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Well, it's been raining non-stop here in SD for the last week. The last 4 times I've been out training dogs, it's been in the rain. So I'm putting serious thought into buying a new set of rain gear. I have a nice gortex suit I've had for years that I bought back when I was a hard core golfer - a necessity when you take trips to NC in the winter.

But I'd like something nice for training and wearing to hunt tests and field trials. I'd like to hear what you all like. Price is no object, I like to be comfortable.
 

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For serious rain it is hard to beat Barbour. Get the uninsulated stuff. For cold weather rain I have Schoeffel coat that is fantastic, but it was pricey, luckily I got a friends and family discount.

I've heard good things about Frogg Toggs but I haven't tried them myself.

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Buzz said:
Well, it's been raining non-stop here in SD for the last week. The last 4 times I've been out training dogs, it's been in the rain. So I'm putting serious thought into buying a new set of rain gear. I have a nice gortex suit I've had for years that I bought back when I was a hard core golfer - a necessity when you take trips to NC in the winter.

But I'd like something nice for training and wearing to hunt tests and field trials. I'd like to hear what you all like. Price is no object, I like to be comfortable.

First off, Buzz...please be more geographic explicit when telling folks it's raining. :roll: We in the west river area haven't seen 4 days of rain in the past 8 years. Nothing happening here to reduce the incredible drought yet.

Now...on to your question. For training and trialing, Cabelas have some fine whites that are water repellant. Henson makes some PVC stuff that is totally water proof, but they are fairly heavy.

Some of the camo "water-proof" clothing from them aren't all they are cracked up to be. About the only rain gear I feel comfortable sitting in the rain in is made by Madd Dog, I believe. I think I bought it in a Cabela's store. Whatever, it's better than their "Dry Plus" breathable products.

Good luck.

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The last 4 times I've been out training dogs, it's been in the rain
Ditto here in Texas ! Not complaining at all though, have had 8 inches since Monday. More than we had all last summer. Pond is full and it is great ! Stocking the pond with bass and bluegill. Hatchery people should be here any minute.

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Frogg Toggs are very nice for our part of the country for most of the year. Might be a bit lightweight for your climate but relatively inexpensive for those warmer summer months.

I bought REAL rain gear from Cabelas's that is advertised for fishermen. As long as I have some relatively warm clothing underneath, I do not get cold. And I shiver when it gets to about 65 degrees. :D

The brand name on the label is simply "Cabela's"

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DKR said:
Great hunting Gear, don't think they have white though.

http://www.riverswest.com/hifi.html
I have a pair of their bibs that I use in winter. Very warm, very comfortable, not bulky. Mine have leaked a bit at the seams. Too warm for this time of year.
 

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I have several sets of white rain gear.

I've tried Frogg Toggs (not durable enough).

Grunden rainwear is light and durable, but it doesn't have pockets (gotta have pockets for the e-collar transmitter, etc)

My current favorite white rain gear is the "Rainmaster" made by Golden Lake Garment.

From their website http://www.goldenlakejackets.com/rm.html

Handlers jacket
A quality two-piece rain suit designed expressly for Field Trial, training, and competition.

Fabric is wind resistant and gives added comfort on cold windy days. Can be worn over a light jacket or other clothing for extra comfort.

* 100% Suplex hydro/urethane coating, breathable and wind resistant
* Extra ventilatioon front and back
* Black waterproof hood with soft visor and drawstring closure with stops
* Large cargo pockets with snap close on top, plus side entry pocket
* Gathered elastic at wrist with snap adjust closure
* Zipper with snap fly cover
* Pants have elastic drawstring waist
* Side entry welts on pants with velcro closure
* Leg bottoms are wider for ease in pulling over boots with adjustable strap
* Extra full cut for comfort to fit over clothing
* Machine washable - follow instructions
 

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Ya said money was no object------

Filson Tin Cloth!!

I have the Waterfowler Jacket I have stood in hard rain for days and never been wet.

Its a type of clothing that takes some gettin used to. Its stiff when new, but as it gets used it will soften up. That takes awhile though.
YOU DONT WASH THE STUFF!!! NEVER!!! (re-read that last staetment)

My jacket is light enough to wear in spring weather, but if you layer underneath will be a great Winter coat also!

I LOVE MINE!! and I'm NOT a YUPPY!!!

I know I come across as bein all wet sometimes, but its not because of my rain gear!

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I was afan of Frogg Toggs until I spent 10 hours working and running a FT in a none stop light shower. After about 6 hours it finally started soaking up more than it turned. I've now gone to nothing but gortex pant, light coak, boots and a Filson hat. Let in rain now and I stay dry.

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I like frogg toggs but they don't seem to hold up on the boat that well. They are great for and emergency but not if I'm standing outside in the rain all day.

I have a Filson like Moose and love it but it isn't good for the summer/late spring rains, it is a little hot in my opinion.

I have had really good luck with LL Beans mountain guide jacket. It isn't cheap but I picked mine up on sale 2 years ago. It has not leaked yet and I wear the hell out of it. However, no luck in camo or white.

I've heard good things about riverwest but have not actually put my hands on them. I like Helly Hanson and Grundens but it is heavy and doesn't breath. Their stuff is made for commercial fishing and holds up well, in the winter it is all I wear on the boat but it isn't made for hunting, too stiff.

I have a couple of friends that have the gore tex fishing gear from cabelas and like it alot.

Let us know what you decide.
 

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Georgia.Belle said:
Let us know what you decide.
I appreciate all the input. Nothing better that hearing people's first hand experience! I looked at a lot of nice stuff on the internet today, but not much in white! I guess a guy can always put something white on over the top.

I like the looks of the stuff from Golden Lakes Garments. The price for the pants and jacket is pretty reasonable. I paid over $200 for my insulated waterproof bibs for hunting and winter training.

In your expereince would you say a guy would stay dry in their stuff, out in the rain all day long throwing birds at a field trial?
 

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Arcteryx makes great rain gear that is good for all day www.arcteryx.com and Grundens makes a great white rain jacket that will turn rain until there is no rain www.grundens.com


My experience with Frog togg has been nothing but bad….bought one set that I returned the same weekend and threw a set I got for a present into the trash after getting soaked in a rain storm.
 
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