I've read a bunch of pro's and cons about carbon suits plus I've tried them for the last few years and I stick by what I said in my earlier post. Seems that everyone wants the carbon but nobody is talking about comfort.
My stance is this, if it works it works if it doesn't, I'm still warm, dry and comfortable. If carbon isn't working, fine, I wash my suit and treat it like hunting cloths anyways and if it's not working, it also isn't working against me.
Too many people put the carbon before comfort when picking out a suit. Carbon and good non carbon suits cost about the same if you look for deals. Since there is some doubts about if carbon really works, put more value in comfort when picking out your suit.
Now there is more than 1 reason for hunters to get busted. You can get busted by odor, sight and sound. Most hunters work on odor with scent control products, most hunting suits are quiet but not all camo is invisible. The first couple of weeks I used my carbon suit I was getting busted a lot and couldn't figure out why. I noticed that my camo was easier to see in the dark than my old camo, it kind of glowed in the dark, so I went to the store and got a UV Killer spray and laundry detergent, treated my suit. I could see the difference myself and I noticed that I wasn't getting busted at first glance anymore. I knew from past experience that UV Killer works on blaze orange but never really gave it a thought when it came to camo.
I also noticed the same thing with a new face mask. I had a dozen deer around my stand one day, I pulled out my face mask, put it on, stuck my head out of the blind and it was like someone lit up a danger sign. They didn't see me without the mask but they certainly saw the mask. I took the mask off, stood back up and the deer all came back. They were watching my stand very closely. I ducked down behind the blind again and slowly stuck the mask out, this time below my stand and again, all the deer ran away. I'm not one to be easily convinced. I know that my examples aren't exactly scientific proof of what I'm saying or claiming but I've seen it time after time since UV Killer came out in the early 90's. I was also brought up with my parents owning a laundrymatt and appliance store. My mother was a laundry expert who testified in court about laundry additives such as phosphates and UV brighteners. At a pretty young age, I knew more about doing laundry than most of your mothers. lol In about 6th grade I made a painting of a night scene and I used laundry detergent and a black light to make the stars in the sky glow.
American by birth, hunter by choice.