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  I use a long raincoat from MEC
  Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-01-13 1:13 PM (EST)

and the cheapest coated pants from Campmor.

You did not mention if you ever washed nor refreshed the DWR on the raincoat. Semipermeable membranes that are dirty just cease working.

When mine starts to fail.. first I iron it to try to bring the DWR back to life.. Admittedly my raincoats do not last forever. Because I buy a two layer Goretex rather than a three layer there is abrasion of the membrane and it does not last forever. Three layer is more expensive.

I have not tried Frogg Toggs as the people I have worked with on canoe portage maintenance trips in Ontario who had them had them fall apart.

The rest of the time I wear a drysuit.. :)

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