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#1595348 - 11/16/08 09:37 AM
Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money?
Mike Stark Offline
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Registered: 11/29/07
Posts: 2720
Loc: Ely, MN
looking into getting a Arctic Armor suit.....is it worth the money?

thanks,

mike

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#1595357 - 11/16/08 09:50 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Mike Stark]
epkirkman Offline
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Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 179
Loc: Iowa Great Lakes
I just got a suit for my father and myself. I have several friends that want to order them now that they have seen ours.

They are just a very warm, very comfortable suit and the piece of mind you get knowing the suit floats is well worth the price.

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#1595376 - 11/16/08 10:10 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: augernaut]
Mike Stark Offline
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Registered: 11/29/07
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Loc: Ely, MN
im about 5'7 195...what size you think would work for me? im built kinda like a tree trunk..short and stocky
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#1595393 - 11/16/08 10:31 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Mike Stark]
croixflats Offline
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Registered: 04/27/08
Posts: 5058
Loc: land or sea
A medium jacket should work good for you and go for a large Bibs.
I'm 5'9' 215(lot of that weight is do to a thick skull) The medium has plenty of room for layering if need be. And the Large bibs give more room for kneeling.


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#1595517 - 11/16/08 01:59 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: croixflats]
Deitz Dittrich Offline
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Worth its weight in gold in my opinion!!!

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#1595535 - 11/16/08 02:28 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: dougger222]
Dave S Offline
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Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 5870
Loc: On the Concours
You really can't put a price on being comfortable on the hard water.

In other words, well worth the money.
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#1595546 - 11/16/08 02:51 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: augernaut]
palisade1kid Offline
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Registered: 04/23/07
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Loc: Owatonna,Mn
Originally Posted By: augernaut
The green suit has some type of insulation in it, otherwise I believe it's nearly identical.


the difference is the (plus)which is brushed tricot lining.


I've had a few other suits and they pail in comparison when it comes to weight or floatability although they are not life preservers.
They are also very warm.

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#1595578 - 11/16/08 03:52 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: palisade1kid]
Scott M Offline
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Registered: 05/31/04
Posts: 8234
Loc: Little Bohemia
How much is your life worth? That piece of mind is priceless to me. As the old adage goes, there is no such thing as safe ice.
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#1595599 - 11/16/08 04:24 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Scott M]
Mike Stark Offline
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Registered: 11/29/07
Posts: 2720
Loc: Ely, MN
alright...i think im sold

i think ill get one from the outdoor pro store.

others agree about the sizing?

thanks,

mike
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#1595631 - 11/16/08 05:03 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Mike Stark]
skeeterpro1 Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 115
Loc: Maple Grove
Get it!! Those suits are awesome. No doubt about it worth the price.

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#1595657 - 11/16/08 05:28 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: skeeterpro1]
Agronomist_at_IA Offline
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Registered: 09/07/06
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Loc: Northwest Iowa
My wife order me one for christmas. Yeppie.

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#1595674 - 11/16/08 05:36 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Agronomist_at_IA]
Sifty Offline
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Registered: 03/04/03
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Loc: Farmington Mn
A great investment, how often can you say that about a product you get to have fun with.



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#1595722 - 11/16/08 06:19 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Sifty]
mole Offline
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Registered: 02/09/06
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Loc: sc minnesota
absolutely great, I have had mine 2 seasons and wouldnt wear anything else.
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#1596146 - 11/17/08 05:55 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: mole]
Eric Wettschreck Offline

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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 10813
Loc: Avoca, MN. USA
One question you really should ask yourself is what kind of ice fishing would you really like to do???? Not what you do now, but what would you like to do in the seasons to come?

If your fishing consists of sitting in the wheel house, heat blasting, tv on, tunes cranked up all weekend, then in all honesty, AA may not be what you need.

If you are like me, and like to move around a lot, run and gun, or sit on a hot hole outside, then AA is worth it's weight in gold. Warm and dry baby, that's what it's all about for me. Wearing AA instead of carharts and 5 sweatshirts has given me the ability to move around much more because I'm that much more comfortable. If it's nasty out and the other guys are willing to sit in the portable on a non-existant bit cuz they don't want to move, that's their deal. I want to catch fish and wearing my AA makes me lightweight, warm, dry, and keeps the wind off me.

Plus, if you break through, you will float. That in itself is a huge plus if you like early or late ice.

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#1596163 - 11/17/08 06:13 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Eric Wettschreck]
DTro Offline
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Registered: 08/19/00
Posts: 18803
Loc: South of the River
An unexpected bonus that Iíve found is how much Iíve used my AA in the open water season. I spent approx 12-14hrs on the water this weekend driving several miles in the freezing temps, and I was always comfortable (except for maybe my toes, time for new boots I guess). Itís amazing how wind proof the material is.

So if you do any early or late season open water fishing, the suit will come in handy.
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#1596253 - 11/17/08 07:36 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: DTro]
Sandmannd Offline
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Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 11469
Loc: Oak Grove, MN
I use mine in open water all the time. I got the camo so use it for hunting as well and then there is the ice. The fact it floats is Priceless to me. Great suit and you won't be sorry to get one.

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#1596367 - 11/17/08 08:39 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: Sandmannd]
FISHINGURU Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 4021
i remember when they had these bad boys on the news..and a guy purposely went through the ice to show how they could save your life..
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#1596415 - 11/17/08 09:03 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: FISHINGURU]
pegleg Offline
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 567
Loc: MN
You can't go wrong in buying it for all the same reasons as listed above. I use it winter and cold summer days in the boat.

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#1596624 - 11/17/08 11:28 AM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: augernaut]
fishinlocal Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
Posts: 150
Loc: WI
Originally Posted By: augernaut
I'm over in north/central Wisconsin, but one of my local baitshops has the Arctic Armor Plus suit. What is the general feeling of the green black suit vs. the red/black suit. The green suit has some type of insulation in it, otherwise I believe it's nearly identical. Appears his price for the green/black is the same as the red/black in MN - no free gloves though...


I sold my Red and Black suit and picked up the Green and Black AA Plus. The plus I see with the Green and Black is the inside is a fleece material which should help wick away the sweat as we all know these suits are warm and make you sweat.

The other thing is if you leave your suit out in the cold and put it one, the Red and Black was always a bit chilly to put on cause of the inside material. With the Green and Black I can see where this won't be an issue anymore. This could be a good selling point as most of the time I had a t-shirt on underneath my suit.

happy fishing!

David "phat" Lindner
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#1597407 - 11/17/08 07:30 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: fishinlocal]
skee0025 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 1132
Loc: Prescott, WI
Originally Posted By: fishinlocal
[quote=augernaut]I'm over in north/central Wisconsin, but one of my local baitshops has the Arctic Armor Plus suit.



They also made a limited run of Green/Yellow..Packer colors. and A simple answer to the original question..YES it is worth the money

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#1597511 - 11/17/08 08:25 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: skee0025]
elkrivermn Offline
Sr IceLeaders.com Family

Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 300
Loc: Big Lake
How does Artic Armor compare to the guidewear that cb's in Rogers sells? I looked at the guidewear today and it looks like they are about $500 for bibs and jacket. I also want to wear them in spring and fall open water fishing and maybey even in the summer if its raining. Would the Artic Armor be to warm fishing out of a boat?
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#1597529 - 11/17/08 08:40 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: elkrivermn]
skee0025 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 1132
Loc: Prescott, WI
I use it 3 seasons, during the summer I already had a good set of rain gear. But great for spring, fall and winter, plus it floats, not so sure about the guide wear for what 200 bucks more that AA?

Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian.
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#1597533 - 11/17/08 08:43 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: elkrivermn]
takeakidfishing Offline
IceLeaders.com Family

Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 30
Loc: MN, Belle Plaine
Does anyone have a size chart for the artic armor. For example the inseam length or the arm length of the jacket. What size would I need if I am 6'6 and 230 lbs.

[Note from OutdoorProStore.com - You can find a size chart here: Arctic Armor Size Chart - Click Here ]

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#1597534 - 11/17/08 08:44 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: skee0025]
elkrivermn Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 300
Loc: Big Lake
I have not heard any negative feedback on the Artic Armor anywhere so far and it seems to be a way better price, defenitly looks like the way to go.
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#1597555 - 11/17/08 08:58 PM
Re: Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money? [Re: fishwater]
elkrivermn Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 300
Loc: Big Lake
Thanks everyone

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