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I'm looking at getting some good rain gear before the weather turns this fall. I've been using the light weight frogg toggs for years in the summer, and they've always served me well, until this past site tx. I've been looking at several, including the 100mph and the pro qualifier lines. I know quality is going to cost, but I just wanted some first hand input on some good cost effective options, and an idea of what would work well in both hot and colder weather, if that's even doable. Thanks I'm advance.....

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I haven't found anything comfortable in warm weather. I use the non-insulated Cabela's Guidewear. It's made larger than the size it is, which allows layering. Has scuba type cuffs. Fished in downpours and stayed dry. I wear Sub-Zero coveralls under them in brutally cold weather and stay warm. Mine are going on five seasons now.

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1 minute ago, trackertxw175 said:

I haven't found anything comfortable in warm weather. I use the non-insulated Cabela's Guidewear. It's made larger than the size it is, which allows layering. Has scuba type cuffs. Fished in downpours and stayed dry. I wear Sub-Zero coveralls under them in brutally cold weather and stay warm. Mine are going on five seasons now.

I will look at those, it sounds like about what I'm after. Thanks

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BPS 100 mph will keep you dry, and block wind, in a daggum hurricane, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it for warmer weather. I like the Frogg Toggs in summertime. 

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I use cheap frogg toggs in summer. Pro qualifier bibs (I liked the zipped legs better) and 100mph jacket in winter. I don't fish in real cold weather tho. 

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My Sims contenders are dry and comfortable, block the wind great, and are warm enough for temps down to mid 30s. Any colder that that and I have to layer underneath. Heard a lot of good things bout the guide wear. 100mph and pro qualifier are both good too, but all 3 of those are too hot for high 30s or warmer, IMO.

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+1 on guidewear. Had my set since 2010 & they're still doing great. IMO, you won't find something comfortable for warm weather that will be effective in cold weather as well. I use my guidewear stuff til it gets in the 50s overnight & then I swap to Frabil lightweight stuff I caught on sale at Wing Supply. You might check them out, as they run very good deals on rainwear.

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2 hours ago, Mountainman said:

+1 on guidewear. Had my set since 2010 & they're still doing great. IMO, you won't find something comfortable for warm weather that will be effective in cold weather as well. I use my guidewear stuff til it gets in the 50s overnight & then I swap to Frabil lightweight stuff I caught on sale at Wing Supply. You might check them out, as they run very good deals on rainwear.

Will do. It sounds like I need to replace my cheap frogg toggs for summer and look into some guide gear for early spring and fall

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The bps 100mph is awesome for cold weather. It will keep you dry in warm weather too, but you'll be sweating on the inside. I have a walls 10x light jacket that was great about 10 yrs ago, but after being worn & washed for that long, its not waterproof anymore. But i would recommend it if you can find it. Not sure they still make it. Got mine at hammers for $20.

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9 hours ago, Peck said:

I use cheap frogg toggs in summer. Pro qualifier bibs (I liked the zipped legs better) and 100mph jacket in winter. I don't fish in real cold weather tho. 

#1 I absolutely love mine, a little cheaper than the 100 mph and the leg zippers are nice to have, buy the 100 mph liner and you’ll be good in cold weather

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Carhart is supposed to have some nice ranger. Have no experience with their rainwear but it's worth looking at.  Guide wear that I have has been worth every penny.  Bought in bargain cave several years ago, product was going through running change and I lucked out. 

It would be difficult to have rainwear that will perform well in both winter and summer.

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Hard to beat Guidewear, but yes, Carhartt and Grundens will keep you drier.... from the rain that is, not the sweat. Rubber coated nylon is like a sauna. Just keep in mind, if it's breathable, it can't be 100% waterproof and vise versa.

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I have the Bass Pro 100mph set and I love it. Like others have said, it will sweat you to death in warm weather but that’s part of it. They are Crazy warm during the winter. I’ve had them for 2-1/2 years now and I have no complaints. 

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Thanks for all the input guys, I'm going to make a trip to Bps and Cabela's and put myhands on them and decide what I want to go with, but my figuring is I can always layer under if needed for cold, but I think I'm going to replace my worn out frog toggs for summer.

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You can find some good quality warm weather raingear for decent prices. You pay for cold weather stuff & Gore Tex equipment. BPS has a lightweight suit that packs inti the parkas sleeve that isn't too bad priced.....I looked at it before buying the Frabil suit off winf supply. Scrimp on lightweight gear, splurge on the cold weather stuff.

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+1 on BPS 100mph gear for colder wx.  I've also used Guidewear but I like the pocket layout on the BPS gear better.

In warmer temps I use a North Face 3/4 rain jacket.  It's made of breathable material so it's quite as stuffy as the rubber-coated nylon Funky warned you about.  This jacket is washable . 

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Something else to consider, that does do well in warmer months, and is still insane waterproof, is  Arc’Teryx, assuming you’ve got money to burn and aren’t a fat azz like me. Great stuff otherwise. It’s the go to for mountain climbers, hikers, etc. 

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5 hours ago, SteveHTN said:

Something else to consider, that does do well in warmer months, and is still insane waterproof, is  Arc’Teryx, assuming you’ve got money to burn and aren’t a fat azz like me. Great stuff otherwise. It’s the go to for mountain climbers, hikers, etc. 

😂😂That's a negative. I'm a tight with a few extra lbs. What I'd really like to find is a good set of bibs I could layer under for colder weather and then use my frogg togg jacket in summer and get a guide gear type jacket for fall/winter/spring.

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