Rain gear suggestions

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Rain gear suggestions

Postby ethetedave » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:40 pm

Hello and thank you in advance for any words of wisdom from the ATP user world.
My question is basic, but it concerns a very important topic. What is the best-highest quality, money no issue-kinda raingear for Yukon/Lower Kuskokwim area from June to end of mud season. I don't want to skimp on this necessity, so any advice would be most appreciated.
Many thanks for your advice.

Dave from Wyoming
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Re: Rain gear suggestions

Postby ElemEducator » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:27 pm

I did not necessarily buy much rain gear this past summer, but the I would highly recommend an excellent pair of boots. I purchased the Muck brand- Arctic Sport boots and they are by far the best piece of gear that I have purchased. You can comfortably wear them in temps ranging from -40 all the way up 60.

They are slip on boots, which make them easy and comfortable to wear. I know you can buy them in Anchorage for about $130-$150
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Re: Rain gear suggestions

Postby esbynum » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:58 pm

ElemEducator wrote:I did not necessarily buy much rain gear this past summer, but the I would highly recommend an excellent pair of boots. I purchased the Muck brand- Arctic Sport boots and they are by far the best piece of gear that I have purchased. You can comfortably wear them in temps ranging from -40 all the way up 60.

They are slip on boots, which make them easy and comfortable to wear. I know you can buy them in Anchorage for about $130-$150


For the Muck's, do you recommend the mid or the high boot?
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Re: Rain gear suggestions

Postby ElemEducator » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:45 am

I purchased the high boot. They come up just a few inches short of my knee and help keep your legs much warmer.

I would definitely recommend the high, especially if you're going to be trekking around in any mud in the spring.
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Re: Rain gear suggestions

Postby Bushteachers » Sun May 10, 2015 2:33 pm

ethetedave wrote:Hello and thank you in advance for any words of wisdom from the ATP user world.
My question is basic, but it concerns a very important topic. What is the best-highest quality, money no issue-kinda raingear for Yukon/Lower Kuskokwim area from June to end of mud season. I don't want to skimp on this necessity, so any advice would be most appreciated.
Many thanks for your advice.

Dave from Wyoming

You are kind of in my area. I wore a marmot rain jacket that worked great until I ripped it. I now wear a mountain hard wear jacket. Hanson Healy is popular.

For moose hunting I wear military goretex gear. For checking net I wear frog togs.
I admit to not wearing rain pants very often. I just wear quick dry pants.
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Re: Rain gear suggestions

Postby ethetedave » Wed May 13, 2015 2:17 pm

Thank you for the advice. I am going to be in my village in mid-June for some training and just want to know what to except weather wise-near Bethel on the Kuskokwim.
Are the MuckBoots, as recommended, overkill and too much boot in June? I have been told that decent hiking boots that are waterproof would suffice. Again thank you all with experience a heartfelt thank you for the information that you provide "old newbie's", like myself.
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Re: Rain gear suggestions

Postby Bushteachers » Wed May 13, 2015 3:53 pm

ethetedave wrote:Thank you for the advice. I am going to be in my village in mid-June for some training and just want to know what to except weather wise-near Bethel on the Kuskokwim.
Are the MuckBoots, as recommended, overkill and too much boot in June? I have been told that decent hiking boots that are waterproof would suffice. Again thank you all with experience a heartfelt thank you for the information that you provide "old newbie's", like myself.


I find muck boots to be to hot. I also prefer the Boggs brand over the muck boot brand. But even better is a pair of hunting boots with insulate. I wear 1000g bass pro shop brand ones. Year round (even in -38 with double socks). Easier to slip on and off. I also wear hiking boots, but stopped after I got tired of tying the laces. Regular tennis shoes will be fine honestly at that time of the year.
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