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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
 
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Best splash gear on a budget?

Looking for recommendations on what Splash gear I should buy. Wont be used alot. Was looking at the NRS Rio stuff but don't want to just buy the cheapest stuff if it's no good.

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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #2
 
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I love the Level 6 splash gear. Very well made. I don't use mine a lot - weather is usually pretty nice, but it has held up well over the years and the cost is very reasonable. We have some NRS tops (they are not the top of the NRS line) and a Stolquist top. Level 6 hands down. Shipping from Canada - No Problem, Visa to Canada - no problem.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3
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Rain jackets and pants work
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Hefty,hefty,hefty!
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The NRS rio does not breathe at all for a little more you can get the NRS endurance. Better breathing and comfy.
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I've got the NRS Rio hooded jacket (discontinued) and pants. Nothing fancy but I got them on closeout and I am happy with them. They were cheaper than just about anything but wallyworld plastic rain schtuff.
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I bought the Rio stuff super cheap on sale for a spring Westwater trip and it did the job despite being non-breathable. Most of the time I don't need splash gear, but if I ever start doing more spring and fall trips and am inclined to buy better cold water protection I figure I'll have the Rio stuff to loan out to passengers.
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Another vote for Level 6.
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Ended up buying a level 6 Baffin top and a pair of Kokatat Goretex paclite paddling pants. Outdoor Play had some pretty good prices.
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