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Okay, I just found the hottest outerwear for hunting on the planet. It's pretty cold for around here this week, and last night it was around 26 and the wind was blowing 5-10 so that added to the chill. I've been working on putting raffia grass as camo on my buddies duck boat, and sorta didn't want to work on it last night due to the cold. But I thought I just got this Super Down Pro for Christmas, might as well give it a try. I had on jeans and a chamois long sleeve shirt. That is all I had under the Super Pro jacket and pants.

I put the hood up and cinched it down. Now I'm just standing by the boat, zip-tying on this grass. Not strenuous work, mainly bending down to pick up some raffia, then zip-tying it to the blind on the boat. I'm on a carport where the wind blows through, and standing on cold concrete. After about 30 minutes, I was getting too warm. I wondered how on earth that could be, it's cold out here!

I un-cinched my hood, and un-zipped the top 4-5" of my jacket. That felt better so I kept going. After about an hour I thought to myself, my clothes feel wet and a little clammy. I worked for another hour to finish up, and decided to head on inside. I was never once the least bit cold while I was out in this cold, breezy night. When I took the jacket off, the inside of the jacket was covered with beads of sweat. My shirt was soaked. I took the pants off and my jeans were just as wet. I guess I was blown away and wanted to share this.

If I were to wear this hunting, I would definitely have to pack it in to the stand, then put it on once I cooled down and needed the extra warmth. I have been impressed with every piece of Kuiu gear I've bought, and this was no exception. Yes, I was active with the bending and stretching, and so forth, but I thought I would still be chilly working out in the wind at these temps. All I can say is it's amazing stuff.

Oh and the boat turned out pretty nice as well.....At least I think it did.....

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Nothing insulates like high end down!

For stand hunting though, I find that down is a little too bulky and when down compresses it looses much of its ability to insulate.
So when sitting or leaning back again the tree those areas do not stay nearly as warm.

The down/synthetic insulation blends are best IMO for the stand.
 
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