Lightest waterproof rain coat?

BTE

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Lightest rain jacket I have seen is the Sitka Shake Dry.
 

1234AveA

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material is nylon HyperD PU4000 from rip stop by the roll. foliage green colour.

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waterproof urethane zip under a storm flap
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the jacket cuff overhangs a snug fitting neoprene cuff sewn inside the sleeve. stops water running down your forearm when you lift your hands above your elbows. Patent pending....ha ha.
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the pants have a 22" side zip with gusset underneath to maintain waterproofness under the zip and allow boots to pass through.
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Legit!
 

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I’ve been wearing a BLack Diamond Stormline for the last 5 weekends of scouting and been in some pretty good storms. At 10oz for a size large, it’s performed very well.
 

Jumpinjeepjake

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The Gore H5 is supposed to stand up to backpack abrasion better than their other Shakedry models.
 

bluumoon

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Any feedback on North Face Dry Vent material or Future light ? I have a good discount at the moment
 

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For you service guys I was about to drop the coin on a set of seaks when I remembered I had a set a new in the bag goretex rain gear courtesy of Uncle Sam in a rucksack downstairs. The set is 31 oz which is still pretty dang light and it kept my wallet quite a bit heavier. So thats what I'll be wearing this season.
 

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COOPDUCK

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I’ve had good luck with the cabelas space rain stuff a rainy day here or there. I spray painted the Kuiu and Sitka logos onto it just to make sure I had my bases covered.
 

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My XL Frogg Toggs is 6oz

Not something to depend on in heavy rain but is easy to pack for the occasional storm.
 

nettereo16

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I grabbed some Frog Toggs too. They are about 5-6 ounces... They also run large. I bought a small and usually wear a medium/large...

It definitely keeps you dry. I would not brush bust with these as they'll rip but for a 30 minute passing storm they'll work great. If weather is in forecast I'll bring a 13 ounce Patagonia Torrentshell.
 

TomJoad

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Any feedback on North Face Dry Vent material or Future light ? I have a good discount at the moment

Its pretty amazing material. Disclaimer that I work for VF (different brand) but Futurelight is legit and the weight is incredible. I don’t know about durability in the hunt. I didn’t invest in time last year and they sold out. I’m going to get some for my winter snow kit this year and try it out. Unfortunately that product doesn’t drop until November so I won’t be taking it out hunting as my tags are in October. I’ll give it a good workout in the mountains this winter however and report back. What they have online now is kind of the dregs so I’d wait until Nov if you want to invest.
 

Pabst

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Patagonia Torrentshell, if camo isn't important. It's waterproof, great range of motion, costs ~$100 or so, has pit zips and weighs 10oz in size M. Someone should commission Patagonia to make these in camo.
 

All American Boy

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Marmot Minimalist Goretex (full pit zips, velcro arm cuffs, brimmed hood, 14 ounces, dark green) and OR Foray pants (full zip, Goretex, 10 ounces, tan). Great products and warranties from trusted companies. Rifle hunter and done with overpriced just because it's camo. Got set for about $240 total. Work great for rain, snow, wind, and very light.
 

TimothyJ

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There is a interesting raincoat called a packa designed to cover you and your backpack with better weather protection than a poncho if that is what you are looking for. I purchased one a while back, but I have only used it a few times.
 
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