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i am looking for the warmest of 1 piece suits. probably fridgwear makes something but their bibs are made way too stiff, loud material for hunting.
i know about iwom and the heater. i am sure they don't make a 1 piece suit or they would put their 3 limbed suits out of business. but a 1 piece of that warmth and texture of cloth would be great.i have insulated coveralls of 50 yrs ago and they were great.i just thought that today they could be so warm with the advancements that have taken place. any experience?
 

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i found this fxr suit on dennis kirk snowmobile stuff. doesn't inspire confidence that this thing is gonna be soft, quiet, like a piece of hunting garment.
i have fairly decent hunting clothes now compared to 50 yrs ago. the old onepiece i have is soft grey cotton shell and really pretty decent quilted insulation, k mart i think. soft outer shell and better insulated than 50 yrs ago. that's what i am looking for. the i wom and the heater look great. they just need another arm or another leg. duh. i wom says 2 arms are great. the heater says 2 legs are great. seems to make sense 2 arms and 2 legs would be the greatest!
 

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I hunt PA-NJ-ME and when its cold, I mean bone chilling cold. I use Iwom system. I had the Heater Body suit and it was ok but the Iwom is so much better. I have killed many a deer wearing this suit. Guys at camp asked to use it while I was tagged out sitting near the wood stove....lol
 

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Lots of high tech cold weather gear from the likes of Sitka, First Lite, and other (high?) tech hunting clothes manufacturers, even Cabela's. Not too sure about 'coveralls' or that they are going to be the very best at keeping you warm, but you can check out Sitka 'Incinerator' line and First Lites 'Sanctuary' line. Cabelas/BPS has some insulated coveralls, but seem to be more geared towards waterfowling. Good Luck!
 

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If you can find the Cabelas Stand Hunter Extreme coveralls, they are incredible. They are a little hard to find anymore because Cabelas quit making them. But if you can find them new or even second hand they are worth getting. I once did a 13 hour sit in -10 degree weather with a stiff 12 mph wind. The windchill was -25. I never got cold. The coveralls are so heavy that they are designed to be carried in and then put on once you get to your blind or stand. You definitely overheat if you try to walk in them.
 

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I've hunted single digit days and only survived it because of the IWOM. If my day is 40 degrees or colder, I'm now spoiled and use the IWOM. This design is for stationary hunters but I can easily open the bottom and use my Summit climber with no issue. Take it off and roll it up and over the shoulder it goes or I pack it onto my Summit and off I go. Toss in a couple super size hot hands and you will have a secondary internal heat system for those brutally cold all day sits. The material is soft and I'm not sure how they would do in -25 but they are worth taking a close look at.
 

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If you can find the Cabelas Stand Hunter Extreme coveralls, they are incredible. They are a little hard to find anymore because Cabelas quit making them. But if you can find them new or even second hand they are worth getting. I once did a 13 hour sit in -10 degree weather with a stiff 12 mph wind. The windchill was -25. I never got cold. The coveralls are so heavy that they are designed to be carried in and then put on once you get to your blind or stand. You definitely overheat if you try to walk in them.
I bought a pair of those about 4 years ago and yes they are the warmest I have ever worn! I did end up selling them though because of the weight. I went with First Lite sanctuary bibs and jacket. I prefer a two piece set up....... It just don't get cold enough here to wear the Stand Hunters.
 

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I bought a pair of those about 4 years ago and yes they are the warmest I have ever worn! I did end up selling them though because of the weight. I went with First Lite sanctuary bibs and jacket. I prefer a two piece set up....... It just don't get cold enough here to wear the Stand Hunters.
How do you like the First Lite Sanctuary? I bought the Solitude Bibs and Jacket this year and a couple of layers of thermals from them. With two layers of thermals and the Solitude set, I can stay comfortable for 4-6 hours down to about 30 degrees with a reasonable wind (~10mph). I think any temps less than that I'd either need to shorten the time in my stand or put another underlayer on. I almost bought the Sanctuary set but thought they might be overkill.
 

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I upgraded my late season bibs to the FirstLite Solitude, which I ordered and received but my wife will be giving to me for Xmas this year. I tried them on for size, and they feel great, but of course that was inside the house. Hopefully they’re as warm as their cult-like followers say they are.

My biggest issue with late season seems to be getting to my stand without too much sweat, only to sit there for hours and not freeze. I’ve thought about carrying in my outerwear, and will do that with a coat, but haven’t tried that with pants yet. Seems too impractical to me.
 

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How do you like the First Lite Sanctuary? I bought the Solitude Bibs and Jacket this year and a couple of layers of thermals from them. With two layers of thermals and the Solitude set, I can stay comfortable for 4-6 hours down to about 30 degrees with a reasonable wind (~10mph). I think any temps less than that I'd either need to shorten the time in my stand or put another underlayer on. I almost bought the Sanctuary set but thought they might be overkill.
I really like them because you don't have to layer so much. I have sat down to 20 with just the Furnace tops and bottoms with the Sanctuary bibs and jacket and very comfy! The only part of me that got cold was my feet, LOL. I got me some good boots this year so hoping that solves that problem.

Buying the Sanctuary Bibs and jacket was the best money I've spent on hunting, bar none! If i'm hunting in colder weather,I have plenty of room to layer......
 

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A friend of mine uses a sleeping bag rated -20 deg F. It’s light and very warm. Carried it in rolled up and slips into it before settling down to hunt. Some of them have provisions for your arms.

Inexpensive and can be waterproofed.
Bill
 

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To be honest, battery heated clothing has been pretty good to me.
Separate heated soles which go into any boot or shoe I may want to use is a great thing. Mine charge off a USB port.
My Milwaukee vest is more heat than I need for my upper portion.
A simple waist harness hand muff with chem pads lasts me all day.
My legs have never bothered me but I have seen battery heated pants before.

I like battery heat because I can wear that under anything I have and I dont have to have special camo clothing for this or that background. I dont want a wardrobe full of stuff.
 
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