Author Topic: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?  (Read 8778 times)

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What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« on: Jan 15, 2012, 04:36 PM »
Does anyone know if the CO2 powered live vests/sospenders can be used icefishing? Does the cold weather effect the CO2??
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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 17, 2012, 10:08 AM »
I have a mustang. The cold does not bother it according to them. I, fortunately, have not tested it.

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2012, 03:00 PM »
although i haven't pulled the trigger on mine, i don't think the cold would effect it. hope i never have to test that theory ;)

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2013, 06:41 PM »
Here is a great idea that I use. I swim with it in Florida every year. Go to http://howtomakeyourownfishinggear.com/fishing

The information is Free on how to build one...
Look under Ice Fishing Life Saver....

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 05, 2013, 07:06 PM »
Never had a life Jacket on on the ice. I hardly ever wear one when on a boat either.
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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 05, 2013, 07:13 PM »
don't use one or need one.
i use artic armor float ice fishing suit. all black version for solar heat.
holds 900 pounds. can save your self and two others in a disaster.

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 05, 2013, 07:24 PM »
Arctic Armor...
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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 05, 2013, 07:37 PM »
Welcome to IceShanty Buck! I don't wear one on the ice either, never have not that it isnt a good idea. I wear the Lake Effect floatation suit by Striker. Very pleased with it so far.
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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 05, 2013, 07:38 PM »
Article armor.........wow looks like everyone is doing it. My buddy uses it too. After I told him I bought it because it floats, his wife bought him one.

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 05, 2013, 07:45 PM »
I don't wear one either but I live in a place where the ice gets thicker than I am tall!!!    ;D

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 05, 2013, 08:11 PM »
My new Striker climate suit just arrived today.

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 05, 2013, 09:19 PM »
I don't wear one either but I live in a place where the ice gets thicker than I am tall!!!    ;D

I'd say your good when they have ice road truckers in the area. Lol

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 05, 2013, 09:28 PM »
Just got an atric armor jacket for this season for my birthday

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 05, 2013, 10:50 PM »
A Striker Ice suit user here, floats and I love it!  Best purchase of last year, wish I had gotten it sooner.


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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 05, 2013, 11:51 PM »
last two seasons I used the Striker Hardwater suit and this year I will be using the Clam Ice Amour Lift Suit. before having a floating suit I just used my life jacket from the summer over my jacket when going out on early ice. once the ice was thick enough to drive on then I didn't wear the life jacket.
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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 06, 2013, 07:22 AM »
I wear a neoprene one made for water skiing and put it on under my jacket. And it fits great and is like a big pice of insulation to help keep me warm.


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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 06, 2013, 07:33 AM »
Arctic Armor.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 06, 2013, 07:35 AM »
striker lite suit and also have the striker hardwater jacket for when its real cold.

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 06, 2013, 08:11 AM »
are all of those floating suits bulky? I bought a pr of ice armor bibs end of last season and I felt like I was wearing a life jacket

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Re: What Kind of Life Jacket do you wear on the ice?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 06, 2013, 08:26 AM »
I used to wear mustang survival suit all the time for early and late ice. Trouble with it was it was too bloody warm most days. Now its neat to see some manufacturers like Clam making the lift suit and a throw rope as well as a life jacket for those conditions that warrant it. I also like the look of that nebulus device that keeps your 4wheeler or sled from sinking as well as you!!! For guys that push early and late ice these should be must have items.
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