Q. I’ve been having trouble finding a quality rain suit that does not cost an arm and a leg. Can you help, Gear Guy?
— Wet Will, Fayetteville, Ga.
A. Dear Wet Willie, um, I mean Will. It is tricky finding a good affordable rain suit. One of my favorite rainwear brands is Helly Hansen (www.hellyhansengear.com). Check out the Mandal Jacket ($30) and the Tvedestrand Bib ($30). If you’re not a bib kind of guy, and you should be because bibs keep you drier than pants (think: no rain down your rear), Helly Hansen also has the Flekkefjord Pant ($24). This stuff is what the crab fishermen in Alaska wear. It’s coated with PVC polyester, so it’s totally waterproof and so durable that you’ll grow out of it long before it’ll ever wear out.
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