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wdsk
10-15-2009, 05:15 PM
If you have one, let me know what you think about either the LST Drake 3/1 or 4/1 parka or 4/1 wader coat. What about those hinge pockets .....good or bad? Will the hinge frames eventually wear through the material, do you think? Thanks.

Mike Peters-labguy23
10-15-2009, 05:28 PM
I got one not sure if you call it a 3-1 or 4-1? Nice coat but it's heavy with the hinged pockets. Plenty warm!

freebird
10-15-2009, 06:44 PM
Best duck jacket out there. Very tuff! The hinged pockets are great. Maybe the first time that someone who really hunts designed a jacket. The only negative is the zippers SUCK!!!

wdsk
10-15-2009, 10:04 PM
Best duck jacket out there. Very tuff! The hinged pockets are great. Maybe the first time that someone who really hunts designed a jacket. The only negative is the zippers SUCK!!!

Elaborate more for me on the zippers,please. If I'm going to drop that kind of $$ on a coat I want to know all the pros and cons if possible. One plus is the neoprene cuffs, but I was also surprised to read some negative reviews on these coats from Cabelas customers.

Of course this is also an opportunity for others with other brand duck coats/quad type parkas and jackets to chime in and tell me what you think. Thanks!

Doug Moore
10-15-2009, 10:46 PM
I have the 4/1 and have abused it for 2 years and no problems. I like the magnetic pouches and have not noticed any wearing. However waterproof it is not. If you need something to stay warm & dry I wear a Columbia 4/1.

Tim West
10-15-2009, 11:51 PM
The Cabekas brand parkas with gore tex is the best rainproof jacket in my opinion. They have made a jacket that is similar to Drakes. I also have their dry plus in rain jackets and they are good also.

Tville
10-16-2009, 06:59 AM
Son-in-law bought one -- it leaked on first outing. He was soaked - I was dry in a 10yr old Cabelas. Finally got an exchange one from Drake -- not an easy process.

Jim Danis
10-16-2009, 08:10 AM
I don't like the hinge pockets. The jacket itself is fine. Even though they state each pocket holds a box of shells they don't.

ducknwork
10-16-2009, 09:15 AM
I bought a Cabelas driplus 4 in 1. It is an awesome coat so far. Plus, I only paid about $100 for it (Regular price $160). Great deal!

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Mike Peters-labguy23
10-16-2009, 09:44 AM
I bought a Cabelas driplus 4 in 1. It is an awesome coat so far. Plus, I only paid about $100 for it (Regular price $160). Great deal!

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/horizontal-pod.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat470076-cat601753_TGP&rid=&indexId=cat601753&navAction=push&masterpathid=&navCount=1&parentType=index&parentId=cat601753&id=0033478

I have this coat and the Drake 4-1. I wear the Cabela's one 90% of the time because it is lighter and seems to be more waterproof. The Drake coat seems a little warmer and has the neoprene cuffs and cool pockets though.I got the Cabela's one when I returned my Columbia 4-1 that seemed to get me wet even when it wasn't raining!! Man I hated the Columbia one, thankfully Cabela's returned it for full price after I used it for 2 seasons.

wdsk
10-16-2009, 10:05 AM
Son-in-law bought one -- it leaked on first outing. He was soaked - I was dry in a 10yr old Cabelas. Finally got an exchange one from Drake -- not an easy process.

Tville ..... you located in the Rose City? I've got some good friends in the exterminating business there!


All ....... these comments are fairly consistent with other reviews that I have found on the net. These coats are pretty pricey, and I do like some of the features. However, a duck coat that isn't 100% rain proof is not much use. Keep the comments coming. Thanks.

Frenchy
10-16-2009, 11:51 AM
I've got the 4-1 and love it. Zipper sticks sometimes by catching fabric at the top. Other than that its been great.