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With rifle season approaching and 2nd season archery i do not plan to freeze.

Current gear i have:

Smart Wool socks
Irish Setter 1000gram Grizzly Boots 1 size larger
Cabela's MTP Extreme Tech-Silk Weight Crew & pants
Cabela's Military Weight Polartec® Power Stretch Union Bibs
Fleece Pajama pants - camo of course :)
UA Cold gear shirt
Waffle shirt
UA benie
Buff facewrap
Cabela's MT050® WindStopper® Handwarmer Muff
Foot Joy Wintersof gloves
Enigma Camo - wolf skin.

With temps in the 30's i froze with some of the old gear i had. i did walk in with a pair of light socks, changed at stand,UA cold gear only ontop with Cabela's Ultimate Pack Vest.

What i wore on stand that i froze on.
Mendle Alaskan boots 200gram
Ingenious med weight socks.
UA Hoodie from dicks
Medilist tatical shield long sleve shirt.
Fleece camo PJ's
Enigma Camo

Headed outside on a 30deg night to test what those polartec bibs can do for me, boot&sock upgrade.

Really looking into a Heater Body Suit. A local shop has one to test out.


Help much appreciated.

Thanks for your time.


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OK so i froze, lol
The union bibs helped, but overall the wind cut right threw me, *sat in bleachers at a football field.

Guess ill be testing a HBS.

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My layering for cold weather:

Base: Gander Mountain midweight poly base layer
Insulating layer 1: Cabela's Polartec HW fleece pants, Columbia fleece full-zip jacket
Insulating layer 2 (have not needed this additional layer yet this year): 100% wool Bob Fratzke Winona camo
Outer layer: Cabela's Revolution Fleece (insulated version)

Head, hands, feet: Cabela's fleece 3-1 balaclava, Manzella fleece bowhunter mitts with handwarmer pockets, poly base-layer socks, Polartec mid-weight fleece socks, LaCrosse 800g Alpha Rackmaster boots, one size above normal.

I walk to the stand in base layer and 1st insulating layer only, then put the rest on in the stand. I hunt in Northern Wisconsin and have never been cold in this setup.
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