Rain Gear, SKRE vs ?

1floatinghat

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I am looking at new rain gear for western wa. I was debating between Kuiu and Sitka. SKRE caught my eye and general reviews are positive. But, most reviews (or ones I have seen) don't come from wet climates. Anything will hold up for a few days to week the first season or two and I have considered just replacing Cableas/Browning etc annually.

Any reviews reports from very wet environments? I can get Sitka at 30%-40% off so almost price parity.
 

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I like my FL Seak Stormtight jacket, pretty bombproof wet weather jacket, especially for the PNW. Lots of good reviews of AK usage. I have not gotten wet wearing it, but last year's season was quite dry for me, I hunted in a mid-layer right til Dec 20.
 
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1floatinghat

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I like my FL Seak Stormtight jacket, pretty bombproof wet weather jacket, especially for the PNW. Lots of good reviews of AK usage. I have not gotten wet wearing it, but last year's season was quite dry for me, I hunted in a mid-layer right til Dec 20.
Thanks I have a couple of hunting buddys who were disappointed with their FL. I was caught a little off guard, not sure which gear they had but, we also didn't have a crazy wet season in Nov - Dec. Similar to you I want light-mid layer as I don't spend much time in eastern WA when it's cold (think BC interior).
 

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For a lighter set, I have the Badlands exo jacket and pants. Also haven't been soaked through wearing those. Outer layer has a softened surface so it's pretty quite (super micro fleece?). They also have a lifetime guarantee, you poke a hole or it starts leaking, you can exchange it. The pants have a full zip and suspenders, so they're pretty comfy.

I got the FL jacket as my universal winter hardshell, wold wear it hunting if it was pouring rain or super cold, otherwise the badlands jacket does my well.
 
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1floatinghat

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Thanks, I'll take a look. I have a Badlands back from years ago that I consider ok but more starter gear than my Kuiu's. Thing is its in the same $$ as the discounted Sitka or the SKRE.
 
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Both Kuiu and Skre have lifetime warranties. I have had them both replace items free. Skre paid the shipping round trip. Skre's rain gear is lighter duty then Kuiu Chugach. I haven't been wet in either one but the Kuiu is heavier duty.
 
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1floatinghat

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So I can deal lighter weight, does it (SKRE) keep you dry day after day if you aren't busting though a lot of brush?

Doesn't Sitka have an equivalent w
 
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