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Offline T-Hawker

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light weight bibs?
« on: Sep 12, 2021, 07:54 PM »
I am looking for a new pair of bibs for the upcoming ice season.  I've used Ice Armor for many years but I've come to realize they are too heavy for 80% of the fishing that I do.  I don't need that much insulation for early and late season and, during mid winter I'm often in a shelter of some type.  Does anyone make a lightweight ice fishing bib with knee pads?  It seems like there are full-blown heavy bibs or lightweight bibs without knee pads more intended for inclement weather open water fishing.  Thanks in advance.
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Re: light weight bibs?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 2021, 08:50 PM »
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Re: light weight bibs?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 12, 2021, 09:12 PM »
Buy what fits you well and a pair of knee pads.

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Re: light weight bibs?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 13, 2021, 06:10 AM »
I bought these for early season when it's not as cold. I hardly ever wear my Strikers now unless I go North. Got them with a big discount at the end of year 2 seasons ago, and I'm so glad I did.

https://geteskimo.com/collections/uplyft-flotation/products/mens-roughneck-bib

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Re: light weight bibs?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 13, 2021, 08:21 AM »
If you wear the Clam Blue suit ...which is very equivalent  to the Striker Ice Predator @100g of insulation. I suggest taht you go with the Striker Ice Trekker series @ 80g.

https://www.franksgreatoutdoors.com/strikerice-reg-trekker-bib-striker-trekker-bib

https://www.franksgreatoutdoors.com/strikerice-reg-trekker-jacket-striker-trekker-jkt

Clam also use to make a uninsulated bib ..but they may have been discontinued.
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Re: light weight bibs?
« Reply #5 on: Sep 13, 2021, 06:02 PM »
All I have used is just some downhill skiing/snowboard pants.  They are light weight in that respect.
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Re: light weight bibs?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 14, 2021, 11:44 AM »

  I use Cabelas gore tex bibs. I wear a pair of flannel lined jeans under them. If its real windy and cold I'll wear the fleece lined jeans. I stay bone dry and warm without the extra weight of snow/ski pants.
Took a swim up to my waist last winter and stay completely dry under the gore tex!

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Re: light weight bibs?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 16, 2021, 09:02 AM »
Thank you for the suggestions… some options for me to consider.  Killing time on the bear stand is easier with iceshanty.com
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