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new new raingear

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I am looking for some advise on what I should be looking at for new raingear?

I had a set of Cabelas guidewear and I really liked them but I ripped the sleeve out because of the neoprene cuff. I have VERY large hands and putting the jacket on and off over time put to much pressure on the seams and they just gave away. I don't believe this was a problem with the jacket per say just a problem with my big hands. So..I am looking for something along the quality lines of the guidewear but without the neoprene cuffs. Cost is not and issue. Any suggestions?

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Have you tried to return/replace your guidewear? Even with large hands and the neoprene cuffs that shouldn't happen. I went with the Tech H20 series from Gander and I am very happy with it's preformance.

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I have the Tech H2O from Gander I really like these for the price. With $$$$ not being an issue I would step up to the New Tech H2O with GorTex. A buddy just bought these and they way outperform my gear. But at almost 5 bills out the door they should.

I also have large hands while I do not care for the neopreen cuffs they should not be an issue if they are like said before exchange the set you have bring the new set to an alterator and have them removed or just cut them out

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Yes I returned the guidewear. Cabelas was great and gave me a 100% refund even after I had had them almost 2 years. I thought about trying another set but I really feel the same thing is going to happen again as I really do not believe it was a flaw in the jacket. I looked at the Tech H2O and they seemed to be well made but not as Heavy duty as the guidewear. I am hoping there is something out there as heavy duty like the guidewear but no neoprene cuffs.

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Dont buy the PVC gander stuff, rips tears and splits from looking at it. Somehow they leak water and i ended up with a wet butt.

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Why don't you just buy the guidewear and have someone that can sew cut the neoprene out and stitch the cloth back together? Seems like the best solution to me if you like guidewear.

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I have the Gore-Tex Guidewear Elite Series from Gander and they too have the neoprene cuff. I have learned to hold on to the neoprene when pulling the sleeves off, not just hanging on to the end of the sleeve. That has helped. I don't know if I would want to loose the neoprene cuffs, certainly helps keep that cool rainwater from running down your arm when you hold your arms up.

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Why don't you just buy the guidewear and have someone that can sew cut the neoprene out and stitch the cloth back together? Seems like the best solution to me if you like guidewear.

Not a bad idea! I think I will look into this.

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I have the Gore-Tex Guidewear Elite Series from Gander and they too have the neoprene cuff. I have learned to hold on to the neoprene when pulling the sleeves off, not just hanging on to the end of the sleeve. That has helped. I don't know if I would want to loose the neoprene cuffs, certainly helps keep that cool rainwater from running down your arm when you hold your arms up.

The problem did not happen taking the jacket off but putting the jacket on. Also I do not think I will remember to hold the cuff every time I put on and take off the jacket..then rip!

I do agree the neoprene cuffs are nice to have sometimes.

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Try the cabelas dry plus rain suede, this stuff rocks and no neoprene cuffs. I had it in the BWCA last week when it rained ALL week and only got wet when I fell in the lake with it on! other then that it has proven itself numerous times, great stuff!

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Try a suite from a company named Gill. There stuff is about the best on the market. You will not be dissapointed. Google it up

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this is kinda of a stupid question but..........the H2O tech from Gander...the bibs....do they go over your jeans? or not?

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Yes they will. I always buy my rain gear big so it fits over layered clothes in the spring and fall.

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Try a suite from a company named Gill. There stuff is about the best on the market. You will not be dissapointed. Google it up

Ya but at almost a G for a suit Ill pass. The best I have found is the Bass Pro 100mph suit or the Cabelas Guide Wear. Ganders Tourney stuff is the same as the bass pro I think. Very simular if its not.

The Tech H2O is good for the $ and you can find it on sale often.

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Originally Posted By: Jig Master
Try a suite from a company named Gill. There stuff is about the best on the market. You will not be dissapointed. Google it up

Ya but at almost a G for a suit Ill pass. The best I have found is the Bass Pro 100mph suit or the Cabelas Guide Wear. Ganders Tourney stuff is the same as the bass pro I think. Very simular if its not.

The Tech H2O is good for the $ and you can find it on sale often.

Well yes, they do sell as high end a suite as you could ever want since they make stuff for people who race yachts around the world, but they make an awesome jacket and bibs that you can get for around $340 total, a lot less than $1,000. A bunch of guys on the Bassmaster Elite Series have been wearing them this year and they love them.

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Try a suite from a company named Gill. There stuff is about the best on the market. You will not be dissapointed. Google it up

Thanks for the info! This may just be what I am looking for, Nice stuff.

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The suite I was referring to would be a IN4J(coast sport jacket) and IN5T (Coastal Trousers (which are actually bibs)). Retail on the jacket is $195 and $139 on the trousers. I think you can buy it at west marine or online somewhere. This stuff is top notch imho. I have owned cabelas guidewear goretex in the past and it is great too. But if I had to choose, i'd go with Gill.

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The suite I was referring to would be a IN4J(coast sport jacket) and IN5T (Coastal Trousers (which are actually bibs)). Retail on the jacket is $195 and $139 on the trousers. I think you can buy it at west marine or online somewhere. This stuff is top notch imho. I have owned cabelas guidewear goretex in the past and it is great too. But if I had to choose, i'd go with Gill.

Just ordered a set of OS2 offshore jacket and bibs. If anyone is interested I will report what I think of them when I get them.

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Please do report back on what you think of them. Always looking for better rain gear. My wife is in need of a good set now.

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I just bought guidewear non insulated last week, 3xl tall bibs and 3xl parka. I believe I paid $318 for the set after rebates. Considering we have been in a drought in Sherburne county I have not had a chance to wear them in the rain yet, so I was thinking about wearing them in my whirlpool tub or maybe while I am in the shower. Not to sound like I am god when I looked in the mirror I thought I looked very sexy! Maybe I will wear them when I go to the honky tonk Saturday night, I"ll keep ya fellas posted on how that turns out.

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here the update.

I received the jacket yesterday and the bibs today I wanted to report on both at the same time. I have to say I am very impressed with the quality of these garments (gill OS2 offshore is what I ordered) the fabric seems very tuff yet plyable, the zippers, sewing, basicly everything about the construction seems top notch. I was hoping to give them a try this weekend but I am going to have to wait as I need to get a larger size in the bibs. (XXL vs XL) the Xl may be fine for sailing (standing all the time) but for fishing (sitting most of the time) I want something that is more roomy and I can were heavy clothes under them. All in all I am impressed with the quality and now w e will see how they handle 3 foot waves with 20 mph winds in the back of my tiller. smile

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now we will see how they handle 3 foot waves with 20 mph winds in the back of my tiller.

The true test of any rain gear grin

I went to there HSOforum and it looks like they make a high quality product.

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