collapse

Author Topic: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?  (Read 1768 times)

Offline skeeter 20i

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 620
  • Location: Spokane
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:
"The world is changed by your example, not your opinion."

Offline savagehunter

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2013
  • Posts: 328
  • Location: everett
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.

Offline Wetwoodshunter

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 459
  • Location: Sekiu, WA
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.

Offline swisski

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 34
  • Location: Puyallup, WA
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.

Offline spin05

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 808
  • Location: Camano Island
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2017, 12:23:54 AM »
Kuiu Chugach

Offline SemperFidelis97

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 2196
  • Location: Graham
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2017, 07:29:59 AM »
Sitka cloudburst has served me well.

Sent from my E6782 using Tapatalk


Offline Milkman

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2016
  • Posts: 129
  • Location: Federal way
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2017, 10:05:35 AM »
Sitka cloudburst has served me well.

Sent from my E6782 using Tapatalk

I was looking at these. Thought they may be a lil loud?.... thoughts? Thx

Offline SemperFidelis97

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 2196
  • Location: Graham
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2017, 03:25:47 PM »
They aren't loud, I have used them for archery elk several times.  I prefer them over the thicker stormfront I own both, the pit zips are a lifesaver on the cloudburst.  The cloudburst set actually stays in my pack all the time including backpacking trips.

Sent from my E6782 using Tapatalk


Offline Fozzie Bear

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2017
  • Posts: 19
  • Location: SW WA
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2017, 09:20:00 PM »
Fwiw, my Cabela's MT 50s failed slowly over time. Trying to save a buck, I clean them well and treated them with a topical waterproofing spray. They are as good as new since the spray treatment. I will upgrade one day, but at least I'm not wearing leaky rain gear in the meantime.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Offline dreamingbig

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 2184
  • Location: Mukilteo, WA
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2017, 12:51:23 PM »
The original First Life Storm has treated me well.  I purchased the Seak in their asat closeout sale.  It looks bomb proof and not too heavy.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
@mukbowhunt
Avid Bowhunter
Maxxis 35 / Trykon XL

Offline trophyhunt

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 9323
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2017, 02:36:04 PM »
Someone needs to buy this jacket and let us know how it is, itís only 800.00.  Itís from OR and built for the military.  Pants are the same price.

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1600
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2017, 08:00:13 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
yep !!!  Bought the wapiti all weather pants and coat they are lifetime guaranteed and they worked flawless for the 3 days of crap weather during modern deer!!
I will be out all weekend wearing them up high in the snow and give them a true test but so far they are my favorite of all

Offline andr3wxmma

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 138
  • Location: FT Lewis
  • Groups: NRA
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 06:17:43 PM »
Someone needs to buy this jacket and let us know how it is, itís only 800.00.  Itís from OR and built for the military.  Pants are the same price.
Built for the military makes me laugh, the wet weather gear they give us is trash made by the lowest bidder.

Offline GOING2HUNT

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2016
  • Posts: 26
  • Location: WA
  • Groups: NRA
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 06:27:48 PM »
Pants- My Under Armour bids are in their second season and I am impressed, no lining but they are roomy enough I can get a couple layers underneath. They use Goretex for the WP.  Lightweight if you are packing them. 

Jackets- I have several jackets I could pack depending on temp.

Offline Magnum_Willys

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 2307
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 06:34:17 PM »
Kuiu Chugach
:yeah:  And they dry quickly even without heat.   In no heat back country wool base layer and chugach outer is a winner - sleep in the base layer and the chugach dries overnight ( or in an hour or so usually).  The mid layer is a challenge to dry in no heat tent but if you control your venting and pace you should be able to keep it dry with the chugach.

Online Stickerbush

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 986
  • Location: 206
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 07:38:47 PM »
Anyone have experience with the cheap kuiu teton gear?
Coastal Perspective.

Offline Magnum_Willys

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 2307
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 08:32:29 PM »
Anyone have experience with the cheap kuiu teton gear?
check their site friday first thing might get a set 40% off. 

Offline highside74

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1237
  • Location: Eatonville wa
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 09:06:22 PM »
Cabelas  Instinct Backcountry Barrier jacket and pant look to have really good features and the lifetime guarantee if they don't work out. $500 for the set is steep but if you keep your receipt even if they break down in 5 years they will replace them or give your purchase price back to you. And the new O2 octane camo is not bad either. Seems like it will be on the loud side but hunting in the rain is generally loud anyway.

Offline fishngamereaper

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1674
  • Location: kitsap
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 09:57:35 PM »
I've had really good results with my prana pants...this year in idaho in the snow they where bullet proof and never absorbed moisture..I wore them blacktail hunting and it took 5 hours of rain and packing a deer out to get them a little wet. For a jacket I just wear a McKinley H2O jacket..just a shell, taped seams and completely waterproof..it's been bullet proof as well.  I've stopped buying into the big hunting clothes companys, to expensive.

Offline Kazekurt

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 398
  • Location: Ephrata
  • The trophy is in the hunt; the animal is a bonus!
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 10:17:25 PM »
Anyone have experience with the cheap kuiu teton gear?

I have the Yukon set, the chugach pants, and the Teton set.  The Yukon set is the  heaviest and most durable.    The chugach is  still fairly durable but is light enough to be packable and worn over  another pair of pants.   I have never worn the Teton set, But it is extremely lightweight so I question it's durability.  So far, everything I've worn from kuiu has been outstanding.  Kuiu  rain gear is not particularly quiet but it will definitely keep you dry.  If you're interested in the Teton set I'll sell you mine.  Size large, pants still in packaging, both never worn.

Online Stickerbush

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 986
  • Location: 206
Re: What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt?
« Reply #45 on: Today at 08:17:46 AM »
Anyone have experience with the cheap kuiu teton gear?

I have the Yukon set, the chugach pants, and the Teton set.  The Yukon set is the  heaviest and most durable.    The chugach is  still fairly durable but is light enough to be packable and worn over  another pair of pants.   I have never worn the Teton set, But it is extremely lightweight so I question it's durability.  So far, everything I've worn from kuiu has been outstanding.  Kuiu  rain gear is not particularly quiet but it will definitely keep you dry.  If you're interested in the Teton set I'll sell you mine.  Size large, pants still in packaging, both never worn.

Thanks but I would need a bigger size
Coastal Perspective.

 

* Recent Topics

Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky... by NRA4LIFE
[Today at 11:10:03 PM]


WTB - Band Saw by PolarBear
[Today at 11:01:24 PM]


Which would you choose? help Make my choice easier. by biggfish
[Today at 10:47:55 PM]


2017 Deer, post them here (photos & stats) by steeleywhopper
[Today at 10:45:26 PM]


Got em! by riverrun
[Today at 10:34:49 PM]


WTS Firstlite Gloves BNWT *Price Drop* by TriggerMike
[Today at 10:32:59 PM]


Wilderness Elk by Naches Sportsman
[Today at 10:02:12 PM]


Late Buck Black Tail by Widgeondeke
[Today at 09:54:58 PM]


South Dakota Buffalo hunt by Shooting Stix
[Today at 09:52:35 PM]


Pheasant Hunting for the first time this weekend. by labsetters
[Today at 09:48:08 PM]


Legal hunting land question - Puget Sound by lokidog
[Today at 09:26:53 PM]


Kuiu users (tall) by highside74
[Today at 09:05:07 PM]


CaNINE's Late Season Birthday Buck by Dan-o
[Today at 09:00:08 PM]


Hunting clothes for sale by elkslayer99
[Today at 08:44:35 PM]


Heated vest by b23
[Today at 08:41:10 PM]


My First Whitetail by Skillet
[Today at 08:40:02 PM]


E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17 by Naches Sportsman
[Today at 08:15:39 PM]


Foxpro Patriot by Jerry malbeck
[Today at 08:12:29 PM]


Catahoula Leopard Dog needs home by Jerry malbeck
[Today at 08:02:11 PM]


Missing Elk Hunter GPNF by Naches Sportsman
[Today at 07:43:04 PM]