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Frogg Toggs Rain Suit

in Clothing - Raingear

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2.67 / 5 (9 reviews)


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Mike Barney
( eaglemb )

Locale:
AZ, the Great Southwest!
Frogg Toggs Rain Suit on 11/09/2006 21:16:09 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

This is an interesting product, that people seem to either love or hate. Frogg Toggs are an inexpensive relatively good rain gear that can take moderate wear and tear. Made of Tyvek, FT's wear reasonably well when treated well. The seams can blow out if you're rough with them, but they fix easy with superglue or duct tape. For the price, often in the $50 - 60 range, they wear well if you're careful, and do an excellent job of breathing and keeping the rain out. As such, these also make a great wind breaker. Further, thy're very light, about 17 oz for a XL version.
If you're rough on gear, I would pass on these, as the seams are somewhere between fragile and tough. That gives this a 3 or a 4 depending upon your style of

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Ryan Jordan
( ryan - BPL STAFF - M )

Locale:
Greater Yellowstone
Crazy Fashion But Good Comfort on 11/10/2006 00:35:34 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

You'll fit in at a bass fishing tournament or AT shelter, but woe is he who goes clubbing in a set of these.

Fashion aside, the fit is fair, but the comfort is terrific - a truly "breathable" waterproof fabric that blows the woven nylon laminates away. You can actually hike in these and ditch a wind shirt on many occasions without getting excessively sweaty.

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Dave U
( FamilyGuy )

Locale:
Rockies
Not worth the $20 on 06/06/2007 20:34:31 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 1 / 5

Well, the jacket did keep me dry for two hours while hiking on groomed trails...after which the left arm pit blew out and I got a tear behind the hood.

I did not expect these to last more than one season but was expecting more than part of one day.

David Stenberg
( dstenberg1 )

Locale:
South
Frogg Toggs on 06/06/2007 21:18:29 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

The fit isn't that good, it doesn't provide much warmth to wear in camp, and the khaki suit isn't going to win me any fashion prizes, BUT....

for me they have been plenty durable, waterproof, and very breathable. I used the jacket for awhile as my wind shirt and rain jacket without a problem. I think they are great concidering the weight and price.

I used this suit for a Wonderland Trail thru-hike and about six other trips. I would use it more, but now I have a Driducks jacket and Golite Reed pants.

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James Drake
( justducky456 )

Locale:
Colorado High Country
Not bad for the cost and weight on 06/08/2007 07:05:11 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Overall I like my Frogg Toggs and would buy another pair. I've used them for about a year now and have some pilling of the fabric but as of yet it doesn't seem to affect the performance. I measured the weight at 8oz for the jacket and 7 oz for the pants. I use the Toggs for protection from rain and wind. They are cut large and baggy which I like because they easily fit over bulky layers like a down jacket in camp. They are a bit bulky to pack but it hasn’t been a problem for me. I do not like the elastic wrist bands and removed them. They are also very comfortable against the skin which might be my favorite feature. I often times will just wear the Toggs around camp because I find them comfortable. They aren't the most durable for sure, but I've been through heavy brush without tearing but I do take extra care when I'm wearing them. The price is also attractive so I don’t mind replacing them when the time comes.

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George Matthews
( gmatthews - M )
Cheap and good on 12/20/2008 16:05:38 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon.

I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry.

However, the material is fragile.

Brad Rohdenburg
( Oblio13 )
Junk, with customer service to match on 07/08/2011 12:27:28 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 1 / 5

The first time I put mine on, the right sleeve came off. I emailed the manufacturer several times for a return authorization, but never heard back. I then left a phone message at their customer service number, and still never heard back.

Gabriel Diaz
( freelancer )

Locale:
South Florida
Too fragile, but did keep me dry while they were intact. on 11/13/2011 00:03:11 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

I only have experience with these as a motorcyclist; they are sold at bike shops as suitable rain gear.

I liked their packable nature so I bought a set some years ago. My first night wearing them was during a drizzle on the Florida turnpike. I was dry for the first couple of miles, then after a while going at 70mph, the seams on both shoulders blew apart. I was able to get a refund from the retailer - he made an odd comment before seeing the ripped jacket: "I can't refund your money unless both shoulder seams are torn."

I'm looking for a rain jacket now for hiking, and keep seeing these at the shops. I wondered if their quality had improved, but I can see from most of the reviews here that it has not.

(For the record, I bought a suit from Firstgear for riding, and the jacket is still in great shape even after years of heavy use in this "sunny" Florida weather.)

Todd Hein
( todd1960 )

Locale:
Coastal Southern California
Idea good; Execution bad on 01/22/2012 08:31:35 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 1 / 5

I tried a set of these and returned them right away. The fabric would be OK, but the sewing and sizing are terrible. These are apparently designed for fat people: To get even close to adequate length, the requisite waist size is way too big! Also, upon inspection, the crotch and shoulder seems were already pulling apart. I returned them unused.

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