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[cdt-l] Frogg Toggs


When your Frogg Toggs "did not hold up well", was this
a gradual loss of waterproofness, or a catastrophic failure
(such as abrasion from the pack, ripping from vegetation,
seams giving out, etc.)  In other words, did you have a warning
that you needed to replace them, or did they potentially leave
you in a very vulnerable position (of having no protection when
you might need it).

I purchased Frogg Toggs just about a week ago (based upon the
raves of a PCT '99 thru-hiker that I met) and haven't used
them yet.  I can tolerate gradual loss of functionality, but don't
want complete failure (on a place like the CDT).  I am wondering
whether I want to keep them or not, having heard your
comments.  Thanks.

Karen Davis
PCT '99
(Sly, I leapfrogged with your group between about Big Bear
City and Wrightwood).

> From: Slyatpct@aol.com
> Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 14:42:47 EDT
> Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Random CDT gear question
> To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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> [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> In a message dated 4/6/2003 1:54:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Christopher.Mills@law.duke.edu writes:
> > For those of you that have hiked the full length of the trail--will
> > Frogg Toggs hold up as my only rain gear on a CDT thru-hike, or will I
> > need something more durable?  I know they are fine on a trail like the
> > PCT, but I need your opinions for this one.
> >
> My Frogg Toggs did not hold up well although I did use them on the northern
> half of the PCT where they got a great deal of use there and worked fine.  If
> yours are new, nearly new or you're planning on buying, they very well may do
> the trick.  Otherwise, I look at the a Red Ledge Thunderlight or Marmot
> Precip jacket, both available at Campmor and fairly inexpensive.