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I am a big fan of coveralls when ice fishing. Mine are getting old though. I wanna get some new ones for this ice season. Anybody else use coveralls?

If you had $100-$200 to spend, what type of coveralls would you get? Any good/bad experiences?
 

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I think I paid $50 on sale for a pair of Cabela's bibs.....I've used them three seasons on the ice and every time I shovel snow at home. They work great.

They look like these (only a different color)....

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0043808922929a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Product_liberal&QueryText=fishing+bib&sort=all&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

The only ones left in the bargain bin though are Clint sized. ;D

(and yes, I know they are classified as rain wear but I've never had a problem being cold in them and I've even warn them with just shorts on underneath while shoveling snow).
 

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The only ones left in the bargain bin though are Clint sized. ;D
:D :D :D

Yeah that's another reason that I want new ones. I got these when I was 16 and they are slightly undersized. I would WAY rather have them oversized. Thanks for the input fellahs. Anyone else?
 

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By coveralls do you mean 1-piece? If so I like the black Carhartts. You will never be cold again.
 

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SLAYERFISH said:
By coveralls do you mean 1-piece? If so I like the black Carhartts. You will never be cold again.
Carhartts are great , Blizzard is good also, but the real key piece in the quote is buy black.
 

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The Wal Mart special that are $40 work just fine. Walls I think are the brand...?
They will work fine for a while- But ya get what ya pay for. I bought a set of carhartts in 1990 and they lasted till 2001. And back then I fished 11-mile 30 times per winter without a hut. Used and abused those poor things and never had anything go wrong with em. Even at the end they were just tattered a little. Now the new school extreme carhartts-the black ones- are even better than the old brown duck type.
 

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I'm prob gonna go with carhart for this year the arctic ones little more insulation. I think bibs are around 110.00
 

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I really like the Carrharts. I've used the insulated bibs for a couple of seasons now and they work like a charm. Even kneeling in 8 inches of sluch on Granby.
 

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SLAYERFISH said:
§limer said:
The Wal Mart special that are $40 work just fine. Walls I think are the brand...?
They will work fine for a while- But ya get what ya pay for. I bought a set of carhartts in 1990 and they lasted till 2001. And back then I fished 11-mile 30 times per winter without a hut. Used and abused those poor things and never had anything go wrong with em. Even at the end they were just tattered a little. Now the new school extreme carhartts-the black ones- are even better than the old brown duck type.
You do. I've had mine for about 5 or 6 seasons now. While I didn't ice fish every year, I wear them when I work on the cars when it's real cold, or when I shovel the walk way. Thats a lot of movement and a lot of time on my knees (no homo) when working on the ride. They're in brand new condition still safe for the smell of sucker and they're a little tight on the waist region... Would drop another $40 today gladly.

But, those ice armor ones are pimp and I'll get one of those later this season or next year strictly for fishing and shoveling.
 

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I really like the Carrharts. I've used the insulated bibs for a couple of seasons now and they work like a charm. Even kneeling in 8 inches of sluch on Granby.
I see you have an ATV, ever get it stuck in the slush at Granby??
 

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Carharts will certainly last forever and you will never have a broken zipper which is the difference between Carhart and Wal-Mart. However, they are warm when they are not wet. Coveralls are made of cotton and wicks up water easily. Every time I would ice fish in those things by the end of the day the legs are frozen solid which sometimes makes them hard to unzip. On multiple day trips you'll have to worry about getting them dry before getting back onto the ice. I bought Ice Armour and my only complaint is that I do not feel that they can take the abuse like my Carharts do. I'm pretty tough on my outerlayer. Check out snowmobile outerware also. Only problem with those are that they do not quite have the insulation that others have.
 

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You can get the insulated Carhart coveralls in black polypro Cardura cloth instead of the standard brown cotton duck. Army Surplus Store on S. Bwy and Hampden (Denver) had them last time I checked. I think they were around $130.
 

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SLAYERFISH said:
By coveralls do you mean 1-piece? If so I like the black Carhartts. You will never be cold again.
That's exactly what I rock. I inhereted a pair that my bro-inlaw "outgrew". So far they have defended against some of the worst weather that wyoming has tossed at me no less south park. No worries.
 

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i like the "duck" carhartts too, i get too warm in the black ones, but like fishmanlee said the leg portion will be frozen by the end of the day but since my boots come up that high underneath i never really get cold anyway... killer boots wil make anything seem warmer...
 

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tracker15 said:
I really like the Carrharts. I've used the insulated bibs for a couple of seasons now and they work like a charm. Even kneeling in 8 inches of sluch on Granby.
I see you have an ATV, ever get it stuck in the slush at Granby??
I haven't been stuck out on the lake yet. (knock on wood) The only time I've had a problem was the winter before last, I got stuck at the bottom of the boat ramp. There were 3 or 4 other guys stuck there as well.

I figure if I get stuck on the lake, I should be able to winch out easy enough.
 
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