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Author Topic: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits  (Read 4642 times)

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Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« on: Feb 06, 2011, 05:50 PM »
Who got what? I just got a Ice Armor extreme suit. I can't wait to use it.

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2011, 05:55 PM »
Dude! I thought you got the Arctic Armor because of the floatation safety feature???

I'm on my second season with my yellow and green Arctic Armor suit, still in love with it... and I wore it today!!!
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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:04 PM »
Well i really looked into the Artic Armor suits and they don't seem to breath to good as the Ice Armor suits do.

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:10 PM »
I picked up an Ice Armor Extreme and used it in some nasty wind and sleet yesterday.  It is an awesome suit.  I can't say enough good things especially with the water proof, water just beads off; unless it rains, and even then your inlayer is still toasty and dry.

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:12 PM »
That's because they're holding their breath to keep you afloat when you go through the ice.

I've never had breathing or condensate issues with my AA suit, but it may be because I got the AA plus suit with the tricot lining.
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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:17 PM »
I sweat like a pig so i got to have something that breaths.

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #6 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:33 PM »
Which is the best overall for northern NY i fish from melting temps to about 10 below at the coldest. Whicch would you suggest?

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #7 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:37 PM »
Arctic Armor will help save your life with the closed cell buoyant insulation if you should happen to go through the ice or fall into frigid water... ice armor and Frabill suits will absorb water and act like anchors, which one would you rather be wearing?

There's enough floatation material in an Arctic Armor suit to float 3 adults!
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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #8 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:42 PM »
Iv been runing a blue ice armor suit for about 10 years now and like it but with all the changes they have been doing my next suit will be from strike master !

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #9 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:50 PM »
Iv been runing a blue ice armor suit for about 10 years now and like it but with all the changes they have been doing my next suit will be from strike master !

I'm sure in another year or two most of the ice suits will have the floatation like the Arctic Armor does now... it just makes good sense to be safer out on the ice!

Mark my words!
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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:52 PM »
AA...its the whuuuuuuuuup!!   ;)

It's a fine line between fishing & sitting on the ice like an idiot

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:52 PM »
What about the Frabil Suit?

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:55 PM »
What about the Frabil Suit?

No floatation... anchors away!!!
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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #13 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:57 PM »
If your not stupid about ice fishing you should never go in. That's just my thought on it. ;D Happy Fishing everyone

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #14 on: Feb 06, 2011, 07:08 PM »
This video graphically shows the huge advantage of floatation over regular suits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAwzPgRYOI&playnext=1&list=PLC1E2CF008328ABAB

Turn the sound on so you can hear what Dr. Griesbect has to say about drowning in frigid water.

Everyone thinks they're safe on the ice.. but too many people lose their lives every year in tragic but very preventable accidents!!!

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #15 on: Feb 06, 2011, 07:23 PM »
Carhartt's never get cold and don't have any problem with the breathing and much cheaper. If its raining or anything ill throw the duck hunting jacket on. Don't see much of a need for those fancy suits?

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #16 on: Feb 06, 2011, 07:25 PM »
Frabil ice suit here.
I have had it in 30mph snow and sleet, with sub-zero temps for hours, and stayed dry and toasty.
I think everyone gets the flotation aspect of the Arctic Armor by now G.
The fact is that millions of people wear other brands all the time without dieing.
You don't seem to be able to respect that.
If your gonna be dumb, You gotta be tough.

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #17 on: Feb 06, 2011, 07:28 PM »
love my ice armor x suit have the older model with the zip out liner  :tipup:
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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #18 on: Feb 06, 2011, 07:40 PM »
Frabil ice suit here.
I have had it in 30mph snow and sleet, with sub-zero temps for hours, and stayed dry and toasty.
I think everyone gets the flotation aspect of the Arctic Armor by now G.
The fact is that millions of people wear other brands all the time without dieing.
You don't seem to be able to respect that.

The thing that gets me is all the people that die while going through the ice every year, have you ever heard of anyone dying that went through the ice in an Arctic Armor suit?

Maybe you lead a sheltered life and don't realize what goes on outside of your county or state, but there's a lot of people (too many) that die falling through the ice every year!

The people that die going through the ice think they're being safe and don't have anything to worry about... until it's too late.

Can you be too safe on the ice?... or anywhere???

As you grow older, you'll realize you're not nearly as invisible as you thought you were when you were younger... it's a growing older and wiser thing don'cha yanno.

I can only wish to be young and dumb again...

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Re: Ice Armor,Artic Armor or Frabill Suits
« Reply #19 on: Feb 06, 2011, 07:43 PM »
The thing that gets me is all the people that die while going through the ice every year, have you ever heard of anyone dying that went through the ice in an Arctic Armor suit?

Maybe you lead a sheltered life and don't realize what goes on outside of your county or state, but there's a lot of people (too many) that die falling through the ice every year!

The people that die going through the ice think they're being safe and don't have anything to worry about... until it's too late.

Can you be too safe on the ice?... or anywhere???

As you grow older, you'll realize you're not nearly as invisible as you thought you were when you were younger... it's a growing older and wiser thing don'cha yanno.

I can only wish to be young and dumb again...



Enough of the bible thumping and insults GCD. North America is free. We can do whatever the hell we want. We get the point already. You do this in EVERY one of these threads.

Lighten up Francis....

 

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