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View Poll Results: What Rain Gear/Wading Jacket do you use?
Vinyl rain jacket/poncho (non specific to fly fishing) 1 0.92%
Polyster rain jacket/poncho (non specific to fly fishing) 2 1.83%
Nylon rain jacket/poncho (non specific to fly fishing) 9 8.26%
Gore-tex rain jacket/poncho (non specific to fly fishing) 10 9.17%
Gore-tex Equivalent rain jacket/poncho (non specific to fly fishing) 6 5.50%
Vinyl fly fishing wading jacket 4 3.67%
Polyster fly fishing wading jacket 1 0.92%
Nylon fly fishing wading jacket 6 5.50%
Gore-tex fly fishing wading jacket 30 27.52%
Gore-tex Equivalent fly fishing wading jacket 23 21.10%
Frogg Toggs 7 6.42%
Plastic Trash Bag 0 0%
Al Naturale' (Nothing) 7 6.42%
Other 5 4.59%
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:38 AM
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I use a Orvis wading jacket. Very disapointed in it. The wader jacket tech person I talked to said I could dunk my hand in the river and the water wouldnt get in. I tie the velcro so tight I practically cant get any blood to my hands but still end up with a wet arm
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I use a Orvis wading jacket. Very disapointed in it. The wader jacket tech person I talked to said I could dunk my hand in the river and the water wouldnt get in. I tie the velcro so tight I practically cant get any blood to my hands but still end up with a wet arm
Huh, I have the Tailwater and with the wrist cinched (not to the point you said but snug) my cuffs stay crispy dry.
Different strokes.
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Joni-
I had a Tailwater Jacket for about 5 years. My only complaint about the jacket was the same issue Saltflytyer states. In the rain, my sleeves were always wet. It seemed to me the neoprene cuffs somehow wicked moisture up my shirt sleeves. If it wasn't raining and I just dunked my arm in the water to land a fish, no issue and the jacket would dry, but my shirt sleeves would be fine. My jacket was purchased in about 2000. Orvis may have improved the cuffs since.
I went to a Simms G3 in 2004. That jacket has been great for me. I've stayed dry in week long downpours on Alaska float trips.
As long as you have confidence in your equipment-everything is good.
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I had a Tailwater Jacket for about 5 years. My only complaint about the jacket was the same issue Saltflytyer states. In the rain, my sleeves were always wet. It seemed to me the neoprene cuffs somehow wicked moisture up my shirt sleeves. If it wasn't raining and I just dunked my arm in the water to land a fish, no issue and the jacket would dry, but my shirt sleeves would be fine. My jacket was purchased in about 2000. Orvis may have improved the cuffs since.
I went to a Simms G3 in 2004. That jacket has been great for me. I've stayed dry in week long downpours on Alaska float trips.
As long as you have confidence in your equipment-everything is good.
G3 is a great jacket and as far as your last line......Absolutely!
I can see the neoprene soaking up water, I just haven't experienced wet cuffs....somebody must love me....LOL
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Huh, I have the Tailwater and with the wrist cinched (not to the point you said but snug) my cuffs stay crispy dry.
Different strokes.
Worked fine for me too, I can reach all the way into the water with none getting inside the sleeves - as long as I remember to cinch the cuff before I reach down.
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I have been using one of the Cabela's DryPlus wading jackets....just upgraded to the Orvis Tailwaters XT (On Sale RIGHT NOW!!!)
Can't wait to try it out.
Being in the Sultry South...breathability was a HUGE consideration when making this purchase. From everything I read, this was one of the most successful in that department...it has poit zips too....which can be a heck of a relief when the weather warms up.
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I have been using one of the Cabela's DryPlus wading jackets....just upgraded to the Orvis Tailwaters XT (On Sale RIGHT NOW!!!) . . . Being in the Sultry South...breathability was a HUGE consideration when making this purchase. From everything I read, this was one of the most successful in that department...it has poit zips too....which can be a heck of a relief when the weather warms up.
I've got a Cabela's Backcountry Wading Jacket (Short, for deep wading), so don't know how that compares with your Cabela's DryPlus. Nevertheless, also living in the "Sultry South" in Gulf Coast Texas, I'd be interested in your comparison of warm (read "humid") weather breathability of the Orvis compared to your Cabela's.
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I've got a Cabela's Backcountry Wading Jacket (Short, for deep wading), so don't know how that compares with your Cabela's DryPlus. Nevertheless, also living in the "Sultry South" in Gulf Coast Texas, I'd be interested in your comparison of warm (read "humid") weather breathability of the Orvis compared to your Cabela's.
Got a chance to test it out when we were stuck on the Toccoa in some NASTY weather this weekend.
Jacket was BEYOND belief in performance.
TOTALLY waterprrof and cool to boot!
The pit-zips help too....but I am surprised at the overall breathability of this jacket compared to the Cabela's.
In a nutshell....it was like comparing a Porsche to a Pinto from top to bottom.
The Orvis Tailwaters XT is a SUPERIOR product.
Well worth the sale price...heck...it is worth the full retail!
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I'm using a Cabela's gore-tex; and I love it...

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