Thanks Randy. You got most of it right. The raingear I took on this trip were an aging set of Browning DryLite jacket and pants.
I like them because they are fairly light, take up little room in my pack, keep me dry as long as I'm not overdoing the exertion level, and dry relatively quickly from either my own body heat and movement, or hanging them in a heated shelter. They are very similar, if not exactly the same as Cabela's Space Rain gear. Their downside is that they are relatively fragile. You will not get away with any brush busting without tearing them. When they are totally dry you can patch them from the inside with regular duct tape and a dab or two of air-mattress sealant on the outside. The bottoms and crotch of my pants have a few of those patches. They performed pretty well for this trip, though at times I wish I'd had my absolutely waterproof Helly Hansen Impertech raingear with me that I use while fishing and hunting out in uber-rainy Forks, WA.
For stream crossings we used my Wiggy’s waders that have seen better days. I will need to get out my patch kit and doctor them up before using them again. You MUST go easy on them during crossings since the rubberized bottoms (hypalon?) are only on the bottom and do not come up around the edges. They could be a lot taller with a better drawcord closure at the top but they are a hell of a lot more comfortable than stripping down and wading across ice cold rivers with Crocs. I will be modifying my set. Winter project.
Another item that I think is invaluable is a pack cover with a hood. I have a couple, but my favorite by far is my pack cover from Outdoor Research that has an integrated hood that covers my head and shoulders. Excellent piece of kit if you know that you are going to be in for a lot of precipitation, be it rain or snow. I don't care what anyone says, Cordura is not waterproof. It soaks up water like a sponge and can make an otherwise already heavy pack weigh that much more when it's drenched, to say nothing of eventually soaking the stuff inside the pack. There is something about incessant windblown rain and 100% humidity, and all the spindrift that goes along with it, that moisture tends to eventually find its way into every nook and cranny of your gear regardless of how careful you are in trying to keep wet gear separate from gear that must remain dry. It goes without saying that some super light dry-bags and a few heavy duty trash bags and Ziploc bags are essential.
And finally, there’s some other items of note that can help keep you warm, dry, comfortable and alive during a hunt like this 1) a saw - I use a Wyoming Saw that I’ve had forever, 2) an axe for splitting (I use a modified gerber), and…something else...oh yeah… 3) a tipi heated with a wood burning stove! ;)