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2020/10/31 16:33:16 (permalink)

Waterproof wading jacket suggestion

After 7 years, my ll bean wading jacket is officially kaput. It’s no longer waterproof (Tropical storm zeta confirmed that!) and I just ripped the zippered pocket out accidentally! I paid 120 bucks for it back in the day. I see it’s still the same price. But the interior is basically rubber and gets clammy. I’d like to upgrade.

I need pockets, because I don’t carry a pack. The jacket would be my vest/pack and need to hold my boxes, etc.

What do yinz recommend? And before everyone just says “Simms” please know I have a serious problem spending 500 dollars on anything, especially a fishing jacket, unless it’s gonna cook me dinner and catch me more fish!
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/10/31 17:49:26 (permalink)
You get what you pay for.
My Simms Freestone jacket is 25+ years old and hangs in the back of my SUV all year. Reinvex application every few years when I wash it. Back then they sold for a little under $200. Stitching is still 100% intact. Well worth the cost.
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/10/31 20:33:39 (permalink)
How about L.L. Bean? If purchased before February 2018 you can get a replacement with proof of purchase. The generous return policy is the main reason I bought my waders there. They did change the policy in 2018, however.

The Frogg Toggs jacket sold on this site has a lot of good reviews.
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/10/31 20:51:40 (permalink)
My Simms is impervious to wind and rain.
 

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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/01 00:02:26 (permalink)
Simms is awesome but like ya said, if you're not looking to buy for life, a bit out of most folks range of comfortable spending. 

I bought a Frog Toggs off amazon a few years back as a stop gap. - https://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Cascades-Sportsmans-Jacket/dp/B00AOAJ31I/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=frogg+toggs+wading+jacket&qid=1604201548&sr=8-5

It's not exactly what you're looking for, but It's pretty lightweight - I have been wearing a hoodie/flannel under it and it's wind and waterproof for sure. Tight wrist cuffs stop any water from going in the sleeves, but they're not straps. Has the same amount of pockets as the usual fishing vest. 

For 60 bucks, it's a great jacket to use a stopgap or for the fall/early winter.
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/01 12:40:17 (permalink)
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Simms is awesome but like ya said, if you're not looking to buy for life, a bit out of most folks range of comfortable spending. 

I bought a Frog Toggs off amazon a few years back as a stop gap. - https://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Cascades-Sportsmans-Jacket/dp/B00AOAJ31I/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=frogg+toggs+wading+jacket&qid=1604201548&sr=8-5

It's not exactly what you're looking for, but It's pretty lightweight - I have been wearing a hoodie/flannel under it and it's wind and waterproof for sure. Tight wrist cuffs stop any water from going in the sleeves, but they're not straps. Has the same amount of pockets as the usual fishing vest. 

For 60 bucks, it's a great jacket to use a stopgap or for the fall/early winter.




gator, what's the material like on that jacket?
 
seems like a stupid question, but has frogg toggs updated their material, or is it still that different feeling kinda stuff.  can't really explain it, but it definitely was different than other rain gear.  i bought a ft rain jacket years ago when ft were kind of new, and that stuff seemed really fragile to me and had holes and tears in it in no time.  i know you have to be careful with most waterproof gear anyway, but that jacket seemed really fragile.  
 
that link looks like a nice jacket.  is it more like a nylon type fabric or the original frog toggs type stuff?  
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/01 13:42:08 (permalink)
I have a New Redington Sonic Weld Large wading jacket with the tags still on it. I even forget why I bought it. Pm me if your interested. I think I paid $100 for it. I'm too fat for it now, lol. Besides, I dont do much wading anymore. Lemmie knw.
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/02 00:23:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby snagr 2020/11/02 09:26:29
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Simms is awesome but like ya said, if you're not looking to buy for life, a bit out of most folks range of comfortable spending. 

I bought a Frog Toggs off amazon a few years back as a stop gap. - https://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Cascades-Sportsmans-Jacket/dp/B00AOAJ31I/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=frogg+toggs+wading+jacket&qid=1604201548&sr=8-5

It's not exactly what you're looking for, but It's pretty lightweight - I have been wearing a hoodie/flannel under it and it's wind and waterproof for sure. Tight wrist cuffs stop any water from going in the sleeves, but they're not straps. Has the same amount of pockets as the usual fishing vest. 

For 60 bucks, it's a great jacket to use a stopgap or for the fall/early winter.




gator, what's the material like on that jacket?
 
seems like a stupid question, but has frogg toggs updated their material, or is it still that different feeling kinda stuff.  can't really explain it, but it definitely was different than other rain gear.  i bought a ft rain jacket years ago when ft were kind of new, and that stuff seemed really fragile to me and had holes and tears in it in no time.  i know you have to be careful with most waterproof gear anyway, but that jacket seemed really fragile.  
 
that link looks like a nice jacket.  is it more like a nylon type fabric or the original frog toggs type stuff?  




I know exactly what you're talking about! It is not that material. I'd describe it as more of a tougher, thicker, nylon. 
 
By no means a super thick type jacket. But like i said, does the job on fall early winter and a size bigger allows for a hoodie/flannel/whatever underneath.
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/02 09:27:13 (permalink)
I have that paper type fabric Frogg Toggs rain suit. I can’t stand it. Only use in emergency downpour on the boat if I didn’t dress accordingly.

I have a Redington wading jacket, possibly the one that Pensfan1 has mentioned. I’ve had mine for 15 years and no issues. Granted it doesn’t get much use anymore. I opt for my Floattech rain coat on my boat since I don’t need the vest pockets. When not wearing waders, the shorter cut of the wading jacket doesn’t cover as much as my other does too. I use the same Techwash that I use on my Simms Goretex waders to rejuvenate the waterproofing and seems to work fine. If you wade a lot and have the funds, nothing holds up like Goretex and Simms seems to really strive in quality craftsmanship. If looking for a deal, I’d hit up Pensfan.
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/02 09:31:25 (permalink)
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I know exactly what you're talking about! It is not that material. I'd describe it as more of a tougher, thicker, nylon. 
 
By no means a super thick type jacket. But like i said, does the job on fall early winter and a size bigger allows for a hoodie/flannel/whatever underneath.




might give it a shot, thanks.  
 
i like a lightweight outer jacket anyway, and layer underneath accordingly when it's colder.  usually wear a vest for stream fishing, but it's seen better days.  my boys use sling packs, and i've tried them but they annoy me.  something with that many pockets that comes in a fat kid 3x for $60 looks like it might be just what i'm looking for.  
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/02 10:35:35 (permalink)
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DeadGator401
 
I know exactly what you're talking about! It is not that material. I'd describe it as more of a tougher, thicker, nylon. 
 
By no means a super thick type jacket. But like i said, does the job on fall early winter and a size bigger allows for a hoodie/flannel/whatever underneath.




might give it a shot, thanks.  
 
i like a lightweight outer jacket anyway, and layer underneath accordingly when it's colder.  usually wear a vest for stream fishing, but it's seen better days.  my boys use sling packs, and i've tried them but they annoy me.  something with that many pockets that comes in a fat kid 3x for $60 looks like it might be just what i'm looking for.  




I'm 6'3 and around 250 (I packed on the Covid19 :)) and I have an XL. It's only snug around the waistline, like it rides up a bit. But, when it's on over waders, it doesn't matter anyways. Just mentioning this in case you use it outside of wading. Might want to grab a size larger than your usual. 
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/02 10:43:28 (permalink)
i’ll let ya know how it fits tomorrow 👍🏻

3x was only $52 instead of $60 and got prime delivery.
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/02 19:13:28 (permalink)
dano
You get what you pay for.
My Simms Freestone jacket is 25+ years old and hangs in the back of my SUV all year. Reinvex application every few years when I wash it. Back then they sold for a little under $200. Stitching is still 100% intact. Well worth the cost.

Gore Tex a Must all others will not last like gore Tex.
It will keep you dry all day long. 

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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/11/29 17:01:49 (permalink)
Lowes an get a contracter pack

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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2020/12/02 11:42:16 (permalink)
Mountain man wins...thats what i got.  I went with the 3 mil rather than the 1.5 mil for extra inn sue lay shunn and proe tek shunn....

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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2021/08/25 17:56:33 (permalink)
For me frogg toggs have been most beneficial as a warming layer than a rain protection layer. They do function as both, but I've loved them most when I'm catching a chill from the wind and need to warm up. 
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2021/09/07 17:49:55 (permalink)
Thanks, but i got the garbage bags like MM said to....

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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2021/09/07 18:54:54 (permalink)
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2021/09/09 20:56:52 (permalink)
Ok, Ill be the one.  Simms Guide Classic is only 399.  It will last a long time if you take care of it. I have had my G3 for 10 years and its still in great shape.  If you cheap out you will regret it on those cold rainy steelhead days, just sayin.
 
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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2021/09/12 09:01:11 (permalink)
Lol i posted this a year ago...i got mines.  

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Re: Waterproof wading jacket suggestion 2021/09/16 08:29:55 (permalink)
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Thanks, but i got the garbage bags like MM said to....


Plus you can use them to haul out all your stilhed body bag style.

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