Which rain suits do you use? Advice needed!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WoodlandAM, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. WoodlandAM

    WoodlandAM LawnSite Member
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    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?
     
  2. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    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.
     
  3. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,573

    Trash bag with a couple of holes cut out. :)
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  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,253

    Ive done the plastic bag thing, it will allow you to finish a house.

    I generally dont work in the rain.
     
  5. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    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.

    -Michael
     
  6. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,446

    Carhartt. Super tough and totally waterproof.
     
  7. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7B
    Posts: 354

    glad super force flex. super tough and totally waterproof
     
  8. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    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. :laugh:
     
  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    You mean you look like trash. LOL :laugh:
     
  10. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    i bought a rain suit from carhart it was pricey but well worth it!! breathable and waterproof.
     

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