Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
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It's already been said, but I'll say it again...layer, and stay away from cotton. Cotton absorbs moisture.
A good base layer, moisture wicking material type of stuff. I use UA, but there are other good brands out there. Mid layer should be some fleece. Top layer can be your camo cover. What's nice about the new technology stuff is it's not bulky and you can be warm with thin looking materials. I've been out all day in the teens during muzzleloader season between xmas and the new year, sometimes in a blind and sometimes in a stand. Also, taking care of your feet, hands and head is crucial. If I am bow hunting, I will wear very thin gloves regardless the temp and have those little heat pads in a hand pouch. I wear the typical two sock system on my feet, moisture wicking liner with a thick wool cover and 1000G boots. If your feet get cold, make sure there is some insulation on the bottom of the boot, some cheaper boots have none and the cold gets to your feet that way. For my head, I have a fleece skull cap that does not cover my ears, then I have a mesh type thing that covers my face and allows me to hear very well. If I get cold, I have a looser fitting fleece cover that covers my head, neck and face. I don't like to wear it all that often because it inhibits my hearing, but it's definitely WARM.
Unzip as much as you can as you walk to your spot. All that heat needs to go somewhere and if you keep it next to your body, you'll sweat and be cold in an hour. I walk out with no gloves and every zipper I have opened all the way. I'll close zippers as I cool down.
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