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Wool Clothing

I am considering purchasing Filson's Wool double Mackinaw coat and bibs. Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the warmth, durability and etc. on these products.
What would be the best color(s) for hunting whitetails in a predominate hard wood setting?
I appreciate any information or thoughts that you might have! Thank you!

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Location: new brunswick
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Wool Clothing

had a set . there junk. get yourself a good camo goretex jacket n pants. theres alot of different patterns of camo you can choose from Thumbs up

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Wonksy,
Just wondering why you thought they were junk? Was it the construction of the product or the material? Is the material not up to what the modern synthetic are? I presently have a Gore-text outfit, I understand that they are waterproof and the windproof are nice, but they seem to be a little noisy when I move. I was just thinking that wool being totally silent, that it would be a better product.

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Location: new brunswick
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my goretex is very quiet. its made out of yukon fleece. i wouldnt wear anything else Thumbs up oh ya the other one the wool just wasnt warm enough

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Location: WI/MT
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wool is good

I have that Filson set up. It has worked for me for many a year. I have hunted and guided in Mt and even got to go to Alaska. The other guy had gortex in Alaska and those short tundra bushes tore them up. I have liked fleece but found that it holds human smell (after walking a long way) is hard to get out. I know one thing is not going to work for everyone but this has sure worked for me. I hike and ride horses. So layering is a big thing. It is allmost a sure thing that you are going to get soaked in MT. Filson wool has wax in it that seems to work well but on downpours I have a poncho and PVC pants. Dry is more important than noise to me at this time. Heaven forbid but if you were to ever fall in the water this is where wool keeps some of its warmth and seems to dry fast near a fire or esp near that yukon stove. Whatever you are looking at grab it and rub it together then compare it to wool or fleece. My winter garb is polypro long underwear then the brown fleece fuzzy bear stuff from the army but I rarely wear it. A T shirt dads old Pendleton and Filson jackets and coverals. This has served me well since 1989. Wool is the quietest material out there, others are just as good too. I bow hunt from the ground and have always gotten within 25-30 yards. I have a garage full of stuff that I have tried and there are many types of clothing that are warm esp if you are in a deer stand and the wind chill is up and you can't move then wool may not be the best choice. For moving then stoping wool is hard to beat........ But now that I am in Wi and last week I sat on the ice when it got below 20C I was wearing my fuzzy bear and my Filson and was just fine sitting out on the ice with the wind blowing. There is a setup from hycreek.com that I may have to go try. It looks very tough. I have never fully trusted wool in the rain but it has never soaked in to my jacket ether.
I have never felt under camoed if there is such a word. Bow hunting you sooner or later you have to move, if you are wearing some type of camo then you are moving a hundred little lines. As darkness aproaches your rods in your eyes pick up movement from contrast aka edges of diferent color. (Deer are the same just more rods than humans) I have taught 7 years as a night helicopter instructor and have been on a few studies on new camo. I am certainly not saying green is the best but how much is too much. Take care hope this helps

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Location: MA
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After hunting deer for over 20 years and trying every possible type of material I have finally come to the conclusion that wool is the way to go. To me Gore Tex is to noisy. Take a piece of wool clothing and a piece of Gore Tex and rub them both on a branch of bush. You will easily notice the difference between the 2. Wool is so much quieter.

Don't get me wrong I like Gore Tex for it's waterproof capabilities.

What I now use and have used for the last 3 years is Cabela's Outfitter Wool clothing with the Dry Plus lining. It's gives me the best of both worlds. I have the wool on the outside for the quietness and warmth and the Dry Plus lining for extra protection from the elements. Thumbs up

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