Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
pkwalleye

good..?

Recommended Posts

Use your existing rain gear, assuming you aren't using ponchos and layer underneath. Gore is Gore. Nylon is nylon. You just need something waterproof and windproof.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the Vexilar Coldsnap coat and Bibs last year, got them at FF the day after thanksgiving. Great Deal. They keep me warm and dry. Will probably upgrade to Artic armour someday, but really like the vex clothes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll second the Vex Coldsnaps. Great Value! I think list on the bib's were $70-80 when I bought mine. I got the jacket at FF on sale for $50 (steal). Keep an eye out for sales - FF usually puts them on sale earlier in the season, and clears them out later in the season.

They don't float, and probably not as high end as the Artic Armors. But it has padded knees, warm, and keeps the water/wind out. Great starter suit IMHO if your looking to stretch your limited fishing budget.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Walls Arctic coveralls I bought at K-Mart on clearance a couple seasons ago. $75 suit for like $14 (and MN- no tax!!). I bought a Strikemaster coat at the ice fishing show last year for $50. Just gotta keep your peepers peeled

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

comfort = longevity and success on the ice, boots and a clothing I would not go cheap on. I would get the best you can and if they are light outterwear, layer underneath, nothing worse then getting all set up and then getting cold and not enjoying the time out there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used Carharts for years then bought the vex suit on sale for like $115.....great suit warm and use it all season and after testing it to a Artic Armour the only difference that my buddy and I could tell is that the AA floats otherwise they both keep ya warm and dry and are not bulky........boots well that is a different subject but I loved my rubber boots with 800 gram thinsulate last year again warm and dry!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not knocking Carharts at all because they are the most durable and are very warm, but..... If you spend anytime on the ice like I do kneeling and doing alot of hole hopping where you don't have a house, then Carharts soak up water. I have gone to AA just for the fact that they have the padded knees and are always going to keep me dry while kneeling on ice. I used to use my Cabelas Guide wear bibs and a good waterproof coat and just layer up, but after so long, fishing like I do, let me tell you the padded tush and knees are well worth it!!! Add in the fact that AA provides so much warmth that the need to layer up is not an issue. To each their own but for runnin and gunnin hole hoppin I vote AA. And for the price, I don't call that expensive at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this