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Yes but it is not something that can be discussed.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Hopefully someone will have some info on this camo they are willing to share.
I just bought the vest. Looks ok so was wondering if anyone had it. Why cant u discuss it??
"Why cant u discuss it??"
Code of Silence.
I’m interested in hearing opinions too.
I have seen Winke talk about it and listened to some podcasts from the owner/creator. Had some emails on a sale for the vest. Looked like a pretty good buy
I don’t have any firsthand experience with it, however the reviews I’ve seen say it’s quite warm but a little bulky. The guy who designed it is the same guy who developed cabelas Berber line pre bass pro. I have that stuff and would agree with the warm and bulky statement. Quiet stuff tho.
I have the Cabelas jacket and love it!
I could tell you...but then I'd have to kill you...
Yes, got some for my wife and she loves it. Really well designed and well made, extremely warm and quiet. One of the principals (full disclosure - a good friend) was one of the lead designers for Cabelas clothes for decades, before Bass Pro blew it up.
One nice feature - it doesn't reflect light like many of the "smooth" high-priced synthetics, but instead absorbs it like good wool.
Does it have a wind blocker membrane?
Jaquomo......Yup! Was in my Fanatic Bibs with a different jacket the other morning & felt like I was glowing in the dark in the low morning light! I bought some black Rid clothes dye & threw the bibs & matching jacket in the washer with the dye & let soak for an hour. Looks better but haven't had the chance to see it in the woods because temps have risen. I hunt dark hardwoods & that Fanatic always "shone" I thought.
Not to highjack the thread, but wanted to comment on the light absorption. I have some Predator Brown Deception in their Micro Stealth Fleece and also their light weight Alpine series. Both sets have a white base rather than a grey or tan. In spots where I am for sure skylined, I have had great luck with it. Even the fleece during darker, overcast times. However, with the Alpine set, which is a smooth polyester, I feel like I glow at dawn and dusk. Even during the day when heavily overcast.
Very reasonably priced! I'm interested.
This line was designed by bowhunters. One thing different than the Berber jackets is that on the outer sleeve, the inside has "smooth" fleece to minimize the chances of string contact when shooting a bow. Nice feature. Also has a vent in the back to run a safety harness strap out so it can be worn over the harness.
I ordered bibs, jacket, and gloves off their site yesterday (10% off) after seeing some of the stuff at Scheels. I didn't realize, until hearing from a friend, the owner lives less than 10 miles away from me.
It was shipped the same day and is coming out of Oelwein, IA which is only 15 min. from here. lol Happy to support an Iowa brand. :-)
Be nice is they used the ASAT camo.
Craig, they developed the camo pattern after extensive study of background comparisons, based on where they expect it will be used. One of the founders designed quite a few of rhe Cabelas camo patterns over the years.
Just finally replaced my Cabelas Berber fleece jacket with some Scentlok last year after having the jacket for at least 10 years and it still looks in great shape and the zipper works perfect.
I just bought the berber hat yesterday. I lost my 25 year old raven wear hat and this was the closest to it. It does have a windbreaker membrane in it.One of there bibs, vest and pant just went 45 percent off.
personal pet peeve- seeds in/on out layers.
would try it,...especially the back pack....but the seeds- yuck.
wondering how it dries when snow covered/soaked too