12-09-2010, 12:26 PM
B&C 100 Class
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Join Date: Oct 2010
The best info I could offer is stay away from anything with cotton.
It gets wet (sweat) and takes forever to dry.
The new techy clothes are made from synthetic (spandex, polypro, etc.) and don't hold the moisture. That's the wicking property that they usually talk about.
Thin layers work best. Add and subtract layers as activity and temps require.
A big mistake I used to do was bundle up in all my layers, then hike back to my stand. By the time I got there I was a sweaty mess. And then sit still for an hour and be cold.
Now I dress for the walk in and stay comfortable. Once in my blind or on stand, I'll add a layer or two and sit all day.
Stay dry = Stay warm
I did find some under armor styled shirts at my local dollar store (Dollar General). I figured for a few bucks I'd give them a go. I love them. I wear two layers of this style and some polyester fleece, and a wind shell (in camo) and it works great.
Extreme cold, I add a down jacket.
All this packs small and is lightweight.
Fleece or wool on my head and feet and hands.