Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Scott26

Rain gear..?'s

Question

Scott26

Since it's raining outside got me shopping or just looking for some new rain gear.

My questions are:

Why is it so darn expensive? I also realize that you buy a set and you will have them for a lifetime.

Has anyone used Frog Toggs? And do/can they rip easly?

I'm looking for something lighter weight but don't want the plastic stuff if you know what I mean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

15 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Rivernut

I have a friend at work that loves his Frog Toggs. Says they're tough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Whoaru99

The "good stuff" is expensive because it's made with Gore Tex or other similar breathable membranes. In other words, you stay dry, but don't steam up inside nearly as badly as with that plastic stuff because the water vapor from your perspiration can escape out of the rain gear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Rivernut

I myself have a goretex jacket and bibs from Cabela's. Both bought on clearance, and it is well worth the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
PerchJerker

Rain gear is definately one of those items where the saying "you get what you pay for" is very true.

Rain gear lasts a long time, gets used a lot, the conditions are usually pretty miserable when you need it, and a good trip can go to bad in a hurry if you don't have good rain gear --- so it's not the place to try to save a few bucks IMO.

I hear good things about Frogg Toggs, have never tried them myself, have not been too impressed with them when I've seen them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
MattWtech

i agree with the pay for what you get, bought guide series jacket n bibs, worn em yesterday and i love them. ill probably have them for a long time too. frog togg suits wre recommended to me too to be good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Capt. Don*

If you want to buy the last suit you'll ever need, (if using for recreational purposes) look at Grundens. Do a google search for them. They will keep you the dryest, they are the toughest made. They are not pretty, but when I'm pulling herring nets in the fall fashion isn't important, staying dry is. They have started making some better looking suits, check them out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
beer batter

I bought the Frog Toggs at Cabelas. I got the XXL size and use them all season long. When the temps get frigid in the late fall and early spring, I wear my ice gear under the Toggs and stay warm and dry. If you've already good, warm clothes and are just looking for something to keep you dry it's hard to argue with the price of Frog Toggs. They've been good to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Ufatz

Scott, lemme tell ya; I learned about Frogg Toggs way back when they were created. Best bang for your buck you'll ever find for rain gear. And its where all your old soft drink bottles go. It really IS good stuff for the price and one of the first things I noticed about it was the wind-breaking ability-stops wind dead. Great stuff. I'm sure there is better stuff but not at the Frogg Togg price. wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Paul Waldowski

If you want to stay dry and warm, Arctic Armor for cold weather stuff and FroggToggs for the warmer weather. Both suits are very lightweight and awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
hovermn

I have some pretty good quality rain gear, but it's a mix match of stuff. NF Goretex jacket, EMS Goretex pants and OR Gortex socks. Yes, socks! grin.gif

A few years ago, some friends and I went into the BWCAW on a 5 day trip. During the first 2 days it rained day and night. I managed to stay bone dry head to toe. This included getting out of the canoe into shallow water while portaging. Never once did the gear fail. Sure made for a better time in otherwise nasty weather.

I agree with everyone here. Do not skimp on your rain gear. You don't have to pay a fortune on it, but you shouldn't settle for the cheapest stuff, either. Breathable fabric is a must.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
caseymcq

You definitely don't have to pay a fortune. Buy it in the off season. I bought a jacket at Gander the day after Christmas in '05. It was Gander's Tech H2O line. The tag had the price listed at $139.99. It was marked down to $59.99 and it was on a clearance rack that was 50% off. So after that was all said and done I basically bought it for $100 off of the retail price. I have been really happy with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
youngie22

I'm a big fan of the Frogg togg jacket; but I ripped the crotch out of the pants wearing them fifteen minutes on a canada trip, glad I brought others!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
DinkADunk

Gortex is great, the other breathables are good too. I use to use Frogg Togs but didn't like the fit so I replaced them with Cabela's Dry Plus jacket and pants; very light weight, comfortable, cheap, and work well in the summer. For the spring, fall, and when's it's nasty I've been using Filson rain gear (very comfortable, but it's oiled cotton which is very old school) but am looking for something else. At this point I'm seriously looking at a Mustang Survival jacket (great in the rain and it's an approved floatation device) and then either Mustang Survival bib's or Cabela's guide wear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
JohnMickish

Ask yourself this simple question.

Whats it worth to you to be warm and dry in any weather. Period.

That quite simply is your answer. Don't forget about the booties either. That's another $50.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
PerchJerker

Quote:

this point I'm seriously looking at a Mustang Survival jacket (great in the rain and it's an approved floatation device)


I think it's an approved flotation device only if you're wearing it - if you are not wearing it then it does not count as a PFD. It's in the MN Boating Regs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wanderer
      We found our better pike in 20 fow this weekend.  Same weekend last year they were in 7.  That might be the reason you haven’t been seeing much while spearing? Thicker ice and more snow.  And they’ve been grabbing small minnows after staring at em for a long time.  They marked a heavy line on the sonar for up to half hour before slurping in the crappie minnow. Small shiners have been getting small pike.  Large shiners haven’t been getting hit at all.
    • Spss
      I've been out there a few times. Where are the deadheads?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Fished shields lake yesterday from 900 am to 6. 12 fow caught 25 real nice gills 10 perch ,all dinks. And 2 crappie about 9 inches. Pretty steady fishing all day. We were about 50 yds from all the sleepers. Lots of traffic. At least 2 ft of ice. Used a little ant , orange and bright green with some white dressing tied to it. Got em from Nagel's. He said they were good, and he was right. Tipped with wax worm. Crappie came in at 530 caught the biggest on a glow blue angel eye with a minnow head. Snowing really hard so we packed up. Tent is froze. But we're going back out here in a bit. Gonna try roberds lake. I'll post later on that. Good luck all!
    • Tom Sawyer
      You two are sure putting the smack down on some super sized Pike! Those walleye text you just sent were nice too. Your killing me man; I'm off todo more snowblowing. Though to take it when the wife's schoolin' ya', been there lots of times with Patty. Join my club, LOL!
    • Bigfatbert
      Slobslayer99 , Echo can be a fun lake to fish for Walleye and Crappie. As for being there on the opener , like most lakes , it's all going to come down to when the ice goes out , and the type of springtime weather that prevails up there this year as to how the opener bite might be . The lake is shallow and has quite stained water . Early ice out , and a warmer spring can have the lake good to go on the opener for you  for both species. As for where to fish , that also depends on the spring also , as the water starts to warm there , very shallow muck with deadheads around the lake , or the shallow rock pile with reeds on the far eastern  end are usually safe bets for Crappie . As for the walleye , they can be caught on the rocky shorelines throughout the lake . Early fishing there is best with minnows...  ahhh the opener , you gotta love it .
    • Slobslayer99
      Going up the echo for the first time this opener any tips or info would be appreciated
    • JBMasterAngler
      Tried South Lindstrom today. Was able to mark some fish, but they were tight to the bottom, and would not move! Got 1 tiny perch. Was only out for a little bit, then the snow really started coming down. Talked to someone else, and they had the exact same results.
    • monstermoose78
      I have two boss toms at my dads and I think a strutter might be the ticket
    • IceHawk
      I'm really leaning to buying a mojo scoot and shoot amd trying that this year talk about a adrenaline rush. 
    • IceHawk
      I've used a full body full strut before can be good or bad depending on a birds mood at the time. In certain situations they can be a killer, 
  • Share & Have Fun