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Wool coats...

...tell me about em. Do you still wear them? How do you keep dry? Any good lightweight wool coats? Woolrich, Filson, Johnson....lets hear the good and bad.
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Re: Wool coats...

I have a green-check Woolrich button up jacket that I wear almost every day of the regular firearms season and late flintlock season. Very warm, and quieter than any man-made fabric out there.

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Re: Wool coats...

They are nostalgic, but ancient as far as warmth and way too heavy. I like wool but too impractical since gortex, underarmor and fleece came along.
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Re: Wool coats...

I never owned one. Ive worn my fathers a time or two. I definitely think every hunter should own one once. I been looking. Might end up being a fall casual than hunting. Depending on what I find.
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Re: Wool coats...

I have both jacket and bibs in the old Woolrich Cam-Wool-Flage (Advantage camo).

Can't really think of any "cons" other than it's too warm for most of PA archery season and too warm for much walking. The stuff turns a ton of water and is WAY warm. I use the bibs as a layering garment under my Arctic Shield when temps get way down there. Freakin' awesome !!

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Ooopss...we had a field gear forum!! Whodathunkit?
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Re: Wool coats...

I have an older Johnson Green and Black Plaid coat, unlined. That coat has been with me on more successful deer hunts than any other clothing item I own. Quiet and sheds a lot of water and even when it gets a bit heavy in the rain it still keeps you warm.

The new stuff is great, but there is not a thing wrong with the old tried and true technology.
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Re: Wool coats...

I hear a lot of people say they get heavy when wet. How bout going lighter weight on the coat and layering? Think that would cut some weight? Or would it just not keep you as warm.
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I'm going to be ordering one from greywolf woolens shortly. Best hunting clothing out there.
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Re: Wool coats...

I have an old red buffalo plaid Woolrich hunting jacket with matching wool pants. I have not worn it for a few years however I have worn it enough in the past to give an opinion. The advantages to wool are IMO first it's VERY quiet material,second it's almost windproof and third it's very warm. The disadvantages are it's heavy when compared to more modern materials and it's VERY heavy when it gets wet.Even when wet it will keep you warm though. IMO the advantages out weigh the disadvantages!

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