User Review: Cabela's Rainy River Gore-tex PacLite Parka
Fabric: Polyester outer shell with an Gore-Tex Pac-lite laminate
Price Paid: $79.99
One word sums up this parka—excellent.
Got to use it while hiking a section of the Buckeye Trail around Clendening Lake in the rugged Appalachian Plateau of east-central Ohio one very wet, cold day last April. I wore this parka the entire hike—all 11.5 miles! The rains were of a slow, misty type, which made for cold and wet conditions the entire hike. I'm very pleased to report the Rainy River Parka kept me very dry and comfortable. No rain ever came through.
I did manage to work up a moderate amount of body moisture while wearing the parka however, which in part was due to the fact I was "layered" with some fleece and the steep terrain which made hiking in spots tedious. So it could of been more "breathable" but all in all I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Cabela's, which I know from years of actual on the trail experience, makes excellent clothing, which includes this Rainy River Parka. I did get the one in the Bark color, which is very fitting for a hike in the forest!
Plus I love the fact it is not one of those trendy, BIG name brands. Thank God!
My advice: Get this parka! You will be very pleased you did!