Sep 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm #3676986tom laknerBPL Member
I’ve been wearing Frogg Togg cheapo rain jackets for years now but I’m hoping to walk from the Mexican border to Lone Pine this coming spring and am wondering if the fabric on the Frogg Toggs can handle the wind I expect to encounter.
Anyone have any thoughts or experiences that might help me out?
TomLSep 22, 2020 at 4:35 am #3677012Roger CaffinBPL Member
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
The material is most likely to suffer from flapping in the wind. Try tying a few bits of string around it in key places.
CheersSep 22, 2020 at 5:07 am #3677017Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
I doubt you’ll wear it much from the Mexican boarder to Lone Pine but I would think it would hold up OK. I’m sure there are some PCT hikers that have used Dri-Ducks type jackets that could chime in.Sep 22, 2020 at 5:35 am #3677019Monte MastersonBPL Member
@septimiusLocale: Changes Often
The main problem with the Dri- ducks is the material will easily rip if you catch it on something sharp or prickly. Not like a “ripstop” nylon. Carry along a little clear Scotch packaging tape for repairs and you’ll probably be okay.
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