Alright guys, so today while being bored on my break from school and my friend with the day off of work, we decided to throw down on a serious test of the Warmbag vs the Heater Body Suit..
We did not get to test the warmth of either of them, since I wasnt going to sit out there all day and see which one was warmer in the long run. I have heard from people who have tried both that they are both equally warm.
I will lay this review out in terms of Pros and Cons of each, but I have to mention a few things first... I had used the WB for a couple days last week, so I had a little more practice getting it on and moving around in, but I practiced the HBS a few times before the video so it was not quite the very first time with it...Second, the HBS was too big for me, it was definitely not my size.
Pros of Warmbag:
-Easy to put on in stand
-Extremely light and packable
-ASAT camo is awesome for late season
-Bag stays on for the shot, so you wont get cold waiting
-Waterproof and windproof
Pros of HBS
-Zippers are MUCH quieter than (first generation) Warmbag..I was VERY impressed with how quiet the zippers were on this...
-Although others have said there is not a difference, I think that the HBS would be warmer
-There is more room to move in the HBS
-Legs make it a little easier to move around in the stand
Cons of Warmbag
-(Old) zippers are loud
-Seams seem a little tight if you have broad shoulders, and its not as easy to get out of the arm holes as I would've liked to see..Maybe the arm holes should be longer, so you can get your elbows out first
Cons of HBS
-Bulky, and noticeably heavier than WB, which makes packing in worse, and it doesnt come with a bag to pack it in
-I dont remember for sure, but it might not be waterproof from the factory??
-You get out of it, so if you have to wait awhile for a shot, you could get cold
-It seems a little tougher to get into while in the stand
I have had people ask me about which I thought involved more movement to get a shot off, and I really dont know how to answer it, so we took video today so you can judge for yourself... The video shows getting into each of them, and a few shots with each. After watching the videos, I honestly dont know which one requires more movement, and I dont know which one to go with next year, so if you dont mind, please comment on what you think about each after reading this review and watching the video.
Before anyone flags me for not wearing a harness, we set up one section of out stand, and I was 4 feet off the ground...Both these products say to wear a harness with their products, and I would highly suggest it in real word conditions, but for testing purposes, we did not...
Thanks for checking out the review, and if anyone else is like me and thinking about getting one of these products, I really hope this review helps...