Suggestions for wet weather Jacket??

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  1. JasonG

    JasonG Active Member

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    The fall is coming and my rain Jacket needs to be replaced. Im looking for a good waterproof well made rain jacket. I need a Jacket I can fish in aswell as hike snowshoe etc... Ive been looking at Simms and Sitka. Any suggestions would be great. I want to keep the price under $ 500 Thanks Jason
     
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    I have purchased a few of there clothing items and have noticed they really take the time with the stitching. I would say it is among the best in quality. I see no reason to pay a shit tone of cash for a Simms jacket I. The 400 range. If you take care of your shit it will take care of you. Simms certainly seems what is in right now though. I think Simms makes fantastic stuff too but I feel comfortable saying that there are plenty of people buying high dollar Simms gear because they want to make a fashion statement.
     
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    I have had the the Orvis jacket that is on sale for several years. It has served me well during several Alaska trips, plus winters on the OP. in other words, a lot of rain! I've found it bullet proof. I also have a lighter weight Simms jacket and a wading jacket from LL Bean that is very light and what they call packable - meaning it folds up to about the size of a big paperback book. Frankly, all three are quality products that perform as advertised.
     
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    It's your money spend it how you wish. Personally I consider my G3 jacket to be one of my most invaluable pieces of fly fishing equipment. I practically live in that thing. I've used many other wading and rain jackets, but as far as I'm concerned this will be the last one I ever own.
     
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    I'm going into my 8th year with my Patagonia SST. Just gave it its first laundering and re-treatment with revivex. It wasn't leaking but seemed like something good to do. It looks better without the beer stains it got a few years back when it was in a driftboat storage box along with a few bottles that broke while driving over washboard in Montana. I expect several more years of wet weather outings with that coat.
     
  8. i have orvis and patagonia and love them both
     
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    Patagucci - Minimalist Jacket.
     
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    I would consider that most wading jackets are "purpose built" for fishing/wading. They are several inches shorter than a typical rain jacket and have watertight cuffs and a gathered waist so they seal out rain in conjunction with your waders. They aren't that great for hiking in the rain when they gather above your belt wearing normal clothes. The best all purpose jacket is probably a high quality waterproof breathable parka that extends past your hips which you can also wear for fishing except when deep wading. The Patagonia Minimalist mentioned above appears to be a good compromise as it is longer than a typical wading jacket. Or you could buy the Orvis jacket on sale for $200 and use the other $300 for a regular raincoat.
     
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    I was looking at the G3. Do think it is to short for using as a regular rain Jacket? Not just for fishing?
     
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    In short, yes. Its great when used with waders. Not so much if used just as a rain jacket over every day clothing. Its very much a fishing specific jacket.

     
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    Thanks for the info:)
     
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    Arcteryx makes top shelf bombproof gear and they are priced around the $500 range.
     
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