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    When its cold and you are stopped to glass or early in the morning before the sun comes up. I get plenty warm when I am moving, not wet, and I get cold quickly when I'm not moving and heart beat s l o w s way down. What is warm, compact, light, and easy to get on and off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosepilot View Post
    When its cold and you are stopped to glass or early in the morning before the sun comes up. I get plenty warm when I am moving, not wet, and I get cold quickly when I'm not moving and heart beat s l o w s way down. What is warm, compact, light, and easy to get on and off?
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    For backpacking I go with a Montbell Thermawrap, it weighs nearly nothing and if it doesn't cut it then I toss on my rain shell. For a cheaper version look to the Cabelas trans ak insulator jacket.

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    Default Waterfowler's parka...

    I think it was Tony Russ in his bear hunting book that mentioned he favored a waterfowler's parka - in his pack during the hike, then he put it on when he stopped.

    A friend found one used in a thrift shop - I've been looking for a deal ever since.

    Thermawraps and similar compressible, insulated jackets weigh almost nothing and take up the least bulk. Easy to carry a second (larger size maybe) for extra loft when you need it. And, they might be available in year-end discounts about now!

    Good luck.

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    Default Patagonia

    Patagonia DAS parka.
    Fake down so still insulates when wet. Crazy light/warm.
    Best heavy coat I've ever had. Replaced Mtn Hdware jacket....no contest.
    Bonus: Makes an excellent pillow.

    Downfall is Patagonia is about the least hunter friendly company anywhere.

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    Barney's Brooks Range coat and pant! Super warm, very light weight, extremely compactable, more durrable outer fabric than most, and a more generous cut to cover the back when glassing. I really think it's the best thing going. You can leave a lot of other gear at home and save weight.

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    I'll second the das parka.
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    In the old days we used a "Elephants Foot" Bag and Eddie Bauer, "Expedition" Parka, back when they made good gear, not cheap trendy crap. I have been using that Goose Down parka for 41 years.

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    In the Winter its the DAS Parka in the Summer/Fall Hooded Micropuff. I thought I would like the Montbell Thermawrap but it is just cut too short in the arms and torso length for me.

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    DAS parka here too!
    It's a no hassle hunting coat for Alaska....

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    Thanks guys. I figured I keep an eye open for deals in the off season for things to add to gear collection.

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    As I was doing some research on your suggestions, I came across this Primaloft poncho. Actually had an idea similar to this run through my head a couple of times. Anyone seen or used this before? Maybe get one made of 4 or 5 oz

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    I guess it helps if I would add the picture and specs.

    Integral Designs
    This 5 ft wide by 7 ft long Primaloft insulated blanket has a 108" light-weight zipper down one side and across bottom which converts it into a sleeping bag. A drawcord allows the top side to be converted into a hood. It can be used as a light-weight quilt to cover 2 people, as a bivy liner, or as a summer bag. A horseshoe shaped zipper opening in the center of blanket allows it to be worn as a poncho while moving or remaining static.
    Length 7ftWidth 5ftFill 3 oz Primaloft SportWeight 28 oz (780g)Packed Size 6"x16"Fits to 6'6"Colours: BlackUnit price: $150.00 USD

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    Wiggy's Barren Ground Jkt and Leg Jackets. (insulated chaps)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Taylor View Post
    Wiggy's Barren Ground Jkt and Leg Jackets. (insulated chaps)

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    barren ground chaps....... hmmmm why does this give me the image of taylor running across the tundra in a puffy down suit with his but cheeks hanging out?



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    Vince -- having that image, you, Sir, have ISSUES!

    Haah.

    Not down. Lamilite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Taylor View Post
    Vince -- having that image, you, Sir, have ISSUES!

    Haah.

    Not down. Lamilite.

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    Whats the difference between that and SEEING a picture of someone using a custom, handwoven grass seat cover on a bucket
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