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I posted this on a national board so I figured I would cut and paste it here as well.


Hello all,
Just looking for some sujestions for cold weather gear for my wife with christmas on the way.

A bit of background my wife started duck hunting last season and used borrowed mens gear. She is 5'5" and 130lbs. So mens gear doesnt fit her well.
She enjoyed the hunt and this spring we went turkey hunting together. She managed to find ladies gear for this hunt. Shirt, pants, and a coat. She had a blast we hunted hard for 5 days and both took a jake on the final day.

now that duck season is here we got her a set of the ladies 3mm neo waders that cabelas makes. 600 grams in the boots and they did a great job early season and since they are thin she could really move around in them well which is so important when you are first starting out in the muck.

She went out with me where we live now in the UP of michigan after divers and what a trooper she was cold but didnt complain at all. I finally made her go in when she stoped talking to me

She is going to upgrade to the 5mm womans cabelas waders with more in the boots this year.

Here is problem though. She cant seem to find a good warm weather coat. There is one at Cablea's You can see it HERE But its a Parka and she would rather have a wader coat if possible. Plus she wants to have more then one option to consider.

Anyone know of any good resorces for Ladies clothing.

And for that matter kids clothing for Cold Weather. Our son will be 5 next season and asks to go every time I go. I cant take him out in the 30 degree weather.
 

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Brandon, Macks lists Womens hunting clothes but this is the message I get when I pull up the site:

Currently ...we are re-doing

this Women's Hunting Clothing area of our Menu.



If you need further assistance you can send us an email, or call and speak with one of our customer service specialists at 800-229-0296
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Thanks I will look into the Macks maybe I can call them.

Also I got this one from a member. http://www.gamehide.com/

Look promising as well.

Looking forward to any other idea's everyone.
 

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Brandon ? Those 4 in 1 Parka's are the cats....meow , there really hard to beat. Ya there a bit on the bulky side but considering where your at ? I would try to convey to her the benifits of this type of coat ! I have a four in one also and I don't break it out until this type of weather were having. If you guys are going after divers up there ? I 'm thinking she's gonna need all of the warmth she can get. By the way ? The hood on that parka is just to die for with a strong northeast wind/snow/sleet. She can also use the liner as an under jacket when the weather is not quite as harsh. I just think it's a very good choice IMO.......... :)

She must be quite a gal to be out in this type of weather, you 've got a good one !........ :)
 

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Brandon-- I too am an avid woman duck hunter. I have gone through some hunting clothes along my travels and still cant find a better place to shop for them than Cabelas. I buy both mens and womens, if she buys mens small they should fit her well, I wear mens Medium and find no difference from womens except in my opinion mens are made much better. I usually stick to the mens but always look into the womens gear each year, I try it on, but always tend to lean back to mens, warm duck hunting gear is bulky. I have worn my 4 in 1 parka--hunted right through the Canada duck season that goes to Dec. 20th and our 2 day late season and been fine. Cabelas has the most selection for womens but they too are limited, if she is stuck on the idea of a wading jacket rather than a parka she will most likely have to get mens, I dont think any one makes a wading jacket in womens.

My experience is that womens is sometimes less insulated to give a sleeker fit, but it is not cut any different so she will compromise insulating warmth if she buys womens. Pants are a different story as they are cut differently, but I still buy mens, all mens are made small enough to accomodate a womens size. Remember there are always the young men/boys that are growing up to be hunters and the hunting clothing retailers cater to them.

A really good pair of WATERPROOF gloves will make her happy, they are costly but well worth it.
Remember to layer and polar weight long undies from Cabelas are great.

good luck :)
 

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Thanks for all the input everyone. I still need to do some more looking but the Cabela's 4 in 1 in really starting to go to the top of the list. I wish I had one but then again if she is warm I will be much happier. I will put off a new coat for me atleast one more year.
 
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