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Which bib overalls/coveralls?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ohihunter2014, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. 2bfree

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    Ohi, I think that's called plumbers crack,and I agree. snakes would not be any fun :)
     
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  2. BigBlue 94

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    Your point being?
     
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  3. ohihunter2014

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    I've dozed off leaning against the tree before and woke up to chipmunks on me. I i can sleep with one of those on my leg i bet something else could crawl on me and i wouldn't know.
     
  4. Bfh_auto

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    A lot of the difference is in the Zipper. Walls leg zippers last me about a month.
    Bernes seen to be close to Carharts.
     
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  5. George P

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    Was asking if they were all imported. I know Carhart is; Dickies has a plant in Belize where the majority of the work is done, but they do some final touch to say Made in the USA; don't know about Berne.
     
  6. Resist Evil

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    I worked construction for 40 years. I wore bib overalls every working day. I used different brands of bibs that were cheaper than Carhartts because I couldn't afford them during my apprenticeship. I went through a lot of those bibs in the early years. Once I bought Carhartts, I didn't use any other brand because of the good service I got from their products. I always bought bibs sized four sizes bigger than my pants size because the roomier bibs allowed a great deal of freedom of movement, easy access to my jeans' zipper for relief, ease of climbing, crawling, accessing small tools on my pants belt, and allows for layering when needed. Indoor work only required unlined bibs, but outdoors in the winter I used the arctic-lined ones. On both styles of bibs, only zip-to-the-thigh zippered legs will do. In my experience, Carhartt work clothing is worth the price. Buy them and cry once. Buy some of the lesser stuff and cry every time you have to buy replacements. Once again, this is only my experience.
     
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  7. BigBlue 94

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    Oh ok, gotcha. Yeah I'm not sure, most all clothing is imported these days.

    I have a berne coat that's very nice, and a cabelas coat that's the same quality. I'd wear either in place of carhart, even for durability. I have a carhart coat and bibs too and I'm not gonna say they aren't worth the price, which isn't really all that bad. All of them are the same canvas duck material.

    I've had good luck with key stuff too.

    In my experience, no matter what brand, the duck material wears out on the inner wrists first.

    I also agree on the thigh high zippers, as well as a front zipper that zips from BOTH the crotch and the chest. Much easier to drain the lizard that way...
     
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  8. Armored farmer

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    Do yourself a favor and get a pair of Filson chaps.
    Money well spent I promise.
     
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  9. buck460XVR

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    Carhartt's are pricey, but in my experience, they are worth the extra monies. Working construction in Wisconsin and the Midwest for over 40 years, has given me a ton of experience in what keeps one warm and comfortable while working, and what holds up when being worn everyday for months at a time. Much of this relates to hunting too. Used to be, I used the same bibs/coveralls for hunting as I did for work. Dual purpose meant money well spent, or so I thought. Things is, Carhartt's are not meant to repel barbed wire and thorns. For the most part, Carharrt's are also not waterproof, and thus will get heavy and cold when wet. Over the years I have come to realize that there are much better bibs and pants dedicated for hunting than Carharrt's, Walls, Big Smith or any other canvas type bibs. Bibs/pants dedicated to hunting are re-enforced in areas differently that those others, insulated generally better than the others and have better water resistance.....to say nuttin' about how much more quiet they are in the brush. Better pockets for hunting stuff too. All make for a better hunting experience. Seems making the investment in good hunting clothing saves on my work Carhartt's too. While I spend more having both, both last longer, thus overall, in the long run, cost is relatively the same. Mistake most folks make when buying Carhartt bib is they want to buy their normal pant size. Carhart recommends a size of 2" or more than your normal waist size.

    Armored Farmer's comment about the Filson Chaps is a good example of a piece of hunting equipment that is purpose specific. Carhartt makes hunting chaps and pants too that are made for thorns and berries thickets and are much cheaper than the Filson's.https://dungarees.com/carhartt-102719-upland-field-chaps?&cs=BRN&size=&cid=22
     
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  10. ohihunter2014

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    What do you guys think of Bibs that have a full chest and back to them? I still havent found anything and the Berne I was going to get last night the zipper split right in the store. I am not getting Carhartt and be done with it, but cant decide if I want the full back and chest or the lower ones? I am concerned the full chest and back will restrict movement. 086876_89_P5.jpg
     
  11. Resist Evil

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    Too restrictive by the looks of them. I wore bibs a couple of sizes larger than my pant size to ensure plenty of roominess, but also because I wore my bibs over my jeans. With my love of roominess, more material seems restrictive. YMMV.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. I am not really a bib person other than hunting bibs and those do come up pretty high but are soft cloth and stretch. If I remember right Carhartt material is very stiff and not flexible.
     
  13. Resist Evil

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    I wore Carhartt's for forty years and there's no give beyond the bit of elastic in the shoulder straps.
     
  14. redneck

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    I wear the red lined (quilted) carhart bibs for most days. If I am going to be just standing, or driving open cab equipment I will step up to the black lined (arctic) bibs. They cost quite a bit more but they also make an arctic extreme line that are made with cordura instead of the cotton duck. I have a couple of the coats in that and they are surprisingly tough and also shed water much better. I have always worn the zipper out before the rest of the coat on the extremes, haven't tried a pair of bibs in them.
     
  15. troy fairweather

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    Look at bigcamo.com they have big sizes, that's why I look there the owners leave good info on the stuff and would not mind a call. There prices are pretty good, even on thing you can't get anywhere.
     
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