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Old 02-21-2019, 05:53 AM
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I have 2 Striker hardwater jackets and am satisfied with them.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:15 AM
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I have the Striker Predator bibs and jacket and have been very happy with them. Tried the Clam Extreme Advantage jacket and it was too warm for me to layer a hoodie underneath it unless I was going to fish outside in windy -20 weather. It also didn't fit me well. The body of the 2XL was way too big and the sleeves and shoulders on the XL were too tight. Both seemed well made.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:14 AM
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A few years back i was looking and everyone was hot on the arctic armor....i dont hear much about them anymore. Are they still around?
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:26 PM
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I am on my third or fourth year with the Striker Ice Hardwater bibs and jacket. I never owned a prior brand, so I cant compare brand to brand. For sitting out in the open in less than ideal temps or precip (rain or snow), you are dry and warm. I am so impressed and happy with the performance of this item, if I would need another suit, Striker Ice would be it.
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:41 PM
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Just bought a jacket/parka and bibs in the Striker Ice Climate series. I like that the jacket and bibs both have a removable liner. Seems to be a very well thought out system with some nice touches like the neoprene sleeve ends, adjustable length bibs, etc. And, it floats.

I plan to use these during hard-water season as well as keeping them available for my early and late season fishing from the boat.

I got mine just recently (couple weeks ago) for under $200 each piece shipped. Good deal as retail is $280 each.

If you want the online store I used, just PM me.

Good luck!

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Old 02-21-2019, 02:15 PM
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I really like the new magnet pocket flaps on the Predator suit. Very easy to get in and out of those pockets.


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Old 02-22-2019, 12:17 PM
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I've got the Striker Predator jacket and bibs and really like them. I'm short also, and a good feature is the adjustable leg length.
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:12 AM
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I have had the Striker Climate suit 4-5 years. It is a bit bulky as are all extreme cold weather snowmobile suits that float, if you are not in a really cold region, then one of the other Striker models might fit your needs better, losing some of the bulk. The legs are adjustable in length which might be a nice feature for you're shorter stature, for me I like the adjustability because I am taller. I found out the suit does float, the hard way. I give it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars, if there was such as thing as one with equal quality, had the same warmth as the Climate, floats, with absolute flexibility I would give it 5 stars.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:09 AM
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I have had the Striker Climate suit 4-5 years. It is a bit bulky as are all extreme cold weather snowmobile suits that float, if you are not in a really cold region, then one of the other Striker models might fit your needs better, losing some of the bulk. The legs are adjustable in length which might be a nice feature for you're shorter stature, for me I like the adjustability because I am taller. I found out the suit does float, the hard way. I give it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars, if there was such as thing as one with equal quality, had the same warmth as the Climate, floats, with absolute flexibility I would give it 5 stars.


Did you go through the ice? Iíve been in freezing water after a kayak tip and it almost cost me my life. That was when I decided on the float suit for ice fishing. Did the suit help, and how did you get out, assuming you went through the ice?

I will say I did not have any buoyancy when I went in with cotton hoodie and blue jeans.


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Old 02-25-2019, 08:28 PM
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The Striker Predator has fit my needs well, comfortable, warm and flexible, in my opinion.
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