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Old 09-19-2018   #1
 
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Where have all the cheap splash tops gone?

I have been searching for those cheap blue pull over splash jackets to no avail. All I can find are the $40 Stohlquist ones that cinch at the neck and wrists. I just want something people can throw over and not have tight on the neck, maybe even a hood. Anyone have some leads?

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Where have all the cheap splash tops gone?

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I have been searching for those cheap blue pull over splash jackets to no avail. All I can find are the $40 Stohlquist ones that cinch at the neck and wrists. I just want something people can throw over and not have tight on the neck, maybe even a hood. Anyone have some leads?

A hood on a whitewater splash top? Never seen one. I think they make those for sailing and would be potentially dangerous with something else to collect water and drag you down. Kinda why they put those tight fitting closures on the wrist and neck.
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A few splash jackets have hoods and a few full drysuits do as well. Quite a few guys in the PNW use them, not as big of a deal as you might think.
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This is the time of year you may be able to find outfitters selling off their old gear. Call some up and see what they've got. I'd want a neoprene closure on the neck though.

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I bought an NRS one for $45 and it has a neck closure.
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A hood on a whitewater splash top? Never seen one. I think they make those for sailing and would be potentially dangerous with something else to collect water and drag you down. Kinda why they put those tight fitting closures on the wrist and neck.

They are used pretty frequently for sea kayaking.
Depending on the river I might not be so opposed to one with a hood but I like boating in the rain.
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A couple outfitters on the Ark use splash jackets with hoods....
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A splashtop with a hood sounds like a raincoat to me. Plenty of cheap ones of those out there. I use my Columbia Rain Coat that is breathable and has a nice mesh liner so it doesn't feel all sticky when it gets wet. I got a nice Loki one recently that has built in mittens that unfold and a nice hood with an integrated gator for the colder days.

Anything where its cold enough to need more then that and I'll just wear my Kokotat Angler paddling suit (mostly dry suit...just has a neoprene gasket instead of latex but has fabric booties and latex wrist gaskets).
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https://www.amazon.com/Level-Six-Sol...ket&th=1&psc=1

Not super cheap but fits the bill

For that price the NRS Rio hooded jacket is currently on sale for $50
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I just seem to remember a bunch of them real thin cheap blue ones always around. Used to use them on the front range running the Poudre. Seems like just couple of years ago…in the nineties.😳
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