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I am looking to buy a good rain jacket as it is a must here in BC. I have been looking at the Bare Kodiak and Simms jakcets (mainly the G3). I am willing to spend money to get a good one. I was wondering your guys expieriences with these jackets or others and what you would recomend.

Thanks for the advice :)
 

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I just got a Simms G3 for my birthday and all I can say is WOW. There is no comparing it to a Bare Kodiak, Bare is heavy and doesn't breathe but does keep you dry. I've tried several brands over the years and found all lacking something. Always wanted Simms and now I do ;D
 

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Hey Hook Set

I have the Bare Kodiak and have found it to be great at keeping you dry but it is a bit warm and does not breath all that well.My fishing buddy has the Simms G3 and he loves it and I would trade him in a second. If you have the cash for the G3 then I would recommend that you get it,because as soon as I have the cash I am switching to the Simms as I don't think you can get a better rain jacket.

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Simms for sure...nothing compares to real Gore-Tex when it comes to breathability and durability. Even my cheapo Simms Freestone Gore-Tex jacket keeps me dry and breathes really well (I bought it for its packability).
 

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you sure that the Simms Freestone jacket is Gore-tex? Simms does not seem to claim it is. Some of the lower price point Simms products are not Gore-tex and their Freestone line up is one of them. Still a great product though.
 

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you sure that the Simms Freestone jacket is Gore-tex? Simms does not seem to claim it is. Some of the lower price point Simms products are not Gore-tex and their Freestone line up is one of them. Still a great product though.
Yup...mine is one of the original models that first came out a few years ago, and it is definitely Gore-Tex. I don't know if they have since changed that, I know that their Freestone waders were never Gore-Tex, but my jacket definitely is...in fact it has Gore-Tex stiched on the cuff of my sleeve.
 

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If you're considerng the Simms they are just coming out with their new line of G4 jackets as well as a couple others. You might see a slight price drop on some of the old models. Like the rivertek, which I have and it's outstanding. Just put it through a serious weather test in the high country and I stayed bone dry.
 

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Strange - I would go the other way, My mate has the G3 - which gave up the ghost after a year in the UK - switched to the G4 and has a leak or two after just 3 months. My bare is two years old and keeps me dry and warm - even when it has been in the rain for two solid weeks.

Patagonia make a very nice jacket may be worth having a look at it.

But that's only my my 2c worth.

Al the best
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I have a Simms goer tex jacket and after three hard years of use, No leaks. I'm in the market for a new one and will probably goo Simms again .




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ya i was just in M&Y today 40% off Simms jackets/sweaters and so on :beerchug: the guy there was perstering me to buy a vest after he saw me loooking at them HA HA 250$ on a vest no thanks :naughty: i have one on order from US alot cheaper ;D
 

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After doing some research I found a good jacket that seems pretty damn close to the g3 guide but at less than half the price. Not sure if a link is allowed but it's the cabelas gore tex guidewear wading jacket. 21 user reviews all giving it a 4.8/5 and at $199.99 usd seems like a great bang for your buck. I'm gonna get one and give it a go and will let you know how it holds up.
 
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