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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    For the OP's application, a cheap PVC rain suit would work.
    Yes. Cheap and waterproof. Especially since he is standing around.

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    AntiGravity gear silnylon with pit zips, under 6 ounces, under $100, big hood, color choices.

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    The Packa has pit zips also. If I'm on a long hike I take the Packa. Short trips the AntiGravity gear silnylon rain jacket goes.
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    For cool weather and low activity it's hard to beat that standard for commercial fishermen . . . Helly Hanson rain suites. 100% waterproof, durable, and reasonably priced.
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    As a former rancher, horse owner and back country horse rider...those yellow PVC slickers are unbeatable. Fully waterproof and full coverage, depending on the size you buy. The only thing that ever got wet while wearing one of those on some extensive cattle drives or mountain rides was any part NOT covered.

    DCF aka cuben fiber also is fully waterproof, but also expensive.

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    I use one of the silnylon jackets from Lightheart Gear and while it serves its purpose, once you start moving it can heat up very quickly. Not really sure there is a perfect solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoaknWet View Post
    A house! Nothing is 100% waterproof.
    Most raingear, if not all, that do a good job of keeping out the rain will be like wearing a sauna during warm weather.
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    Think about using an umbrella. Seriously!

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    not really the OP's question, but to the person asking about Frogg Toggs, I saw quite a few south bounders using Frogg Toggs in SNP in late Oct. My first set held up for hundreds of trail miles. My new set Has 4 holes in 2 weeks. I just added some orange duct tape which is probably helpful in hunting season. they seem to work for me to keep me wet and warm. at $20 with pants I'm willing to let them get torn up a bit.

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    ocean kayakers use gortex dry-suits. They will keep you dry but are very pricey.

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    I have a sturdy dark green cagoule, which I bought at Campmor many years ago. It's heavy, bombproof, and it keeps you dry. I've never used it for hiking, but it's great for quick dog walks, trips to the garden, etc., in downpours.
    Here's one for sale used: scroll down to see the photo.
    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/...ns-l-xl-black/

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    A garbage bag is waterproof. At the higher end so are Grundens favored by commercial fisherman. The rub is that for hiking or other high exertion activities, you will get really really wet wearing these--from sweating. Water can't get in, or out.

    The waterproof/breathable fabrics like Gore-Tex are workable solutions to this dilemma, but they have their limitations.

    Bottom line: know your activity and dress accordingly.
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