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Offline vaz,,66

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What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:00:10 AM »
Hi everyone.

I've got to the point that i need to upgrade my rain gear and i would like to hear from you guys what you use for your backcountry hunt.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 08:09:32 AM »
I use old school Sitka Nimbus jacket and pants.
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 08:22:26 AM »
Depends on the expected weather.   If September or early October and lighter rain, I just bring my Marmot Precip jacket and pants.  Lightweight and easy to put on and off.   

For late October and November hunts with heavy rain and snow, I go with the Sitka Coldfront top and bottom.   Heavier to pack, but extremely waterproof.   And lined with thin fleece to keep the warmth in better.

I also have some less expensive Rivers West camo gear that is waterproof and holds up well that I sometimes pack if I don't feel like lugging the heavier Sitka gear along.

Regardless of which gear you buy, getting it dried out every night in the backcountry is critical or you're putting on wet gear every morning.....   :twocents:
« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 08:49:22 AM by kselkhunter »

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 09:06:00 AM »
I used Kuiu Chugach last year seemed to work fine always felt dry.  :twocents:
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 09:48:20 AM »
Regardless of which gear you buy, getting it dried out every night in the backcountry is critical or you're putting on wet gear every morning.....   :twocents:
how are you getting your rain gear dry? i think ive accomplished this maybe 10% of the time...

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 09:49:48 AM »
Regardless of which gear you buy, getting it dried out every night in the backcountry is critical or you're putting on wet gear every morning.....   :twocents:
how are you getting your rain gear dry? i think ive accomplished this maybe 10% of the time...
I use my tipi with stove for the late October and November hunts where I know heavy rain and snow are expected.   

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 11:09:48 AM »
I use my tipi with stove for the late October and November hunts where I know heavy rain and snow are expected.
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 11:37:38 AM »
Kryptek Koldo pants and jacket,  only downside is the helmet sized hood otherwise couldn't be happier.
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 05:34:31 PM »
Thanks for the all replies,  currently i have cabelas mto-50 gortex and also i have Browning set which is super lite . MTO-50 is a little bet heavy for my taste  but the Browning on the ather hand is not durable at all , my pants got shredded after two days hunting in a heavy brash. I'm looking for durable/lite set like firstlite/kuiu/sitka or any ather brands, just dont know which one is better, or should i get two one for open country and one for heavy timber.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 05:35:52 PM »
Kuiu chugach. Never been wet

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 05:51:43 PM »
I have Kuiu Yukon pants and I wear the gators as well.  I hunted in Westside blacktail country several times last year and never got wet. Best rain gear I've ever worn.

 I upgraded from the Cabelas MT050 stuff. That stuff was good while it was, but when it failed, it failed miserably
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 05:56:59 PM »
Kuiu chugach. Never been wet

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 06:04:21 PM »
Stay away from First Lite. I'm disgusted at the quality of the pants that I own (merino wool) and their customer service was frankly revolting.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2017, 06:20:39 PM »
Anything breathable leaks at some point, and anything super lightweight tears. I have Kuiu and Sitka right now and it really is all a trade off, love my Sitka cloudburst but a little heavier than my Kuiu. Have the chugach and the Ultra NX, Ultra is very light but not too durable. Chugach is a good balance of light/packable/durable but did soak thru after an all day downpour with pack on last year. And most all high dollar packable stuff I've had is somewhat loud at best. Always looking for the unicorn though. Right now Sitka is my overall fave

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 06:27:58 PM »
Kuiu Yukon pants and coat, great stuff.
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 07:02:27 PM »
KUIU Chugach. Like all quality, breathable rain gear it is loud but keeps you dry and breathes well

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 07:34:20 PM »
Kuiu Yukon pants and coat, great stuff.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 08:00:05 PM »
Stay away from First Lite. I'm disgusted at the quality of the pants that I own (merino wool) and their customer service was frankly revolting.
Bummer to hear that about First Lite.  There's no excuse for bad customer service.  Period.

I'm getting a bit jaded on the idea of merino wool in the first place.  It's a great material, don't get me wrong, but for most hunting (and most outdoor sports) applications, it's just simply not durable enough. 

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 08:11:57 PM »
Stay away from First Lite. I'm disgusted at the quality of the pants that I own (merino wool) and their customer service was frankly revolting.
Bummer to hear that about First Lite.  There's no excuse for bad customer service.  Period.

I'm getting a bit jaded on the idea of merino wool in the first place.  It's a great material, don't get me wrong, but for most hunting (and most outdoor sports) applications, it's just simply not durable enough.

Yep. I drank the Kool-Aid for it, and I'm paying for it. Once these pants are ripped up enough (bought them this summer, will have 5-6 patches sewn on by the end of this hunting season) I'll be going back to Sitka. Althought Kuiu is getting a lot of love on this thread.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 09:56:06 PM »
I have the first lite boundary Stormtight pants and they have been awesome. No water at all from days on end including busting brush. My north face jacket... not so much.


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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2017, 10:20:26 PM »
Kuiu Yukon pants and coat, great stuff.
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2017, 10:38:18 PM »
I once forgot my rain gear.
A storm front came in and i hinted with big black garbage bags between my long underwear and camo.
It was a little noisy but it kept me dry.
Mostly.   :chuckle:
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2017, 11:03:46 PM »
Has anyone tried or know anyone that has tried this gear? Their warranty seems top shelf. Prices aren’t bad either.

https://www.pnumaoutdoors.com/selkirk-all-weather-hunting-jacket

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2017, 05:45:59 AM »
I've had great experience with First Lite cust.service,no complaints.
As stated any rain gear that is breathable will soak through eventually.If I'm just sitting for a long time in heavy rain I will usually pull a syl.nylon poncho over me and my pack
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2017, 06:18:13 AM »
Kuiu chugach for me, been excellent. Also have run there ultra light rain pants and was very impressed.
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