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[cdt-l] Frogg Toggs
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I hate when that happens, sorry for the previous blank post.
If you've just purchased your Frogg Toggs I wouln't worry about them. I had
quite a few miles on mine before they more or less just gave out. They're
still good as a wind block and keep me warm, but don't hold rain very well.
Fortunately, I made arrangements to have a gore-tex jacket sent to me along
the trail so it wasn't much of a problem.
Any rips or tears are easily patched from the inside with duck tape when bone
So if you have a new pair, that's great, I'm sure they'll work well. You'll
also want to carry a ball cap or something similar with a brim to help keep
the rain off your face.
Between Big Bear and Wrightwood huh? I'm usually very good with names and/or
faces! Were you hiking with anyone?
In a message dated 4/10/2003 2:17:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 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).