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Old 09-02-2010, 03:39 PM
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Default Rain Weather Gear Preferences?

I used to prefer a hooded pancho in a warm rain, but I'm thinking that gets in the way of the various bits & tools on / in the vest.

What do you wear in warm rain?

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If you can 'afford it,' nothing beats 'Gortex' and a baseball type hat to keep the hood off/above your face (add 'spectacles' to that) But light/water proof (whom ever makes it) is key.

Most of these types of products are 'breathable,' but are one hell of a good wind-breaker .... which means they will be darned warm regardless of the weather. A good thing in the winter, not necessarily a good thing in warm weather. There, light clothing that will move 'sweat' (cottons not one of them) away from your body is a 'best practice.'

Just thoughts as it's supposed to hit close to 100 degrees here in Southern Oregon, and I have to tweak the yard sprinkler system. Ah hell, just strip off your cloths and put on swimming trunks .. you're going to get wet as heck no matter how you do this .. if you're going to fine tune the Bloody things.



Just kidding, but the swim suit really is the way to go.

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Default Re: Rain Weather Gear Preferences?

I have an old well waxed Filson and an older Lewis Creek. I don't use a vest but carry only a few things in my jacket pockets. I want to get a Simms jacket for the really serious stuff but also would like a new computer so.......................

Waxed cotton is not the best but I've been hacking along with it for thirty years. My first was a Hoggs of Fife made in Scotland and I just kept getting them. I guess the waxing is like changing the oil in my old truck, just part of having it.
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Yeah, geeze Ard. You may bring those back with this thread. They still make those waxed cotton jackets (offered by Sierra Trading Post). They are about as much as Simms jackets.
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Question Re: Rain Weather Gear Preferences?

fredaevans,

From what (little) I know of Oregon, I can't understand why you'd need a sprinkler system there. Isn't your annual rainfall like, huge?
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I'm curretly using a Cloudveil Zorro which is merely a breathable rain jacket, not specifically fishing oriented. I have a love hate relationship with it, love it because it has pit zips, packable, breathable, and if layered properly, it works through 3 seasons. However, I don't like it because the pockets are minimal although very large.

Next purchase will likely be something more fishing oriented but I have somewhat of a dilema as pit zips are a requirement and I don't see too many light weight fishing oriented jackets with them. Why pit zips? I can open them up and still access pockets underneath my jacket in fishing shirts and it also helps keep me cool.
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