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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions/Views of Scent Lok

I was seriously thinking of purchasing Scent Lok camo clothing, and just wanted some of your opinions on it. If you had success with it, if you think it works, how long have you used Scent Lok clothing, etc. Please just let me know. Thanks.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 06:23 PM
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Re: Opinions/Views of Scent Lok

I'm sure it helps some and I know people that have had luck with it. I really don't believe anything works unless your hunting the wind. I have basic field and stream top+bottom from Dick's and only got busted once this year.
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I'm not sure if it works but it seems like even from those who say it works it is only effective for about 2 years or so. That is just from reading various posts and articles about it. So be prepared to purchase more clothing in a few years.
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Re: Opinions/Views of Scent Lok

I've worn Scent-lok since the original green suits that had the itchy fiberglass type filament liners.
I shot my largest buck to date, a 205 lb.(certified scale) dressed weight 10pt., while wearing that older model suit while he was standing 12yds down wind of me. They've upgraded the suits a whole lot in recent years.
I like the Savana EXT and wear it religiously.
I'll wear the suit out before it looses it's effectiveness. I wash it in scent free soap a lot more frequently than the manufacturer suggests and put it in the dryer every night to reactivate it.
I believe that Scent-lok works but it's not a cure all to overcome other bad habits.

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Re: Opinions/Views of Scent Lok

Unfortunately, from what I've read, I takes about 450+ degrees to reactivate the "activated charcoal" that these suits contain. These were from articles in Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, and North American Whitetail.

Dryers manufactured for home use do not exceed 225 degrees or so.

Anyhow, I've never used any of these products. I play the wind whether on stand or while still-hunting. As long as the wind and thermals are in my face, the deer has no idea that I am there.

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Re: Opinions/Views of Scent Lok

I can't say how effective or not it is, but I don't use it.
I am leaning more towards it being a gimmick. I just keep my clothes in aplastic bag with some sort of a cover scent, and shower with scent killing soap every morning before I go out and was not "blown" once this season.

99% of the time if I get blown is because a deer snuck in on me and I did not see or hear them and I moved or sniffled or something.

I think you can do better for you money as mentioned above, playing the wind right, and being up in a stand of some sort so the scent blows over them. JMHO

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Re: Opinions/Views of Scent Lok

I use the the base layers and haven't been winded.
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I beleive it has some merits to it. It is not a cure all for bad habits but wearing a suit has helped me in the past see more deer than I beleive I would have saw without wearing it.
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I think it helps. I have one and also a Sitka 90% jacket and pants that I spray with scent eliminator spray. I have seen no difference between the two. Get whatever camo you want and stay as clean and as scent free as possible. A carbon suit alone isn't a cure all.
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Re: Opinions/Views of Scent Lok

I use both Scentblocker and Scent lock, and I also use medalist and X-scent undergarments. I know it works, I haven't been winded in years. I also wash in unscented soap and shampoo. And of course use earth cover scents wafers.
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