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Base Layer

I was wondering what kind of base layer everyone is using and how they like it. After hunting the opener and saturday I realized I need to get a moisture wicking base layer. I hunt private land and my spot is on top of a long and steep hill leaving me with about a 45 mintute hike to my spot with a little bit more than half of that uphill. Ive tried packing in some of my outer layers so I dont sweat so much but even that doesnt seem to work. No matter what when I get to stand my base layer is soaked in sweat leaving me getting cold pretty quickly after sitting for awhile. So, I was wondering what base layer would be best for me. Right now I am soley looking at the Under Armour cold gear but am looking for suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Under Armor is good if you have temperatures like we had the first couple of day. If you think you can wear it with out some other base layer when the temperature is in the 20's or 30's and sit for a few hours in your favorite spot , your going to me disappointed and cold.

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I was thinking of getting the under armour and for the really cold days I could always wear my current base layer over it. Also how much of a difference is there between the cold gear midweight and heavyweight? Would the heavyweight be to warm on the warmer days?
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Re: Base Layer

For really cold days , you will need your current base layer over it if you do any stand hunting.
I can't tell you what the difference would be between mid and heavy weight.
I think the set I have is mid weight, I only use it when the temperature is in the 40's or above, and I know I will be still hunting or driving. At all other times I either wear a combo of thermax and wool, not made anymore, or Cabela's heavy weight MTP.

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i use two weights of duofold. expedition weight for cold days and light weight for everything over 35 or so. for long walks, carry everything in your backpack and just wear the duofold under your outer layer. then when on stand get dressed all the way. and buy bibs that zip all the way down the legs and leave them open along with your coat for the walk.

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Re: Base Layer

...heres what I do...... I wear a base layer, top and bottoms to my stand and nothing else(f-o vest/hat if rqrd) . I change into a fresh base layer at stand. then put outer layers on.

If your getting soaked on your way to your stand...it wont matter what the heck underarmour you have on.....it's still wet...period.

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I think Im going to get the midweight under armour and just layer on top of that depending on the weather. Thanks for the input guys. Maybe on the way to my stand saturday Ill try to wear just my base layer and see how that work out as well. Thanks again.
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I think you on the right track. I use the Under Armour cold gear, and if the temps are in the 30's or lower, wear Duofold thermax/wool heavy weight top and bottoms if I plan on a long sit. The good part about the Under Armour is that the tight fit does not add bulk when wearing another layer of underwear.

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I think you on the right track. I use the Under Armour cold gear, and if the temps are in the 30's or lower, wear Duofold thermax/wool heavy weight top and bottoms if I plan on a long sit. The good part about the Under Armour is that the tight fit does not add bulk when wearing another layer of underwear.

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Is Duofold still making the thermax/wool, and if so who's selling it?

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