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solid color rain suit recommendations
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Contributors to this thread:
flyingbrass 12-Oct-17
MTNRCHR 12-Oct-17
elkstabber 12-Oct-17
elk yinzer 12-Oct-17
Brotsky 12-Oct-17
Killbuck 12-Oct-17
Swampbuck 12-Oct-17
Blacktail Bob 12-Oct-17
kellyharris 12-Oct-17
carcus 13-Oct-17
woodguy65 13-Oct-17
SixLomaz 13-Oct-17
jims 13-Oct-17
flyingbrass 15-Oct-17
Beendare 17-Oct-17
From: flyingbrass
12-Oct-17
please recommend a solid color rain suit. I've had a Sitka (misplaced) that I like but I want a solid color now.

From: MTNRCHR
12-Oct-17
Green

From: elkstabber
12-Oct-17
Green or gray. Not tan or black because then you resemble a game animal.

From: elk yinzer
12-Oct-17
All day rainforest type stuff or occassional passing shower?

Need it to be athletic and highly technical or not so much?

Does it need to be packable?

Do you need resistance to briars and brush?

Or jack of all trades/master of none?

And the big one...what is your budget?

Impossible to make an honest recommendation without knowing much of that info.

From: Brotsky
12-Oct-17
I hear good things about the Marmot precip line. Gray or green.

From: Killbuck
12-Oct-17
first lite

From: Swampbuck
12-Oct-17
Grundens

12-Oct-17
Cabela's XPG Rain Gear

Only draw back are pants that don't have full length zipper.

From: kellyharris
12-Oct-17
Bright yellow so you look like the fish sticks guy on the box in the frozen food section

From: carcus
13-Oct-17
Helly hanson impertech

From: woodguy65
13-Oct-17
Sitka has solid color as well (gray).

From: SixLomaz
13-Oct-17

SixLomaz's Link
Grundens in Kryptek

From: jims
13-Oct-17
The best rain gear for the price that I've found is Marmot Precip. I've used an abused it over the years. It breathes just as good as any Sitka raingear I have. The jackets also have pitzips. I wouldn't buy a rain jacket without them! I use it all the time in Alaska and the lower 48. The price is so good at Sierra Trading that I have 2 pairs. I use them as backups or when I don't need camo. They are around $50 each at ST and you can likely get an additional 20 to 30% off if you can find a coupon code.

If I'm not doing much hiking and it's super wet I also use Helly Henson. It isn't breathable though.

From: flyingbrass
15-Oct-17
I like the HH impertech 2 but thought they discontinued it? Also I've used the Sitka Downpour and was real impressed. I'd like a version of both of these. so recommend something along those lines. both!

From: Beendare
17-Oct-17
Gore tex and waterproof dont belong in the same sentence for hunting rain gear,

The best light stuff: Kuiu, eVent and PreCip

Lots of good coated options- but heavy

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