Poncho or rain coat/suit

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by jmcnewbie, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. DocHoliday

    DocHoliday Medium Load Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Poquoson, VA
    Go to Bass Pro Shops, Get the Frog Taugs, Light, comfortable and Simple. Bottoms up to you, I aint trying to swim in it lol
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  3. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Winston Salem
    I have an extra "rain suit" from the company that I use day to day. Have yet to use the pants but the jacket comes in handy.

    I use the other one as PPE. It stays in the side box. I also have some knee high steel toed rubber boots but I never seem to put them on until after I have stepped out of the truck into a foot of standing water.
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  4. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Gary, IN
    hahaha. i have those steel toe rubber boots too. I haul foodgrade so the required ppe is usually a long sleeved shirt, leather gloves, and hard hat..of course, the little red duffle bag they gave everything to us in, the only way everything fits in it is if the boots go in first. But those will end up being the most useful thing in that bag!

    You drive for superior, dont you? that's what the trailer in your avatar looks like anyway...
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  5. Boomer08

    Boomer08 Light Load Member

    May 26, 2010
    I second what Doc said. Get the Frogg Toggs. They are incredible. They shed water like a duck and they are breathable unlike the vinyl rain gear.
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  6. jmcnewbie

    jmcnewbie Light Load Member

    Mar 30, 2010
    San Marcos Texas
    OK, I looked at Frogg Toggs. They run about $40 around here, not bad. They look like good stuff.
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  7. Injun

    Injun Road Train Member

    May 15, 2010
    West o' the Big Crick
    *Snort!* Yeah...me in a swimsuit. I always did like a good sense of humor.
  8. tallcountry

    tallcountry Light Load Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Winchester, Ohio
    lol swim suit and a bar of soap lol cheap bath
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  9. Slam-Bang

    Slam-Bang Bobtail Member

    Feb 7, 2007
    S.F BayArea
    I like my Carhartt rain jacket it has neoprene wrist cuffs so water cannot run down my arms when I need to reach up, for about $40 bucks it gets the job done.

  10. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    A poncho can get you hurt working around trucks! anything from catching on a latch in the door causing a fall of about 5 feet hitting 2 sets of nice sharp stairs on the way down to getting caught in another truck as it's moving causing you to get drug to the hospital and then with that stupid "dress" trying to keep it down in wind so that you are spending more time holding it down to trying to get your work done so you can make money driving!

    Yes, they worked for the military but you aren't going to need to make a tent out of yours or cover yourself in a snipers roost so the "multi use" of a poncho is pretty much not needed in the world of trucking.

    Get a nice 2 piece rain suit and wear whatever is the best choice for what you are doing at the time!

    I've been in some frog choker storms where ducks were seeking shelter and the bib coveralls and the top worked better than any poncho ever could!

    But that's JMHO!
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  11. OttMan

    OttMan Medium Load Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I will be changing from Van to a flatbed January, so I'm gonna get this one for me, click on it:

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