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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 arenít 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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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2017, 08:06:29 AM »
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:

You're not the only one who has had to do the "emergency garbage bag poncho" trick.   :tup:
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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 10:54:30 AM »
Kryptek koldo jacket with arcteryx leaf gen 3 bibs . Durable waterproof and comfortable.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2017, 11:21:16 AM »
First lite SEAK and Stormtight pants. They rock but I live in the rain. I have 2 seasons with the jacket using it 15 ish days hard hunting through brush and it looks new. The storm tight pants I have a small tear by the ankle from hurdling deadfalls chasing a bugling bull. They keep me 100% dry but are not a warmth layer if your hunting later in the season.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2017, 11:37:19 AM »
+ 1 on the First Lite SEAK Stormtight and Boundary Stormtight pants. It's a bummer others have had terrible service with FL, I've nothing but good experiences all around.

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Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2017, 12:23:54 AM »
Kuiu Chugach

 

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