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
LOWchaser

Winter wear

14 posts in this topic

Any info on which one to go with would be helpful. Ice Armor or SnoSuit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to get much nicer than the SnoSuit IMO, pretty spendy though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have an opportunity, stop in at the St. Paul Ice fishing show. One day left. You can see all the suits. I agree with Lee Harvey, take a hard look at the Arctic Armor. Less weight and bulk than any of the other suits plus it will keep you extremely warm and t will keep you afloat if the unthinkable happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are looking at the ice armor make sure that it is the x suit it is better than the original. The snow suit is probably the warmest but also the heaviest and expensive. Arctic armor light and not bulky. If money is not a problem look at the mustang suits, they are cost guard approved flotation devices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If flotation is not the most important feature for you, I would go with Cabela's Guidewear. I have fished out of mine for years with no signs of wearing out. Plus this is the only suit with Goretex which has a proven track record for waterproofness and breathability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The INSULTEX is a proven material in the Arctic Armor and why would one not want the security of knowing if you break through the ice that these suits will give one the chance to survive. They are also waterproof, very warm, less bulky and only weigh 6 pounds.

These suits will give your family alot of piece of mind knowing you are wearing a suit that may save your life. They have been tested and do work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A buddy of mine loves his Ice Armor X suite. Personally I'm getting the AA+ since its similar to the Ice Armor but it floats you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought my Arctic Armor at the Ice Show and got a chance to try it out on Saturday. First I used it to snowblow the driveway and I actually got hot with just jeans and a long sleeve shirt under the suit. Then I went out on the lake and never got cold (just my feet!) and actually had to take the coat off so I didn't overheat inside my portable...without the sunflower heater on. I am hooked, and my wife is glad I bought it for safety reasons. I also plan to wear it for downhill skiing, early and late motorcycle riding, and early and late open water fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the arctic armor bibs at the show and all I can say is i'm impressed. Plenty warm, nice padding, lightweight. Used it for the first time today. Haven't had to use the flotation (knock on wood), but well worth the money IMHO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love Arctic Armor for ice fishing but I really love it for late fall fishing in the boat too, the built in flotation is such a nice feature to have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Myself and a buddy both tried on a Ice Armour X suit at the show and it felt way too bulky. I felt like the kid on Xmas story with his huge bundle of layers on! I ended up picking up the blue suit, just because I usually do early and/or late fishing. The rest of the time I'm using the wheelhouse.

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

    •   Well, like I said, I think it was fake news but it was still pretty darn good! I like a really tomatoey chili and this one was that.
    •   I like chili without beans but my wife likes them and this recipe called for beans so I went with it.   That's pretty close to what I just made but it looks darn good. I'll probably try this one next time!
    •   This has zero to do with the article I posted. I don't think you get it.   Another one that doesn't get it.
    •     So you're saying that statement isn't true?      
    •   Oh, I see now.   The Feds bowing out completely,  zero control, regulation and placing it in the hands of the citizens, effectively ending the war, will flip the script and it will correct itself.    Crime down, prisons emptied, addiction to new lows, family saved.   Stfu.   You have no idea or plans to swap in after decriminalizing. None. Nothing.        
    •     Do you have any evidence to back this statement up?   Because if you listen to Trump's rhetoric, the focus is clearly on illegal drugs coming across the border.  With a traditional militaristic approach.
    •     The double standard pertains more to whether you have the financial resources to go into treatment and avoid going to prison than to legal versus illegal.  If Rush didn't have the financial resources to hire a good lawyer, he would have gone to prison rather than to a treatment center - simple as that.  The federal government (via the taxpayers) funds prisons - they do not fund treatment centers.   Both are controlled substances, but the reality is the government doesn't do a very good job of controlling either one.  They are still dragging their feet on legalizing or even re-classifying marijuana, even though it is common knowledge their classification is a complete farce.   The legal opiate version is just as addicting, or possibly more addicting than the illegal version, and accounts for the largest percentage of drug overdose deaths today.   If there is a crackdown on prescription opioids, the data shows there will be an increase in illegal heroin use.  Florida is a prime example.   We know there are ways of treating addiction that do not involve prison sentences.     The War on Drugs going at it from the traditional/conventional federal perspective is a complete failure.   Those are the facts, but obviously none of that makes any difference to you, and you will continue to defend the status quo with no rational reason to do so.     Bobby nailed it when he said "syntax error on line 1"....              
    • And KIDNEY BEANS? HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!
  • Our Sponsors