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Old 10-30-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Just wondering your thoughts on a good brand of pants and jacket that will keep me warm this winter. New to bow hunting. I have the scent blocker base layer. What should I add to it?
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to TBH!

Wind-stop fleece is nice. 'Depends on what you want to spend and the application.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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I don't have a problem spending the money if it's going to work and last. I'll mainly be hunting out of ground blinds and tripod stands.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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Most of my jeans and shirts are Wrangler. The jacket I wear most often is Carhart. I like all the Under Armor stuff. I can't afford much of it, but what I do have is all good gear.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:01 PM   #5
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I personally like the scent look full season. I've been using them for 5 years now with no problem and they still look new. I didn't buy it for there name(actually got the set half off on sale) but for the thickness and material. It's quiet while moving and thick enough to wear by itself into the mid to low 50's but not to thick that you can't can't wear it when it's in the mid to high 70's. Once it gets below 50 I'll put on some wool base layers and I'm good down to the 20's. If it's hotter than than 80's I wear some thinner camo. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #6
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Lots of good clothes, but very few good quiet clothes. If you can scratch down it with your finger and hear it, it is too loud. A lot of fleece stuff has liners that are loud. For bow hunting you need to touch and feel before you buy. I have some Wall coveralls that are warm and quiet. It is a very hard combo that gun hunters don't have to worry about.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:09 PM   #7
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Lots of good clothes, but very few good quiet clothes. If you can scratch down it with your finger and hear it, it is too loud. A lot of fleece stuff has liners that are loud. For bow hunting you need to touch and feel before you buy. I have some Wall coveralls that are warm and quiet. It is a very hard combo that gun hunters don't have to worry about.
Agree 100% with this
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:09 PM   #8
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thanks all.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:08 PM   #9
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Anyone try Kuiu Gear?
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:09 PM   #10
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This is my attire:

Early season HOT:
Red Head silent hide pants and shirt

Mid bow season-early gun:
Same as above, but base layer shirt I walk to stand with shirt in pack and put on ion stand.

Mid rifle:
Base layer + silent hide, fleece jacket if needed

Late season:
Base layer+ silent hide+ fleece pants and jacket

Cold as a #$&* @#$^&*#@:
Base layer, silent hide, rivers west bibs and jacket

Colder than that:
I aint goin
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
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Low fence...that is funny....but so true
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:02 PM   #12
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Anyone try Kuiu Gear?
That's what I wear unless it's a ballfroster and I'm sitting in the stand with no heater
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:10 PM   #13
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When its real cold I wear Bass Pro Shops extreme cold weather system base layer. Then the Bass Pro Shops expedition fleece paints, fleece pullover and expedition coat. Neck gator and stocking hat. Have a pair of silent hide insulated bibs to put over it if its REAL cold. used this in Kansas a few years ago with the temp in the teens with no problem.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:28 PM   #14
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May favorite pants are from badlands. Cause they for like pants not pajamas. Base layers and jackets I use under armour
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:38 AM   #15
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thanks all.
Hope this helps and welcome to TBH....
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:29 PM   #16
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I'm cheap. I bought the Walmart wind/water proof breathable scent control pants and jacket. I paid just under $80 for the set. They are fleece-like on the outside so they make absolutely no noise. So far crawling around the thick Virginia woods they have not ripped or been hung up on anything. They have kept me warm on 30 deg mornings.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:56 PM   #17
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I've heard good things about the Heater Body Suit, but its pricey.

I'm currently running with Bass Pro's Mountain Stalker Bibs and jacket that I put over a wooly pulley and a pair of fleece pants, which go over merino a wool base layer, top and bottoms.

The most economical option is to buy something windproof, and then go and buy an M65 jacket liner and pants liner. Its the poor man's micropuff. Last year when we had the bad snowstorm I wound up having to wear the pants liner under my mountain stalker gear to stay warm. I hope we don't get an ice storm like that this year!
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:37 AM   #18
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That's what I wear unless it's a ballfroster and I'm sitting in the stand with no heater
You wear the guide pants and jacket? Does it seem to be as high quality as I imagine? They seem like a real quality company. I'd like to get a set.
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #19
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I wear Patagonia expedition weight Capilene for a base layer. They started making this stuff before UA was even an idea, it is what folks who climb big mountains, or trek across Antarctica wear. http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/mens-baselayer?k=1D-6M

For an outer layer, I wear Arctic Shield H4 jacket and pants.
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:31 PM   #20
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You wear the guide pants and jacket? Does it seem to be as high quality as I imagine? They seem like a real quality company. I'd like to get a set.
yeah I have the guide pants and jacket it is really high quality stuff I would not hesitate to buy it again.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:06 PM   #21
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Thanks for the thoughts guys
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:39 PM   #22
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all my box blind clothes, are same thing youd find me in walmart wearing..
in the trees, or wood, all ive converted to is sitka
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:57 PM   #23
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Game Winner at Acadamy makes some good stuff and it pretty cheap.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:01 PM   #24
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Guess I will be the first to say Predator. I really like the adrenaline line for mid season and the fleece for when its nice and cold.
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:49 PM   #25
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I wear sitka and cabelas outfitter series, no cotton, either wool or the under armor type material
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:03 AM   #26
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I bought the under armour speed freek set this year and love it. Really comfy.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:27 AM   #27
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I have been really happy with pnuma clothing. Pricey but it is a good layering system. Their jackets have a slit in the back so you can wear a harness under the jacket and thread the tether through the slit.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:44 AM   #28
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I started using Kryptek last year and their Vellus line is a wind proof fleece, kept me toasty warm when the temps were around 20 degrees.

Plus its a veteran owned company.

https://kryptek.com/vellus-jacket-highlander
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:04 AM   #29
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I have used peacocks discount code for a while and have found them to be okay.
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:04 AM   #30
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Just got a box of Sitka gear in today. Being that I got it a super good price, I like it so far.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:48 AM   #31
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Badlands
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great companies who produce triple layer jackets with hood to keep you warm for a long period
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:33 AM   #32
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My dad used to buy from SITKA GEAR, DRAKE HUNTING APPAREL and KRYPTEK HUNTING. They have quality products, in this Halloween season you can get your clothing at discounted rates by using Halloween Coupons.
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:52 AM   #33
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Early season long sleeve cotton shirt and pair of camo pants

How cold does it get where you hunt?

In East Texas I can make it most season with a windblocker fleece pull over and vary what is under
Always walk to stand with pull over strapped to pack so I don't get hot / sweat
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Old 12-30-2021, 01:16 PM   #34
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Lots of good clothes, but very few good quiet clothes. If you can scratch down it with your finger and hear it, it is too loud. A lot of fleece stuff has liners that are loud. For bow hunting you need to touch and feel before you buy. I have some Wall coveralls that are warm and quiet. It is a very hard combo that gun hunters don't have to worry about.
this big time. one of the biggest issues with windstopper liners is they make crinkling noise. more so as they age.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:14 PM   #35
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Another vote for Badlands. They warranty their stuff for life. I like the idea that if I rip it, they'll replace it.
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Old 01-18-2022, 12:18 PM   #36
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Anyone try Kuiu Gear?
I have the Kuiu Super Down Pro insulated pants and jacket that I wear when it's in the 30's and below. They are very warm but they aren't quiet. I have still been able to draw my bow back without deer hearing but you have to be careful and move very slow. I just love how lightweight they are but they are expensive so I always wait for them to have a sale and then purchase their gear.
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Old 01-18-2022, 12:28 PM   #37
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When cold. Wool. Merino wool. Base layers with scent lock mid. If I get real cold I have 100% wool bibs and jacket. Allows me to run 3 layers in cold and I’m not bulky to draw a bow back.
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Old 01-22-2022, 04:34 PM   #38
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I wear Firstlite wool base layers pretty much all season. They have several different weights to choose from. I found some pretty good deals on Sitka, i picked mid weight camo from them. Badlands had some of their fleece on sale recently, very warm, not a fan of the pattern, but the deer didn't mind. I also found a very warm Kings Camo jacket on CamoFire that I pull out when its really cold. Keep an eye out for deals.
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