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David Affleck
(UtCoyote)
Cabelas Rainy River PacLite - $49.99 on 03/15/2012 08:29:50 MDT Print View

I just saw that Cabelas has their Rainy River PacLite parka on sale for $49.99, with $2 standard shipping. Seems like a heckuva deal on a PacLite shell?

- Dave

tyler marlow
(like.sisyphus) - F

Locale: Southeast
Cabelas comments on 03/15/2012 21:54:04 MDT Print View

the comments on the weight question on the product page are hilarious

Tommy Franzen
(Tomlike) - F

Locale: Pacific Wonderland
haha on 03/16/2012 10:10:52 MDT Print View

"what is the weight?"..."too light." No doubt, 21oz. for XL!

David Affleck
(UtCoyote)
Re: Cabelas Rainy River PacLite - $49.99 on 03/22/2012 17:00:48 MDT Print View

I went ahead and bought one. With Cabela's easy return policies, I figured it was at least worth a look. The size large I got, on my certified postal scale, weighs 17.5 oz. with the separate mesh stuff sack and all the tags still attached by small plastic ties.

No lightweight, by any means. But, not horrible either, when compared to something like a Precip or Torrentshell and taking into account price/performance comparison.

It's heavier than I'd like for backpacking, obviously, but it also looks to be of excellent construction and likely very good durability. Based on reviews of other PacLite shells, I'm going to guess it is fairly weatherproof and "somewhat" breathable.

For $50 I'm going to keep it. I'll carry it backpacking, too, until a killer deal on a good quality sub 10 oz. shell comes along. Combined with the GoLite Reed pants I picked up, I'll be into the rain gear about 23 oz and $100 for now.

- Dave

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Cabelas Rainy River PacLite - $49.99 on 03/22/2012 17:34:48 MDT Print View

"It's heavier than I'd like for backpacking, obviously, but it also looks to be of excellent construction and likely very good durability. Based on reviews of other PacLite shells, I'm going to guess it is fairly weatherproof and "somewhat" breathable."

You hit the nail on the head David. I've had one for a couple years. Very durable & weatherproof, but it's heavy compared to others.

Ryan