Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite Rain Gear (Review)

I have been using Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite Rain Gear now for several hiking seasons.  Choosing over other costly competitors for its weight and water repellency, and of course the price point. I can easily roughly fold it up and quickly shove it in my backpack.  Then pull it out in a timely manner when it starts to rain.

Disclaimer: Barefoot Jake purchased this rain protection with his own money, to replace old lightweight rain gear. He was under no obligation to write this article. Contains ads in the form of affiliate links.

Rain Jacket
Frogg Toggs Rain Gear in Olympic National Park

Hiking in the Rain Forest

I found my Frogg Toggs to be the only rain gear need for hiking in the Olympic Mountains. The area is known for heavy rains 12 months out of the year. It was the only thing I needed as stand-alone rain protection in the driest months. In the bad weather season, I would pair it with my ultralight hiking umbrella, because no rain gear on the planet can withstand pacific northwest rains.

Rain Gear Specifications

  • Total Weight: 10.4 ounces (depending on size)

  • Rain Gear System: Sold as jacket and pant

  • Jacket: Brimless drawstring hood, full zip and no pockets

  • Pants: Elastic waistband and open end boot cuf

Bug Jacket
Rain jacket as bug protection in the summer

Other Uses and Durability

The Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite Rain Suit System {affiliate link} works great for bug protection. The material saved me from mosquito bites countless times in the Olympic Mountain backcountry. A hiker should consider carrying them for that reason alone!

Seam durability is my major complaint. I had a few places get damaged on the jacket because of pour seem quality. It however was quickly fixed with a bit of duct tape and back to full functionality.

You should consider giving this rain gear a try. Damage it? Buy more? You can purchase a dozen or more jackets, for the price of rain gear with more technical fabrics and a big brand on the label.

Article by Barefoot Jake