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What materials should I be looking for to get quiet yet waterproof material? Any brands/makes? Also, how about non-camo just natural colors and plaids?
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Scotch guard is good on wool plaid
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How about pants? water-resistant and quiet pants seem hard to find. Looking for either natural colors or camo. 
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Not sure if quiet and waterproof exists.  But reasonably quiet and quick drying definitely do.  On the solid color side, check out Prana Zion pants.  They come in earth tone colors and are breathable and dry quickly.  They do have DWR finish so they do repel light rain but definitely not waterproof.  You can find them on sale for less than $50.  
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Your own skin. Start a new trend...full body camo tattoo. 😈😇
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Zip...i don't think there is a "perfect" out there. Soft often gathers burrs and grass seeds. Waterproof is often stiff or loud.
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I agree; I think your asking for something that doesn't exist!!!

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I thought so. Oh well, figured I'd ask anyway. Thanks guys!
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Mgmickey nailed it....there is water resistant, and water proof( as in rain gear)
as already said, I don’t believe there is such a thing as quiet water proof.


There are quieter water resistant materials....It really depends on the purpose. I have a rain suit I bought years ago at Cabela’s that is about as quiet of waterproof material as I’ve ever seen, but you would never be able to draw on a Texas Whitetail in it.

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 I use Flyfishing Wader "pants", not the bib type, water proof and quiet also.    Wading boots are felt sole and similar to a light hiking boot.  Great for stalking and walking on wet rocks for sure.  Makes crossing streams a snap.

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Thanks Deno!


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What materials should I be looking for to get quiet yet waterproof material? Any brands/makes? Also, how about non-camo just natural colors and plaids?


Scuba-diving pants - coral pattern. Check on net
In short, neoprene pants. 

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Saddle Cloth is both quiet and water resistant.  Not sure if it's available anymore.  Frank
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I was going to say what Frank said. I still have a jacket and a pair of pants.  It will get wet after awhile in a down pour. 
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I have some tarantula pants in predator grey im trying to sell, they are waterproof and warm. Honestly they were great on stand but I got way to warm hunting in them unless it is late season rifle. PM me if your interested. Im asking 70.00, they are medium but fit more like large.
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The only way to stay completely dry in a pouring rain is to stay indoors. I have never been able to find rain gear that I was totally satisfied with. I got some from Cabela's years ago that is pretty quiet and is effective in mild rain, but after while they do leak. Let us know if you find something that is significantly better than what is generally available.
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The best I have found I got years ago--Browning Hydrofleece.  Quieter than saddle cloth I have.
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I'm a big fan of wool. I have some plaid and some in camo. Two of my cold weather wool coats also have a wind breaker lining of some kind. Other garments are just plain unlined wool. They all are quiet and work well in a light rain or moderately wet conditions. Wool even when wet will still have some insulating value to it.
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I've been looking at wool, it's probably the best bet, especially as far as quiet goes.
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Wool is it.  the thread title says "quiet/water resistant"  Wool is both.  if you are in for "water proof" then I have nothing to add as it is tough to find quiet and waterproof and a substance that doesn't soak you from your own sweat as you perspire on the inside of your gear.

In this photo - Bunch of merino sweaters/underwear and stuff underneath, Asbell pull over, pants are First Lite merino (sometimes if its really cold I will put a Patagonia quilted "nano-puff" underneath).  Rain, snow, wind all have a tough time getting through...

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