Gortex Rain gear

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Marne Vet, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Since the company doesn't give us rain gear (No, that shell is NOT waterproof), we've had to fend for ourselves. This is one of the best jackets (has pants too) I've ever used. This Propper Gortex jacket is awesome. Lightweight, waterproof and breathable. Wore this in last years Hurricane and was completely dry. Found it on eBay. Also have a North Face shell that works "OK", but no where near as good as this Gortex.

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    What are some alternatives that you've found?
     
  2. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I have been using Frogg Toggs for a couple of years now and love them. Breathable, lightweight, and waterproof.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I used to have a rain coat but a substitute loader decided to pull out my supplies tote and I haven't been able to find it. The shell does a fairly good job of shedding the rain.
     
  4. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    I've got a Goretex UPS raincoat from years back with the old logo on it. Got it years ago when I received points for something or another that could only be used for items out of the UPS catalog.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's the one I used to have. The zipper and some of the insides were starting to fall out but it worked really well during the heavier rain.
     
  6. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    There was a complete rain suit set that you could purchase as separate pieces (jacket, pants and hat). All three were excess of $350.
     
  7. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    Frog Togs works great at less than a quarter of a gore-tex or laminated jackets price. Everytime you lean against the seatback ur gonnna force the water thru eventually anyways.
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Nice name.