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robAK
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Apr-09-17, 
04:45 PM (MST)
"Using bibs for early high country hunt in CO"

Hey guys, want to read what you guys think about using bibs for a CO high country hunt I want to do. I've used a heavier bib on a Oct muley hunt in WY a few years back. It worked great for the winds and helped keep me warm, but like I said, HEAVY. Want to save all the weight I can, but do love using bibs. Any opinions and options would be appreciated. Thanks, Rob

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Using bibs...  Chacoblue777      Apr-10-17   1 
  RE: Using bibs...  robAK      Apr-10-17   2 
   RE: Using bibs...  Soj51hopefu...      Apr-10-17   3 
   RE: Using bibs...  Chacoblue777      Apr-10-17   4 
 RE: Using bibs...  robAK      Apr-10-17   5 

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Chacoblue777
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Apr-10-17, 
01:04 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Using bibs for early high country hunt in CO"

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Hi Rob

I think it depends on your hunting style and means of moving around on that high country hunt. Will you be hiking in, or on horses? If horses are being used, you may have the luxury of taking a heavy set of bibs. Also, do you plan to be still-hunting a lot or hiking a lot? That will make a difference in how helpful a set of bibs may be. Personally, I probably would not take them on a high country CO hunt, as I prefer to be a bit more mobile, and I get hot really fast hiking in bibs. I like to take many layers on such hunts, and pull out a compact down when I get cold or having a sit, then put it back in the pack when on the move again. There are more effective ways to stay warm than a pair of heavy bibs in my opinion. But again, it depends on your hunting style and activity level. Good luck on your hunt.

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robAK
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Apr-10-17, 
01:13 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Using bibs for early high country hunt in CO"

Hey Chaco. Will be backpacking in. When I lived in ID used them a lot for bowhunting and early hunts. But CO will be a lot different with more rain likely. Haven't bought gear for backpacking in quite a few years. Just seeing if there's anything new that's light weight and ideal for this type of hunt.
Will be spotting quite a bit and I like having that extra coverage where the jacket rides up.

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Soj51hopefull
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Apr-10-17, 
03:09 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Using bibs for early high country hunt in CO"

You going co 3rd season?

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Apr-10-17, 
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4. "RE: Using bibs for early high country hunt in CO"

Hi Rob

Sounds like you have had good relsults and experiences with your bibs on past hunts.

Yes, there are lots of good hunting apparel options and companies out there these days. Staying lightweight seems to be the goal, or atleast how they market themselves for many companies. A few I like are Kuiu, First lite, and Sitka.

Proper layering is the biggest factor in staying warm and dry in my opinion. Some people try to find an article of clothing that acts as all of their layers, and that typically is not ideal. A good base layer for wicking, mid layer for insulation, and outer layer for weather protection will keep me comfortable in almost any hunting condition. It is also very lightweight and compact. I always carry a good set of rainwear, which can be helpful as additional outer layer and a good windbreak when needed.

Good luck on your hunt

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robAK
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Apr-10-17, 
07:26 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Using bibs for early high country hunt in CO"

Hey Soj and Chaco. I'll be muzzy high country SW CO. Rain for the most part was not a concern in S. ID back then. Been looking at first lite, Sitka and kuiu. Just few options so it looks like this won't work. Anyways thanks for the input guys. Rob

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