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    (shower test) lightweight raingear

    So I put on my raingear and stood in the shower and once it got soaked it started seeping through. Does most of the better gear withstand the shower test? Does water pressure have any effect on the gear? Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks!

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    What rain gear do you have? I have army rain gear (not really light weight) and the coat has never got any water through it but if Im walking through really wet grass or brush for a long time the bottoms will get slightly damp inside.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    I did a test with my Core4 rain gear when I got it (in winter time there wasn't any rain) so I went through a car wash, and stayed completely dry. Sometimes if you spend a little more on nice rain gear it makes a difference. Last year was the wettest it has been here in Utah during the archery hunt and I never got wet, other than some sweat from the inside at times when it was warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUTTIN View Post
    I did a test with my Core4 rain gear when I got it (in winter time there wasn't any rain) so I went through a car wash, and stayed completely dry. Sometimes if you spend a little more on nice rain gear it makes a difference. Last year was the wettest it has been here in Utah during the archery hunt and I never got wet, other than some sweat from the inside at times when it was warm.
    Ruttin, did you get the underbody wash & hot wax?

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    It's some stuff from fleet farm I bought for bow hunting around home, but never wore it so I thought I would try it out not sure of the brand off hand. It is soft and quiet so I thought if it would hold out water I would use it on my hunt this year. Don't want to spend a ton, I won't really use it here and only when I go out west, so maybe every other year or so.

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    mnhoundman,
    I live in northern Iowa and at my local Fleet Farm I picked up some British Surplus Gore-Tex rain pants and jacket. The total was $80 I believe. They appear to be new and unissued. I have not personally tested them. And I am not persuasive enough to get my wife to do the carwash test for me.

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    Would be curious to know it that stuff works. I've seen it myself over in Mason City and up in Owatonna but have never been sure enough to buy it.

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    I would get good rain gear. I understand not wanting to spend alot on something you might not use alot but on the other hand when you need it you need it. There is not much worse then being wet and cold on a hunt because you didnt have good or the right gear. The weather can change quickly and being able to stay dry can really make or break a hunt.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    I've been thinking about that. It will be a high country hunt so there shouldn't be much for tall grass to walk through. That being said if I get a good jacket and just take the pants I have, they should shed enough water to keep me dry. It's the jacket I'm really worried about. I notice some people don't even take pants with them? Thanks for the advice!

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    The Oregon guys are probably the experts on this subject. The short time I had there, I had to get some good rain gear. Good rain gear seems like a status symbol out there like Carharts out here. I guess it depends on where you are going, but late September and October are generally dry except for maybe snow where I go, so I don't usually don't take the pants just gaiters for wet grass and snow. Like MM says, getting wet and cold can really shut you down, so being prepared with pants is a good idea. I might have to look into some for myself. I might have to try the shower test, that is a good test. Sometimes it can really come down in a hurry and then just shut off like a shower.

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