hunting jacket

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by BP Hunter, Oct 23, 2014.

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  1. natman

    natman Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    This is a common misconception. Sure a blaze orange vest stands out like a lighthouse at night to humans, but deer see colors differently than we do. To them blaze orange is just another shade of grey/green.
  2. OYE

    OYE Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    blaze orange

    Yes but I am referring to the camoflage of the base coat that is covered over by the blaze orange garment or blaze orange camo garment. OYE
  3. heeler

    heeler Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    When I slow walk hunt I prefer lightweight thin polyproplene insulated underwear as a base layer and for a jacket I prefer either fleece or wool as both are reasonably warm and quiet.
    I generally like my pants to be loose fitting with several pockets.
    I basically use green cargo pants as they work pretty well in this mode.
    I almost never use camo.
  4. T.R.

    T.R. Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Manatee County, Florida

    I've had very good luck with this Woolrich hunting coat. It's USA made of 100% wool with a cotton liner. Dad (1922-2004) always said that plaid is like camo in that it breaks up the human outline. Based upon my experiences, I'd say he was right.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014
  5. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    South Eastern Illinois
    I like that classic Woolrich coat. It'll probably last a lifetime.

    The UnderArmor lasts and is not bulky at all.

    I could be happy with either.
  6. Phased

    Phased Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    I'm in the "layers" camp.
    It's not so wet were I am, but the last day out it was -27º.
    This season I tried 3 different weights of shirts/ vests/ jackets (sometimes wearing them all at the same time) and it worked well for me.
    They're made by Icebreaker:
    I got them on sale which helped.
    Fewer layers on when hiking in, everything on when sitting or moving slow, and striped down when dragging the deer 2+ miles back to the truck, alone.
    Good gear (wool or fleece, preferably with some stretch & hood, etc.. and no cotton) definitely helped make a very cold hunt successful.
  7. Laphroaig

    Laphroaig Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    W. PA
    If the temperature is above 35F or so I've been wearing a small game type field jacket. My current one is an ancient Safe-T-Back that is now falling apart. Unfortunately, they are out of business. So I put this one on my list to Santa: http://www.everythingupland.com/store-products-BA100-Bob-Allen-Upland-Hunting-Coat_1096640918.html

    I'm more of a walker/still hunter so I can layer underneath and stay relatively warm at those temperatures. It repels some water if caught in a drizzle or mist/snow, and the game pouch can carry a small lunch, rope, water bottle and a vest if I decide not to take my day pack. I have other parkas for colder weather but the field jacket is worn about 75% of the time. But that's just me...

    As for under amour, one of my sons got a set of their new product, called 5.0. Its thicker than the traditional coldware. He swears by it! Said he was pushing through thick laurel and got soaking wet with sweat. He thought that he would freeze when it was his turn to sit, but said by the time he got to his stand the 5.0 had wicked all of the moisture away and he stayed warm.

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