I wear a Viking brand rain coat i got at Army & Navy. they are $50 or a bit more. they breath well which is nice but if i had the money at the time i would have gotten a Gore-Tex jacket as it will breath even better still cause mine still sweats where my arms are.
i use a Bare Kodiak jacket and i will never use another brand again. it's ridiculously tough, waterproof and functional. i can fit 2 small organizer boxes or 2 large fly boxes in the front chest pockets. the hand pockets are fleece lined to warm the hands up fast, it has an inner zipper pocket for your wallet, licence, phone etc. there is a tuck-away hood for when the rain really starts coming down. the top of the zipper has a pad so it doesn't chaff your neck when it's zipped all the way up. i've been in torrential downpours and this jacket, paired with my Bare Blackwater waders, has kept me warm, dry and comfortable. i look forward to try it out in miserable winter weather.
the only drawback is the price. 250 - 300 bucks depending where you go. however, you will never need another jacket, so i figure it's a pretty reasonable price.
I'll second fishnfvr. My wife bought me a Cabelas wading jacket for Christmas last year and I couldn't be happier. I have spent a full day in pouring rain and never a drop of rain got inside and more importantly, persperation got out of the jacket as well. The neoprene cuffs function as half gloves and are almost watertight for when you reach into the water to pick up that slab you just hooked. There is no substitute for Gore-tex. I have had three other jackets that claimed to be breathable, but a day walking a river, always found me soaked with sweat. Never happens with my Cabelas Gore-tex. Only $170 US. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...t20455&parentType=index&indexId=cat20455&rid=
When you do go and buy one I recommend a wading jacket that has elastic cuffs on it as when fishing water tends to come down your sleeves. I have a gortex simms jacket and its been good to me so for had it for about 3 years now im still dry on wet days also remember don’t get jacket that’s made out of thin material as I had one before i got the simms jacket and it ripped in couple places because of the bush whacking I do .... Just a couple of notes when looking at rain gear. :2cents:
SIMMS hands down you will not be dissapointed, yes they are spendy but worth every penny. I have learned when it comes to trying to save a buck on somehting you are going to use time and time again just bite the bullet and get the best. I have had mine for 2 years now and have zero compaints. Oh yeah I have a cabelas one that has never been worn fishing I'd be willing to sell ya if you are interested.
Another option: There is a Gore-tex clearance shop on Hastings at Kootenay (near the Burnaby./Vancouver border) where you can buy a lare assortment of jackets for a very good price. I haven't seen any wading jackets per se, but there is such a large selection, you might find a good Gore-tex that will serve the purpose.
I have the Simms G3 jacket,about 2 years now and I can't say anything negative about it,except maybe the price.Some of my buddies are wearing the Bare Kodiak,for years now and swear by them,for about 100.00 less.If I had to do it again,I probably wouldn't spend the dough,for the time spent on the flow these days,I'd like the 100.00 in my pocket.All in all 2 nice jackets.
I've been wearing a Trophy wading jacket that I won in a derby over a year ago and I'm still impressed with it. Lots of storage and features built into it. Neoprene cuffs, articulated elbows, vented armpits.... Good Bang for the $$$$, I believe they sell for around $100. eace:
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to fishing and boat owners and enthusiasts in the British Columbia area. Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tackle, tips, tricks, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!