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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: ribka] #15818917 02/21/21
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Originally Posted by ribka
sizing isaccurate. large should be fine for you.

Thanks!

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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: goalie] #15819230 02/21/21
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Originally Posted by ribka
sizing isaccurate. large should be fine for you.

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Just watch camofire . They're usually on sale a few times a month or I have called them directly after sale ended and if in stock can still purchase


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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: battue] #15819611 02/21/21
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As a LONG time wool person, I will agree on the kuiu. Darn good stuff, lite, easy to pack. Make sure you get a hood.

Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15820983 02/21/21
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You also used the guide jacket/pants?


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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: Jordan Smith] #15821768 02/22/21
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Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
Kuiu Guide jacket and pants will do what you want.



Yep. Great option.
And plenty of solid colors to choose from (I'm the anti-matching-uniform-looking sort). laugh
Order a size larger to layer beneath.


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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15821805 02/22/21
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I wasn't anti-Sitka...until I wasn't.

I bought 1/4-zip fleece lined pull-over this fall. I think it's supposed to be for waterfowl hunting but I used it for deer. I put it in my pack and put it on when I started to cool off. The thing is great. It's damn near too warm. It's not something I'm going to move around in that's for sure. I ordered a 3x so it will fit over my other clothes and it's still pretty big. I'd say they're sized for that already.

I do think I'd like the Kuiu Guide Jacket. But, I prefer non camo for my stuff. Those usually sell out pretty quick.


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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15823433 02/22/21
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Well, I had the opportunity to look at some of the Kryptek. The Vellus realistically does all I am asking, BUT- the jacket I handled seemed heavy to me, and I wasn’t overly impressed with the condition it was in after a few seasons. This gentleman hunts hard...real hard, but I wasn’t sold on the overall ruggedness of the material, he agreed on that- was this a bad example?

Many arrows pointing Kuiu- trying to handle the guide series next.

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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15823822 02/22/21
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I used to be a wool guy. Especially for stand hunting. Then I tried Sitka and my wool sits in the closet. I use my Jetstream for much of what you are looking for (active elk hunting in late September through most of October antelope and mule deer and waterfowl. If it is too cold for that, I put a Sitka Kelvin vest under it. If it is really cold, I use the Sitka Incinerator. With those 3 things, I can cover everything down to MN firearm whitetail stand hunting with no problem.


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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: eaglemountainman] #15824331 02/22/21
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Originally Posted by eaglemountainman
Kryptek Vellus line might be worth a look. Though depending on activity level, may be a bit too warm, especially during early season. If so, the Dalibor line might be the way to go. You could actually have both and not spend what you would for the prestige names.

I have a Kryptek Jupiter medium size rain jacket that I kept. It's usable barely, but I should have returned it. To begin with I'm skinny, 6 feet/165#, and even then, the sleeves are WAY too tight. No room for anything warm. I told them of this but I bet they shrugged about the fabric cut. I would not buy another garment from them. Profit, ya know.

Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15824677 02/22/21
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For non-camo, research climbing soft shells like Marmot, NF, Black Diamond, Raab, etc. ad infinitum. Very light, very durable.

King's Camo makes superb softshells for decent prices.


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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15826807 02/23/21
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I know nothing about Kryptek, Kiui, or Sitka, but my impression is that they are fairly pricey. If you want to go cheaper, Carharrt makes a zip-up Rain Defender hoodie. I was out in a steady rain (think green on the Doppler radar) for about 45 minutes yesterday and, although it looked like it was soaking wet on the outside, it was completely dry inside. Looks and feels like a sweatshirt, so it is soft and quiet. Mine was a gift, so I don't know the cost but pretty sure it will be less than the brands named above. Just a thought.

Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15826903 02/23/21
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Originally Posted by MK257
Well, I had the opportunity to look at some of the Kryptek. The Vellus realistically does all I am asking, BUT- the jacket I handled seemed heavy to me, and I wasn’t overly impressed with the condition it was in after a few seasons. This gentleman hunts hard...real hard, but I wasn’t sold on the overall ruggedness of the material, he agreed on that- was this a bad example?

Many arrows pointing Kuiu- trying to handle the guide series next.

M


Kuiu is top of my list but you didn't mention budget in your initial post


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Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15832948 02/24/21
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So many hunting garments are noisy like a potato chip bag. You grab the sleeve, kinda wrinkle it and it crackles. Or it sounds like a zipper when it rubs against itself.

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Wool was a top contender for cold weather gear about the same time a 308 was a contender in long range shooting. A lot has changed since then.

Re: Soft Shell Hunting Clothes Suggestions [Re: MK257] #15846056 10 hours ago
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I still wear wool. Deer don't seem to smell me when I am wearing it and don't see me as often. Lots of times I have deer that are not the one I am looking to shoot walk right under my stand. Don't want them blowing and.alarming the others.

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Originally Posted by Hogwild7
I still wear wool. Deer don't seem to smell me when I am wearing it and don't see me as often. Lots of times I have deer that are not the one I am looking to shoot walk right under my stand. Don't want them blowing and.alarming the others.


Um, I have that happen wearing jeans, Carhartt jacket, and an orange vest.

Movement matters. Colors not so much.

Scent control is easy in modern cloths, jeans, or wool.

In the end, wool and other "old style" options work, but are 2-3x as heavy and bulky. If your hunting involves hiking, that matters. A lot.

In a stand, I don't worry about bulk or weight, I just worry about noise and warmth.

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