Lighter rainwear

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Graham, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    Apologies to the folks at MLD...

    Clearly it's catching on, I'll have to ditch the overtroons.

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  2. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Frogg togs are fine breathability wise, better than most I found. Durability is nonexistent though. I got a(nother) hole in my backside sitting on a wall first time I wore the trousers.
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Breeks -

    I've got several pairs, and depending on circumstances I still use them - mostly on multiday + cold weather + wet terrain - were wet trouser bottoms would be very grim. :)
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I picked a set up in a shop in Ely Minnesota a few years back, I'd heard about them before but never found any to buy over here, they were camo so I never bought them but they looked a bit snaggy I thought
  5. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I got them on ebay for about £20 delivered from the US. Yeah they are quite 'snaggy', but they are also very weak, I can tear the fabric between my thumbs. Definitely not something I'd rely on for more than a few days low level backpacking. They are very light though.
  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    'Just in case' jobs then?

    My friend wore his quite a lot and had not trashed them; not sure what he took to the Wind Rivers this summer as it did not rain so nothing ever appeared from his pack...
  7. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    i promise I'll never watch another upskirt video on youtube again.
  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Yep.
    Hmm, I've seen a few people saying they're lasting a good while, but they must really baby them. Others have said they don't mind because they are so cheap to replace.
  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Froggs toggs. PCT Blogs - I've read about how inadequate they were come Washington state rain.
  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Sadly I'll not get that far....but then I'll be sporting Haglofs not Toggs...
  11. Creamy

    Creamy Section Hiker

    Frogg's toggs. The worldwide leader in breathable lightweight blah blah blah. Please!!!!
  12. EM - Tacblades

    EM - Tacblades Ultralighter

    Has anyone used / have thoes rain kilts some come in cuben fibre. I have often considered them or making one, but cant get over the fashion statement :)
  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  14. Creamy

    Creamy Section Hiker

    I know some boys last yr had some cuben ponchos made that they used as tarps, bashes as well in gr8 smokey mtns. The feedback I received was very good.
    However this was a forest trail,bushcraft type use.
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  15. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

  16. EM - Tacblades

    EM - Tacblades Ultralighter

    You could just go for a aarn pack balance load front and back and get their rather fetching rain cover :)

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  17. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Mae West :D
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  18. Creamy

    Creamy Section Hiker

  19. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Pahhhhhhhhh i've dated worse :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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  20. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    OMG……... :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
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  21. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    That Aarn cover makes a Packa look sensible
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  22. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Such a talented designer too.
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  23. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    My silnylon one weighs the same as the cuben ones from zpacks and mld and doesn't sound like a crisp packet so not much point.
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  24. taedawood

    taedawood Hiker

    I wear a silnylon rain kilt all the time. Because I sit down with it, I do not have to worry about the abrasion issue as much as I would with cuben fibre. Mine came from ULA and it is very comfortable but not very pretty. Every time I see a photo of myself in my rain kilt, I cringe.

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