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Old 02-20-2019, 07:50 PM
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I be short and to the point. What is best ice suit and why?
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:59 PM
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I will be short and to the point...striker predator series, hands down.

If you fish outside of hut in horrible conditions, maybe the striker climate series. They are too warm for average days though.


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Old 02-20-2019, 08:10 PM
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Appears striker suits are well liked. I will add in my physique ( or lack of) short and fat, for fitting purposes. 5'8"-230#
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I fish hard early ice. My wife is a nervous nelly, so to keep the peace I bought a Clam Ice Armour float suit to make her feel better. My life insurance policy must not be big enough?!?

Seriously, I HATE this suit. Yes, it is undeniably warm. The issues that it is so stiff and rigid I feel like a 5 year old getting bundled up waiting for the bus. Mobility is limited far too much. Wondering if Ibwould rather drown than slowly die from hypothermia?

I am not stating that Clam makes a poor product. Simply evaluate if you truly need the float technology from any manufacturer. I would argue no.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:19 PM
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I fish hard early ice. My wife is a nervous nelly, so to keep the peace I bought a Clam Ice Armour float suit to make her feel better. My life insurance policy must not be big enough?!?



Seriously, I HATE this suit. Yes, it is undeniably warm. The issues that it is so stiff and rigid I feel like a 5 year old getting bundled up waiting for the bus. Mobility is limited far too much. Wondering if Ibwould rather drown than slowly die from hypothermia?



I am not stating that Clam makes a poor product. Simply evaluate if you truly need the float technology from any manufacturer. I would argue no.


I went in and about died of hypothermia. I can assure you you’d rather wear the suit.


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I went in and about died of hypothermia. I can assure you you’d rather wear the suit.


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You made this personal and did not read the message. My concern is that the summit may provide floatation, but I will likely not be able to rescue myself. If so, what are the chances of survival when whet in frigid temps while walking a mile or two back to the truck? *Enter sob story about how you almost drown ya da ya da ya da.*. If you can fit in a size large I will ship it to you. I will sink to the bottom of the lake and you can float around in near freezing water.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:16 PM
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Short and to the point: a Mustang Worksuit.It's warm and you won't drown.
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Striker Lake Effect. Warm, waterproof, and floats.


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Old 02-21-2019, 04:14 AM
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Striker Lake Effect. Warm, waterproof, and floats.


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Have not seen the Lake Effect suit yet. Will look it up.
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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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