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Water Proof Clothing ???

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by CowboysLC_DE, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    Alright guys, I hoping I can get some help late in the season here. I wear a Helly Hansen Jacket with a hood and Servus 12" fishing boots, but I can't seem to find a pair of Waterproof pants that move easily. I don't like to be restricted by bibs or the heavy material that my jacket is made from. There are a couple posts about clothing and most say to get Carhartt bibs. When I looked at the Carhartt pants online only the expensive ones had a few reviews 2-3 years old and they were mostly negative. I have used Frogg Toggs but they ripped yesterday and they weren't waterproof, my pants would still get damp. To Frogg Toggs defense they could have been knock-offs because I bought them on eBay 5 years ago and barely wore them.

    If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appericiated. I've got a slushy mess headed my way in Northern DE this weekend it looks like. I will probably buy a pair of Helly Hansen's until I get some advice on other pants.

  2. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Well since you seem to prefer Marine grade clothing, try Aquaskins or Gill
  3. CaptainSmokey

    CaptainSmokey Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Snow boarding pants they are loose/kinda baggy and water proof and warm.
  4. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    Thanks guys, my fishing store brought in a different Helly Hansen model and they feel pretty good for $37. Im gonna try them for the weekend and if they don't work I like the design of Gill pants. I have to drive 40 minutes to the closest store but I guess that's not too bad.

  5. whitegoldrider

    whitegoldrider Member
    Messages: 37

    Splurge and get the kind that are vented for those times that you work up a sweat.
  6. shawn_

    shawn_ Member
    Messages: 71

    Check out StomR products, their great the jacket is 100% water proof and so is the bibs.... their pricey but 100% worth it I wear the bibs and jackets every storm always bone dry and their 100% warmth the more you move you actually start sweating the bibs I wear just a pair of jeans underneath shoveling/snow blowing, and the jacket only requires a long sleeve T-shirt this is with 15 degree weather. They also make Beanies, gloves, and neoprene socks.

    Its a weird product it is made out of wetsuit material but 100% insulated for the warmth factor, and like I said the more moving around you are doing you'll actually start sweating.

    And the material is also 100% stretch proof meaning you have a lot of mobility this is definitely one of the best products on the market as far as 100% dry/warmth tops.
  7. NThill93

    NThill93 Member
    Messages: 96

    i have insulated carhartt coveralls. more than I ever need.