Author Topic: Looking for new ice suit  (Read 1273 times)

Offline MooseBrook

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #30 on: Sep 02, 2021, 04:57 AM »
If youíre not looking for a float suit, I have the Simms Challenger suit and couldnít be happier with it. Lightweight, not bulky, and plenty warm for Northern Maine.

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #31 on: Sep 02, 2021, 04:27 PM »
I have a Clam suit but wanted a flotation as well for early and late ice.  I looked at a lot of different suits and ended up with the Strikemaster Surface.  So far, I really like it.  Very warn and seems to be well made.  Bring on the ice!!

Offline Jayman76

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #32 on: Sep 02, 2021, 04:38 PM »
Looking at the predator or hard water bibs
Iím 5í9 160.   What size would you all recommend

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #33 on: Sep 02, 2021, 05:17 PM »
Looking at the predator or hard water bibs
Iím 5í9 160.   What size would you all recommend

You should add you location to your profile ..could be a retailer near you ...best for sizing ..could also be a deal or steal as well

I would think a medium would be fine ...

https://strikerbrands.com/pages/size-chart
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Offline Jayman76

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #34 on: Sep 03, 2021, 10:08 PM »
Iím in far northwest Illinois
I have frabill I3 bibs in medium and are a little to big
Do these run larger

Offline Jayman76

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #35 on: Sep 03, 2021, 11:01 PM »
Iím in far northwest Illinois
I have frabill I3 bibs in medium and are a little to big
Do these run larger

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #36 on: Sep 04, 2021, 08:24 AM »
Looking at the predator or hard water bibs
Iím 5í9 160.   What size would you all recommend

Iím probably not too far from your area, on the Iowa/Illinois border here, between highway 20 and 80. In my opinion, in this area the hardwater is too much suit. Even with the Predator, youíll be opening those vents or ditching the jacket a lot. I have the Ascent, and I take out the liners  now and then, otherwise dressed pretty lightly under it.
At your size Iíd go medium and it should be roomy to layer under if needed.
Maybe an unpopular opinion, but Iíd consider buying the trekker suit and using the money saved to buy a good set of base layers, that way you are covered through our normally mild winters compared to other places, but can layer up for the -20 cold snaps we usually see around February

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #37 on: Sep 04, 2021, 08:38 AM »
Iím probably not too far from your area, on the Iowa/Illinois border here, between highway 20 and 80. In my opinion, in this area the hardwater is too much suit. Even with the Predator, youíll be opening those vents or ditching the jacket a lot. I have the Ascent, and I take out the liners  now and then, otherwise dressed pretty lightly under it.
At your size Iíd go medium and it should be roomy to layer under if needed.
Maybe an unpopular opinion, but Iíd consider buying the trekker suit and using the money saved to buy a good set of base layers, that way you are covered through our normally mild winters compared to other places, but can layer up for the -20 cold snaps we usually see around February

Best deal on the Trekker line up

https://www.franksgreatoutdoors.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=striker+ice+trekker

My Review ...I only have the bibs ..NOTE THE SIZING AND FIT .

https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=378275.msg4093967#msg4093967
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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #38 on: Sep 04, 2021, 08:52 AM »

 Great deal Hardwater diehard
 
 

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Re: Looking for new ice suit
« Reply #39 on: Sep 04, 2021, 09:57 AM »
$89, each piece, at Gander the last 2 years just before season started. For Trekkers

 



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