Rain suits!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CSRA Landscaping, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    Well, yetserday it was raining, lightly, so I decided it would be a great time to try out the rain suit that I'd bought, the plastic PVC type. Boy, what a miserable mistake! :(

    I gained in sweat what I missed in rain, I could actually pull the elastic on the sleeves and watch the sweat pour out like water, that thing was a cooker! I figured the only times to use this thing that would be good would be in heavy rain or in the Fall and Winter months.

    Have you all found any rain suits that are actually cool? :alien:
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    The only rain gear worth wearing is the Gortex type,they breathe,yet are totally waterproof.I have a set of them,they are big$$$,but you'll love them forever.Mine is a Golfers set,since I work at a golf course,but you can get them at high end sporting goods stores too,as well as pro shops.I rode my Honda CBR crotch rocket in heavy rain for an hour,you could feel the breeze going throught the jacket,but didnt get wet one bit,no sweating either,since it breathes.I would rather get wet than wear those PVC things,they trap you in your sweat.We work in any weather at the golf course,we can not wait until its nice out,so the Gortex is the only way to work all day,and stay comfortable and dry.I get wet around my cuffs,and neck a little,in a heavy rain,but thats it.
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    John, you say big bucks, about how much is a complete set? I have boots with Gortex in them and they were not cheap either, but I sure do like them.
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    A good set-250-400 easy.Mine was a 350 dollar set 5 years ago,It still is in great shape,and waterproof.
  5. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    Unsure of the brand of suits I have. I would very much enjoy having to wear one right now, at least there would be grass to cut.
    I have the utility(gas) comany (bright yellow) ones from when my father worked there. and man are thay waterproof. can walk in a lake and not get wet.
    Going to be great for plowing season. As I can fit them over my jacket and stay dry, when I fall into that snowbank of slush because I trip in a hole of water tring to get the sno-blower off the truck so I can do the sidewalk to the owner isnt ticketed.

    Great for when someone dumps the Z in the river. Or removing falen trees in a storm.
  6. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 177


    10x is great stuff you can get it at Bass Pro Shop or Gander Mountain. The neck and cuff area like John said are the only areas you get damp. about 175.00 for double x per piece. I have found that with getting up and sitting down constantly suspenders are a necessity.
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    my old rain slicker gets me through. if i had to do it a lot i might have a problem,but thats not the case.
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I think I saw what ya'll are talking about in a convenience store "YETSERDAY" (gotcha:D anglitch teetcher). I'm going to go back and check their prices, I don't think they were all that bad. Seems like the only style they had was camouflage but if they so as well as you say then it would be better than the poncho I was wearing the other day. If I remember the coat was $75.00 and the pants were about the same price.
  9. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    Ya got me, Homey. But I did say english, not tpiyng. ;)
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028


    I would cut naked in the rain if would rain. 1/2 inch in 45 days doesn't make for green in the pocket.

    I have to save my money but thanks for the good info.

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