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Dahitman44

ice fishing artic armour? smae as other stuff?

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Quick question --

I was thinking about picking up some stuff for this spring and I was wondering if it is the same clothing as the winter ice armour type stuff.

any thought?

anyone have both?

differences?

thanks

hit

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Im confused.. I have the red/black arctic armor. I wear it whenever its cold.. Period! I will be fishing in a boat this weekend but will have it on. I also have the AA camo outfit, its my go to for late season Bow hunting!

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ok --

so the other brands -- they are all the same or the AA is the best -- good for all seasons?

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The camo sounds like a nice option, but it is not as padded or warm?

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I would say the camo is just as warm as the other options (red and green). For a lot of kneeling in wet conditions, the red and green are probably a little better. I like the camo because it is a little softer and quieter, but I give up a little bit of toughness in the material.

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good explanation -- are they as good or better than the "other" options out there?

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I have Ice Armor and love it. Artic Armor floats, is lighter, and is more expensive. For what I do, Ice Armor does the job for me. Great stuff! Whatever you decide, you'll be happy with it.

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good explanation -- are they as good or better than the "other" options out there?

I think it's better. It's lighter weight and at least as warm as the other stuff, and very comfortable to wear. I wear it in my boat in the fall and spring ..... just had it on in the boat on the river a few days ago as a matter of fact. The built-in flotation is really nice for your peace of mind. I'll have mine in the boat all spring and along on opening weekend of walleye season .......

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Its just as good if not better than the other options out there and I prefer it over the other brands because its waterproof, some others are not, and it will float you. The floatation itself is worth every cent. Another thing is its not big and bulky like other floatation suits.

If I were to buy another ice fishing suit today it would be another Arctic Armor suit.

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I wore mine for the first time last weekend, and I couldn't believe how lightweight and comfortable it was to wear. It was very warm too. I just had a t-shirt on underneath.

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I spent thirteen, yes 13, hours in a boat on Saturday and had my AA camo on. Was very nice and warm the whole day. The extra money it costs is not a big deal when you factor in it floats you and how light it is.

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I am confused - -How can it be so warm, yet so light?

I have had some jackets that say the are warm and light, but they never are ...

Thoughts?

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Insultex:

Insultex is the high performance alternative to other insulating products. Being pliable, thin, waterproof, and warm, manufacturers now choose to implement Insultex into their products because the insulation provides their products with the high performance without the bulk. Manufacturers may laminate, perforate, and sew Insultex, making it an extremely versatile material.

Insultex’s new cellular structured low-density polyethylene features buoyancy, impermeability, and resistance to cold temperatures. Insultex is also incredibly lightweight; one square yard weighs .42 ounces. In addition to it’s waterproof and windproof capabilities, 8.8 ounces of fabric can provide flotation to a 287 pound person.

With all of these features combined into one easy to implement material, the applications for Insultex are virtually endless.

TECHNICAL DATA:

1 square yard of Insultex is 0.021 inches thick (½ millimeter), and weighs .42 ounces

8.8 ounces of Insultex can float approximately 300 pounds of body weight

Barrier against cold, down to minus 13 degrees F.

Melting point is 194 degrees F.

Buoyancy Feature:

Insultex carries an incredible capacity to provide buoyancy making it suitable for countless applications in a range of industrial and fashion sectors. Insultex’s unrivaled buoyancy meets the highest standards of safety and reliability, making it an ideal and radical solution to all water related problems.

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wow --

That is a mouthful -- It sound slike it is better and lighter than Thinsulate?

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From my experience, yes! I bought my suit this winter and have been very happy with it. Light, warm, waterproof, and padding in all the right spots. Good stuff!

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I had a hard time justifying spending that much on a suit. First time I had it on it was justified.

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When my wife found out it floats, she told me that was what I was getting for Christmas. Who was I to argue???!!! smile

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Yes, I got mine on sale, but you have to look hard. There's only a few places that carry them.

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CJH--did you find it on sale in a store or on the web??

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I got mine when this Arctic Armor site had it on sale a month or so ago. It's done now though.

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When my wife found out it floats, she told me that was what I was getting for Christmas. Who was I to argue???!!! smile

Thats funny, when mine found out she told me what she was getting for christmas. It did make shopping for her much easier though. laugh

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Thanks guys ... i think i am going to get a suit.

How do they run size-wise.

I looked at the site and there was a chart for sizing, but do they run a little small or big?

just looking for a heads up.

Hit

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I got mine on clearance. I would think it would be pretty tough to find them anywhere, especially when they sell out quicklym other than to order it, right now.

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