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  • Cold weather jacket recommendations

     Madelyn updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Madelyn

    December 16, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hey guys, I wanted to get some opinions on good cold weather bow hunting jackets. This is my first season bowhunting (and basically hunting in general) and I’m struggling in the cold. I had to call it an early day today because I was too cold to continue.

    I’m in the Midwest and today it’s a high of 26, with winds in the upper teens, and 3″ of snow coming down. My lower half had been fine (insulated boots, thick wool socks, heavy merino long johns, and pants), but the upper half is my problem. This morning I had a merino wool undershirt, long sleeve polyester under armour shirt, waffle knit long underwear top, and a Badlands flex hoody and I was frozen in an hour or so.

    I was hoping to keep the budget below $150, but could go to $200 for a good product. I looked at the Predator G2 whitetail jacket, and it seemed pretty good. Any thoughts?

  • krokislegend

    December 16, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I got a $30 cheap-o one piece jumpsuit type camo overall and its made all the difference for me. I’m 6’1 160lbs and I get cold quick typically. Ill throw on a t-shirt, jeans, sweatshirt and the 1 piece jumpsuit and I haven’t been cold in years except for hands and feet, plus you can wear whatever you want underneath because the jumpsuit overall is camo.

  • tcarlson65

    December 16, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Cheap insulated bibs and parka or expensive depending on your budget.

    I layer a base layer under various weights of polypropylene. I have various hoodies and sweatshirts that go in top of that.

    Topped off with a pair of Columbia bibs and parka.

    On bottom same layering but covered with my old BDU pants.

    For boots I have a pair of Cabela’s insulated hunting or my old LaCrosse Ice Kings. Socks are anything wool. Thickness depends on the forecast.

    I always have a balaclava that I can top with a knit hat if needed.

    If you are going to be sitting make sure you parka has a zipper that can be zipped up from the bottom. Don’t want your coat riding up and letting out heat. Also make sure the bibs go high enough and parka low enough to overlap and keep the heat in.

    It is nice to have zippers at the cuff of the bib so you can put the bibs on and take them off without taking your boots off.

    Another nice feature on the bibs is a zipper you can zip up if you need to take a leak.

  • copperman76

    December 16, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Arctic Shield classic bibs and jacket or parka will keep you toasty. I done a review and I’ll see if I can find it.

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