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Postby don norton » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:23 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions for light weight rain gear (coat and pants)



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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:44 pm

I use Marmot Precips
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Postby copeg » Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:48 pm

This topic came up a while back...I used pretty much the same stuff now as I mentioned in that thread.
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Postby The Other Tom » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:40 pm

trailblazer wrote:This topic came up a while back...I used pretty much the same stuff now as I mentioned in that thread.


Probably this thread ? http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... php?t=1047
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Postby wingding » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:43 pm

I have precips that I use for my day hikes - especially in the desert where things get ripped up, but for longer trips or trips and when I really think I'll get stuck in the rain I carry lightweight goretex paclite rain gear - I have a the Alpha SL jacket and pants made my Arteryx and like them a lot.

After several sets of precips I have found that they tend to be more water resistant than waterproof or it's just that the waterproofing wears off fast. I have treated them with waterproofing stuff, but that still doesn't seem to make them completely waterproof.
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Postby Charles2 » Tue May 01, 2007 1:22 pm

Untill my last strong Arizona Monsoon wind/rain storm in the Grand Canyon in August, 06, I used a poncho and rain chaps (total weight was 10.5 oz). During it's last use, the poncho darn near killed me; I was walking a narrow, cliffy trail above the Redwall and almost got blown over the edge.

I now use a Red Ledge Thunderlite WPB rain parka at about 12 oz over a pair of home made silnylon rain chaps. I also carry a sort of kilt of silnylon to cover the small gap between the jacket bottom and rain chaps tops and use it if it is really coming down or blowing hard. The "kilt" is about 18" long and my waist circumference plus six inches around with a light elastic in the upper hem. The whole assembly (jacket, chaps, kilt and stow sack) weighs about 14 oz but is dryer and safer than the lighter poncho system.

The rain chaps will sweat up a bit behind the knees but are otherwise well ventilated. The Thunderlite has pit vents and vents on the chest and doesn't sweat up unless it is really cold.

To keep the gear in my pack dry, I use trash compactor bags and put anything I need to keep dry in the TC bags. A lot of my gear is already in small silnylon stow sacks so it is doubly protected. I keep the pack under my tarp or in the tent at night to dry or to stay dry.
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Postby KathyW » Tue May 01, 2007 2:32 pm

oops, already posted.
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Postby manuelrodriguez » Wed May 16, 2007 1:45 am

Snow Nymph wrote:I use Marmot Precips


I will find one like that!, is it good?
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Re: i will find one!

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed May 16, 2007 6:32 am

manuelrodriguez wrote:
Snow Nymph wrote:I use Marmot Precips


I will find one like that!, is it good?


I've been happy with it, I have a few in different colors. I just did a search and bought another one! :lol:

http://www.nextag.com/marmot-precip-jacket/search-html
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