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    Default Rivers West gear sale...

    Just FYI on a good sale of Rivers West gear....


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    Buyer beware!

    They can keep their junk!

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    Yeah, I know a lot of people might not like their gear.....just sharing....

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    Last week I picked up a pair of black Rivers West pants in my size, like new at the Salvation Army thrift store for 4 bucks! Couldn't pass em up. I can see they would be to warm for strenuous hiking but for standing around or riding the quad it seems they would be pretty nice.

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    Come on, is RW gear that bad? I've heard that is doesn't breathe but is 100% waterproof and also extremely durable.

    If a guy can control his exhertion, has common sense, is aware about proper layering and knows when he's hot and can take a jacket off why is this such bad gear?

    Is it getting a bad rap just because it doesn't breath?

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    Default River's Sponge, I mean West...

    See the title, it says it all. I have been an owner, notice I used past tense. I was so impressed seeing the demo of water pouring over the garment day in and day out and yet it remained dry. Revolutionary! WOW! GOTTA HAVE IT!!! Then I committed the funds, wore it a few times in light/moderate rain. At first, it seemed okay, but after a few months of ownership, I began to notice the nap of the fiber would hold precipitation rather than beading off. Granted, I did stay dry, I'll give it that (provided it did not over exert myself & sweat), but on a 10 day hunt, day #1 and your #1 defense from rain is soaked! I had to hang it to dry and it was still damp and became heavy. After 7 days of this crap, I was fed up. On a sheep hunt, excess weight is a no-brainer, ditch the goods!

    As to not totally bash them, I feel they tried, real hard. Maybe with the advance in fabrics, they can re-develop one with an extreme low-nap fiber that will not hold water...

    Yeah, I am that guy, the guy always looking for the best of the best!
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    Default Newer Rivers West Gear

    Have any of you tried the newer Rivers West gear, ie. the lighter weight stuff? I know their original is heavy, and the nap does absorb the rain, kinda like the Browning stuff. But what about their packable stuff?

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