Originally Posted by Tracker12
Last Staurday I fished in a steday rain while wet raining. It was pretty warm and now that uncomfortable at first. But after about 4 hour I got a little chill. Realized it would have been nice to have kept the top half dry. Considering the temps the top would need to be light. I am thinking a nice pull over rainproof piece would be nice. Wouldn't really need pockets. Wondering what my options are. Thinking some non fishing gear like hiking /boating may be the ticket.
By "light" are you talking about the weight of the shell or insulating abilities? Patagonia used to make a pullover shell called the Specter that you could find in their outlet shops. They don't make it anymore, but it weighed in at just under 7 ounces and folded up small enough to fit in a pocket. I picked up two a couple of years ago for around $65.
The last time I checked, there were a couple left in the Santa Cruz Patagonia Outlet in Santa Cruz, CA. Another Patagonia Outlet located in Montana does phone orders and will ship, too. (I'm not sure if the Patagonia Outlet in Santa Cruz will ship).
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That link also has some websites that might carry some leftovers of that model.
After looking at some of the wading jackets recently, and just fishing apparel in general, it seems like a lot of things are much bulkier and heavier weighted than needed. (Not exactly designed for backpacking use). But then again, am I going to going to start swinging a bunch of razor sharp hooks around my $350 Patagonia softshell? Probably not.
I'm located in Southern California, so all my rain shells are usually for emergency use only, so I like them ultralight and packable, and that's what the Specter delivered.
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