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3 years 34 weeks ago, 1:33 PM

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I need a cold weather jacket, and I'm talking mean cold, when out in the European Alps hunting AND I need it for work in foreign parts too. My problem is I need camouflage and it has to function for shooting and helping to keep me warm for extended periods of time... BUT I can't be walking around looking like I'm in uniform. It's got to work but not make me stand out like a bull in cow shed. Any Ideas?

3 years 34 weeks ago, 1:56 PM

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I have a Cabelas 20 minutes away so thats where i go.good warranty too.

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3 years 34 weeks ago, 7:21 AM

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plenty of choices

Filson, TAD Gear, and Columbia all make great cold-weather stuff. Beretta also sells a lot of good hunting gear, but I think it's made for them by another manufacturer.

3 years 34 weeks ago, 12:57 PM

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Thanks tonnes Txluckyguy! I'm back in the States in July so I'll look at all those brands before I head Statesside and do it then. It get mean cold here and when I'm out in it I'm out for a long time, with the added issue of having to not be standing out like dogs' balls when I hit town on occasions. Again, thanks.

3 years 34 weeks ago, 8:06 AM

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http://www.sportsmansreview.com/hunt.asp

They have some good info and choices to consider.

It is hunters reviewing gear after using it, not some Magazine pushing products..

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3 years 34 weeks ago, 12:36 PM

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Thanks Ishootdaily, neato site. I found the jacket review and I'll read it tomorrow. The bloke who did the review said something like "When I is kinda cold and you're out in it for an hour..." so I hope he realizes some need it for a lot more than an hour and looking like you've just leaped out of a chopper just doesn't do it for some officials in some locales. Anyway, it's a bloody good idea to do reviews by real folk. Again, thanks!

3 years 26 weeks ago, 12:28 PM

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Neato site, thanks!

3 years 34 weeks ago, 5:44 PM

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ops gear had some mulit cam cold weather/water resistant pants and jackets. I think they were tru spec. I have the pants, I'll have to check. Anyway, if you layer up underneath them you should stay pretty warm. They are multi cam though, not you're normal woodland real tree shit. For other camo patterns, you may want to check into Bass Pro or Cabelas.
http://www.basspro.com/Hunting-Clothing-Hunting-Outerwear/_/N-1z11ctr/Rpp-3
I assume you'd want something water proof but still breathable with fleece lining at the least, or down. Gore-tex is the best material for water resistance/breathability. It usually has a water proof rating around 20K (or 20,000 mm) which is pretty damn good. I would just google "camo gore tex jacket" or something similar. I'm sure someone makes them. Then just layer up and aviod cotton as a base layer. You'll be good to go.

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3 years 34 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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here are some gore-tex coveralls. Not cheap, but will keep you warm with layers
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=753769&destination=...

same thing, but just the parka
http://www.cabelas.com/mens-cold-weather-camo-coats-parkas-cabelas-gore-...

I spent 6 days in a survival training course with night time temps -10 to -20 F and wind chill lower with no tents (built our own shelters). I had a north face gore tex jacket similar to these (not camo). I probably would have been more comfortable at home with a heater, but it worked.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 12:20 PM

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Thanks Reaper308, I'll check all those out. I reckon you understand my problem - staying warm in real cold temps but not looking like the next invasion's about to hit town. Again, thanks.

3 years 34 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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I 2nd the Cabelas

real good stuff,expensive but my jacket is at least ten years old and going strong.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 12:22 PM

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Thanks for the tip. I agree it looks fine. When I flop into West Palm Beach in July I'll find the nearest shop.

3 years 34 weeks ago, 6:14 PM

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Get a surplus Air Force Parka.... Not Camo but it is a dull bluish gray, hood un zips down the neck in the back and all the way up to a snorkel with bright orange inside which can be used as a emergency signal. Or one of the AWAC's flight jackets with the liner that zips out.

I can tell you this much from personal experience, you won't get cold with the AF Arctic gear..

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 12:27 PM

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That's not such a bad idea... I spent a couple of days with their bomb disposal guys - is that a job I'd want, no sirrree - and they were togged for cold ops and for sure nobody wanted them cold and they claimed they could drop into a Z with a color printer of every wiring know to man, print it off and warm as toast go to work... so it seems they did have good gear.

2 years 43 weeks ago, 7:45 AM

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I started this forum so I figure I gotta report... I ordered a jacket from the Bass Pro a yonnie throw from Fort Lauderdale in July and went down there a few days later to try it on. Well, needless to say I looked a real jerk in the Florida summer walking 'round the store waving and stretching my arms and doing up all the zippers in a Browning Hydro-Fleece Primaloft Jacket with HMX Drytechnology with the Mossy Oak Infinity and Odorsmart stuff for $229.99
I'll keep this really simple... Alpine Bavaria gets real cold and this has also been a shitty wet winter this season too... and this jacket is wonderful!
I reckon I'll do the iPad Google thing to see if Browning do daks too, and jast as soon as I'm back in Texas I'm gonna find a store and buy them too!
Hey, if you see an Aussie treading 'round a huntin' n'fishin' store lookin' dumbass sweatin' in serious winter camo daks don't laugh. Come over. Try a pair of daks too. And let's go blow the froth of a bier togeher, 'coz in these Browning jackets n'daks we'll be thirsty as hell.

2 years 43 weeks ago, 9:31 AM

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thanks for the update

someday that might just work out...

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2 years 43 weeks ago, 6:51 AM

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I do the same look for a store called Burlington Coat Factory........... also www.sportsmansguide.com

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