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#11172885 - 10/19/15 12:38 PM Winter Clothing
Jkrez Offline

Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 242
Loc: Kingwood, TX
I've done a lot of online searching around, but can't really find the article or thread that answers my need.

This year I want an overhaul on my winter fishing clothing. I'm tired of the years of layering up like a snowman and feeling like the Michelin man while casting. Most of our winter days are 40-50+, with about 1/4 of the year dipping below that. I want to be able to wear a minimal amount of clothing, but still be warm enough to be comfortable.

I'm not going to stop layering, as I know that's the best method to stay warm and comfortable, but I'd like to some options.

What is the best clothing setup for winter time, while ALSO being waterproof? I currently have H20's rain suit, and it's a good rain suit, but the warmth characteristics are nil. I still have to wear another jacket underneath it to feel warm.

Do they make a set of bibs and pants that have fleece lined waterproof bibs and a good arm waterproof jacket? To me that would be ideal as I could just throw on the jacket when its 40+ and be fine.

Edited by Jkrez (10/19/15 12:41 PM)

#11172889 - 10/19/15 12:40 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Mulkey Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 1833
Loc: North Garland
BPS 100mph suit. Good stuff
Fish long, Fish Hard, Fish all day, Fish everyday...

#11172897 - 10/19/15 12:45 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Pumadon Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1171
Loc: Royse City, Texas
100 mph suit with fleece liner for the parka. Sock cap. Still have to wear long handles for the legs with blue jeans or sweat pants on really cold days and good socks and you should stay toasty even on the windiest and coldest day.

#11172935 - 10/19/15 01:01 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1812
Loc: Lake Fork
With all the stuff that is available today, there is no reason to be cold or the Michelin man.
I wear a pair of quality long jons,jeans and an h20 rainsuit. This covers me down to about 30. Colder than that and I'm changing out my rainsuit to my bibs and parka that I wear duck hunting.

#11172942 - 10/19/15 01:05 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
M. Alexander Online   content
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 899
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Under Armor Base 3.0 w/ one more layer over that under BPS Pro Qualifier parka/bibs is very warm and not too restrictive.

#11172949 - 10/19/15 01:11 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Txduckhunter]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 6061
Loc: Allen, Texas
I wear UA 4.0 cold gear top then pull over a UA 4.0 Mock over that with Hoodie
Bottoms I wear UA 4.0 Cold Gear with sweat pants.
Then I put on my BPS 100 mph bibs and parka with fleece liner when really cold. I do not feel like the Michelin man wearing this.
First layer I wear my normal size, then second layer I bump up to the next size larger. I can move around freely like this.

#11172959 - 10/19/15 01:18 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Reshelman Offline

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 396
Loc: McKinney
Texans are funny roflmao when it gets "cold" what you need is space between the cold and you. Tight fitting clothing is usually no bueno, so toss on some Carhartt bibs and a good goose down vest. Put whatever raincoat you want on top of that and you'll be sweating most winter days, and if it happens to get down to 5 or so, you should be good too thumb
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#11172986 - 10/19/15 01:31 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Bugzout10 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 4326
Loc: Above ground
Fleece and goose down that's all I need if it's really cold I put on two layers of fleece and plus goose you will be coming out of that when the sun comes up

Edited by Bugzout10 (10/19/15 01:32 PM)

#11173049 - 10/19/15 01:51 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3239
Loc: Arlington
I just bought a pair of Wall's insulated bibs at Walmart for $60, wore sweat pants under, a thin fleece hoodie over a sweat shirt and a thin rain jacket to help block the wind. Never felt cold, never felt restricted and never got wet. More importantly, didn't break the bank.

#11173259 - 10/19/15 03:32 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Laser Offline

Registered: 03/12/11
Posts: 138
Loc: Rockwall TX/Lake Fork
100 MPH suits are great but too hot for me most days in Texas.
I bought a set of Frabill bibs at academy that are much lighter than my 100mph suit.
I wear the Frabills lots more than the 100mph.

#11173441 - 10/19/15 05:11 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 5403
Loc: Squeezepenny
Do what the little misses does. Put you about ten of the hand warmer packets in ever pocket you got. Instant heat and it is lightweight

#11173528 - 10/19/15 06:06 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: M. Alexander]
epicoutdoors Online   content
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1954
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
Originally Posted By: deuce41
Under Armor Base 3.0 w/ one more layer over that under BPS Pro Qualifier parka/bibs is very warm and not too restrictive.

Same here^^. Warm on the coldest of days and not restrictive.
100 MPH suits are nice but I'm a hot blood so they are too warm for me.

#11173533 - 10/19/15 06:09 PM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Flyer Offline

Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 477
Loc: East TX
I'm with the UA base. I actually use the EnduraSkin (BPS brand of UA thermals), but use the cold gear. Then, jeans and a long sleev t-shirt, a hoody and my Frogg Togg bibs and jacket. I also have been through several gloves to find the right balance between bulk and dexterity. UA Scent blocker gloves are that perfect balance for me. They are tight fitting 2 layer cold gear material. I also have a matching balaclava (UA Scent block).

Sometimes, when it gets real cold I will add a par of pajama pants between the jeans and first layer. I also have a 2 layer UA jacket that I can add on top of the hoodie that will make me hot in most conditions in this area.

The jacket adds more bulk than I would prefer, but I'm not usually out when that's needed.

#11174104 - 10/20/15 05:22 AM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2141
Loc: Magnolia, TX
The Cabela's Guidewear Extreme series rainwear is comparable or better than the 100mph product, and just a tad heavier/warmer. It's definitely NOT for mild to warm temps (just too hot for that). Cabela's has some extreme parka/bib pricing in their bargain cave that can save you ~$75 on a set vs. the 100mph parka/bib.

I use Cabela's Bass Angler Guidewear for mild to warm outings. Which suit goes in the boat depends on weather. Both are the best in class I've ever owned.

Another good option is Cabela's Tourney Trail rainwear. I have this also. It's too heavy for summer use, but would be a good winter option for less than Guidewear. It's comparable to BPS Pro Qualifier rainwear, but also in Cabela's bargain cave for less $.

#11174127 - 10/20/15 06:17 AM Re: Winter Clothing [Re: Jkrez]
Txmedic033 Online   content
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4460
Loc: Longview, Tx
Arctic Armor will keep you warmer than anything else out there and it floats so you don't have to wear a life jacket when you're wearing it.

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