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#5514733 - 01/02/15 03:51 AM Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested
Cajun Raider Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 486
Loc: Texas
Waterproof and windbreaker lined parka recommendations are requested. Do not need zip out liner. Thanks
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#5517988 - 01/03/15 08:51 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
Cajun Raider Offline
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 486
Loc: Texas
Any recommendations?
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#5518016 - 01/03/15 09:02 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19299
Loc: Corsicana
That's a pretty specific garment. Maybe explains the lack of recommendations.

"All-in-one" parkas are not my cup of tea as they tend to be both heavy and bulky. Plus, the only truly "waterproof" garments are shells/rain gear designed as such. IMO the better way to go for all but arctic cold conditions is layering with base, mid-layer, and outer layer/shell. A good down or quality synthetic fill jacket over a quality base layer will keep you warm in most any conditions without all the bulk. Use the shell as needed for added warmth/wind breaking/precip protection.
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#5518050 - 01/03/15 09:15 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
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Registered: 05/07/09
Posts: 322
Loc: Plano, TX
Any of the Cabela's parkas are great....pick the one that best suits your needs and you'll be good to go. I have the dri-fowl II parka. On New Years Day, I sat in steady freezing rain with temps that never got above 30 degrees for 4 hours and never got cold or wet (except for my hands).

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Dri-Fowl-II-Dry-Plus-in-Parka/1379097.uts

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#5518097 - 01/03/15 09:37 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4080
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I was lucky to have purchased the Field & Stream, 3 in 1 Parka from Dick's 3 seasons ago on clearance, paid $29.99, regularly priced at $179.99. Absolute warmest jacket and waterproof that I have ever worn. Have had to take it off while up in tripod in 30s degree weather. Best buy I've ever made for hunting apparel.

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#5518126 - 01/03/15 09:53 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4687
Loc: Nevada, TX
As much as I hate to say it I have a parka from Bass Pro. It is the red head brand and has been great. I think it is 5 or so years old now. Has a inner and outter jacket that zips together. The outer is wind and water proof. Works really well in cold weather and wind.

Walter

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#5518173 - 01/03/15 10:22 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
That's a pretty specific garment. Maybe explains the lack of recommendations.

"All-in-one" parkas are not my cup of tea as they tend to be both heavy and bulky. Plus, the only truly "waterproof" garments are shells/rain gear designed as such. IMO the better way to go for all but arctic cold conditions is layering with base, mid-layer, and outer layer/shell. A good down or quality synthetic fill jacket over a quality base layer will keep you warm in most any conditions without all the bulk. Use the shell as needed for added warmth/wind breaking/precip protection.


I agree...Good advice

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#5536862 - 01/11/15 11:25 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: TonyinVA]
Lone Ranger Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/17/04
Posts: 1324
Loc: Irving, Texas
Bass Pro Red Head brand Extreme Elements parka and pants. I have had for several years and it works great. Used in Colorado in snow, rain, etc and very happy with it. Completely waterproof and very warm.

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#5537138 - 01/12/15 08:03 AM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41125
Loc: Metroplex
What's primary use going to be?

Reason I ask is you have long and you have wader cut jackets.

There are a lot of good jackets out there.

To be truely water proof make sure it is critically seam sealed.

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#5538910 - 01/12/15 08:45 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
bcranch Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 180
Loc: Ft. Benning, GA
I bought the Cabelas bowhunter SST set last year and I joke with my wife that it is like a big warm hug whenever I wear it. Spent 11 hrs a day in a stand hunting this New Jersey bear season in Dec and stayed warm. And it is scent loc...
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#5541723 - 01/14/15 01:09 AM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
Hirogen Offline
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Registered: 07/18/13
Posts: 684
Loc: Ontario, Grey County
Need more info like location (i.e. Texas Panhandle Cold or Arctic Circle February Cold).

Best to go with layers like was already stated and add/subtract as needed.

My +40 to -40 rig:

Polypropylene long underwear and long sleeve thermals
Medium weight fleece long sleeves
Heavy Weight fleece pants
Down Mountaineering pants
Heavy Fleece Sweater
Down Mountaineering Parka
Gore-Tex Proshell Jacket and Pants
Fleece Balaclava
Beaver fur hat

Optional: Bottle of Scotch.

If you have a pack with you than layers can be added/removed as weather changes and it will keep you comfortable from +40 to -40. Isn't cheap though (>$1500 for quality everything). Plus you better add another $4-500 for good boots and gloves/mitts.

You can do it for a lot less if say it's a +40 to 0 rig or if you are not worried about having to survive a night outside if a freak storm rolls in.





Edited by Hirogen (01/14/15 01:10 AM)
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#5544910 - 01/15/15 12:52 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
clandr1 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 97
Loc: Frisco
Not sure if this will help, but here goes anyway:

My favorite overcoat is a USGI ECWCS goretex jacket. It is waterproof, windproof, and works great if you layer underneath it. For example I'll wear an undershirt, then put on a fairly tight fitting Reebok fleece 1/4 zip, then put on my loose fitting full zip Redhead fleece, and if it is cold enough, or raining, I'll add the ECWCS goretex jacket. If it is simply raining and I don't need the cold protection, I'll wear a long sleeve t-shirt under the goretex ECWCS jacket. It has worked very well for me, and you can pick them up online for between $50-100 depending on size and condition.

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#5545566 - 01/15/15 06:25 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
Kingpin Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/07/11
Posts: 189
Loc: Houston
I generally layer but if it is really COLD I pull out my Cabelas MTO50 Whitetail Extreme. Couple of weekends it was 35 degrees and drizzling but I just wore a long sleeve tshirt under it and was warm.
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#5552671 - 01/19/15 07:12 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: Cajun Raider]
NTX RAIDER Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 245
Loc: Frisco, TX
I really like my 4 in 1 jacket from Cabelas. I wear multiple layers underneath and only use the liner for the jacket when it get really cold. The shell does a really good job of keeping the wind and rain out.

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#5552678 - 01/19/15 07:14 PM Re: Hunting Parka Recommendations Requested [Re: DQ Kid]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4080
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
I was lucky to have purchased the Field & Stream, 3 in 1 Parka from Dick's 3 seasons ago on clearance, paid $29.99, regularly priced at $179.99. Absolute warmest jacket and waterproof that I have ever worn. Have had to take it off while up in tripod in 30s degree weather. Best buy I've ever made for hunting apparel.


In 20s degree weather I have to simply wear a short sleeve shirt underneath otherwise I will be a sweaty mess. Warmest/waterproof parka I've ever had period.

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