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Old 11-13-2000, 09:15 PM
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RE:Gore-Tex Jacket$

Solo,

FWIW, I stumbled over a great deal a Kittery Trading Post this summer. I found a Helly Hansen wading jacket normally about $80 for $36. The outside is 100% polyurethane and the inside is lined with something that doesn't make me sweat. It has the big bellows pockets and D rings. Velcro wristbands on the sleeves and the hood rolls up into the collar. So far this season in torrential downpours and getting pounded by heavy surf I'm nice and dry.

This leads me to it's best(mandatory for me)feature. It of course has a zipper front but it also has quick snaps which I use exclusively. To make a long story short my sister in-law lost her sisters husband. He drowned trying to retrieve a duck he shot. When they pulled up his body in his struggle he had ripped his jacket apart trying to undo the stuck zipper. His jacket was over the top of his waders allowing them to fill up and left him no way out of his waders.

Good luck with what ever you buy, please just keep this in mind.
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