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#94102 - 04/11/08 09:27 AM Bass Pro Shops RedHead Thunderlight
Lizard1 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 3
Greetings,

I recently visited a local Bass Pro Shop, and found some rain gear that looked interesting:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores...mp;cmid=PP_P1_1

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores...mp;cmid=PP_P0_2

The jacket and pants looked to be reasonably well-designed, claimed to be waterproof-breathable, and the price was a total of $50 for both pants and jacket.

The employee I talked to was unable to find a scale, so I don't know weight. It FELT light. Does anyone have comments on this rainsuit? I'd be particularly interested to know the exact weight, as well as to hear comments on the WP/B membrane (called T-Core).

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#94103 - 04/11/08 04:13 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops RedHead Thunderlight [Re: Lizard1]
300winmag Offline
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Registered: 02/28/06
Posts: 1342
Loc: Nevada, USA
Good price! Good features.

My "low cost" rain gear is Cabela's Rainy River Gore-tex PacLite parka and pants.
At $79. each it's not as cheap as the Thunderlight but does breath very well.

Try to get that breathability, features and quality for that price anywhere else (except Bass Pro Shop's PacLite rain suit).

Eric
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#94104 - 04/13/08 08:10 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops RedHead Thunderlight [Re: 300winmag]
rionada Offline
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Registered: 04/19/02
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Loc: Hervey Bay, QLD Australia
Thanks,

Let us know if you buy those - I'm interested to know about the weight and the quality.

rionada
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#94105 - 04/14/08 04:32 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops RedHead Thunderlight [Re: 300winmag]
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 144
Loc: Washington, DC
I think this is the same stuff that goes as Red Ledge Thunderlight over a campmor. As I remember, its not a breathable as Precip, about the same weight (maybe a bit heavier in the jacket). I have a pair of the thunderlight pants (12 oz for an xl), and they seem to work fine, kept me dry on a couple of cool rainy days.

I think that you will probably want something more breathable for a jacket.

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#94106 - 04/17/08 10:47 AM Re: Bass Pro Shops RedHead Thunderlight [Re: drow42]
babybunny Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 172
Yeah, I think this is the same as the Red Ledge Thunderlight stuff too. I've got a jacket and the pants and have been using them for probably 4 years. I had to get the jacket replaced because after heavy use the seam sealer tape delaminates, as well as the inside coating of water repellency. It was flaking off like crazy. It's ok. Like others have said, probably doesn't breathe the best, but the pit zips really help. Eventually the outer water repellent finish wears off and rain will no longer bead off. When this happens the jacket will look like it is soaked through if you get rained on, but the fabric itself is still waterproof, so you're still dry inside. Basically an aesthetic thing.
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#94107 - 04/17/08 11:52 AM Re: Bass Pro Shops RedHead Thunderlight [Re: babybunny]
drow42 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 144
Loc: Washington, DC
Not just aesthetic, if there is a thin layer of water all over the outside fabric your breathability will further be compromised. However, restoring the DWR is a relatively cheap and easy thing to do using a product like Nikwax.

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