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Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby Freezer » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:07 pm

A few years ago I bought a Cabela's dry plus 4 in 1 Wading Jacket. It's not waterproof. I've heard there is no such thing as a waterproof jacket. Well is there? I don't care what is costs when it rains I want to stay dry!
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby rebelp74 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:12 am

Columbia and just about anything gore tex.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby ducks~n~bucks » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:37 am

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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby apexhunter » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:52 am

A rubber rain coat is the only 100% waterproof jacket you'll find. They suck when it's just "cool" as they do make you sweat a bit but Columbia, Drake, Rocky, Browning, Filson, McAlister, et.al will all get you wet if you hunt in a constant rain for more than a little while. I just sold the 3rd Columbia Quad Parka that I've owned over the years because I hunted in a downpour from setup time until 8:30 just 2 weekends ago and was soaked to the bone. When we got back to camp there were just 2 or 3 hunters out of 25 that weren't soaking wet...and they had rain coats over their parkas.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby mudpack » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:50 am

apexhunter wrote:A rubber rain coat is the only 100% waterproof jacket you'll find.


I'm afraid this is pretty much the truth. :sad: However, the truly waterproof garments will also leave you pretty much wet from perspiration, so name your poison.
I do have an old Remington/Gore-Tex parka that I spent a full day in on the San Fransisco Bay back in the early 90's. In six hours of a driving rain (visibility about 1/4 mile), the only thing that got wet were my hands and face. Don't know if that coat would still stand up to that sort of downpour today, but it did when it was new. (BTW, four man limits of canvasback were the reward for that brutal weather.)
I have breatheable coats today that have left me soaked after an afternoon of steady but light rain in the marsh. Very disappointing....
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby Freezer » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:19 am

Cabelas's Dry Plus is a Gore Tex Jacket. I hunted and hour in a medium rain and I may as well have been in a cotton jacket. I layer well and was never cold but being this wet meant I couldn't hunt the next morning.

Does anyone make a duck camo poncho?
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:24 am

The weak point in most waterproof garments is the seams. The better prepped the seams are the better the garment. garments with taped seams generally cost more but hold up better. I often question if there is really an industry standard for "waterproof". I generally never get more than 2 seasons out of anything waterproof.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby Idaho Mike » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:50 am

Freezer wrote:Cabelas's Dry Plus is a Gore Tex Jacket. I hunted and hour in a medium rain and I may as well have been in a cotton jacket. I layer well and was never cold but being this wet meant I couldn't hunt the next morning.

Does anyone make a duck camo poncho?


Cabela's Dry Plus is NOT Gore Tex. The Cabela's Brushbuster jacket IS Gore Tex.

I've owned 1 Cabela's Dry Plus jacket and I sent it back after a spring turkey hunt I was on when I got wet in a mild rain storm while wearing it. I will never own Dry Plus again :no:

If you want to stay dry you'll have to pony up the coin and buy a good quality jacket made with Gore Tex. It's all I'll spend my money on. :yes:
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby vincentpa » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:13 am

I've had my Cabela's Dry Plus wading jacket for just about 15 years. It doesn't leak exceptions in the underside of the elbows. I stand in downpours and remain dry.

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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby mudpack » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:29 pm

One of my Cabela's Dry Plus jackets is about 7 years old. Last year I got soaked while wearing it in a light rain (that lasted for 5 hours...). When I called Cabela's about it, I was told their Dry Plus must be renewed every 4 or 5 years with a $35 kit put out by Nikwax. I bought the kit, and treated the offending jacket.
I was told it would renew the permeable membrane. I do know that the surface now repels water in my bathroom shower, but don't know if it will keep me dry in a real rain....we've been in this drought now for two years.

I also know that my Dry Plus waders worked perfectly for 9 seasons without any treatments, until I ripped them.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby goodkarmarising » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:53 pm

Plenty of waterproof jackets out there...but those are the ones I overheat in the quickest.
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Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby m.teeter » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:02 pm

Rivers West eider jacket
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby rebelp74 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:29 pm

Helly Hanson is waterproof too
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby LaRedneck » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:47 pm

m.teeter wrote:Rivers West eider jacket


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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:57 pm

Rivers West is dry for a so-called "breathable" but talk about HOT. I've been happiest with Helly Hansen's Impertec Guide's Coat. Doesn't pretend to breath but has a cape style vent across the back that helps when it's hot and absolutely waterproof, as well as having other well thought out features.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby TCFarmer » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:39 pm

Picked up a Cabela's Cold Bay jacket this season and have been very happy with it.

Many of my friends wear Rivers West, while they will keep you dry there are 2 issues.
1) They hold the water and will become very heavy.
2) The zippers have been an issue on several that I know of.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby gomersnerd » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:51 pm

can't figure out why my dri plus breatheable waders have kept me dry for 5 years but my dri-plus jackets will get me soaked.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby daffy... » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:30 pm

I double up. I wear a Columbia rain jacket with a LLbean waterfowl "shell." Over it Also wear a gortex hat and keep your hoods up. When its warm ill wear a underarmor "cool" weather shirt under. I can't stand getting wet to the bone and this has worked for me. Also don't tuck you rain jack into you waders... Only made that mistake once
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:51 am

gomersnerd wrote:can't figure out why my dri plus breatheable waders have kept me dry for 5 years but my dri-plus jackets will get me soaked.


The waders have four (or five?) layers of membrane.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby Chris6418 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:34 pm

Didnt read all of the posts, so I'm not sure if it has been mentioned yet, but Frogg Togg makes pullover rainwear that is available in MAX4. Incredibly light weight (like, paper thin) and will keep you bone dry. I have a set that I wear while 4wheeling. All clothing underneath stayed completely dry and spotless from mud.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby cONG » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:52 pm

get a Columbia great stuff and good customer service
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby EmekaT42 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:50 pm

Gore-Tex is truly waterproof and probably breaths the best. Try the Sitka line. Very quality products most with pit zips. Just make sure they are the Sitka products with Gore-tex.

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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby gomersnerd » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:05 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
gomersnerd wrote:can't figure out why my dri plus breatheable waders have kept me dry for 5 years but my dri-plus jackets will get me soaked.


The waders have four (or five?) layers of membrane.

Then they need to put more layers in the jacket.
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby sim559 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:43 pm

HI
Yes Sitka gear has several in different colors, Hudson Insulated Jacket, Pantanal Parka, Stormfront, Coldfront, Cloudburst, and the Due point.. I am a Sitka dealer and we do have a sale going on. Just Send a PM and I can give more advice.
I have tested most of these and I do stay dry and warm
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Re: Is there a water proof jacket?

Postby Bluedizzle22 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:11 am

Beretta Extreme Ducker Jacket.. I also found an amzing fleece lined poncho! Sat in the rain for hours and was completely dry.
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