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    Who makes the best wool or fleece hunting clothes?

    Looking for sizes 2 xl and 3 xl tops and XL bottoms, help me out????


    Looking to upgrade to something that will work for Alaska!



    Who has used cabelas silent stalk fleece and/or outfitter wool sets?

    What other brands to consider?

    Who makes the quietest rain gear?


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    The Best....Raven Wear

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    Cabela's Berber Fleece w/WindShear is the bomb, I love mine and will not bowhunt without it, completely blocks all wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BukWild View Post
    Cabela's Berber Fleece w/WindShear is the bomb, I love mine and will not bowhunt without it, completely blocks all wind.

    That's no joke!!!


    Just bought a complete set at Christmas time, and my only regret is that I never bought it sooner!

    I've worn it in the stand in temps of 10-20 degrees...No problem (layering underneath of course)

    Super lightweight, and very quiet!! I love mine!!
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    I use Whitewater, bought it thru the Sportsman Guide on sale.

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    what about the Cabelas Wooltimate???

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    I picked up a set of Rivers West a couple months ago and am very happy with it so far. In 30 degree weather all I had on underneath was some under armor base layers. I don't sit in a tree stand when I hunt so I'm moving around alot and it kept me more than warm enough. It's pretty quiet. I don't have any complaints there. I would try the pants on before you buy them though. I bought a 2x jacket and pants, when I got home and tried them on the pants werehuge on me so I ended up taking them back and getting a large pair. I have heard of other people having problems with it keeping them dry but most all of those guys admitted to having the zippers down in the armpits.

    Hope this helps you guys.

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    For Wool,

    I'd look at Woolrich, Sleeping Indian design (http://www.woolcamo.com/)
    and Day Camo http://www.dayonecamouflage.com/
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    Berber fleece.....period
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    Its hard to beat a good grade of wool...with base layers and then something to break the wind......
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    The Cabela's wind proof fleece stuff is good. Whatever you decide, get wind proof

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    sounds to be the the popular vote

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    Thumbs up cabela's wool.

    I have had the cabela's outfitter wool parka/pants for about four seasons now and love it for almost any weather it is water proof and will keep you dry but in the early season in oregon it just poures buckets of water so it does get heavy great in snow and very cold wind hunted mulies a couple years ago in 8 degree temp and it kept me warm while spoting and breathes good when moving. I did have to send the pant back once the crotch tore out after a year and half of course cabela's replaced free of charge no probs since.
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    For the colder temps, I have a set of insulated/windproof DayOneCamo bibs in Predator FG, Cabelas Outfitter Berber Fleece hooded pullover w/Windstop, and Cabelas Wooltimate Vest in Outfitter. Don't feel the wind or get cold at all...great stuff.
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    sleeping indian, King of the mountain, and Gray wolf woolens stuff is so far ahead of the Cabelas brand stuff it cant even be compared.

    I have some Wooltimate pants, Wooltimate vest, Berber vest all with the windshear lining. It is really good stuff FOR THE PRICE

    If you have never used the custom stuff, you need to try it. No question which is better. You will know before you leave the house

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    I really like me set of Rivers West...take a look.

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    King of the Mountain,Sleeping Indian are both great,but not cheap.Had both for 9 years now and still look and wearing great,super warm and quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerman1 View Post
    sleeping indian, King of the mountain, and Gray wolf woolens stuff is so far ahead of the Cabelas brand stuff it cant even be compared.

    I have some Wooltimate pants, Wooltimate vest, Berber vest all with the windshear lining. It is really good stuff FOR THE PRICE

    If you have never used the custom stuff, you need to try it. No question which is better. You will know before you leave the house
    Yep. I have a mix of both custom and cabelas. Both have their place and work great but the custom stuff is a step up.

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    Beagle outdoor wear....www.beaglewear.com

    great stuff.....
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    Gray Wolf Woolens if you want custom made to order that is warm and durable.

    http://www.graywolfwoolens.com/store/

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    Cabelas makes some nice stuff for reasonable prices, but if you want the best it is hands down Raven Wear IMO.
    Raven Wear is pricey, but is top of the line quality. It will take whatever weather you can throw at it and keep you warm.
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    If you plan on hunting Alaska I would highly recommend Rivers West. I hunted Kodiak 2yrs ago for Sitka Blacktails the last week of November. There were 6 of us in camp and the other five were wearing goretex. It rained or snowed every day. When we came back every night all the other hunters wearing goretex were soaked. They couldn't believe how dry I stayed with Rivers West. Even the outfitter said he was going to purchase some. It's very quiet and will definitely keep you dry even in the worst weather. Also not quite as expensive as wool.

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    Michigan is no Alaska and I have never been there but it does rain and get cold here.
    I have the Cabelas Stand Hunter Extreme which is a woolly berber combo extremely warm even in late season bow hunts (too hot sometimes I have to open up the vents).
    Rain gear the Rivers West I have is great. Early season this year I sat a few full day sits in sometimes heavy rain and stayed completely dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meleagris1 View Post
    Yep. I have a mix of both custom and cabelas. Both have their place and work great but the custom stuff is a step up.
    What he said, he said.

    I do wear my Columbia wool (blend) stuff more often. Its less expensive, so I don't feel too bad when something gets a little rip and it has three-quarters of the performance at a quarter of the price. When its really nasty the KOM stuff is great.
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