   #26
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I've never found quiet rain gear regardless of brand. The Cabelas Space rain gear has worked fine the couple times I used it. It's super pack-able so you can just leave it in your backpack with minimal space used.

It's onsale right now.
Just ordered a set of these, thanks for the heads up.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:42 PM   #27
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Love my Helly Hansen they keep me completely dry during duck goose hunts on them rainy days


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Old 01-13-2021, 05:05 PM   #28
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I've never found quiet rain gear regardless of brand. The Cabelas Space rain gear has worked fine the couple times I used it. It's super pack-able so you can just leave it in your backpack with minimal space used.

It's onsale right now.
I agree. It's not very tough or durable, but I don't ever want to wear rain gear unless it is raining!
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:07 PM   #29
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Don't know if Cabela's still has their MTO-50 packable rain gear, but that's what I use. Have had it for years. Killed my first bull in Co. wearing it. Shot him 12 yards with a recurve. Continued to video after the shot and had 75+ elk some within 8 yards of me and none spooked. It was drizzling slowly and about 40 degrees... down right miserable. I remained warm and DRY. I hope I never have to replace it if they don't make that stuff any longer...



I also have some goretex layered stuff that is fairly quiet, but crinkly to the point I have not tried it bow hunting. The MTO-50 gear is very quiet.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:10 PM   #30
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Here you go...


https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabe...Jacket+for+Men



https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabe...+Pants+for+Men
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