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cause
03-06-2016, 09:58 PM
My wife and I are looking at getting some rain suits for the coming season. I have checked the search feature and really didnít see anything recent on the subject.

I know a lot of you like the BPS 100 mph and pro qualifier jackets and bibs. We actually looked at them and like them except the cost was hard to swallow for two sets. Especially since the wife and I are really fair weather fisher people. We have an aluminum boat, so we donít stay out in rain, but wind is a different matter.

I saw Frabill has some decent looking rain gear that claims to be water and wind proof. Also the costs of two sets (jacket and bibs) are pretty reasonable. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with the Frabill rain suits?

Mikie
03-06-2016, 11:27 PM
Check out H2O suits from Academy

cause
03-06-2016, 11:32 PM
Check out H2O suits from Academy
I looked into them originally. on their website under Q&A they admit that they are water resistant and not water proof. That put a damper on their functionality for the purpose intended.

Cray
03-07-2016, 12:06 AM
Start searching on ebay, hard to find sometimes but the good suits can be found pretty cheap. I just bought a Cabelas guide wear jacket like brand new for 80.00. And especially in the smaller sizes you can find some complete suits in cabelas and bass pro pretty cheap. I tried on a H2O suit and the cheaper Frabill and neither one fit comfortable to me.

CrappiePappy
03-07-2016, 01:45 AM
I got a set (waist pants/jacket) of Frogg Toggs at Wal-Mart for about $20. They even came with a draw string type carry bag. They are waterproof & windproof, and breathable.

You just want to get them a size bigger than you think you'd wear, especially if you're going to be wearing them over more than one layer of clothes. (I'm 6'1" & 210lbs and a XL fits me fine)

I'm like you, I don't much care for fishing in the rain (& especially a storm). I have a very old set of Frogg Togg Pro Action pants/jacket ... and their main use has been to put them on over a jacket, hoodie, or even my snowmobile suit for running WOT during very cool/cold weather. They block the wind, even better than several layers of clothes OR the snowmobile suit alone.

If you're that "fair weather" and just want something for the occasional unpredictable shower or to block the cool wind while running the lake .... they may be something to consider. :twocents

... cp :kewl

dfar
03-07-2016, 01:59 AM
I am with Crappie Pappy on the frog togs. I keep 3 sets in my boat and they take up very little space. I also keep one jacket in my garage to throw on when I need it. I have used them for wind breakers as well.

cause
03-07-2016, 08:18 AM
I got a set (waist pants/jacket) of Frogg Toggs at Wal-Mart for about $20. They even came with a draw string type carry bag. They are waterproof & windproof, and breathable.

If you're that "fair weather" and just want something for the occasional unpredictable shower or to block the cool wind while running the lake .... they may be something to consider. :twocents

... cp :kewl


I am with Crappie Pappy on the frog togs. I keep 3 sets in my boat and they take up very little space. I also keep one jacket in my garage to throw on when I need it. I have used them for wind breakers as well.

I have honestly never considered Frogg Toggs. I bought a generic set of them from sams club years ago and got soaked in a down pour watching a high school soccer game on their first use. I also read good reviews of them all the time, I may have to give the brand named ones a look.
Thanks for the input.

dfar
03-07-2016, 09:05 AM
The only time I got wet in one of the jackets that I had worn many times and should have been replaced but I was getting all the wear I could :deadhorse. It was getting to the point I could start seeing light spots when looking at it from the inside toward the sun.

You can get rain suits at lowes or home depot that are waterproof and durable. I have a couple of sets I used at work but they are hot to wear and sometimes I sweat so bad I think I was wetter inside than out. That is why I like the Frog toggs they are a lot cooler.

INTIMIDATOR
03-07-2016, 09:14 AM
I bought a pair of Under Armour Lightweight Fishing Pants and Jacket....they are Waterproof and Windproof! They fold up small enough to put in a small tackle bag.
And they are VERY comfortable, and do not feel like a piece of cardboard!

Bought both for 100 bucks on EBay...50% off!

Liberty hound
03-07-2016, 09:51 AM
We use the h2o's from academy
Been in some nasty weather and didn't get wet.

Cray
03-07-2016, 10:01 AM
I have honestly never considered Frogg Toggs. I bought a generic set of them from sams club years ago and got soaked in a down pour watching a high school soccer game on their first use. I also read good reviews of them all the time, I may have to give the brand named ones a look.
Thanks for the input.
I have one of the better sets, think it Toad Rage or something like that. Does very well in the rain just found it not to be very warm and didn't break the wind that good. About 75 ea for jacke and bibs.

Mikie
03-08-2016, 01:26 AM
I looked into them originally. on their website under Q&A they admit that they are water resistant and not water proof. That put a damper on their functionality for the purpose intended.
I recently purchased a set and the tags on them say wind and waterproof. Checked website and it says waterproof also reviews from others say the suits kept them dry and were highly rated. I am like you would not buy if not waterproof guess I will find out real soon.

cause
03-09-2016, 11:55 AM
I recently purchased a set and the tags on them say wind and waterproof. Checked website and it says waterproof also reviews from others say the suits kept them dry and were highly rated. I am like you would not buy if not waterproof guess I will find out real soon.

Thanks for your input, I would be interested in your thoughts after having them in some weather. I like the look of them as a first set, just unsure of the wind and water proofing after research. They may have changed something since my last look see at them.