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  1. ohihunter2014

    ohihunter2014 Member

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    I am in need of a pair of Carhart type bibs preferably and not really sure what to buy. I am destroying normal hunting bibs when rabbit hunting so I need something tougher. I got a pair of Carhart uninsulated bibs for $30 but the waist is very tight on them. I'm looking at Berne which is on sale at Rural King for $50 and Walls. Just wondering how the quality of Berne and Walls is? Is Carhart really worth $120.
     
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  2. Armored farmer

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    They are quality. For something to wear instead of blue jeans....I buy Key brand.
     
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    I've got my choices between RK and Walmart due to gift cards. :(
     
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    I like the insulated carharts, have had the same pair 4 years. Generally wear them for outdoor work in cold months. I agree they can run a bit tight in the waist
     
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    Do they feel really thin in insulation to you? I checked out a pair that said quilted and they felt really thin but could just be thin but good insulation?
     
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    I have had a pair of Wall bins for about 10 years. No complains.

    I have a Berne jacket. No complaints.
     
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    No, not thin . Heavy canvas red nylon type quilted material inside. Maybe somethings changed, like i said ive had mine a few years.
     
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    Yep, those are the ones. When I looked at those and the other brands the other brands were about an inch or more thicker than the Carhartt. Thanks for the info!
     
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    Mule Gear from Okie dog supply , super nice people . They are rabbit hunters and dog people .

    My nephew has the bibs and likes them better than his chaps . He likes wearing a Carhartt jacket with them . I have the chaps and briar shirt and jacket . I wear the shirt more than the jacket when the temperature is above 40 degrees .
     
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  12. earlthegoat2

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    I’ve used Carhartt, Walls, and Berne. I don’t think there is much of a difference. I never used the insulated bibs though. I only used uninsulated. This was when I lived in MI by the way. They were burr proof as well. In the end I prefer Carhartt but you won’t be disappointed in quality from any of the three brands.
     
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  13. jdh

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    If you are near a Tractor Supply check the store C E Schmidt brand. Half the price of Carhartt, made to survive the farm.
     
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    With Carhartts, there are two levels of insulation-the red is lighter than the black. I got the red-lined ones when I worked at the feed mill almost 20 years ago; They were good for all but the chilliest below zero days. I still use them for working on cars on cold days, did an alternator change in -10 in them-my hands froze, out in the parking lot at my wife's work, but the rest of me was warm.
    I've had many Walls sets over the years, I pick them up at work (Walmart) at the end of the season for cheap. My kids have absconded with them over the years, they know better than to grab the Carhartts. I have a set of Dickies waiting for my son under the tree, but he can't make it until Sun. nite.
     
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    If you're super hard on them check out Duluth Trading's firehose bibs. They're supposed to be pretty amazing.
     
  16. ohihunter2014

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    Just rabbit and squirrel hunting 1-2 times per year, sled riding and general outdoor work.
     
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    Carhart bibs are pretty tough and they come in a bunch of different waist sizes.
    I usually get the lighter red insulation. Some people wear them when they have to walk a lot, I don't.
    They are far to warm and heavy for much walking. Mine are reserved for cold days in a stand or ice fishing.
     
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    Carhart, berne, walls, key, big Smith, and dickies are all good quality.

    As said above, the red lined carharts are the light insulation. They make heavy and artic insulation too.
     
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    I'm thinking of getting a pair of Duluth Trading's "firehose bibs" bibs myself for ice fishing - the ice will probably be thick enough on Hawkin's Reservoir in another month. I don't know that I'd want to wear those "firehose bibs" for walking around, rabbit hunting though. They look pretty heavy.
    I deer hunt in Key bibs. But deer hunting for me is not sitting in a stand in the cold. It's a lot of hiking, climbing, some brush-busting, and occasionally sitting and glassing. Besides, I'm usually griping that "it's too darned warm" while I'm deer hunting in October here. So insulated bibs wouldn't work very well for deer hunting for me.
     
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    I have both the red lined "quilted" bibs, and the black lined "arctic weight bibs". The red is definitely the way to go if you are going to be moving around much. I wear mine pretty much everyday all winter long working on the farm. The arctic weight ones are too warm for throwing hay and working in, but are great for running equipment or standing around holding horses for the farrier.
     
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    It gets around 20 degrees and below in mid January-February so i need something warm. Im also not a huge pants fan when hunting cause when i sit on the ground i like a little protection on the backside. :)
     
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  23. Fine Figure of a Man

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    The cheap foam pads you can clip to your belt or stuff in your game vest are worth their weight in gold when you have to sit on the ground.
     
  24. ohihunter2014

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    I've got the one with the pellets in them that are supposed to heat up. I like it a lot, i just get scared bugs or snakes will climb into my pants. I have a long torso so my shirts always come untucked when i sit or bend over so that's out.
     
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    And are all imported as well?
     
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