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Base Layers... Good Brands, Bad Brands, etc.

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by skippz, Sep 27, 2011.


  1. skippz

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    I was needing some input on base layer clothing... I had always wore regular long johns but recently I've been taking up more bowhunting and stand hunting in general and this year I'd like to get something a little (well a lot) better. I've tried the cold gear fabric... and although it does seem to wick moisture and do a good job of keeping you warm, it itches me and chafes me to death. So I need some professional opinions on here of what you guys use...
    Thanks for any input as it will keep my butt warmer this season.
     

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  2. Zombie Steve

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    I only have experience with Duofold... mostly with snowboarding. Not the most expensive, not the cheapest. I've had two pairs of mid-weights and one pair of expedition weight. I have no complaints.

    You'll probably want expedition weight if you're sitting still.

    Hopefully some other folks will chime in soon.
     

  3. ruffhunter

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    I've always wore Duofolds, same weights as Zombie Steve. The mid weight is a two layer with I think 45% wool blend. I wear that under the expeditionweight of my uniform and therfore dont need a coat. I also stand hunt all day and it works. Thermostat used to be good stuff. Check cabelas for best varieties. I wouldn't own any Cold gear crap. everyone I know that has it, has froze their butts off at work.
     
  4. quinnt

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    Cant go wrong with underarmor
     
  5. 308endurdebate

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    Cabelas brand is pretty good.
     
  6. skippz

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    That ECWCS stuff any good??? It seems reasonably priced for the polar weight...
     
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