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What do you wear on a 40-50 degree rainy day?

post #1 of 17
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Yea, another gear poll. I am wondering about this because I don't have anything that is cool enough to wear on a warm rainy day. I'm looking at my options, and am wondering what you guys out there wear on a warm rainy day.

I'm liking the Patagonia "Jetstream" jacket, which looks like it could be used for layering on a cold day also. I also like the Patagonia "Rain Shadow" jacket, but don't know if this could be used for any other purposes, or if it would work for skiing well.

So, what do you guys use on those (depressing) warm and wet days?
post #2 of 17
Arc'teryx Sidewinder with a light layer under. Gore-tex XCR is great. I haven't skied a day as warm as 50 since getting this jacket, but it's about as breathable as anything that waterproof is going to be. If it's not raining too hard, you might be more comfortable in a soft shell.
post #3 of 17
I wear whatever is comfortable in the bar.
post #4 of 17
: I spray my pants thoroughly with Camp Dry and a rain coat, and hope that I don't fall.
If you fall wearing a rain coat, you aint' stoppin!
post #5 of 17
I either wear my yellow and black old North Face GoreTex parka and North Face GoreTex pants or my red Spyder Kootanha (sp) or my son's green Arc'teryx sidwinder. If it's a light rain I'll wear my red North Face Sentinal and my other pair of North Face pants. Unless I'am working, then I have to wear the Fera jacket they gave me.

How's that for being a gear whore...
post #6 of 17
If its rainy, gotta go with the gore-tex and a light l/s wicking shirt. Personally, I'm a fan of the Arcteryx hard shells.... Sidewinder SV and Minuteman pants.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by ChrisInSeattle
Arc'teryx Sidewinder with a light layer under. Gore-tex XCR is great. I haven't skied a day as warm as 50 since getting this jacket, but it's about as breathable as anything that waterproof is going to be. If it's not raining too hard, you might be more comfortable in a soft shell.
What he said.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by newfydog
I wear whatever is comfortable in the bar.
That is exactly what I was thinking.
post #9 of 17
I'm with Phil. Let us know what you want us to order for you.
post #10 of 17
Marmot Genisis Soft Shell and Preclip pants work great for me, FYI I logged 80 days in on the east coast this year mostly PA and I love skiing in the rain now that I am not getting wet.
Fast wet snow caused by rain beats ice any day.
post #11 of 17
Light or midweight capilene/wickers comfortrel type thermal, and then a goretex shell with a decent liner. You want to ensure that the shell is not against your skin. That feels like touching a wet tent.

And a pair of washing up gloves or chemical gloves.

EDIT: wrt XCR goretex, i bought as my main jacket a padded Rossi XCR a few years back. I have worn this on HOT alpine tours with just some Patagonia thermals underneath, and it has worked excellently. Has front vents, and the inside never gets clammy. It is waterproof, and super breathable. I like padding.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by ant
Light or midweight capilene/wickers comfortrel type thermal, and then a goretex shell with a decent liner. You want to ensure that the shell is not against your skin. That feels like touching a wet tent.

And a pair of washing up gloves or chemical gloves.

EDIT: wrt XCR goretex, i bought as my main jacket a padded Rossi XCR a few years back. I have worn this on HOT alpine tours with just some Patagonia thermals underneath, and it has worked excellently. Has front vents, and the inside never gets clammy. It is waterproof, and super breathable. I like padding.
Goretex XCR is 'dual layer' and doesn't require a liner, I believe. I don't know of any XCR shells (no insulation) with a liner.
post #13 of 17
Arc'Teryx Theta AR Jacket from REI............The best shell that I have owned.
post #14 of 17
If it's really pouring and I really have to ski, I wear my sailing foulies, hood up over helmet. I have a pair of glove called 'seal-skin'. They look almost like wetsuit gloves but are supposed to breath a bit. I wear those on my hands with liners.
post #15 of 17
I'm with Phil and newfy, a sweater and a cup of coffee.
post #16 of 17
The only condition that I have never had fun in is the rain. It is amusing kicking up roaster tales for a while. Then wearing a loaded diaper on loses its appeal.
post #17 of 17
well, I just had to add my .02. The only way to ski in the rain is with grundens, or a wal-mart rain suit for those on a budget (about $10). I usually go with the grundens because they are warm and completely dry. just gotta be careful because edges will shred up the rubber. the real key though is to go to a fishing supply store and get some insulated rubber gloves and a couple of thick rubber bands to seal the cuffs. everyone hates skiing in the rain, i just think they're not dressed properly.
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