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  • November 28, 2012 at 3:20 am #542056 Back to Top REPORT
    lefteye
    lefteye

    Joined: 4/2/2006
    Today’s outfit as an example: High of 39 degrees (28 by 5:30 PM), 16-18 mph wind. I wore tech silk long underwear; next was heavier, warmer long underwear; synthetic turtle neck shirt; wool shirt; wool bibs; 3 pair of socks – super thin synthetic, thin synthetic and heavy wool; 1200 gram thinsulate knee-high LaCrosse boots 2 sizes larger than my shoe size; insoles with Hot Hand foot warmers; liner gloves with Hot Hands; insulated gloves; and warm hat with ear flaps that fasten under the chin. For a while I also wore a Filson wool vest. Outer layer was an uninsulated camo jacket and matching bibs. My hand with the release got chilly. I don’t wear the last layers of vests/jackets or any hat on my hike to a stand, and I wear leather gloves hiking in and climbing up to a stand. A lot of preparation and time to dress properly to avoid sweating and staying comfortable during the hunt.

    WOW, I just discovered I am the oldest member (by 9 years) with a birthday today. :shock: :)

    November 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm #542057 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    Today’s outfit as an example: High of 39 degrees (28 by 5:30 PM), 16-18 mph wind. I wore tech silk long underwear; next was heavier, warmer long underwear; synthetic turtle neck shirt; wool shirt; wool bibs; 3 pair of socks – super thin synthetic, thin synthetic and heavy wool; 1200 gram thinsulate knee-high LaCrosse boots 2 sizes larger than my shoe size; insoles with Hot Hand foot warmers; liner gloves with Hot Hands; insulated gloves; and warm hat with ear flaps that fasten under the chin. For a while I also wore a Filson wool vest. Outer layer was an uninsulated camo jacket and matching bibs. My hand with the release got chilly. I don’t wear the last layers of vests/jackets or any hat on my hike to a stand, and I wear leather gloves hiking in and climbing up to a stand. A lot of preparation and time to dress properly to avoid sweating and staying comfortable during the hunt.

    WOW, I just discovered I am the oldest member (by 9 years) with a birthday today. :shock: :)[/quote:2ad1iui3]

    Happy BD! :thumbup

    November 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm #542058 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Happy Birthday =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    But would give us younguns a run for our money =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <!-- s:thumbup --><img src=

    Neil

    November 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm #542059 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Today’s outfit as an example: High of 39 degrees (28 by 5:30 PM), 16-18 mph wind. I wore tech silk long underwear; next was heavier, warmer long underwear; synthetic turtle neck shirt; wool shirt; wool bibs; 3 pair of socks – super thin synthetic, thin synthetic and heavy wool; 1200 gram thinsulate knee-high LaCrosse boots 2 sizes larger than my shoe size; insoles with Hot Hand foot warmers; liner gloves with Hot Hands; insulated gloves; and warm hat with ear flaps that fasten under the chin. For a while I also wore a Filson wool vest. Outer layer was an uninsulated camo jacket and matching bibs. My hand with the release got chilly. I don’t wear the last layers of vests/jackets or any hat on my hike to a stand, and I wear leather gloves hiking in and climbing up to a stand. A lot of preparation and time to dress properly to avoid sweating and staying comfortable during the hunt.

    WOW, I just discovered I am the oldest member (by 9 years) with a birthday today. :shock: :)[/quote:2pull504]

    Happy birthday Bro!! Best of it today for sure. =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    November 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm #542060 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005

    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.

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    Yes sir. I just have windstop, and I sweat with that.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm #542061 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 62
    Joined: 9/9/2004

    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.[/quote:4rsxaoqd]

    I have the MTO50 GoreTex hooded jacket and it is as advertised! Great stuff! Also, my friend bought some MTP base layers from Cabela’s and loves them! He’s tall and skinny, and if they’ll keep him warm they’ll do the same for you.

    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    November 30, 2012 at 2:00 am #542062 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    As I enter this, it’s about 70° in this room yet my right hand is cold. As a kid I suffered mild frost bite. I don’t typically use hand warmers and this year I’ve used a different approach. My insulated jump suit has full length zippers on the legs. I open them from the waist about 8-9″ slip my hands in and put them in the pockets of my flannel lined jeans. So far so good.
    November 30, 2012 at 2:32 am #542063 Back to Top REPORT
    lefteye
    lefteye

    Joined: 4/2/2006
    BTW…I think gjarcher has you beat …he is older than dirt

    I realize GJ is older (I was referring to members with birthdays on Nov. 27.) He is also taller, had a distinguished military career, has possibly forgotten more about archery than I could ever learn, is a far better archer than I could ever hope to be, catches much larger trout than I do, is certainly a better elk hunter, etc. =D/>” title=”Applause” />   I frequently read and rely on his advice.    <!-- s:thumbup --><img src=

    November 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm #542064 Back to Top REPORT
    buckchef
    BuckChef

    Joined: 8/14/2004
    I have lots of good base layers, and they are the foundation of staying warm no doubt.
    The MT050 is awesome stuff as others have stated as well.
    Just make sure your outer layers are windproof, very important!!

    I just ordered some merino wool base layers, heck, where Neil is from we would be wise to take his advise on staying warm. His summers are like most of our winters :D

    November 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm #542065 Back to Top REPORT
    wisc-rattlesnake
    Wisc.Rattlesnake

    Joined: 4/18/2007
    Just invested in the Scent-Blocker Protec XT coat and pants with wind blocker this year and hunted with them in northern Wisconsin this year. Great set, kept me nice and toasty. :thumbup
    November 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm #542066 Back to Top REPORT

    calhoun

    Joined: 11/28/2007
    Just wanted to say to the o. p. that I started the thread similar to yours without looking at what was on the forum first. It was spur of the moment at work on my phone.
    Had I noticed this one I would have just posted on it rather than starting a new one. Good luck to you on staying cozy.
    December 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm #542067 Back to Top REPORT

    smokeymtn

    Joined: 7/12/2012
    Thanks for everyone’s post. I read them all and looked at each on the web. I think I’m going to try the heater body suit. I like the idea of walking in with my current base layering and then putting on the suit. I don’t know if I’ll have to put a lot of layers on underneath, but I guess it will be a trial and error period.
    December 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm #542068 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
    99fatboy

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