Re: Waterproofs for the tropics?!
I have a Footjoy short sleeve golf rain shirt a buddy gave me. Works like a champ. It's one size larger than I normally wear and slips over my regular shirt. I had my daughter add some Velcro to tighten the neck to help keep water out. Coleman makes an inexpensive suit you can get at Wal-Mart. Comes with a pouch for the jacket and pants. I've used it in some serious downpours and stayed dry. Breathes well and the price is right.
The frogg toggs, not too impressed. Light, easy to pack, but I always felt damp and they start to leak around the seams quickly.
My gore-tex stuff is a bit too warm for the tropics.
For regular clothes, I wear the Columbia or Magellan shirts, and shorts that the surfer guys use. They are very comfortable and dry in minutes.
My .02 on this.
Good luck on the trip! I would love to make it down there one day.
Last edited by fr8dog; 05-14-2013 at 05:03 PM.