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JohnMickish

Cabela's Gore-Tex guide series rain gear

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JohnMickish

OK, the wife is going to get me one of these Gore-Tex suits for X-mas (what a wonderful woman) and my question to those of you that have these is should I get the insulated ones or not?

Having never owned a set of rain gear of this caliber I am unsure of the insulating qualities of the insulated and non insulated suits. Ideally I like to have one suit that would work in both summer and winter, just adding a few layers for winter use, if needed or maybe the insulated ones aren't that warm??

For those that have this suit, tell me what you like and dislike about it.

PS: There is no way anyone is going to talk me into getting a Clam Ice Armor, Strikemaster or Vexilar suit so don't even try. The only other option I like is a Bass Pro 200+MPH suit. Anybody have this one?

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Northlander

If your going to use them in the fall or winter fishing get the insulated. Or a size bigger so you can layer under them. Just the uninsulated Goretec tuits are cold when they get wet if you dont have some layers under them, especially in fall.

You wouldnt catch me dressing like a smurf either! Right Loonasea? wink.gif

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VMS

I have the signature series from cabelas and love it!! It can get a little hot in the summer, but not hot enough to require a different set. If it's really hot, the rain feels good.

I also use the raingear on the ice and it does a great job. Works well as an insulating layer (wind breaker) but holds in enough of your heat in to work well. A couple of layers of good poly underwear and you'd be all set.

Defnitely worth the money.

Steve

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prov1900

I have the BPS 100 MPH suit and love it. But, I think the Cabelas are even better quality, not that there is anything wrong with mine. I think I will have this suit for a long, long time. Insulated vs non? I think you answered your own question. Get the non, but big enough to put layers on underneath. I got one of those Cabelas Union Suits (fleece) and think that will be all I need with my rain suit for ice fishing, or open water in cold wet weather, etc. Just FYI, I cant speak for the Cabelas stuff other than what I have seen in the stores, but I have been through some serious wet this year with the BPS stuff and stayed bone dry.

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iffwalleyes

As northlander said if for the fall and winter then insulated otherwise no. I made the mistake of buying insulated and now I have a great set of winter wear that I wear on the ice all winter long but never in the summer way to warm.

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Lip RIPPER!

The insulated ones are worth every penny. The warmth and comfort can't be beat. Go for the expensive stuff at x-mas and then have her buy some uninsulated rain gear for your birthday. Or, tell her if she really cares about you she should buy both.

I will never own another suit!

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manitobawalleye2

cabelas for me also

great suits

mine is uninsulated but large enough to fit a parka under

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Down Deep

I passed on the Guideware and bought one of the Cabelas lower priced Gore-Tex suits which I think was a good choice. I would recommed not buying an insulated suit. With the great clothing available today like fleece and wind proof shells and jackets, layering up for warmth is a snap. When it is cold I use the rain suit as a layer. I can also use a coat if need be. I bought my rain gear one size larger to accomodate the layering. It is a little big when it is warm, but it is full of cinches which I pull tight. My fishing buddy has an insulated suit and he says he would never buy another one because it is too warm in the summer months.

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DinkADunk

I would suggest the uninsulated versions unless you plan on only using the gear when it's cold or as a layer for ice fishing. I feel comfortable fly fishing when it's 10 above and I'm wearing a good base layer, Polartec 300 fleece jacket, and an uninsulated Simms G3 jacket (Gortex) on top. Even uninsulated the guide gear will be fairly warm in the summer. During the summer I take Cabela's Dry Plus 2.5 Rainwear which does the job well and is very light.

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Jim Almquist

I really love my Cabelas giude wear. I have the uninsulated version for the simply reason that I fish big water with a tiller and I wear it to stay dry when things start getting rough. I bought mine 1 size larger and wear some wool and down for fall and spring fishing.

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