Base layer!!??

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  1. justinwmoe88

    justinwmoe88 Weekend Warrior

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    Anyone try a cold water wetsuit for a baselayer???
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    You will sweat under that and the sweat will freeze.

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    Even with a wet suit that hole in your face will still be putting out a lot of scent, stop over thinking it.
     
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    I wear kayak boots (wetsuit material) when I hunt. I’m a ground hunter who occasionally still hunts. The only reason why I wear them is because the are extremely thin and I can feel what I’m stepping on, which allows me to be extra quiet.

    That being said my feet freeze. I wear arctic boot shields when I’m in my spot. In my younger days I was a tournament water skier. I wore a wet suit and it kept me warm. BUT in order for it to work, retain body heat, you have to be soaking wet.


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    I favor merino or synthetic (as well as any other layers), depending on Temps, how ill be hunting and weather.

    Gaiters and/or boots also vary based on conditions.
     
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    Ah makes sense
     
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    I wasn’t worried about scent I always watch the wind. Using all that scent stuff may help but I don’t think it’s as important as simply following the rules of the wind. If a hound can find a person in a plywood box with an ozonics running and scent spray on in less than a minute then I’d imagine a whitetail will smell you regardless of what you wear. It’s like being upwind from a lagoon. You can still smell it but it isn’t as bad as the downwind side
     
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    I’m trying these this year.


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    That hoodie looks like a great idea.
     
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    I use Merino Wool as a base layer from Minus 33. Works really well.
     
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    I use the Merino with the inner wicking liner. I have never found anything warmer and drier at any price.
     
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    I’ve taken a liking to the first lite merino wool base layers! They are cozy!
     
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    I do not recommend that. With even a 7mm you will sweat in freezing temps and would not be as near as productive as a good wool baselayer.
     
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    They worth the coin? I've been eyeballing them and like the company also, but doesnt mean the product is solid.
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