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Old 01-14-2013, 08:40 PM
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Which rain suits do you use? Advice needed!

After getting absolutely drenched today, Ive decided its time to upgrade the rain suits. This year we had a bunch of Frog Togs suits, but they tore to pieces and just didnt cut it. It gets hot and sticky here in Georgia so I'd like something that isnt super hot and not super expensive. Ideas?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:46 PM
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I tried a suit a while back, and couldn't move that good. It's rare that i get caught in the rain, so i don't invest in a rain suit. I have 55 gallon drum liners. I put a hole in the bottom for my head, and holes for my arms, and i can move real good, and it cost next to nothing. But, i'd probably be interested in a light weight, cheap rain suit. I hate the ponchos with the snaps on the side. They tear, and just don't work right. I'd choose a plastic bag over those ponchos.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 PM
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Trash bag with a couple of holes cut out. :-)
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:53 PM
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I tried a suit a while back, and couldn't move that good. It's rare that i get caught in the rain, so i don't invest in a rain suit. I have 55 gallon drum liners. I put a hole in the bottom for my head, and holes for my arms, and i can move real good, and it cost next to nothing. But, i'd probably be interested in a light weight, cheap rain suit. I hate the ponchos with the snaps on the side. They tear, and just don't work right. I'd choose a plastic bag over those ponchos.
Ive done the plastic bag thing, it will allow you to finish a house.

I generally dont work in the rain.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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When running machinery a $15-$20 construction rain suit from Home Depot or Lowe's work great. I have a set of Frogg Toggs for fishing, they are noisy and DO NOT breathe well at all.

I haven't found myself cutting or landscaping in the rain because in Delaware it is either raining hard, or a beautiful day. I just don't work on bad days, but I am growing rapidly and this is an issue that may start to affect me.

A trash bag works best, but you look like crap when doing the work.

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:18 AM
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Carhartt. Super tough and totally waterproof.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 AM
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glad super force flex. super tough and totally waterproof
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:46 AM
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I try real hard not to work in the rain. My iPhone weather.com app with the radar map keeps me drier than any rain suit.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:17 AM
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When running machinery a $15-$20 construction rain suit from Home Depot or Lowe's work great. I have a set of Frogg Toggs for fishing, they are noisy and DO NOT breathe well at all.

I haven't found myself cutting or landscaping in the rain because in Delaware it is either raining hard, or a beautiful day. I just don't work on bad days, but I am growing rapidly and this is an issue that may start to affect me.

A trash bag works best, but you look like crap when doing the work.

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You mean you look like trash. LOL
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:08 AM
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i bought a rain suit from carhart it was pricey but well worth it!! breathable and waterproof.
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