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Ice fishing bibs

by , Posted to on 09/25/2013 8:29 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/28/2012
Location: nd
 Ice fishing is right around the corner, and the fever has hit. Looking to spend some money on a set of ice fishing bibs. Kind of curious as to what everyone else has, pros/cons, and is the extra money worth spending on a set of name brand like ice armor, frabill, etc.

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by on 09/25/2013 8:40 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/12/2009
Location: ND
i got the vexilar ones and they are pretty dominant. got em at scheels
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by on 09/25/2013 9:18 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/14/2003
Location: ND
I have the blue clam ones. I have had them for a few years and am happy with them. After the first couple years I have started to spray them with camp dry twice a year. There are better sets out there. It just depends on what you want to spend and how warm of a pair of bibs you want.

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by on 09/25/2013 9:21 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/28/2012
Location: nd
 I can handle the cold pretty well, just looking for something that is truly waterproof
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by on 09/25/2013 9:42 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/06/2012
Location: No
 Columbia warm can kneel in water and stay bone dry. 
 
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by on 09/25/2013 9:43 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/17/2009
Location: nd
 I have strikemaster ones for about 7 years haven't been wet yet
feet down wings cupped
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by on 09/25/2013 9:47 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/27/2007
Location: ND
I wear a pair of waterfowl rain gear pants that my brother gave me for x-mas a few years ago. They are water proof and stop the wind too. They are loose enough to wear a couple layers underneath and keep me pretty warm and dry. They work pretty good for when I'm pulling the portable around.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Clothing/Mens-Hunting-Clothing/Mens-Waterfowl-Hunting-Clothing/Mens-Waterfowl-Lightweight-Clothing%7C/pc/104797080/c/104748480/sc/104681880/i/104059980/Cabelas-Dri-Band-Rain-Gear-Pants/1379083.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fmens-waterfowl-lightweight-clothing%2F_%2FN-1101017%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104059980%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat104797080%253Bcat104681880%253Bcat104681880&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104797080%3Bcat104681880%3Bcat104681880%3Bcat104059980

They are pretty similar the these..
I guess my definition of change just ain't the same!
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by on 09/25/2013 10:32 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/13/2005
Location: ND
 I wear the blue ice armour ones. Had them for 5 years!!! They are still in good shape after so much abuse, but the thing i really like about them is the kneepads, they work really well when a huy runs iut to the tip up and does a sliding grab, and i have bad knees. They also make some grey ones which are warmer but WAY to warm for me. Anyways i love them. I have a buddy who has vexilar ones and has about the same amount of abuse but they didnt seem to hold up as well. Also scheels usually puts them on sale for a decent price at the end of the ice fishing season if you can wait that long. Just saying. IMO the best. Although I REALLY want to try the new frabill gear, it looks really good as well, quality wise anyways.
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by on 09/25/2013 10:37 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/06/2010
Location: ND
 
honkslyer Said:
 I have strikemaster ones for about 7 years haven't been wet yet

X 2. They are awesome!!!
 
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by on 09/25/2013 10:41 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/26/2011
Location: ND
X3. Only two years of use but they keep me dry. Knee pads are great for diving at the tip up like someone else mentioned. I picked mine up at the St. Paul ice fishing show for $90. I should have bought the jacket too but oh well (also only $90).  
Goose Bandit Said:
 
honkslyer Said:
 I have strikemaster ones for about 7 years haven't been wet yet

X 2. They are awesome!!!



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by on 09/26/2013 01:23 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/22/2009
Location: MT
 I don't have many options but I have the scheels outfitters version cuz they make them for tall fellers. Like them a lot, kneel over a hole all day and you'll stay dry. 

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

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by on 09/26/2013 07:28 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/20/2012
Location: ND
http://www.strikerice.com/

check out the striker ice bibs and jackets, first off they float which is an awesome thing to have, and you can get different set with different layers that can be taken on and off, and they are super super super warm for when you are out fishing in the cold... and if you look right at the guy on the front page, you can see that you are able to smoke cigars and drink beer while wearing the bibs! I was sold from the beginning!
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by on 09/26/2013 09:07 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/16/2010
Location: ND
Frabill Storm Suit. Also will work for all other fishing.  You can layer underneath for warmth.
jm1986 Said:
 I can handle the cold pretty well, just looking for something that is truly waterproof


 
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by on 09/26/2013 09:50 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/23/2010
Location: ND
I have no complaints with the Vexilar bibs.  Lots of well placed pockets, heavy buckles and zippers. 
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by on 09/26/2013 10:04 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2007
Location: ND
I own a 15 yr old pair of Cabela's snowmobiling bibs that have served me very very well... but may upgrade this year.

which bibs are the lightest and easiest to move around in? I want good knees (pads and/or extra waterproof). Which brand excels for mobility? Cold is not often my enemy... wet is. If I'm outside I'm "doing something". If it's terrible/cold windy then I'm in the shelter where any bibs get hot pronto.

The "flotation built in" is one heck of a great attribute!


YETI. Wildly Stronger, Keeps Ice Longer
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by on 09/26/2013 10:41 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/16/2010
Location: ND
I bought the Frabill Suit (Which is the grey suit), but not the FXE.  This is the lightest suit I could find that still had knee and butt pads.  Full length zippers and pockets every where.  http://frabill.com/frabill-suit.html The FXE Sno-suit is very extreme and heavy.  Built like a brick shithouse but nice quality.  You should be able to find a good price on EBAY.  I have had mine two years without any complaints.  Read reviews on this product.
guywhofishes Said:
I own a 15 yr old pair of Cabela's snowmobiling bibs that have served me very very well... but may upgrade this year.

which bibs are the lightest and easiest to move around in? I want good knees (pads and/or extra waterproof). Which brand excels for mobility? Cold is not often my enemy... wet is. If I'm outside I'm "doing something". If it's terrible/cold windy then I'm in the shelter where any bibs get hot pronto.

The "flotation built in" is one heck of a great attribute!




 
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by on 09/26/2013 10:45 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/16/2010
Location: ND
 It also has a sweet UNIBOMBER hood.
 
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by on 09/26/2013 11:02 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2007
Location: ND
muzzytipped Said:
 It also has a sweet UNIBOMBER hood.
gasp.... be still my beating heart

YETI. Wildly Stronger, Keeps Ice Longer
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by on 09/26/2013 11:04 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2007
Location: ND
Interesting that two websites I've clicked on in this thread show product out of stock. What a strange time to be out of stock.
YETI. Wildly Stronger, Keeps Ice Longer
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by on 09/26/2013 11:11 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/16/2010
Location: ND
 
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by on 09/26/2013 11:15 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/26/2011
Location: ND
 Guy, if you can wait until the first week of December, I suggest making the trip to the St. Paul ice show. Awesome deals and they serve beer there. Plus the snobear girls are there. And plenty of bars around the xcel center.  

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