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    Default Light Weight Rain Gear????

    All,

    I need some light weight rain gear for a hike I am doing next month. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Gusto

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    Default Marmot Precip...

    Light/collapsible/breathable.
    Many of us sheep hunters use it with great results.

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    Default How much and Where?

    How much were they and where can I get them?

    Gusto

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    Default precip....

    Gus, check out any higher end gear store like Rei or Beaver Sports etc...Prices vary. I bought mine (coat) on sale at Beaver sports in Fairbanks for about $80 bucks or so. I got the sage green one because I hunt. Pants (black) I bought on ebay for about $50.

    Wife is petite and bought her precip gear off of the youth rack at Beaver and saved big.

    Check ebay if you know your size.

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    thanks fullkurl

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    Campmor has it on sale.

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    Default Frog Toggs

    I've had good luck with Frog Toggs. About as light as you can get and they've always kept me dry.

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    Marmot is great stuff, and the REI line of rain gear. Both are compact, breathable and lightweight. I have REI pants and Marmot top. I think both cost me about 175 bucks. I love them though!
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    Default Red Ledge Thunderlight

    Very light, good design, inexpensive. I use the full side zip pants and the parka. I used this combo on the Applachian Trail and this summer. I'll use it on my next long trip. For backpacking, you'll find it very hard to beat.

    http://www.bucktrack.com/Alaska_Broo..._Traverse.html

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    I have North Face Venture Jacket and full zip pants. Like Marmot Precip but TNF. The hood has a draw string to tighten it around your head in addition to the normal hood string. It works great. Not 100% windproof but very good wind resistance.
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