One of the key benefits when spending a week at camp that I failed to mention. Not sure how it works, but you’ll appreciate whatever sorcery there is at play that makes it possible.and you don’t still don’t stink after many days of use like you do with poly.
You wear that clothing cutting firewood or hunting, or both?The best clothes for warmth I have found are wal-mart jogging/gym pants under a pair of jeans with a pair of Carhartt overalls on top. A tight knitted hat and insulated leather work gloves are equally important.
I’ve tried various long John brands and found only the body suit type to be warm. Those type are problematic getting in and out of. They were a more of a hastle than an asset.
Towards the final days of hunting season I’ll wear the combination. If it’s cold temperatures where I need that many layers I won’t cut firewood. I prefer to not buck firewood during winter months.You wear that clothing cutting firewood or hunting, or both?
I’d much rather cut and buck in the winter instead of deal with ticks and mosquitoes. I dropped around 30 trees on Sunday morning for firewood and deer food. It was 13 and I thought it was perfect weather. I was in merino bottoms with jeans and a merino top with a long sleeve outer shirt. Wool vest.Towards the final days of hunting season I’ll wear the combination. If it’s cold temperatures where I need that many layers I won’t cut firewood. I prefer to not buck firewood during winter months.
I’ll wear the combo winter trapping, late season hunting, ice fishing, performing winter vehicle repairs, and certain snow mobile excursions. In fact I wore such an outfit Saturday morning while the temps were in the teens as I changed the oil in my daughters car.
That’s fair, different sports but I only wear a gortex shell riding - pants and jacket that is the thickness of a rain jacket. Use long Johns and a fleece paint and top. So three total layers, zero insulation on the exterior. The whole layering thing has become popular to control perspiration. I’ll give you that, the outter gortex layer is warmer than wool, as I’m always pretty cold sitting during November with even a slight breeze,While I don’t disagree with you KC, I’m alway struck by how warm the outer wear of snowmobiling gear is. The price you pay is how bulky it is and it is not something one would ever want to wear in a hunting situation. What I am trying to say is that I don’t think it is that easy to compare snowmobiling to hunting clothes, even under garments.
Minus 33 used to be the best value anywhere. Only really serious places would sell them and they were hard to find. Serious construction worker stores, serious hunting stores nationally known but not chains, etc. They were an epic value. I finally wore out all mine and bought some more. They were terrible. I have no idea how they are now. Just an FYI. My original ones were from New Zealand Merino and cost $75-90 for each piece. The last "good ones" I got around 12 years ago. I've still never had any that lasted that long and I go through a couple pairs a year. I might have just gotten a fluke set or something...I'll give them another chance, but I know some stores that quit carrying them because the quality went down.I'm not a sponsor or have any affiliation to this company but Minus 33 makes merino wool base layers that I would assume are on par with all the other companies that make them. The owner was on the Big Buck Registry Podcast a while back and is a hunter as well as the company is based out of NH. If you are looking to support a local company that one might be worth looking into. I do believe they are on the more expensive end of the base layer pricing though.