That's cool, Deano. Let me leave you with a couple of thoughts on this....
1. I don't doubt that the carbon suits help hold scent in, but not for the reasons you may think. They ARE in fact well made garments (and for what they soak you for they damn well better be), and I believe that there's a certain degree of imperviousness to them which does help keep your scent in, but not necessarily from the "activated charcoal".
2. When these products first came out, the advertising line on them was, "FORGET the wind, and just HUNT!"
Riiiiiiight......and pigs can fly, too....
Even the most true believer in these things doesn't buy into that, and on many of the shows where the "pros" are shilling for them, even they show themselves getting busted because, "The deer came in from the wrong way."
I guess that's what happens when deer can't read advertising copy.
Point is, if they misled and LIED about that, then how do you trust them when they claim that their product can be "reactivated" in a standard household drier, when the science of carbon technology states that temperatures of 900 to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit are in fact needed for that process? I don't doubt that initially some reactivation may occur when the suit is new, but I've MANY hunters state that, "It worked great the first season or two that I had it, but then it's effectiveness decreased." Hmmmmm.......could that just be that the carbon finally "filled up", and by that point, you could leave the thing in the drier for MONTHS on end and it wouldn't make any difference...."the cup runneth over"...???
SOMEONE ain't on the level here.
Anyway, it's your $$$, and you will spend it as you see fit. All I know, is that while these garments are for the most part well made, I will NOT pop for the extra $20 to $80 they want for the scent-loc when that option is given in some of the catalogs for a product that is questionable at best.
Offer No Apologies.....
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