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    Need new raingear (lightweight)

    Time to buy new raingear. I have been using a less expensive Columbia version I bought many years ago and it finally gave up the ghost during a late season blacktail hunt. I hunt the Eagle Caps here in Oregon for elk in Sept and generally like my raingear to be lightweight and quiet as possible.
    Thoughts and input are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    I like the lightest weight garment that River's West makes. There are three different thicknesses of jackets they produce and they are very quiet, tough, well made, and have lots of features like removeable hoods, zippers under the armpits, longer tail on the back, etc. Also these are made out in Seattle area so those folks know about rain out there!
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    you looking for camo raingear or a solid color ?

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    Might want to check out the Chugah series from KUIU.Comes in Vias camo or solid colors.

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    Under Armour Stealth rain gear is awesome stuff. Lightweight and packable.

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    When I don't need a camo rain jacket, I use a First Ascent Frontpoint jacket, its so lightweight and packable, you could probably fit it into a coffee mug if you tried hard enough, and I've stayed dry in multipule downpours. It's a three layer hardshell with softshell qualities in the torso so it breathes really well, you can move around and it blocks the wind. And best of all, it doesn't make that crinkle sound when you wear it which is so common on raingear.

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    I'm looking for camo gear for bowhunting. Thanks!

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    Thanks for all the input, everyone.

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    Eastmans had a rain jacket review in a couple months back. For my use, I got the Cabelas space rain suit. It's one of the lightest models I could find and its camo. The drawback will probably be its durability - I wouldn't want to go through lots of thick or thorny cover with it. I'm guessing that would be a problem with all the ultralight rain gear, thought.

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    I use a cabalas space rain jacket and gamehide pants. I wouldn't think space rain pants would hold up too long. For the price you can't beat it.

 

 

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