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Artic Armour vs Ice Armour (Grey) vs Strikemaster Wear

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vexilarkid

What are some opinions on each of these suits? Advantages and disadvantages?

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cliffy

I cant say that I have used the IA suit but I bought a AA suit this past holiday from Walleye Dan. I have put the suit to a pretty good test so far and its passed with flying colors. As a matter of fact, I was teaching yesterday morning and spent a condsiderable amount of time just standing outside in -22 degrees with a 10 mph wind in my face. I was not even close to being cold...or even chilled..as a matter of fact the only thing that got cold was my toes. The AA suit is simply awesome! I love that its so thin but yet so warm. And, of course, the fact that it floats is just an extra bit of comfort if one was to fall thru the ice.

As I said, I have never tested the IA suit....it looks like a nice outfit and I am sure its also top notch. Just my two cents

Take care

Cliffy

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vexilarkid

Anyone have anything to add? I would really appreciate any insight.

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jwhjr

I got a good deal on a Strikemaster jacket and I like it. Keeps me warm, 14 pockets (I lose track of which pocket I put things in half the time), and lightweight.

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harvey lee

I have both suits. I have the grey suit that has the two jackets and the bibs that also turn into just pants. I dont believe they make this suit any longer. It has been a good suit and has served me well. Now, I also have the AA suit in both camo and red. I use the camo for deer hunting,archery and it worked very well and was pretty quiet. The red suit I use for the ice fishing as it has better padding in the knees and butt area. Plenty of pockets and all features are very nice and it has worn very well.

I will continue to use only my AA as if I have the misfortune of falling through the ice, the AA suit will give me the extra time to maybe save my life.

I believe that for ice fishing, the AA suit is the best option that money can buy.

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MuleShack

AA keeps me warm fishing 15-20 below. It doesn't let the wind penetrate the jacket...and besides it floats.

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Jim Almquist

I have the AA camo and have found it to be a little too warm when I am setting up but once I settle down to fish it is great. When I am flying across the lake on my sled I have never even got so much as a chill and the only thing I am wearing is Underarmour top & bottom with fleece pants and a flannel shirt. The stuff is amazingly light so you never feel all bulked up. The material is soft enough that I will be using it for deer hunting and all I will have to do is throw on a blaze fleece top and I will be set. My Carhartts are now for doing the dirty work like wrenching on the sled grin.gif

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