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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
poutpro

Ice Armor Suits

35 posts in this topic

What is the difference between the blue, red, grey, green etc. Ice Armor suits?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good question... I'm familiar with the Arctic Armor red/black, green/black and camo, not sure about the Ice Armor color options...

homer-eating-popcorn-small-c7873.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anybody shed some light onto what each different suit offers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my friend told me that blue is for walleye or something and green for something else? i dont know if thats true or not

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL,

For HSO Arctic Armor, Red/Black was the first.. its the original..

Camo was second, it does not have the extra outer layer at the knees and seat.

Green/Black is the new. Not sure what they could do to make it better, I have yet to wear the green/black so I have no opinion!

I have the red/black and I have the camo.. Both are awesome and you would have to pry them from my cold dead hands to get them from me!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is there an actual difference between color as in insulation or what not or is it just the color

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I'll have to get my hands on one of the red/black HSO Arctic Armor suits. To me it looks like the green suit just has some sort of a brush coat lining. I cant tell what the camo suit offers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a difference for the HSO Arctic Armor suits. The red/black has re-enforced knees and seat as does the green/black.. the green/black I think has polar fleece liner? The camo doesnt have the re-enforeced knees and seat, but then again, probably doesnt need it. I have shot 2 deer late season archery with the camo outfit on. . Worth its weight in gold.. I have my red/black suit on every time I hit the ice now.. Again, WIWIG(worth its weight in gold).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the green/black I think has polar fleece liner?

The green HSO Arctic Armor does have a brushed Tricot lining, very nice. just got it for my wife. I have the red/black and may have to upgrade soon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The camo HSO Arctic Armor Suit is also a much softer and quieter material. It works great for archery hunting. I have used the camo the last two seasons for deer hunting and it has performed with a hitch.

As far as the insulation material, Its Insultex, which is a great insulator and is also very lightweight which makes for a very light and non bulky suit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I assume we are talking Arctic Armor and not Ice Armor (Clam Corp).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I assume we are talking Arctic Armor and not Ice Armor (Clam Corp).
I have black ice armor bibs. The upper part comes off so they are just pants. I hate that. I wish they were regular bibs. I do like them as just pants, but having bibs keep my plumbers crack covered when sitting over the hole all day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how many people use Ice Armor--Clam Corp.

Not as good as Arctic Armor? Pros/Cons? what does everyone have/Use

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how many people use Ice Armor--Clam Corp.

Not as good as Arctic Armor? Pros/Cons? what does everyone have/Use

Many Ice Fisherman lean towards the Artic Armor for one reason. ARTIC ARMOR WILL FLOAT YOU LIKE A LIFE JACKET. Ice Armor will keep you warm just like the Arctic Armor but won't float you if you go through the ice. Do to the saftey benefits of Artic Armor it seems to have won over many.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMHO the blue ice armor suit isn’t worth the money! 1 ½ years on the suit not 2 full ice seasons and it is starting to weep and hold moister and transfer it inside! Never washed or abused just doesn’t live up to the hype! The grey all they did to that is change color and add a zip in liner. Now I feel that I need to treat it with camp dry or something to keep the rain and sleet out, and hope it still breaths if not it is a big kick in the junk!! When you spend a 3rd of your mortgage payment on something you want it to last, and that’s not happening! Don’t get me started on the gloves! Next time around I’m going green A.A.

Lm90

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love my blue ice armor suit. The gloves on the other hand, what a waste of money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah the gloves are junk, I've had two pair take a dunp on me. $30, that's a waste.

I do love my Ice Armour bibs though. Through 3 seasons and work great. Great for late open water fishing too, warmest bibs I have owned....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have both gloves, and the originals weren't very good, I love the Ice ArmorX ones though.

As far as Ice Armor goes, there's just blue/black, and grey/black. The blue/black doesn't really have a thick liner, where the grey/black has a much better liner (you can't remove it though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see that Artic Armor has a Big PLUS factor of it floating well kinda but anyway

well i always was looking at the ice armor but hear what LM90 says about it losing it goods after a few years i am not to sure now? Anyone else has this kind of luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No complaints about the Ice Armour Here. Used it last season and kept a heck of a lot warmer than anything in the past. I tend to get cold very easy, and the blue suit has got the job done for me. Now i just need a pair of mickey boots to keep the feet warm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In regards to the ice Armor suit, I owned a grey 3 piece suit and was very happy with its performance. After 2 years, the suit still looked like new. My wife did clean it quite a bit.

Now, my HSO Arctic Armor is just as warm or maybe warmer, the HSO Arctic Armor is also lighter with better insulating qualities and the best part of all, it may save ones life if they were to fall into the water. For about the same money spent, I will continue to use my Arctic Armor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harvey- Correct me if I'm wrong but to my knowledge the grey suit has only been available since 2007. How is it that you have had one for 3 years?

I bought my first portable in 1988, it was a HECO (spelling?) made out of Harmony, MN. I've been in this game for too long. I remember fishing with side winders, sticks and line. I've come a long way since then, and try to stay up to date on everything new that comes out.

I've never been given anything for free, I've bought everything I have and I always try to give my honest opinion about the products I have used. I bought my Ice Armor-Clam Corp Suit in Feb 2006, and it is no longer waterproof. I have not abused my suit and have tried to take very good care of it. I am VERY disappointed with the suit and would not buy another one, or recommend it to anyone. I don't even know that if I were given another one for free I would accept it. HSO AA took the idea and made it better. And that's the way I see it. I'm hoping to be able to get the HSO AA suit soon, out of my own pocket. I know a lot of people get stuff for free to try out, but I don't think anyone can give an honest opinion about something when they have been given a product free of charge to try out.

I'm not trying to offend anyone, just giving my opinion. That's what we are all here for anyway. I respect everyone that posts their opinions and visits this board. I'm here for the same reason as everyone, trying to get new ideas and knowledge.

LM90

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dan, I have the same problem as you with the cold, and was looking to get the Ice Armor - Clam blue suit because of the price. What do you wear underneath that for layers?

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  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Looking for any intel one would be willing to share for bass fishing on Long Lake just south of Park Rapids.  Our family will be headed there in a couple of weeks.  From what I gather its predominately a walleye lake.  I'm just trying to get a general feel of the lake and hopefully shorten the learning curve.   Thanks, BK
    •   Unfortunately, we just don't know when that will be (injury, free agency, etc.), and by the time they wind down someone else will have already taken their place. More to the point, we need to get to the dance a few times before we will be a threat to the likes of GS, or anyone else for that matter. Get these young guys some playoff experience, continue to build, and add pieces wherever and whenever we can. Keep moving ahead, that's all we can do. It's a cliche, but we can't control what other teams do...only what we do, and I think we are making good decisions with players and personnel lately.
    • Just a guess but we are probably giving it a year or two with the team we have to see what they can accomplish, I know that isn't as sexy and making trades and some big moves or blowing up the team but of the last 5-6 years last year was the first time we could be consider a true cup contender. That one other year we got Dubs and went on a late season run I think a case could be made for being a dark horse contender but of course we got booted by Chicago so ya they were just better than us on every level that year. Eventually Pommers will be gone, Staal's contract will be up and who knows what happens with Koivu and we will be forced to re-tool and get younger. This season will be very telling if we can sustain the level of play we saw for a good chunk of the season last year or if we go mental again. The positive to the mental side of our game is if we get hot at the right time we can be a force, the hard part is lining that up for the playoffs when we just can't seem to get it all together. 
    • It is summer bacon season, plus they have gotten trendy on their own.  
    • Fletcher must really like these guys that are small and quick.  I don't understand why they are trying so hard to keep the team intact.  They haven't made it past the 2nd round for the 5-6 years.  We've had this discussion before, but at what point do you say this just isn't working as is?   They have to move good players to get good players.  
    • I look at it like cast iron....numerous cookings give 'em a perfect seasoning. Gotta leave some residue on IMO.
    • No butcher buddy? They can order one for ya....be advised they have taken a huge leap in prices. Ask a butcher about that. Mine (who's also a good friend) said it's the highest he's ever seen 'em at right now.
    • jhust find a locker plant that smokes their own bellies and buy one from them.
    • I have seen it in Costco quite often.  Didn't look last time.    Or call around, often the meat markets will special order if desired.   Seems it was in the 3 buck a pound area if I remember right.     I don't know how far from a Costco you are, but they are a good place to buy meat.   Sams Club might work also. 
    • Pretty hard to tell. Is this on a TWSP, County or State road? You will need to get a permit from them and build it to their standards if approved. Will you need a culvert? Probably will unless you locate it at a highpoint. Will you have to remove any trees? How much fill is needed? is the ditch deep or shallow? How long do you want it? Hopefully you are not impacting any wetlands... It use to be simple, but now it is much more complicated. Could get spendy...
  • Our Sponsors