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Gor-Tex

Postby mallardhunter » Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:59 pm

Is gor-tex really worth the money to but pants and coats?
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Postby quackerkiller » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:07 pm

yea unless you want to be soaked when you get home from the marsh......
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Postby puddlerjumper » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:36 pm

gore tex also has a lifetime warranty
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Postby h2ofwlr » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:53 pm

YES


Basically it is Teflon. There are different brands like Fowl Tech (Herters), etc... they all seem to work--the key are the seams though--if they are not done properly it'll leak.
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Postby 98ramtough » Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:57 am

I would not buy any other boot than the ones that have gortex. Keeping your feet dry is important to me.

I chose not to wear gortex pants because they never seem to get wet. I do plan on getting a new gortex coat this year though. Anyone have any suggestions? It has to be MAX4HD, has to match the new gun! :salude:
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:44 am

Gortex is worth the money and then some. Wouldn't leave home without it.
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Re: Gortex

Postby Bishop » Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:39 am

ks_waterfowler wrote:Gortex is worth the money and then some. Wouldn't leave home without it.


roger that...
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Postby Fatweed » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:52 pm

OL weeds testimonial... i was out ridin my bicycle in the rain once...i was wearin a gortex pants and jacket...got it covered in mud... from the rear bike tire... so at that time i went to the carwash to wash everything... had my old lady spray me down while wearin my goretex clothes.... figured this would be a good test... i couldnt believe it....even with the carwash sprayin direct on me and hard too....never got a drop inside....dryyyyyyyyy *S*... works great...just dont tear it.... youll cry... LOL...
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Postby birdgunner04 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:26 am

I wouldn't be waterfowling without it
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Postby donell67 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:01 pm

goretex is pretty good but not 100% waterproof.if its raining for a couple hours your gonna get wet. i am not talking about a down pour. just a steady rain.only way to stay dry is a rain suit.also the older goretex gets it doesnt seem to work as well either.
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Postby 98ramtough » Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:09 pm

I agree with Donell on this one, Gortex that is a few years old will start to leak. I have some Gortex waders that leak very slowly but they are a few years old.
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Postby Rat Creek » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:05 pm

Gortex is a fantastic invention. The ability to repel water while letting your body's natural moisture escape is the key to real comfort. I have some leather upland hunting boots with gortex and I am still amazed that I can walk for hours through dewy fields and have dry feet.
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Postby birdgunner04 » Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:24 am

old gor-tex leaks because its been washed in detergent soap or been wadded up or folded up too many times. the membrane cracks. I have a coat that i'm pretty careful with (washed when dirty with a cleaner made for gor-tex and then sprayed with a waterproofer also made for the new breathable rain gear) and the only place it gets wet is where it leaks in around the neck and wrists. (being dirty also makes em leak.
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Postby Drew Willemsen » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:06 am

Bug spray that contains deet also breaks down the glue that holds the GORE-TEX to the fabric, so get some gear and clothing repellant if you are hunting on buggy days, it lasts a while, so you don't need to apply it every time. Besides that GORE-TEX is MONEY!!
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Postby dukcracker » Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:48 pm

98ramtough you asked for suggestions on a new goretex coat so here it is. My wife just bought me a Cabelas Brush Buster 4in1 wading jacket in Max4 for Christmas. Just came in today and man is it sweet! Every piece is goretex which is cool feature and only cost $199. I can't wait to get in a blind on a nasty day :cool:
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Postby Drew Willemsen » Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:40 am

That is a really nice coat, you'll enjoy it for sure!!!
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Postby duckplucker » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:06 pm

i know theres other types of "waterproof" stuff but i am yet to find anything that works as well as Gortex.
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Postby mallardhunter » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:08 pm

I think Cabelas Dri Plus is the same thing, just a different name.
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Postby duckplucker » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:23 pm

i havent tried that cableas stuff yet. Someone let me know if it works the same.
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:27 pm

My dad has it and it works the same, I think it is the exact same stuff at gor-tex, it might not be I just might be stupid.
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Postby Drew Willemsen » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:32 pm

Dry Plus is the Cabelas version of GorTex. It is 100% waterproof and breathable. The only thing that you may find is that the GorTex will hold up a lil longer if you wash it a lot, but who really washes their duckin' coat.. :salude:
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:33 pm

Thats what I was thinking, the Cabelas Dri-Plus didn't last as long, but I don't know.
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Postby duckplucker » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:42 pm

hmmm. is it any cheaper than the gor-tex?
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