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    Rain gear

    What rainsuit do you guys recommend? I am having a problem with them litterally exploding if I move too sharply or bump into something. One little nick turns into a 6 inch gash in seconds. Then I am left with 6 hours of getting soaked.

    It is a regular day to be standing in rain 8 hours during rooftop PM.

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    PM's in the rain, interesting concept...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Check out Frogg Toggs.

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    Well, my "PM" is just filters, coils, belts. It is what my position is right now.


    When we pop the covers, and it rains, we close the doors and go inside for a second. Most of the time is spent spraying out the coils though, so we are in the rain for that part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavytank2 View Post
    What rainsuit do you guys recommend? I am having a problem with them litterally exploding if I move too sharply or bump into something. One little nick turns into a 6 inch gash in seconds. Then I am left with 6 hours of getting soaked.

    It is a regular day to be standing in rain 8 hours during rooftop PM.

    A piece of raingear that I will NEVER be without again.

    http://www.cabelas.com/mens-brimmed-...&mr:adType=pla

    You can remove the chinstrap or just tuck it up inside the hat.

    Beyond that, I just wear a heavy PVC rain jacket and replace it as needed.

    My rainjacket cost about $25 and I've had it for several years.

    Of course, I don't do too much coil cleaning anymore. Not sure how the chemicals would affect the Goretex of that hat, either....



    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    PM's in the rain, interesting concept...
    If I didn't work in the rain, there would be days that I wouldn't work.

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    We don't even go up on the roof in the rain.

    Then again, we don't get much of that light all day rain, there is usually significant wind, some lighting, and the threat of hail/tornado.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Carhartt makes a heavy duty Black nylon waterproof coat, retail about $160.00. Sorrell also makes one for about $120.00. I bought the Sorrell one and have had it 3 years now and it is holding up well. A couple of the techs where I work have the Carhartt one and swear by it. All day rain in Portland is very common. My family came to the west coast from Indianapolis. For pants I bought some snowboarder pants on sale at the helly hansen outlet store.
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    Thanks for the suggestions.


    I like the hat/froggs toggs. Think I will try those first, if that doesn't work. Carhartt.

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    My wife got me a pair of frogg toggs a couple of weeks ago. They are like a tyvek material, really light weight and work really good. Refrigerant turns them colors though.

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    How do the FroggToggs last?

    Are they packable, squashable, pocketable or do I have to keep them hung up?


    Looking for some camping/hunting/fishing rain gear.

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    I've only had it two weeks, but so far they are better than any rain gear I've ever had before. They're very squashable and are really light weight. They are more like a cloth than the old rubber like rain suit. Very similar to tyvek. I highly recommend them.

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    frog toggs are nice reasonably priced , get gore tex if money isnt an issue

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