Join Date: May 2006
Location: Left Coast USA
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Re: Foul Weather Gear
I have noticed how I use my fowl weather gear. I have a West Marine Explorer set that I like a lot. I also have a lighter duty (cheaper) jacket with hood.
Cold offshore trips - bib and jacket with all the fleece and poly-pro or wool I have underneath.
Day trips with no rain but cold and spray - jacket with fleece underneath
Cool with no spray - light duty jacket with fleece under.
A good set of breathable gear is a must. It needs to be comfortable too. But having a lighter duty jacket is a must for comfort as it moves with you better. I can't remember the brand but it is designed as a foul weather jacket.
Really need to try them on, make sure you have plenty of room under for a fleece jacket.
A final note: My WM set is 10 years old, I can remember every time I put on the bibs. You won't use them much, nice to have but expensive for the amount of use.
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