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  • November 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm #497001 Back to Top REPORT

    smokeymtn

    Joined: 7/12/2012
    Ok, this warm climate southern bowhunter just got an Ohio lease and now needs some advice on the best clothing to keep warm. I have to admit that I am a total wuss and for some reason get cold easily. I have already looked into the 1200 gram Exo Flex Irish Setter boots and remember seeing some body wrap thing to keep warm.

    For those who get cold easily, what has been your best clothing experiences that still allow you to pull a bow.

    Thanks again.

    November 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm #542042 Back to Top REPORT
    mdbowman
    mdbowman

    Joined: 7/15/2006
    Layering is the key imo. Start with the appropriate weight merino wool baselayer or silk if its really cold and go from there. Also, dress for the walk to the stand not the sit. What I mean is dont make the mistake of putting it all on for the walk and then working up a sweat. You’ll be sure to get cold if you do.

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    November 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm #542043 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    Layering is the key imo. Start with the appropriate weight merino wool baselayer or silk if its really cold and go from there. Also, dress for the walk to the stand not the sit. What I mean is dont make the mistake of putting it all on for the walk and then working up a sweat. You’ll be sure to get cold if you do.

    http://www.minus33.com/[/quote:3doi9xda]

    :D :thumbup X2 even here in Canada…Merino wool…[softer than fleesh...no itch ] and lots of fleesh..layers and one wind proof liner if windy

    tosty warm…even my sock are Merino wool and heavy wool :D :thumbup

    Neil

    November 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm #542044 Back to Top REPORT

    Bocefus78

    Joined: 10/20/2006
    Nothing cotton is the key! I use under armor or the equivalent base layer. Fleece pants and zip up jacket on top of that. Then Cabelas MTO50 Parka and Bibs. Honestly, I dont know if they make this stuff anymore, but it ROCKS! Dont forget plenty of handwarmers.
    November 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm #542045 Back to Top REPORT
    mdbowman
    mdbowman

    Joined: 7/15/2006

    Layering is the key imo. Start with the appropriate weight merino wool baselayer or silk if its really cold and go from there. Also, dress for the walk to the stand not the sit. What I mean is dont make the mistake of putting it all on for the walk and then working up a sweat. You’ll be sure to get cold if you do.

    http://www.minus33.com/[/quote:1mfodl40]

    :D :thumbup X2 even here in Canada…Merino wool…[softer than fleesh...no itch ] and lots of fleesh..layers and one wind proof liner if windy

    tosty warm…even my sock are Merino wool and heavy wool :D :thumbup

    Neil[/quote:1mfodl40]

    BTW All, fleesh is Canadian for fleece[/b:1mfodl40]

    :D :^O

    November 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm #542046 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    I have a pair of Day One Camouflage (Pull over shirt and lined pants) both with the wind-stop and insulated. I can’t put them on until after I’m at the base of my tree otherwise I’ll be sweated wet.

    http://www.dayonecamouflage.com/[/url:3mjh4afn]

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    November 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm #542047 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    On another forum someone showed me the Heater Body Suit as an alternative to my layering method with merino wool like Neil posted earlier.
    I have not tried one out but sure would make sense .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAWlB2OXG9o&feature=player_embedded[/url:c4bfr6en]

    Beware these are ex$$$$$$$. But I’m told they last a long time.

    November 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm #542048 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    On another forum someone showed me the Heater Body Suit as an alternative to my layering method with merino wool like Neil posted earlier.
    I have not tried one out but sure would make sense .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAWlB2OXG9o&feature=player_embedded[/url:3hqe4qqg]

    Beware these are ex$$$$$$$. But I’m told they last a long time.[/quote:3hqe4qqg]

    :D :whistle And are not much good stalking :p

    November 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm #542049 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    November 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm #542050 Back to Top REPORT
    It never gets cold in Ohio :whistle
    November 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm #542051 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

    Joined: 2/6/2010
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    On another forum someone showed me the Heater Body Suit as an alternative to my layering method with merino wool like Neil posted earlier.
    I have not tried one out but sure would make sense .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAWlB2OXG9o&feature=player_embedded[/url:dax855bv]

    Beware these are ex$$$$$$$. But I’m told they last a long time.[/quote:dax855bv]

    x2 if you are stand hunting the HBS is the way to go.. or a similar suite. I bought this suite this month and wow.. I walked in with a base layer with fleece and then added the HBS once I got into stand. I am staying toasty warm even in this cold rain here in MD today. :thumbup

    If you are looking to spot and stalk then it is not the right solution and I would go with merino wool. :thumbup

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    November 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm #542052 Back to Top REPORT

    badgerfowl

    Joined: 10/31/2011
    Nothing cotton is the key! I use under armor or the equivalent base layer. Fleece pants and zip up jacket on top of that. Then Cabelas MTO50 Parka and Bibs. Honestly, I dont know if they make this stuff anymore, but it ROCKS! Dont forget plenty of handwarmers.

    I’ve got the MT050 parka and its the warmest jacket I’ve ever had. Still yet to get cold wearing it. They still make them. Worth every penny.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm #542053 Back to Top REPORT
    73saint
    73Saint

    Joined: 1/10/2012
    Agreed, my MT050 is the bomb dot com!!!
    November 28, 2012 at 1:14 am #542054 Back to Top REPORT

    FF100413

    Joined: 8/5/2007
    I recently got a set of first lite expedition weight merino wool base layers. I like them!…and like others have said the key is not to sweat. Today I used the first lite, a heavier merino poly blend over it and my stratus outer shell. I packed a set of prima loft insulation layers for when i would sit. Seemed to work great today.
    November 28, 2012 at 1:20 am #542055 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    All good info to get you going in the right direction. I find that when it starts falling below 20° goose down or feathers along with a little wool hold the heat in. Boot blankets on the feet keep me comfortable.
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