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Offline Daddyrainbow

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Bibs/ice suit
« on: Oct 11, 2021, 06:57 PM »
I am looking at getting some bibs for ice fishing. I usually use snow pants from dicks. Looking for suggestions on something made for ice fishing. Is there something goof around the 100 dollar range?

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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #1 on: Oct 11, 2021, 07:17 PM »
Ice runner comes to mind, I donít personally own a pair but they get pretty good reviews.
https://icerunnerhouses.com/float-bib/

Or if you donít need them to float, these are even less $$$
https://icerunnerhouses.com/non-float-bibs/ but you might need to add a pair of gloves or something to get free shipping

Iíd look for padded knees, breathability, water resistant. If you look for a sale , you can usually find the Clam Rise or Striker Trekker bibs for $100. My opinion, the trekkers are a little light in the insulation, Iíd look for at least 100g


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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #2 on: Oct 11, 2021, 07:49 PM »
Thank you for the response. Not sure about floating vs non floating. What do you think?

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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #3 on: Oct 11, 2021, 08:41 PM »
Thank you for the response. Not sure about floating vs non floating. What do you think?

I have a floating set just for the piece of mind. I go early and late ice when it can get a little sketchy, havenít fallen in yet, but have seen it happen more than once. 

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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #4 on: Oct 11, 2021, 11:33 PM »
Thank you for the response. Not sure about floating vs non floating. What do you think?

Hey Just a little food for thought. As I am getting older and I have been in a time or two. I always wear gortex and love it. But it
is extra heavy. But it does keep you warm when you have to roll out and go to the truck and go home. The big secret is never panic.
But this year I discovered a really light weight bibs and coat. The brand is Graff float guard. I have not got to try them yet in cold
weather. But I do like how they fit. They are light weight. My wifey also sleeps better at night LOL Tight Lines Glen.
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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #5 on: Oct 12, 2021, 12:00 PM »
Wondering if I just get the floating bibs and not the jacket. Will that be enough to keep me floating? Thinking of trying the icerunners. Price looks good

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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #6 on: Oct 12, 2021, 12:34 PM »
Wondering if I just get the floating bibs and not the jacket. Will that be enough to keep me floating? Thinking of trying the icerunners. Price looks good

My recommendation always is get the floating bibs first ..as you will always wear the bibs ..most folks including myself usually just wear a hoodie and are fine most of the season ..I also wear a fleece vest and to me its a very important part of my layering system..forgot it once ..never again. I tested my Striker Ice Climate bibs w/o the insulated liner by itself and floated me just fine.
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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #7 on: Oct 12, 2021, 12:41 PM »
Thank you for the response. Not sure about floating vs non floating. What do you think?

For the price difference ..floating is hard to beat ..they have breathability ..warmth ..and they float . I recommend a pair that has 100 g of insulation ..unless you tend to get cold  then higher is a consideration . You can get away with lower insulation if you live further south in the ice belt . But 100g is a great all weather option ..which can be balanced with going up or down with your base/thermal layer(s)

Really hard to beat these ...price ..warmth..availability .

https://icerunnerhouses.com/float-bib/
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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #8 on: Oct 12, 2021, 02:11 PM »
Thank you for the input Diehard. I am going to order those icehouse Bibs. Gotta see what size fits first. Thanks again.

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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #9 on: Oct 12, 2021, 02:15 PM »
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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #10 on: Oct 13, 2021, 09:08 AM »
I have these - not floatable or anything but super warm .....wind proof, waterproof ..... and I don't fish out of a shanty either ....    https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/redhead-silent-stalker-elite-coveralls-for-men?ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=Shop%7CCAB%7CTopPerformers%7CClothing&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItITc9MbH8wIVggaICR2tcAKcEAQYASABEgIhLfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #11 on: Oct 13, 2021, 06:55 PM »
I bought the Frabill Bibs and coat about 4 yrs ago I've used it a LOT   absolutely outstanding   I got the medium wt  (they have 3)  A pair of long johns under the bib and I have never been cold   I've worn the coat in the boat as well as on the ice with great results   It's not a float suit which is the only thing that would make it better   You won't get it for $100 but you will not regret it  Lots of pockets and padded knees make it very comfortable      Spend the money to be comfortable on the ice and you'll have more fun

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Re: Bibs/ice suit
« Reply #12 on: Oct 14, 2021, 10:45 AM »
I bought the Frabill Bibs and coat about 4 yrs ago I've used it a LOT   absolutely outstanding   I got the medium wt  (they have 3)  A pair of long johns under the bib and I have never been cold   I've worn the coat in the boat as well as on the ice with great results   It's not a float suit which is the only thing that would make it better   You won't get it for $100 but you will not regret it  Lots of pockets and padded knees make it very comfortable      Spend the money to be comfortable on the ice and you'll have more fun

I got the Frabill I3 coat/bibs 2 or 3 years ago and love it. I had to stop wearing thermals on my legs because I was getting too warm. I still wear thermals on my torso with a hoodie. I only wear the jacket if it's super windy, but it is really comfortable and has tons of pockets for stashing all sorts of stuff.
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