Best Clothing for shooting in the rain

Aug 24, 2017
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I purchased Cabela's brand gortex rain pants and jacket prior to a wet shoot down at LRSE last month. It basically rained all Saturday day and I was shooting prone in the mud all weekend and quite often. The stuff worked amazing well (stayed dry all weekend) and I was SO glad I got it. Probably have a little over $200 in both garments and it was worth every penny. I recommend it 100%.
 

Apnea

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Sep 17, 2017
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Mountain Hardwear makes shells with what I think they are calling Q Dry Elite. I've worn a jacket with this for years and really like it. Their clothes are made for movement so you get a little more than just a breathable rain layer (durability, pit zips, hood adjustment, etc).

Can be had for a less than Gore Tex.
 
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Dec 28, 2009
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If your not looling for camo or tactical looking, check out REI. Have some great rain gear. I got a mammut rain jacket. Been caught in a down poor and was completely dry. I'll be picking up some pants to complete the set soon.
 

SLG

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Sep 2, 2009
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Expensive, but my Arcteryx stuff has worked really well. I shoot almost everyday, regardless of weather, and I wear either the dead bird, or some milsurp gortex. The milsurp is heavier, bulkier, noisier, but who cares if anything happens to it. Works well enough.
 
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Bro Mo

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As a western WA native, Helly Hansen Impertech or Grundens if you're not exerting or wearing a pack, First Lite if you are.
 
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Feb 13, 2017
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REI removed Vista Outdoors products from their stores because Vista owns among numerous other brands, Savage firearms. I won’t spend any more money there or Dicks / Field & Stream. Yeti joined the list of people I don’t spend money with today
Shit, what did Yeti do? I can't keep up anymore with the news. Hate even looking half the time.
 

Apnea

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Sep 17, 2017
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Expensive, but my Arcteryx stuff has worked really well. I shoot almost everyday, regardless of weather, and I wear either the dead bird, or some milsurp gortex. The milsurp is heavier, bulkier, noisier, but who cares if anything happens to it. Works well enough.
Yeah, Arcteryx makes some really top notch stuff. If using a lot, worth the money. Patagonia also good but I really love my Arcteryx gear. Very good design, materials, and execution.
 
Feb 14, 2017
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If you do go Arcteryx, you have many choices among the commercial and LEAF lines. Outside of specific pieces in the commercial line I would say the fit you'd want for shooting will come from the LEAF line.
 
Feb 28, 2009
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Frog Togg Toadies here. Higher end Gear and hasn't failed me for shooting or fishing in Nasty weather. Bottoms are bibs too which functions well with the parka. Keeps migrating moisture to a minimum.
 
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I have the Cabelas rain gear, the frog toggs, both work well. I also have a great poncho I got off amazon.com for about 50 bucks. I usually pack the poncho and one of the others in my pack.
 

MelvinRoe

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I love REI and they will typically have decent stuff marked down, it might not match though so you will lose some tacticool points. If tacticool is important take out a second mortgage and go with arc'teryx. Just my .02
 

SLG

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Options are limited where I am too, but there is the internet..:)

I don't refuse to do business with all antigun organizations, but if I can avoid giving them money, I prefer to do so.
 
Apr 8, 2009
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I think I heard they bailed on their support for the NRA? Can someone confirm?
Yeti pulled support of the Friends of the NRA.

Screw their overpriced merchandise.
I didn’t spend my money their stuff anyway.
The company bought the employees soft side coolers for a safety bonus a couple of years ago.
I don’t like taking it out to the beach or anywhere like that, it’s a target for theft.
The owner of the company I work for had several large Yeti “Coffin Box” coolers stolen with several hundred pounds of fish in them from his house a couple of years ago. The thieves dumped out the fish and ice and pawned the coolers in Louisiana. They got caught and prosecuted.
 
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May 31, 2009
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I wore my outlet-purchased ArcTeryx LEAF Alpha jacket and Alpha lite pants last Friday while setting up the Karstetter Memorial shoot . Temps were just above freezing with sustained wind and rain....a real joy.
I was amazed at how well this kit works. I wast toasty warm and well protected without sacrificing mobility.
Buy what you want- but if you spend any time in the Pacific Northwest , particularly on the west side of the Cascades, you will become an expert in rain gear. Some stuff works, some stuff kind of works and some stuff is just crap.

Acteryx LEAF can be found at their outlet stores in Tulalip, Washington and Castle Rock, Colorado.
 

Mike 556

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Yeti pulled support of the Friends of the NRA.

Screw their overpriced merchandise.
I didn’t spend my money their stuff anyway.
The company bought the employees soft side coolers for a safety bonus a couple of years ago.
I don’t like taking it out to the beach or anywhere like that, it’s a target for theft.
The owner of the company I work for had several large Yeti “Coffin Box” coolers stolen with several hundred pounds of fish in them from his house a couple of years ago. The thieves dumped out the fish and ice and pawned the coolers in Louisiana. They got caught and prosecuted.
Agree Fuck Yeti! Been using Rtic coolers and tumblers, basically same product, 1/2 the price.https://www.rticcoolers.com/
Based in Texas and shooter friendly.
The Acteryx line is top notch. Also have some Cabelas rain wear that I'm really pleased with.
Mike