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RainRider Rain Suits for Men Women Waterproof Heavy Duty Raincoat Fishing Rain Gear Jacket and Pants Hideaway Hood

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The basics include a strong and protective pair of boots, shorts or pants with padding and protection in the correct places, a t-shirt, and – of course – plenty of factor 30. The specific terminology you’ll encounter pretty much depends on where you’re from. People in New Zealand and Australia say ‘wet weather gear’, people from America say ‘foul weather gear’. People in the UK sometimes say oilskins to refer to both. The Sea to Summit Tarp Poncho covers your body from the rain like a poncho should and also converts into a basic tarp shelter if you really need it to.

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Key feature – Raglan sleeves – where the sleeve material extends all the way to the collar – are important as this contributes to the weight distribution qualities you’ll need to stay mobile. But work doesn’t stop when it rains, so as a construction professional, you also need a good set of rain gear to protect from the elements, keep you comfortable and most importantly, ensure you can remain productive. Pullovers are a bit lighter and because the zip doesn’t extend all the way to the bottom, there’s a touch more flexibility around the hip and waist area. This is crucial if your job involves lifting heavy stuff off of the ground. It goes to about mid-thigh, is recyclable, and you can always grab another one if it rips (which it might do). The go-to budget poncho. See Frogg Toggs PonchoWaterproof: If your rain gear isn’t waterproof, what use is it? It might have the technical details you’ve dreamed of, but if you still get sodden in a downpour, the rest of the day is going to be miserable. Stylish? We can’t say so. Fully covered? Very. The 7 Best Rain Ponchos of 2023 Rain Poncho Comparison Table It gets quite confusing, but the three terms – rain gear, wet weather gear and foul weather gear – are generally interchangeable. What about oilskins?

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There are several factors worth considering before purchasing a rain poncho. Most ponchos are sold as one-size-fits-all, but that doesn’t mean they are all created equal. Sea to Summit also offers this model in a much lighter Ultra-Sil Nano version, but we prefer this Nylon version for general travel as it’s way more durable. See Sea to Summit Nylon Tarp Poncho We don’t particularly love the word “disposable”, especially when it comes to a plastic product, but one can’t deny the one-use nature of ponchos for many people. Some manufacturers still produce wet weather gear in the style of the oilskins. They’re long, heavy and very durable. But this sort of rain gear probably isn’t a good choice for construction work due to the weight and size.High-quality material: Polyester, nylon, or proprietary blends like Gore-Tex are usually the best fabrics for raincoats. This is because polyester is hydrophobic (water-resistant) and nylon is hydrophilic (water-absorbing). Often, they're also coated with waterproof treatments such as DWR. Heavy duty: If you are doing work that is abrasive then you need heavy duty rain gear for construction. 600gsm+ PVC is ideal for this as it’s strong and resilient.

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The same super-cozy NanoLoft technology that Rumpl puts in its puffy blankets has been stuffed into this waterproof poncho. This ultra-insulating down-alternative insulation is perfect for foul weather as it continues to insulate even when it gets wet (unlike down) and dries fast. Being that the poncho is coated in DWR, though, you won’t have to worry about any leaks. Key specs – Waterproofing: Durable water repellent (10,000mm); Main material: Polyamide; Weight: 317g (men’s) 281g (women’s) Construction rain gear falls under the same linguistic umbrella (pun intended) as ‘wet weather gear’ or ‘foul weather gear’. But there are key differences.Stormline takes pride in producing garments that are world-leading in terms of their quality. Our foul weather gear, for one, has specially formulated polymers within the PVC to withstand the harsh elements of the fishing and general industry throughout the world. The fabric itself has been specially designed to combine both suppleness and strength which make it 100% waterproof and windproof. We liked the generous pit-zips and the outer material, which feels really durable. The Torrentshell is flattering, too, and available in attractive colours. Plus, Patagonia’s ethical credentials are some of the best in the business, and its manufacturing process has a minimal environmental impact. Our only negative was the hood, which feels a bit too boxy and roomy. ePTFE Fabrics: Materials like Gore-Tex (the oldest) are stretched membranes with a specific dimension designed to escape water vapor but prevent liquid from entering. This sweet spot results from the pore size (20,000 smaller than a water drop) and the low surface tension (preventing liquid water absorption without significant pressure). Every type of rain gear is designed first and foremost to be waterproof. The second core function is to make it easy for the wearer to perform whatever task is described.

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