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Old 12-20-2008, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Arctic Armor sizing and durability opinions needed

Greetings all,
I saw a previous post regarding Arctic Armor clothes. Did a little shopping on line and the sizing seems big for the size ... like I should be a small for chest size. Can anyone attest to what size they comfortably wear and how big a boy are ya? I normally wear large for my 5'-10" frame at 180 pounds, but not sure about these clothes.

Anyone happen to know who might stock it in the Colorado Springs area? I don't recall seeing them at Sportsman's Warehouse.

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Old 12-21-2008, 01:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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as far i know no one sell them here in colorado i'm 5'9 245 # let them order them for you if not right you can send them back i talk to a service person. give them your size and all i'm going to buy me one at tax time for next year
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Artic Armor is WARM!!

I recieved mine about a week ago and due to no time to fish have been wearing it while woodworking outside here in Granby. Last night was a chilly one but I stayed warm all night with only sweats on underneath.

The suit is very lightweight and comfortable, and the padded knees and rear are a real plus. The only problem I see is some of the stitching on the shoudler straps looks a bit week, but it is nothing a quick reinforcement cant sturdy up.

I am 6'3, 250 lbs, and usually wear tall sized clothing....The XL suit fits perfect.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm exactly your size and wear a Large fits good with layers below... The only thing I don't like about them is they cut easy in the cold and you can't get the patch material to stick (got patch material from Clam and use adhesive they suggested). I have had mine for 4 seasons now.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Are you guys talking Arctic Armor or Ice Armor?

Hubby and I have Ice Armor Blue Suits. Have had since Xmas '05 (me) and Feb '06 (him). Have been very happy with results. Wind and Water PROOF, not resistant. Padded knees and seat, fifty gajillion pockets all over the place, fly patch, neoprene cuffs. Good, tough suits.

I wear a medium, his is a large. I wear large to XL ladies gear, he wears men's XL's and suit fits him well. (He wears a 40x32 in pants and a 46-48 jacket and has long arms). Nice to have bibs that he can take off over his Ice King II boots, which he couldn't do with his Carhartt bibs!

Really is like wearing a ice hut on your back. Fished in the wind on Friday and sure made a difference walking across the pond!
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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there talking about arctic armor they let you float if you fall in the ice and stay warm till help comes thats way i'm buying one don't want to sink below the ice with a regular suit

fishingal go to there website and checkout the video at arctic armor
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Are you guys talking Arctic Armor or Ice Armor?

Hubby and I have Ice Armor Blue Suits. Have had since Xmas '05 (me) and Feb '06 (him). Have been very happy with results. Wind and Water PROOF, not resistant. Padded knees and seat, fifty gajillion pockets all over the place, fly patch, neoprene cuffs. Good, tough suits.

I wear a medium, his is a large. I wear large to XL ladies gear, he wears men's XL's and suit fits him well. (He wears a 40x32 in pants and a 46-48 jacket and has long arms). Nice to have bibs that he can take off over his Ice King II boots, which he couldn't do with his Carhartt bibs!

Really is like wearing a ice hut on your back. Fished in the wind on Friday and sure made a difference walking across the pond!
I was looking at the Arctic Armor, but I believe I've seen more folks wearing the Ice Armor. Not sure the difference in warmth. My girl is a size 10/12 in normal clothes, so I'm trying to find her something to help keep her on the ice a little more comfortable than she is in the tent when the heater is going.

I guess I'll investigate both. She's only 5'-1" so there is a little issue with getting something that fits her comfortable but isn't too long in the legs/arms.

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