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Old 11-27-2012, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what are you guys wearing? I need some new, better gear.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm a little bias but I love my arctiva gear. I've owned other brands in the past but arctiva has treated me the best by far!!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i Wear a coat right from Polaris, with FXR pants and boots and gloves, nice gear. don't know if you mean helmets to but i love my 509 EVO with the sinister goggles.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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F.y.i. Coats with whatever brand sled you own tramp stamped to it, not cool.
That said, I just get a good gore tex shell and wear whatever is comfy and warm underneath. . I own all kinds of coats from columbia, to marmot. It dosent matter as long as it's light weight, blocks the wind and is waterproof.
Some might think otherwise, but this is what works for me in montana!

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I wear my hunting bibs and my Dickies jacket with other stuff underneath and it works for me, I have warn leather before and that was the best by far.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like my Coldwave gear! Have a set of bibs worn one time for sale. XL


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Old 11-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i just wear a colombia jacket with different attachments with a pair of rocky pac boots and a pair of snowbibs i bought from walmart and has work so far or just my carharts
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Arctiva all the way, inexpensive and very warm and excellent quality.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i have yet to were it in the snow but i have a arctiva jacket and arctiva comp 6 bibs all insulated and from what i can tell they are going to be great its great quality and for the price of a Colombia u can get a arctiva jacket and have some money left over i got mine brand new on clearance for 75 bucks and the paints were 100 so both were new cant wait to try them out
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Coldwave polar cap bibs, Wearguard Arctic Tundra System parka, leather Sorels and Mossi deerskin gauntlet mitts.
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F.y.i. Coats with whatever brand sled you own tramp stamped to it, not cool.
That said, I just get a good gore tex shell and wear whatever is comfy and warm underneath. . I own all kinds of coats from columbia, to marmot. It dosent matter as long as it's light weight, blocks the wind and is waterproof.
Some might think otherwise, but this is what works for me in montana!

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FYI... Mocking people like me for wearing an arctic cat jacket is not cool either bro. I like the way my gear looks, but more important is that it's very well made and works great.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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F.y.i. Coats with whatever brand sled you own tramp stamped to it, not cool.
That said, I just get a good gore tex shell and wear whatever is comfy and warm underneath. . I own all kinds of coats from columbia, to marmot. It dosent matter as long as it's light weight, blocks the wind and is waterproof.
Some might think otherwise, but this is what works for me in montana!

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How is it not cool to wear quality, good looking riding gear? explain that to me please. whats wrong with wearing same brand coat as yours sled. my gear is awsome and its from polaris and FXR
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I wear Castle coat and bibs they both work real nice.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I wear Cat Bibs, boots and JacketEven gloves and helmet! I have prob 6 sets! I've gotten them all at Swap meets for about $40-50 a set!
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Castle X Switch jacket and Fuel pants, Polaris boots, Polaris Dragon helmet, Oakley Polaris goggles, and buying myself some Castle X gloves for this year.

Castle X and Arctiva are in the moderate to sort of expensive range; FXR is more; Klim is nearer the top of the price range.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I've got my Polaris Retro jacket, probably gonna buy a pair of Mossi bibs I've seen locally for like $85, and have my Kamik rubber insulated boots (awesome for riding...feet don't get wet and plenty warm!) and my absolute favorite thing is my Ice Armor gauntlet gloves. Waterproof, super warm, and being gauntlets they block any snow/moisture from getting into them, and the wind. $40 a pair for them and they're worth every penny.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks for all of the replies, they were very helpful. But I think I am going to go a little outside the box on this one. I was asking one of my buddies about what gear I should get and he reccomended I try out his new hunting gear. So I did, and it was great! Its called KUIU. Its a whole layering system, and it is so warm and comfortable. He tried explaining all of these fancy materials they use to me, but it was kind of like he was talking a different language. The main point was they use better more expensive materials than any other company and sell it for about the same price as other companies because they only sell it wholesale.

I really liked wearing it, and it worked great. Do you guys see any disadvantages I might face wearing this rather than the more traditional gear?

This is the site: kuiu.com
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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idk i think the arctiva gear i got now for the money is extremely good and the materials that they use are great hunting gear is good because they make the stuff to be warm but i dont know how it will be after being out side for hours riding around and how tuff the stuff is
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I really liked wearing it, and it worked great. Do you guys see any disadvantages I might face wearing this rather than the more traditional gear?

This is the site: kuiu.com
It looks like they only make waist length jackets and no bibs. This means no cold protection around the waist when you're sitting on the sled holding the handle bars. Also, I'm reading alot of descriptions of their outer layers stating, "wind resistant", "water resistant" and "dries quickly". You want an outer layer that is wind proof and waterproof. Also, you really don't want a hood on your jacket. Uncomfortable when wearing a helmet and can snag on tree branches.

Yes, layering is good. I start with a base layer of polypropylene long sleeved shirt, pants and socks. Polypropylene is the same material the military uses in the base layer of their cold weather gear. Then jeans and a long sleeved shirt, typically heavy weight cotton.

Then we go to the snowmobile specific gear you asked about: Coldwave polar cap bibs, Wearguard Arctic Tundra System parka, leather Sorels and Mossi deerskin gauntlet mitts.

The Wearguard Arctic Tundra System Parka is also a layer system. 8 oz Thinsulate in the outer parka and 13 polyester fleece for the inner jacket. The jackets can be worn together or separately. So if it gets too warm I can take the inner jacket off stow it. The parka is long enough to just touch the seat while I'm sitting on the sled.
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