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Gortex gear

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I am sick of getting stuck out in the cold in this climate. I really should face the fact that Minnesota's springs will never be decent. I need to buy some rain gear. I would like to get some nice gortex gear, but don't think it is worth $200. What do you all think is the best gear at the best price? Thanks, I hope the weather gets nice soon. AJ

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Spend the $$$. Get a parka & bib set of Cabela's Guidewear. It's worth it.

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If you don't want to spend alot of money, a good value is the Columbia McNaughy...Mcauny, something like that, they use their version of gortex and also have the neoprene cuffs. The cabela's gear is also good.

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go for it the gortex. it doesn"t cost any more to have the best, it just takes a little longer to pay for it. you be alot happier in the long run.

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Someone else had recommended Frogg Toggs also. I see those aren't Gortex, so are they really breathable? My problem is inseam length. The Guide Series says the tall size pants have a 33" inseam? That's tall?? I have a 36" inseam! Does anyone know of other brands with the longer inseam lengths?

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I bought some by Stearns that are not Goretex but are very breathable. I got the jacket and bibs for 90 regularly 160. It fits me great and I too have a 36 inch inseam.
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Cabelas Guide Wear is the best. They are worth the money. I have a set that is ten years old. They have seen major thunderstorms and keep you dry in the rain going over 50 MPH.

They are not just for rain. I wear the bids a lot instead of carrying extra pants on those cold mornings. If you own a Lund they will keep you dry when you travel. grin.gif

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Buy some carharts, they are good for everything.

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