Best Hunting Clothing Gear?

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  1. Clayton Klein

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    As much as I would love to get KUIU or Sitka, I just can't seem to pull the trigger on that expensive of hunting gear. What is the best hunting clothing out there that doesn't break the bank? I've been looking at some Under Armor but there has to be other options out there.
     
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    It's quite subjective and your question opens a can of worms.

    I would recommend this: For cold weather, start with a good layer of merino base layers. You wont regret it.

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    Also I assume your talking bowhunting, but for what exactly? Hunting midwest whitetails vs western elk hunts or turkey hunts might drive different solutions.

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  4. Clayton Klein

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    Bowhunting whitetail mainly. I hunt in Texas usually from a blind so I'm not moving around much. On a freezing cold day, it can get pretty cold sitting still for 2 hours. Also, I'm just wondering about hunting clothing brands in general


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    In thst case, start with the merino base layers.

    Outer layers, I'd recommend:
    1) First Lite Sanctuary System (maybe substitute Woodbury jacket for Sanctuary jacket)
    2) Sitka Fanatic System
    3) Cabelas Windshear Wooltimate system. Unfortunately this may be phased out now due to Bass Pro takeover.

    The Cabelas is the best value but heavier and bulkier. Sitka likely the most expensive but you can find hood used stuff on classifieds. I've tried tops and bottoms in both and liked both in different ways.

    Personally I've settled on First Lite for Midwest Whitetails, sitting in a Treestand on a cold November day from 40 deg down to the windy teens. Got most my stuff on sale and was money well spent. I wear the Sanctuary bibs and Woodbury jacket with varying mid layers depending on conditions.

    My head and feet require different solutions and that's a whole 'nother discussion.




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    never heard of First Lite before. Any other brands you know of? I was checking out their merino wool base layers like you said and it looks like I might have to get some for this next season. Thanks for your help man!
     
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    Cabela's brand... especially if you can find them on sale. They have worked well for me and have great warrantee/return policies.
     
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    They used to have great warranty & return. Unfortunately Bass Pro has modified things for the worse. Your milage may vary.

    That said, the Wooltimate with Windshear is great stuff.

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    First Lite had some great clearance sales, not sure if they are over yet. Last I checked their website still had ASAT stuff 40% off. Their new 2018 line just came out this week, no discounts on that.

    If your on Facebook, check out the First Lite/Sitka/Kuiu trading groups. There's been some really good deals there.

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    Hi guys new to the site here, but I've been hunting for many years Rifle and Bow, I recently purchased some Bad Lands gear, Pants, Jacket, shirt, and I absolutely love it. The winter gets pretty dang cold here in Montana, and so does September, and this gear is awesome, keeps me warm in the mornings, and breathes great when walking the mountains. I have the approach camo, and it blends real well with our surroundings. I always use wool for the rifle season, but that's when its below zero. The Bad Lands warranty is the best around, and the price is not too bad. Just my 2 cents!!
     
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    Anything Scent-Lok! Hands down.
     
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    Best bang for your buck would be cabelas gear. Like others said, windshear and wooltimate, but left out MT050. I'm in WI so I know cold weather hunting and the stuff works.

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    ScentLok forever!! Fits great, makes NO sound & helps with scent control! C'mon!!!
     
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    You sir, are 100% correct.
     
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    What’s better than scent lok? Scent lok on clearance...and Scent lok always goes on clearance
     
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    ive got cabelas brand insulated baselayer, then a merino wool pull over then wear cabelas lookout fleece
    if its really cold i just layer fleece under jacket

    you dont have to spend a ton of money to stay warm. be better off not smelling!
     
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    Check out predator camo it has done nothing but good to me. Been using it for 3 years now and I spot and stalk does in crp. It’s works great. Brown deception or fall grey
     
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    I own Scent Blocker, Under Armor, Cabela’s and Sitka. Hands down, the Sitka is more versatile and lasts longer than anything else I own. It is gear not just “camo”.
    The cost will be offset in the long run. I also have heartache about buying it, but I you look around you can find it at a reasonable price.
     
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    Buy once, cry once. Just be thoughtful on layering if you go Kuiu, Sitka, or First Lite.


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