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Old 11-03-2010, 08:27 PM
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I know many of you are very experienced hunters and really know your stuff, so Iíd appreciate some advice about layering clothes. I have some camo base layers I bought, which are very thin synthetic material that is supposed to wick away moisture (sweat, etc.). I also have thermal underwear I wear when itís cold. I usually wear the base layers under my camo when itís warm (some of them are silvermax, which is supposed to reduce sweat-associated bacterial growth and thus, detectable human odor). My question is this: which is best to wear against my skin when itís cold? Is it best to have the thin base layer to wick away any sweat or is it bets to have the thermals next to my skin? Should I wear both if itís cold and, if so, which do you think is best next to my skin?

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:37 AM
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I am not familiar with the base layers you are talking about. Here is what I wear for hunting in VA. I wear a poly thermal underwear which is a cheap imitation of Under Armor. (UA is way to expensive in my book). I also have a pair of poly liner socks under my wool socks. Then I wear a thick camo shirt. If it is really cold I put on a fleece and then my hunting coat. If it is really, really cold, I wear a pair of insulated bib overalls. The insulated bibs make all the difference for me when it gets real cold. I wish I had found those years ago.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:27 AM
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Like you I wear base layers that do the same thing as your's. I will wear my long underware top and bottoms then put on the base layers then the fleece realtree AP of course I use a sent killer product after I have dressed and during the hunt. If I get too hot then I will take a lunch break and take off the longjohns.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:51 PM
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mountain hunter,
If your thermals are made of cotton (some are) do not wear them against your skin. Wear the base layers that you are speaking of against your skin.
In fact, if your thermals are cotton, i would not wear them at all. Cotton will stay wet and lose all of its thermal properties when wet.
If neither is made of cotton, wear the base layer then the poly thermals on top of them
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:30 PM
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Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the feedback and insight.
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