Does scent lock clothing work?

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I'm curious just how good scent locking clothing is?

    Does it work for hunting?

    How do you think it would fair up against a bloodhound/police dog?

    I'm not planning anything, but hypothetically if a hunter was lost/injured and they sent dogs after them...would the scent lock clothing (assuming the hunter was wearing it head to toe) prevent the dogs from picking up a scent?

    Thanks!

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  2. TScottW99

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    Does it work? Yes. To an extent. Problem is the carbon can only contain so much scent, once it gets full it's full. There is a really good article about this online, I'll try and look for it here in a bit when I get time.

    As to the dog question, I have no idea.
     

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    For years I just watched my wind direction when I deer hunted. That seemed to work pretty well.
    I noticed that wind seems to 'swirl' in the woods though, so last year I tried the ScentLok camo, in addition to the BaseLayers scent control undergarments, and Scentlock face mask and gloves, as well as LaCrosse Alpha rubber boots.
    Man, there was a HUGE difference in the amount of deer that came right up to me, and walked right underneath my stand!
    I don't think that it was coincidence.
    This year I'm all ScentLok.
    Just my experience.
     
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    Roger C

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    Deer will bust you out based on scent more than anything else...yes, it really works. Most of the scentlock clothes are "revived" by running them through the dryer -- hot air clears out the carbon filter. It doesn't replace your other good woodcraft, but it is a great tool.
     
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    I agree w/ the others. I have had some very up close encounters while using Scent-Lok (and treating my scent BEFRORE putting on my outer layers). I try to watch the wind, but I feel "nekkid" if I'm not wearing my carbon!


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  6. emt1581

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    I'm still curious to know how it would stand up to search/police dogs. I guess it comes down to who's sense of smell is better a deer or a dog (depending on the breed)?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581