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Striker ice suits?
« on: Dec 24, 2016, 02:43 PM »
Wanting to replace my old arctic armor and I tried on the Striker Hardwater suit and dang are those bibs bulky. Anyone who has these do they loosen up after a while? I felt like I was restricted while trying to walk. Thanks for any feedback.
         

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 24, 2016, 02:49 PM »
our whole family has hardwater suits they are the most amazing comfy suit ever , had  mine 4 years now  no problems except the snap on cloth patches on thighs wifey ended up sewing velcro on, to hold them in place

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 24, 2016, 02:51 PM »
The Hardwater line is pretty much the beefiest of the line. Like any suit over time or a washing per instructions fixes it.
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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 24, 2016, 04:59 PM »
The Striker suit I got last year is warmer than any snowmobile suit I ever had.  Yes it is a little bulky, but it is a float suit.  I broke through the ice in deep water late last winter (long story), the suit did it's job.  I really like the cloth patches for what they were made to do, but have had issues at times with them coming unsnapped, I have learned to take them off when running a chain saw, saw dust sticks to them.  When the time comes I will buy another Striker suit.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 24, 2016, 05:44 PM »
  I really like the cloth patches for what they were made to do, but have had issues at times with them coming unsnapped, I have learned to take them off when running a chain saw, saw dust sticks to them.  When the time comes I will buy another Striker suit.


Yep as does any bedding material from bait/wax worms/spikes etc.
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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 24, 2016, 09:26 PM »
I have the predator set and would definitely recommend them. I rarely take my shanty since I've got them. They are one of the best purchases I've made for ice fishing. I can't imagine having anything warmer than the predator set unless you lived in really extreme temps. It was 16 the other morning and I took my coat off because I was hot.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 24, 2016, 10:33 PM »
From what I've read on this forum, buyer beware!!!
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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 24, 2016, 11:20 PM »
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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 25, 2016, 12:06 AM »
way better than artic armor junk and clam ice armor!
customer service has always been top notch too.
try their climate suit if you want less bulk.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 25, 2016, 08:10 AM »
 ;D Had my predators 3 yrs. now. Best investment for ice fishing I ever made.
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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 25, 2016, 08:31 AM »
3rd year on my bibs, 2nd year on my coat. The hardwater suit is one of the best purchases I've made.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 25, 2016, 08:49 AM »
Wanting to replace my old arctic armor and I tried on the Striker Hardwater suit and dang are those bibs bulky. Anyone who has these do they loosen up after a while? I felt like I was restricted while trying to walk. Thanks for any feedback.

You could buy a plastic bag from a homeless guy for a jacket and bibs and have better quality and customer service than your AA suit....been there done that. Striker is on a different level. Love mine.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 25, 2016, 09:02 AM »
I would consider the frabil suite it is usga  approved flotation device
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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #13 on: Dec 25, 2016, 11:10 AM »
I would consider the frabil suite it is usga  approved flotation device
.          If going out in boat I'd want uscg approved, I'll stick with the best one made the Striker!!

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #14 on: Dec 25, 2016, 01:20 PM »
Agreed, you can't go wrong with striker. The attic armor is mediocre at best.
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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 25, 2016, 01:31 PM »
Striker Predator suit on 3rd year... FANTASTIC outfit. I had a great sales lady that suggested getting the bibs one size larger than I thought and she was right. Never an issue with walking, bending, etc. other than my aging body. Like others here, I hardly ever zip the parka unless it's really cold or windy. Great suit... can't say enough good about it.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 25, 2016, 02:50 PM »
Love my Striker Predator suit. Just as warm as my old Sno Suit but a lot lighter and way more comfortable.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 25, 2016, 02:58 PM »
Love my hard water ,During the day in ct it has to be rally windy to put jacket on , bibs and windbreaker enough. It shines at nite walleye fishing or on trips  north. Sat outside 5 degrees 30 mph long Jon shirt and flannel shirt under jacket and I was toasty. Best investment I ever made

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 25, 2016, 04:41 PM »
I only have the hardwater coat, but last night it was about 10 degrees and my only thought was, hmm, my feet are a little cold. Unzipped coat. Crazy warm.

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Re: Striker ice suits?
« Reply #19 on: Dec 25, 2016, 07:43 PM »
I also love my Striker Hardwater suit. I can tell you that you won't get cold, and it does get very cold here. On the warmer days I have the jacket unzipped and the top of the bibs unzipped or just wear the bibs and a summer nylon rain coat. The quality is top notch. They are a little bulky but for the warmth factor it is well worth the extra bulk.

 


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