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Dec 31, 2006 at 8:44 am #1221005Andrew KohlerMember
BPL gear review presents Drop Stoppers as the best rain gear for lightweight backpackers. Is it merely a coincidence that BPL gear shop is the only source for Drop Stoppers? For many months the medium size has been out of stock and now the large size is out of stock too. Is there a flaw with the product that they can’t resolve? If they can’t deliver the product why is it still listed in the shop and the review still posted?Dec 31, 2006 at 9:17 am #1372518AnonymousInactive
You might consider Gossamer Gears Dri Ducks
compare the specs:
BPL (Drop Stoppers) Micropore Rain Suit:
Materials: Microporous Polypropylene Laminate
Size: M/L Pants: 4.0 oz / Jacket: 6.1 oz
Price: Non-Member: $20.00. Premium Member: $16.99 (Out of Stock)
Gossamer Gear (Dri Ducks) Micropore Rain Suit:
Materials: Microporous laminate composite.
Size: M: Pants: 3.7 oz / Jacket: 5.0
Color: Khaki Beige
Price: $20.00 (In Stock)Dec 31, 2006 at 11:23 am #1372530John S.BPL Member
Gossamer Gear is selling the DriDucks, not the Drop Stoppers. They are the same material. The Drop Stoppers is a little darker tan and maybe has a smoother outer suface.Dec 31, 2006 at 2:06 pm #1372546Dondo .BPL Member
@dondoLocale: Colorado Rockies
>>Is there a flaw with the product that they can’t resolve?
While some have reported using micropore rain gear for the length of a long trail(bring a roll of duct tape), many of us find them to be woefully inadequate in the durability department. For the record, I'm not particularly hard on gear and trashed mine over a four-day trip. I wrecked the pants the first time I sat down and made a huge rip in the jacket when I held onto a sign to prevent myself from being blown off the Continental Divide. I happened to catch myself in the act here:Jan 1, 2007 at 7:49 am #1372589Jan UnnebergBPL Member
I've found it beneficial to buy jackets a size larger than needed in both Dri Ducks and Frogg Toggs materials. The extra sizing provides more slack and seems to reduce the frequency of tears.
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