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expensive hunting clothes #14636329 03/06/20
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Are they worth it. I can't believe what they want for Sitka and the like. I usually hunt with a pair of my old military fatigues and and some silk type long johns. If it gets really cold I have some coveralls I think I paid $50 for years ago. Seems to work for me. Other than just having to have the latest and greatest are they worth it?

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Re: expensive hunting clothes [Re: blairvt] #14636333 03/06/20
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Re: expensive hunting clothes [Re: blairvt] #14636345 03/06/20
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Depends on what kind of hunting you do. For backpacking on 7 day plus trips in snow/rain - yes. If you are happy with your cotton , definitely not.


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Originally Posted by SeanD
Depends on what kind of hunting you do. For backpacking on 7 day plus trips in snow/rain - yes. If you are happy with your cotton , definitely not.


Yep.

A lot has to do with the climate(s) in which you hunt as well.

I would say that for the hunting I do my First Lite gear is extremely worthwhile. It’s not only super comfortable it’s versatile and stands up to a lot of hard use so I get my money’s worth as well.

Not for everyone but it’s worth it for me.


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Re: expensive hunting clothes [Re: blairvt] #14636359 03/06/20
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Short answer.... yes. Since spending more on nicer stuff, I stay warmer, dryer and replace less.

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I do like to have comfortable and warm/dry hunting clothes. But that can be accomplished without buying a pant,vest, and coat that can push $700. I buy on sale and look for non major brands.
Cabela’s had some pretty good mid priced hunting clothes before bass pro ruined them. I did stock up on the Cabela’s clothes.


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Yes, to a point. Started out as a kid with Army surplus. When I got older Bass Pro grade then Cabella's. Better performance and durable, didn't have to replace them every year when they ripped out like my cousin with his K-Mart specials. And the stuff wasn't cut to Oriental proportions. Having the coldest feet in the group since I was a kid I'll say boot technology has improved A LOT.


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I'm a wool guy, so that really expensive stuff is not for me.

And I'm not a stand hunter, so I'm moving most of the day still hunting from spot to spot.

I might consider looking into it for a backpacking hunt................but I got along without it WAY back in the 70's and 80's doing 4-9 day trips in the Sierras just for fun.

Wool pants, Merino long johns, Pendleton shirts, wool jackets and hats and I'm good to go, especially with some decent rain gear and if I'm not hunting in SE AK during the wet part of the year.

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Re: expensive hunting clothes [Re: blairvt] #14636418 03/06/20
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I wear Wrangler jeans and Wrangler blue jean shirts, the same thing I wear every day. I’m from Texas, that’s what we wear down here.

I wear Wrangler made camo when I bow hunt

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Damn Skippy, it's worth it. I paid a bunch for this pickup and its got a great heater.

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It depends on the game you are hunting. Attractive women? Dress as well as you can. laugh


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Re: expensive hunting clothes [Re: blairvt] #14636431 03/06/20
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Only if they are technical and keep you warm.

Re: expensive hunting clothes [Re: dale06] #14636440 03/06/20
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Originally Posted by SeanD
Depends on what kind of hunting you do. For backpacking on 7 day plus trips in snow/rain - yes. If you are happy with your cotton , definitely not.



Originally Posted by dale06
I do like to have comfortable and warm/dry hunting clothes. But that can be accomplished without buying a pant,vest, and coat that can push $700. I buy on sale and look for non major brands.
Cabela’s had some pretty good mid priced hunting clothes before bass pro ruined them. I did stock up on the Cabela’s clothes.



I'm probably in agreement with these two posts.

Lots of good clothing to be found for pretty dang cheap. You have to look for sales and shop outside hunting brands.

I've guided guys with all the expensive clothes and I really can't think of a time when I thought they were any better off than I was.

I'd be open to considering the primo stuff if I was headed on a backpack hunt in wet country.

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Hunting and outdoor recreation is my favorite pastime, my hunting clothes are among the most expensive I own. Can't say it's entirely necessary but they are specific to where and how I hunt and are comfortable so that's all I care about. I have a safe full of rifles, I'm sure one is all I need but it's not about need, it's about what makes you happy is this ever changing world. Nice rifles and hunting gear are what makes me happy so that's where I spend what I can. Most of my gear is KUIU, mainly because I like it and it's very comfortable.

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The eastern whitetail hunter in a treestand doesn't need $500 Kennetrek boots.
They are perhaos the best article of hunting clothing ive ever owned for western mountain hunting.


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Originally Posted by Valsdad
I'm a wool guy, so that really expensive stuff is not for me.

And I'm not a stand hunter, so I'm moving most of the day still hunting from spot to spot.

I might consider looking into it for a backpacking hunt................but I got along without it WAY back in the 70's and 80's doing 4-9 day trips in the Sierras just for fun.

Wool pants, Merino long johns, Pendleton shirts, wool jackets and hats and I'm good to go, especially with some decent rain gear and if I'm not hunting in SE AK during the wet part of the year.

Geno



Buy some Filson wool... now that’s expensive.

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Knew a young business owner who bought the best of the best of everything. IM A TEXAS TROPHY HUNTER is what he said. Would smirk when I bagged a doe for the freezer. Never heard about him bagging anything other than a new outfit from Cabelas every season

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For serious hunting in the mountains, wet weather, etc, then yes.

For the “fair weather” hunting that lots of us do, where a truck/cabin is less than 30 mins away, then no.

I don’t need a $500 coat and $200 pants to keep cold air off of me. I don’t need “lightweight high performance” for a 1/4-1/2 mile walk over to a stand or tree.

The high dollar stuff has its’ place, but “fair weather hunting” and “temperate” areas of the South (Florida to Texas) isn’t really it...

Re: expensive hunting clothes [Re: Salmonella] #14636558 03/06/20
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Originally Posted by Salmonella
The eastern whitetail hunter in a treestand doesn't need $500 Kennetrek boots.
They are perhaos the best article of hunting clothing ive ever owned for western mountain hunting.



Nope they sure don’t. lol

Do western guys need 4 pack horses, a 10 man wall tent, 2 guides, 3 french hens, a Sherpa with a rickshaw of novels, yeti coolers, and $550 Schnee boots?

laugh

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