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Hunting Clothing Questions?

Any advice of hunting coat and pants? I've been wondering about fleece or wool...and the value of sentlock? Whats comfortable and works?
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You are going to get alot of different responses to this one. It will depend on what / where / when you are hunting as well as your budget and "need" to keep up with the jones's.

Polar fleece is a good all around choice as it is warm, quiet and dries quick.
I normally wear blue jeans and sweatshirts. Scentlock is a marketing ploy. If you take the normal precautions for scent control you will be fine.

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start withb a kickass pair of boots,spend the extra money and get some good ones,you wont regret it!!

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I was looking at Sportco yesterday and the fleece only seemed to be the most quite. I'll check the polar fleece. I've thumbed thought the boots too. Thank you for the info...am I right in thinking more of comfort and noise verse sent control? Also anybody like wool?
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Again, it will depend on when/ where/ what you are hunting. You can find comfortable/quite gear that has scent control, I choose not to pay that kind of money for something I feel that I do not need. On that note, if you feel it will help, then get it. You need to be confident in yourself and your equipment. If you are not confident then you will spend less time in the woods or you will be caught off guard.

Wool is a great choice.

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Thank you! lol I'm looking into layered approach with polypropylene, wool, and gortex... with gortex boots.
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I've found layering to be the best way to go.
If you don't like the weather. Wait 15 minutes.

Hunting the west side.
Good boots that keep your feet dry are a must.
Make sure you have a pair of gloves and a good fixed blade knife to cut yourself out of the blackberry vines.
Wool and fleece are good. I prefer the fleece. The blackberry vines like anything they can cling to. Believe me, if you get tangle up in those vines, it can make you feel quite helpless.

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I never thought of the knife for blackberry bushes. Just yesterday I commented on a drive that these things sure are growing fast everywhere! That’s a bush not to mess with if you don't have too.
Thank you!
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Frontiersman wrote:
I never thought of the knife for blackberry bushes. Just yesterday I commented on a drive that these things sure are growing fast everywhere! That’s a bush not to mess with if you don't have too.
Thank you!
Frontiersman

Actually, my hunting buddies and I have been carrying high quality pruners on the opposite hip from our handgun. Pruners are fantastic for cutting out from berry vines, clearing shooting paths, clipping wings and legs from grouse, you will find a thousand uses. Avoid those camoflauge ones, or they will get lost. Home Depot Corona brand have worked great, for fifteen bucks each or so....

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Thanks I'll remember the brand. I appreciate quality and am willing to pay extra for good equipment.
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