Cold weather jacket

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Cold weather jacket

Postby will1515 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:42 pm

I'm in the market to get a new hunting jacket and I'm wanting something that will keep me warm and still give me ease if movement. What do you all have?


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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby KRB » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:32 pm

My advice is to get a good waterproof shell, pullover or jacket and layer with fleece or and wool. You can always peel or add layers. If your a large get xl so you room to adjust.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby mudpack » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:15 pm

KRB wrote:My advice is to get a good waterproof shell... and layer with fleece or and wool.


Over the years, I've tried 'em all that's what seems to work the best for me. :thumbsup:
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:57 pm

Vests make great inner layers for maintaining core warmth without binding your arms.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:05 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Vests make great inner layers for maintaining core warmth without binding your arms.


Vests. Fratty.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby mudpack » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:26 pm

I have several vests and have tried them. They tend to bulk up my chest and leave my arms cold. I've found that if it is cold enough to add a layer to my torso (via a vest), then it's cold enough to prevent heat loss from my arms. Consequently, I haven't used a vest while hunting for decades. Of course, your results may vary....
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:18 am

Westtennduckhunter wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:Vests make great inner layers for maintaining core warmth without binding your arms.


Vests. Fratty.
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Yep, vest and "popped" collars, I'm the poster boy for GDI.
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But I stay warm without feeling like the Michelin man.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby Westtennduckhunter » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:24 am

Rick Hall wrote:
Westtennduckhunter wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:Vests make great inner layers for maintaining core warmth without binding your arms.


Vests. Fratty.
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Yep, vest and "popped" collars, I'm the poster boy for GDI.
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But I stay warm without feeling like the Michelin man.


I'm all about vests. Keeps ya warm without choking you out.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby will1515 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:40 am

Thank you all for the tips. I have been wondering what people think about vest. But I will defiantly be getting a good outer shell!


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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby Swanny » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:53 am

I got a 4 in 1 from cabelas for next season and really like it. You can use just the shell, the liner as a stand alone or both together for added warmth. I typically layer as well, 2 layers of good polypro (base layer thinner than the second layer) and a good heavy LLbean sweater. I hunted in single digits with this and kept me pretty warm. I do have a down vest and a fleece vest that I carry with me in case I need a little extra warmth. I have a windproof waterfowl sweater from beans and it's windproof as well, so if I'm getting hot setting up, I take my shell off until I'm ready to hunt to avoid sweating before sitting in the blind. I'd rather have 4-5 layers that I can remove or add depending on the weather, opposed to 2-3 bulky layers.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby MNGunner » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:25 am

I an older Cabelas Gore-Tex Brush Buster parka and a Drake 4 in 1 wader jacket. I prefer the Drake for easier movement and design (things like the collar on my Cabelas tends to get in the way of the shotgun buttstock and the pocket payout design of the Drake is awesome).
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby mauserfan » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:12 am

The outer shell, with the hood, and layering under is the ticket. I use a down jacket under when things turn cold and is great. We hunt big water and this will save the day. When we run, I wear raingear over everything and stash the camo outer shell. just my .02.....mauser
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:40 am

Cabela's Dri-fowl here. worked great for me the past two seasons.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby Johnny-O » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:06 am

X2 on the Cabelas Dri-Fowl. On cold days up hear in wisconsin I just wear two t-shirts (one long sleeve) and add a fleece vest. Warmer days I just wear the liner or shell.

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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby DARuffisonfire » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:59 pm

Love my Cabelas Dri Fowl. Super warm and comfortable. Unless its cold cold I'll just wear a t-shirt underneath.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:50 pm

I was looking at the drake lst goose down jacket. Only 160 and I've worn the jacket before (my uncles) and it was very warm.
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Re: Cold weather jacket

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:23 am

ago4 in 1 parka. I got mine for $75 at cabelas and it is very warm. Very high quality jacket. still had the $180 tag on the sleeve
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