Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby JOEL » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:26 pm

when it gets really cold i wear a vest for extra warmth and it does add to the arms.otherwise good thermals and the arm sock is what i use
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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby Patriot » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:29 pm

Here is what I ended up getting.
 
Scent lok base layer
Scent lok Savanah long sleeve button up shirt
Polar fleece hooded sweatshirt
Scent lok timerfleece 360 jacket
 
These 4 layers seem to work well with minimul bulk.
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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby Highlander Archery » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:35 pm

All you need to solve the bulk issue is an Arm guard.

Your grip seems to be the real issue in getting your arm out of the way.

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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby Woods Walker » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:29 pm

ORIGINAL: JPH

I wear wool! Old-school, heavy, army surplus wool. I have a sweater that will get me down into the upper 40's, and a button up jacket that I use when it's colder than that. It is quiet and fairly thin.

My outer layer is a Scent Lok Dakota top. It is thin, cammoflage and carbon lined.


Ditto on the wool!  I use Woolrich heavyweight washable wool shirts that I get from Gander Mt. when they're on sale, and I LOVE them! Great for layering.
 
You know what you call hunters who wear wool?
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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby JPH » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:41 pm

Yeah, and I found this year that when you use a high tech base layer, such as Under Armor Cold Gear, a heavy wool sweater can take you down into the low 20's. Toss in a wind breaking layer and you are cold proof.

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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby Woods Walker » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:53 pm

[font=tahoma]Yup! Warmth without bulk. Gotta love it![/font]
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[font=tahoma]GOOD wool garments are worth every dime you pay for them. The only problem with good heavyweight wool, is that you'd darn sure better not spend too much time indoors with it on, or you start sweating like crazy.[/font]
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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby danesdad » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:00 pm

Do you have to dry clean wool?

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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby JPH » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:30 am

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Do you have to dry clean wool?


I don't. It shrinks, but it also stretches.

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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:20 am

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Do you have to dry clean wool?

 
As I stated, Woolrich now makes washable wool. I own several of these shirts, and they are great. Gander Mt. sells them, but I'm sure you could find other places.
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RE: Bowhunting Jacket Advice Needed

Postby ranwin33 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:18 am

You can't go wrong with fleece.
 
I know a lot of people are saying wool - but last time I tried it, it made me itch.  Maybe it's different now, but 10 years ago I couldn't wear it.
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