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Old 10-24-2008, 03:18 PM
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I am in the market for a good, durable, and lasting wading jacket. Something I could use from late fall to Early spring. My only problem is I only know of one company that makes wading jackets, Simms. I do not feel like spending $300-400 for a wading jacket. Anyone know of any good jackets out there or companies that make wading Jackets besides Simms?
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:41 PM
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MikeG,
I picked this one out a few months ago. I had a ecoupon for 10-20% the prices shown here. I like it. It would be ideal for the time frame that you are looking for.

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Hey Piscator.

I'm thinking of getting that jacket also. I'm 5'10'' at about 190- do you think the x- large might be too big. Folks on reviews say it runs a little large. I'm a true large normally, but want to layer this. Any thoughts?
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Cabela's also has a decent selection of wading jackets in all price ranges.
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I agree with the Cabela's recommendation. I went by there last night and came across a sale they were having on their house brand rain gear. I got the Paclite, which is their lightweight Gore-Tex gear and it normally runs for $109 and I got it for $55 (50% off). The sign said all rain gear was 30% off but when I got to the register it was 50% off which is an excellent deal IMHO. The clerk who rang me up asked where I got it because he wanted to get one at that price.
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I agree with the Cabela's recommendation. I went by there last night and came across a sale they were having on their house brand rain gear. I got the Paclite, which is their lightweight Gore-Tex gear and it normally runs for $109 and I got it for $55 (50% off). The sign said all rain gear was 30% off but when I got to the register it was 50% off which is an excellent deal IMHO. The clerk who rang me up asked where I got it because he wanted to get one at that price.
In that case, that is most likely a in store deal only. I actually work at Cabela's in IL. Most larger discounts like that tend to be instore deals only. They are trying to clear inventory they could not sell and they drop it off 50%. Unfortunately my store only carries the camouflage wading jackets, which I do not want. If I find a similar quality one at another store I will most likely get it because my discount is nothing if I could get it cheaper somewhere else.

I actually stumbled across Patagonia products. How are there wading jackets?
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Default Re: Wading Jackets

Hi Mike,

Here are a few you can consider. These are the best of the lower cost GORE-TX jackets that I know about. Order a Cabela's Fly Fishing Catalog. It has some very good jackets. I like the Cabela's Guideware Jacket. Some of our members use the Redington Bow River jacket and they liked it. I don't like the fact that it is not GORE-TEX. All of these jackets are under $220.

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Jose,
I'm 5'8" and float between 180 and 190 and I bought the X-Large. It should work for you as well. Actually, when I made my order I bought both the Large and XL to determine for myself which one would work best for me. I like it because if I wanted to wear something heavy underneath I can.

I have a great Cabela's Gore-Tex Outer shell with the Fleece interior jack that can be switched out. It's a really nice jacket.

As far as the Patagonia wading jackets they are expensive but well worth it. I envy one of my Fishing buddies jacket everytime I see.

It's all in the matter of how much you can afford.
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Thanks for the info on the sizing, Piscator.

One more question on this jacket- do the cuffs close up fairly well? I read one review where the guy spoke of water getting in up the sleeve.

As far as Patagonia- I love all their stuff and it's guaranteed! They have a great sale once or twice a year, and that's the only time I buy from them- after all I need to save for the fly tying equipment : )
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I work at Cabela's so I can get Cabela's products at great discounts and also get industry jackets like Patagonia at massive discount off wholesale price.

I think I just need to try some on at the stores and see what I like the best.
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