which alaska rain jacket

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bearguide

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i am getting more and more confused on rain gear the more i read. i am heading to alaska in a week, so it is time to get a new rain coat. i watched the e vent video posted by aron, you should see this, it is v impressive. so which, arcteryx, kuiu chugash, sitka stormfront,rei kimtah, helly hanson, or what. this needs to be for heavy rain, and breathable if possible.
 

Matt Cashell

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Take a look at the Rei Shuksan eVent jacket. It is a little heavier-duty and more durable than the Kimtah.

eVent is great.
 

Big Sky

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I just tried on the Kimtah at REI and am very impressed. It fit great over my soft shell that I was wearing. Looks like its time to clean out the closet and sell some unused goodies.
 

luke moffat

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Bearguide,

Look into the offerings from Westcomb as well!!! Great stuff for sure. I really like Kuiu Chugach, but Westcomb is another great company worth looking into as well.
 
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