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Old 09-20-2010, 06:23 PM
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Does anyone use extra waterproofing on thier raingear? I'm not talking the rubber suit type of raingear, I'm talking the Gore-tex or similar materials (even wool). I know it smells for a few days but after a week or so it seems to go away.
My rain gear is ok for a mild rainy day but if it pours for an hour or so, I'm soaked. I carry a lite camo plastic poncho for these situations right now, but if you ever tried shooting with a poncho you will know that this is not the best solution. I can't afford those big dollar suits. Any thoughts or any suggestions on other products?
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:52 PM
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I bought a suit a walmart for about 50 bucks in the fishing section that works well. I know that's not the question but thought it might give you another option.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:06 AM
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I don't put any extra waterproofing on .I look for labels on my clothing that states water proof. I have been told there is a difference in the clothes if the label states water repellant instead of water proof.I don't know if that is true.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:12 AM
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stay with rain coat over your hunting clothes.
i do like waterproof stuff on my fanny pack etc.it helps a lot .i use camp dry on my boots and it works but you have to use it more than once.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:36 AM
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Yes water proof is different than water repellant. For the most part if is ain't Gortex are going to get wet. The plastic rubber material stuff will keep the rain off but your sweat and end up wet anyway. After years of living in Gortex don;t think you can't get wet in that too. Water can wick up your sleeves. around pants legs or any place there is an opening. Gortex used to offer some repellant you could spray but I haven't seen it in a few years. I have used several of the Campdry/Scotchguard type products and they seem to help.. Like mentioned you may want to spray the garment several weeks ahead of the hunt as the smell hangs on for awhile.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:09 AM
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Camp dry works on articles that are absorbent such as cotton clothes and leather boots. It does not work on materials that are already treated or are made of a polyester type material...

It takes about a day for camp dry to absorb into most materials.
It is a silicone base and it's not made to be put on a couple of minutes before you are ready to go hunting.

I use a regular boot dressing on my hunting shoes not a spray on like Camp Dry. Most Bees Wax type dressings works better in my opinion on shoes that are worn in rain and snow.

Sno Seal - http://www.atsko.com/products/waterp.../sno-seal.html
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Deer Hunter View Post
Camp dry works on articles that are absorbent such as cotton clothes and leather boots. It does not work on materials that are already treated or are made of a polyester type material...

It takes about a day for camp dry to absorb into most materials.
It is a silicone base and it's not made to be put on a couple of minutes before you are ready to go hunting.

I use a regular boot dressing on my hunting shoes not a spray on like Camp Dry. Most Bees Wax type dressings works better in my opinion on shoes that are worn in rain and snow.

Sno Seal - http://www.atsko.com/products/waterp.../sno-seal.html

problem with snow-seal it does not let boot breath.silicone does. it does not fill the pores of boot.
snow seal which does seal pores, so less water can enter.but can keep your feet POSSIBLY more damp, dont know , never tested that out.
snow-seal does soften your boot also .
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