I did the John Muir Trail 10 years ago. At the time my gear averaged 15 – 20 years old. I’m doing it again in a few weeks, and now my gear is 25 – 30 years old – so I’ve been on a bit of a buying spree. WM Flash Jacket, Tarptent Notch, Rab Pulse rain jacket, lots of new, cool and light stuff.
But of everything I’ve bought, and all this new high tech gear, I am most amazed at the Frogg Togg Driducks rain suit for $20 – how cool are they? I got these just to get light rain pants, but I’m thinking of returning the Rab Pulse and using the Frogg Togg jacket also. If like most of my 50 years of hiking in the Sierra, I’ll need a rain jacket on a rare occasion. But if I get the unusual multi-day storm, will the Frogg Toggs stand-up to the rain and wear under a pack? I’m treating this as a throw away suit. If they can handle 12 days of use, that’s all I need.
What do you Frogg Togg users think? Return the Rab Pulse and go Froog Togg all the way? I will also carry a Patagonia Houdini wind shirt.