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Old 10-14-2020, 04:40 PM
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Default Heater Body Suits

Anyone have experience and reviews of the heater body suits? I get cold easily and it sucks. To be some what comfortable in the stand once the snow falls and temps get around zero i need to bundle up so much that using a bow isn't practical anymore. So typically at that point i just switch over to the rifle. However im not done with the bow this year and want to keep going. Ive heard a lot of good reviews on this suit but was hoping to hear some more from anyone here if possible. Good idea to make long archery stand hunts doable or?

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Old 10-14-2020, 04:44 PM
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I don't use the heater suit, but I have the Sitka blizzard coat and pants, - 30 last year with a 40 klm wind, I was toasty warm with my back to the wind, over 3 hours.
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:46 PM
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I bought one for this season... as luck would have it I arrowed a WT October 2nd. I have to wait till the strathcona season opens up now

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Old 10-14-2020, 06:46 PM
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The concept works well. Iíve made 2 of my own and they have all the theists that the HBC doesnít. Straps to hold the bow hands free, sleeves, wrap around scarf built in etc. Itís probably cheaper to buy one but mine is primaloft, the best synthetic insulation.

Youíll like it, youíll be able to sit longer, you can fiddle with your hands inside the suit, eat snacks....without anything seeing your hands move. Youíll have to carefully plan for what to do when the shot comes. A couple hand warmers strategically placed helps a lot too.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:50 AM
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Default Heat body suit

Nice gear, but way expensive.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:43 AM
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I bought a handful with my buddies last year and I now call it the sleeper body suit. it's so warm it puts me to sleep easily so I need to fight that sensation.... easy to haul around and when in a blind or stand its a nice reprieve without a propane heater going all the time. best purchase I made last year. plan on taking it elk hunting and finding a good spot and settling in with it. WT stand hunting its ideal. My two cents.
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:26 AM
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Take a look at Arctic shield body suit half the price.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:46 AM
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A good set of insulated coveralls does exactly the same thing, much better mobility and if you get oversized coveralls you can pull your arms in out of the sleeves if you like and have them near your body while sitting but can still use the sleeves to shoot, climb or walk.

I have used the sleeping bag, heater body suit idea but only in ground blinds or sitting on a chair at ground level close to my access point. I would never have one on in a tree stand.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:16 PM
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Check out the IWOM. Arms free but legs are enclosed.
The kill is the satisfying, indeed essential, conclusion to a successful hunt. But, I take no pleasure in the act itself. One does not hunt in order to kill, but kills in order to have hunted. Then why do I hunt? I hunt for the same reason my well-fed cat hunts...because I must, because it is in the blood, because I am the decendent of a thousand generations of hunters. I hunt because I am a hunter.- Finn Aagard
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:59 AM
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I am a teck diver, my heated vests for deep cold wreck diving also works well in my tree stand, is not bulky http://thermalution.com
I alos have a light heated jacket i bought at home Depot, Milwaukee heated jacket for 100 bucks, all the spare batteries you want, and they also fit any tools you may want.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:18 PM
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Default H Body Suit

My wife, Daughter, an Son in Law all have them, use them, and swear by them to stay warm even in extreme cold! They are dedicated blind hunters, as we all know sitting still in extreme cold is tough to do.
The suit holds body heat very well.
And are very quiet as well!
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:35 AM
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I've considered buying a sleeping bag for some cold weather November treestand sits. Often in a ground blind with a buddy heater I'm warm enough with my Raven Wear Jacket and overalls/boots, but the idea of a HBS or a knock-off seems like it would be comfy up in a treestand snugged up around my chest/stomach to keep some extra heat in. Might be a good off season project to make one.
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:47 PM
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The hardest part is sitting in a stand and waiting lol. Gotta Give you guys credit not easy to do
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