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    Default Lightest, Warmest Coat for Bowhunting?

    I bought a Rivers West jacket about 15 years ago that was purported to be comfortable down to 25 degrees with only one layer underneath. It is lightweight, but it has never been that warm to me. It also doesn't breathe well, and so it stays wet on the inside.

    Any better suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    For bow hunting I prefer to wear a few thin layers instead of a bigger jacket. I stay warm without the bulk. I also like fleece if the wind isn’t blowing.

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    Kuiu proximity is legit

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    I like heavier fleece for that.

    Can not stand to wear bulky clothes in deer stand.

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    Second on the Kuiu proximity jacket and bibs. I just got back from The Midwest and morning temperatures with the windchill were between 6 and 21. I have used the Sitka Finattic series in the past and the Kuiu proximity has less bulk and its quieter in my opinion.
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    Sitka Fanatic hoodie and Stratus jacket will get you through anything the SE has to offer.

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    If you want lightweight and warmest you gonna have to go to something with down insulation.

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    I like a down vest layer for bowhunting; a lot of core warmth without contributing to a bulky sleeve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugBuster View Post
    Second on the Kuiu proximity jacket and bibs. I just got back from The Midwest and morning temperatures with the windchill were between 6 and 21. I have used the Sitka Finattic series in the past and the Kuiu proximity has less bulk and it’s quieter in my opinion.
    I noticed you had Kuiu opposed to Sitka on. Been meaning to ask you how you felt about the Kuiu.
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    Doesn't have the cool factor but I bought one of these off a member and it's been great for the majority of our weather.

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    Get one of these vests and you won’t need to worry about which jacket you have on…

    https://hilipert.com/me/hilipert/hea...ign_id=1767718

    Which Rivers West jacket do you have? I’ve got an old Dakota jacket that I’ve learned to not wear while walking in due to the sweating. I just don’t put it on until I’m ready to sit down.
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    Own a pile of Kuiu gear but when it's cold here, the patterns don't work. Aftco reaper hoodie. Layer under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLEMSONDUCKHUNTER View Post
    Aftco reaper hoodie. Layer under.
    Bought one yesterday now that it has warmed up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    Sitka Fanatic hoodie and Stratus jacket will get you through anything the SE has to offer.
    Get whatever that sitka puffy coat is called. T-shirt, that thing, whatever you want over that and then start sweatin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugBuster View Post
    Second on the Kuiu proximity jacket and bibs. I just got back from The Midwest and morning temperatures with the windchill were between 6 and 21. I have used the Sitka Finattic series in the past and the Kuiu proximity has less bulk and it’s quieter in my opinion.
    How does the wind stopper compare to the stratus? I’ve about wore the ass out of my stratus pants and was looking at replacing soon with the proximity or another stratus. Also the proximity looks a little thicker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiz18 View Post
    How does the wind stopper compare to the stratus? I’ve about wore the ass out of my stratus pants and was looking at replacing soon with the proximity or another stratus. Also the proximity looks a little thicker?
    I will probably sell my fanatic coat and bibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodieSC View Post
    Get one of these vests and you won’t need to worry about which jacket you have on…

    https://hilipert.com/me/hilipert/hea...ign_id=1767718

    Which Rivers West jacket do you have? I’ve got an old Dakota jacket that I’ve learned to not wear while walking in due to the sweating. I just don’t put it on until I’m ready to sit down.
    Are you serious about this? Bc my girl friend freezes in the winter. Like, heat in 75, heating blanket, etc.

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    Not sure about now, but the cabelas cheeseburger fleece guidewear with windstop is awesome. Maybe it's berber or gerber fleece.
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