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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2019, 10:15:24 AM »
if youre busting brush, KUIU yukon is the ONLY choice in my opinion.

Have you personally tried Sitka's Stormfront or the Takur line from Kryptek in the same situations you've used the Yukon?

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2019, 11:40:12 AM »
Sitka Cloudburst is awesome! Never been wet in it busting brush, or hunting all day in rain. Just wear Costco synthetic base layer and cloudburst over the top.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2019, 01:53:54 PM »
Do any of the above garments mentioned hold up well when you have a backpack on?  Curious if the pack will allow moisture thru.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2019, 09:59:16 PM »
How does that Kiui blend in in the green stuff? Looks better for eastside cover....

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2019, 05:00:51 AM »
depends on the color they have solid colors too

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2019, 11:30:36 PM »
I have had KUIU chugach for about 6 years now with 0 complaints. Its been the best rain gear I have ever owned . I bought it because they dont use Gore as I cannot stand it and will refrain from buying anything lined in gore.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2019, 12:32:31 AM »
I have the Sitka downpour for elk hunting in November and have been super pleased with it. The brushed finish keeps it quiet as well.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2019, 09:14:10 PM »
I couldn't imagine taking my high $ goretex gear on a blackberry hunt lol. We are talking western wa right?
I'm not a local, but lived here long enough to know that unless I'm doing it wrong. My Klim snomachine coat might survive for a while, but even it would get tore up I think. 
Been wearing a Gander Mtn jacket hunting coat that doesn't tear and is quiet. And long enough to cover my @ass when I sit on a stump or log.
Pants, Filson double front, plenty of oil. Best pants for busting brush, with some underarmor long johns never cold.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2019, 11:03:15 PM »
I settled on Kryptek Takur when the 50% off sale ran from a store without tax clearing them out.

I would never pay more than $700 for each piece, but $350, yes.

I really like what schoeller puts out too plus Kryptek run up to 35" length which is the longest I've found for what I need.

Good combo of packability, breathability, and durability.

Haven't ran it through the gammit of stress tests so we will see how they hold up! DWR is insane, but also haven't found great reactivation instructions.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2019, 06:35:09 AM »
How does that Kiui blend in in the green stuff? Looks better for eastside cover....
Either of their patterns will work West side. I think I get more concealment from vias than Verde too be honest

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2019, 11:30:25 PM »
I settled on Kryptek Takur when the 50% off sale ran from a store without tax clearing them out.

I would never pay more than $700 for each piece, but $350, yes.

I really like what schoeller puts out too plus Kryptek run up to 35" length which is the longest I've found for what I need.

Good combo of packability, breathability, and durability.

Haven't ran it through the gammit of stress tests so we will see how they hold up! DWR is insane, but also haven't found great reactivation instructions.

Anxious to hear future reports on yours. Mine has been flawless.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2019, 07:35:11 PM »
During the worst of the worst of rainfall on the coast, I like the Helly Hanson and other brands of the rubber/pvc gear.  No, it doesn't breath worth a darn, so I layer some poly-fleece in there and try to air out when it lets up.

For the waterproof breathable stuff, I like the First Lite rain gear.  Stormlight and Stormtight has held up well for me and is durable, waterproof and breathable.

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2020, 05:30:27 PM »
I have the Chugach and Yukon set ups from KUIU. I also hunt Western WA for Elk and the high alpine for BT and Bears. The Chugach is perfect for high alpine pursuits in my opinion especially before the snow falls. It is not as light weight as some of the ultra light gear you’ll see elsewhere but it is rather durable when busting through brush. The Yukon line is absolutely bomb proof and I wear that when I know cold and wet days are going to happen or as an outer layer when temps drop and snow falls. I do no have the Yukon pants (yet) but the jacket is great and has elbow pads perfect for prone position shooting or when crawling in on a stalk. I do wish my Chugach pants had knee pads like the Yukon’s do but under the Chugach I am typically wearing either KUIU Alpine or Pro pants or Sitka Timberline or Mtn Pants which both have pads. Good luck with your decision!

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2020, 02:34:00 AM »
I have the Chugach and Yukon set ups from KUIU. I also hunt Western WA for Elk and the high alpine for BT and Bears. The Chugach is perfect for high alpine pursuits in my opinion especially before the snow falls. It is not as light weight as some of the ultra light gear you’ll see elsewhere but it is rather durable when busting through brush. The Yukon line is absolutely bomb proof and I wear that when I know cold and wet days are going to happen or as an outer layer when temps drop and snow falls. I do no have the Yukon pants (yet) but the jacket is great and has elbow pads perfect for prone position shooting or when crawling in on a stalk. I do wish my Chugach pants had knee pads like the Yukon’s do but under the Chugach I am typically wearing either KUIU Alpine or Pro pants or Sitka Timberline or Mtn Pants which both have pads. Good luck with your decision!

I muzzleloader hunt elk on the coast (2nd week October) and nothing is above 2000ft so it never really get too cold but can have some very rainy days. Would you recommend the Chugach or Yukon for my situation?

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Re: Best rain gear for Western WA Elk and Deer
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2020, 06:15:17 AM »
yes, you wont regret it.
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