Rainwear What works for you ?

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Re: Rainwear What works for you ?

Postby telelliott » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:58 pm

AK Troutbum wrote:I've been using Kuiu Chugach NX rain gear for the last year and a half or so and so far so good. It's no where near as light as my Precip gear, but it does breath very well and has kept me dry in some moderately heavy rains.


x2 on the Chugach NX. I have used it backcountry skiing/snowmobiling/hunting. All I can compare it with is my fly low quantum, and it's a bit lighter and a lot more breathable. Surprised it has not ripped yet as thin as it is
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Re: Rainwear What works for you ?

Postby Lwing » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:19 am

Live and work outdoors on the west coast. It amazes me how many 100% waterproof advertised products fail miserably around here. Have tried lots of rain wear.
Outings where not worried about sweating Helly Hansen impertech. All day hikes arcteryx leaf alpha, brutally exspensive, but in remote areas where staying warm and dry could be a life saver, worth every penny. These are my choices for week long downpours where it just doesn't let up and your in rain gear all day. We get the most rainfall in North America around here and unfortunately a lot of manufacturers/internet claims have cost me a quite a few bucks
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Re: Rainwear What works for you ?

Postby swisski » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:36 pm

I haven't really looked at the Arcteryx Leaf line before. Does you well in the constant downpours though? I too know how the wet coast is.
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Re: Rainwear What works for you ?

Postby Akicita » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:54 pm

Arcteryx Beta SL and Arcteryx Rush Jacket - Marmot Precip Full Zip Pants and Arcteryx Stinger Pants. . . After being wet and mostly miserable for 40+ years I finally realized you can't go cheap on foul weather gear if you want to stay comfortable.
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Re: Rainwear What works for you ?

Postby Laned » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:53 pm

I just picked up a Kuiu Chugach NX jacket that I'm hoping will do the trick. But, I'm sure it won't last when the dwr coating starts to fail. I'm curious, has anyone on here tried any of the Columbia Outdry line? Supposedly solves the wetting out problem by not having that outer fabric layer. I saw recently that Sitka picked up that technology as well. Curious about the durability and breathability.
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