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#1168797 - 01/03/10 08:18 PM looking for a full body suit for ice fishing
kathyy Offline

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Does anyone have any suggestions on a full body suit that is waterproof and wind proof for ice fishing.The best i have found so far is trans alaska series by cabelas.Some where around the $300 range.

mikem
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#1168813 - 01/03/10 08:44 PM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: kathyy]
Blaine Offline

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Just wondering why you want a full suit rather than bibs and jacket?
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#1168818 - 01/03/10 08:58 PM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: Blaine]
Szczupak Offline
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You right Blaine, bibs and jacket is a lot better
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#1168852 - 01/03/10 10:15 PM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: Szczupak]
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Agreed, I used to use a suit. Even with multiple zippers it was tough to regulate body temp. if I started to move around a lot. With the 2 piece, your legs stay dry while setting up and ya can take the jacket on and off.

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#1169275 - 01/05/10 12:02 AM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: Paul D.]
Joe Grenus Offline

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Bibs and Jacket are the way to go. Especially when you have to go in the woods or under cover.
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#1169277 - 01/05/10 12:05 AM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: Joe Grenus]
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OK,

So what about some reasonable priced bibs?? Say in the $100 range....

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#1169280 - 01/05/10 12:12 AM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: Crazy Ivan]
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I cant imagine a onesie! By the time I was done drilling holes I would be overheating.

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#1169656 - 01/05/10 10:50 PM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: JoshB]
kathyy Offline

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Thanks for the input guys.I have a neck problem that does not allow me to put the straps over my shoulders without severe discomfort.so i wrap the straps around my waste to hold up the bib.But what a pain to take a leak i have to unzipper 2 or 3 jackets and unclip the strap from the bib.So i was out with my buddy the other day and he had the trans alaska suite from cabelas and was wearing just a sweatshirt underneath it and it was 20 degrees with the wind blowing and he was very warm.Any other ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

mikem
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#1169668 - 01/05/10 11:19 PM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: kathyy]
Paul D. Offline

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Check the suit carefully, many of the high end full suits have shoulder straps inside. Not that you would have to use them.

Most of the high end bibs have double zippers for those calls of nature. Now if you are having problems clearing all the layers with your equipment, well we can't help ya there .

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#1169778 - 01/06/10 08:12 AM Re: looking for a full body suit for ice fishing [Re: Paul D.]
kayak fisher Offline

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I've had the inexpensive Walls Zero Zone full suit for over ten years, still keeping me warm in all weather, and no real signs of wear yet other than the color has faded from washing. Relief zipper, leg zippers, and pocket slits to access jeans pockets are nice features, only problem is they are not waterproof. this only bothers me when I have to kneel over a hole with wet slushy ice. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/Wa...40&kwtid=252056

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