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In the market for some new camo set up.  I need something for late season that’s warm.  

 

Not it sure if I am going with nomad or first lite or what but I can’t decide on which pattern to get.  How much does it actually matter?

i do like the new nomad pattern for white tail as well as the first lite white tail pattern. 

 

Real tree? Mossey oak?  Bottomlands? I like the bottomlands camo to

 

what do you guys think? Thanks 

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For late season, as long as it's an open pattern, brand doesn't really matter that much. But you will want warmth.

After there is snow on the ground, snow camp is awesome. Again, brand doesn't matter to me.

Quality is always a good buy in the end though.

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Whichever is cheapest. I can't imagine any of them even matter at all unless maybe you're trying snow camo in early season bow, for example.

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Showed up to hunt lease and my buddy was there.  He told me he couldn't hunt with me today .."your wearing Mossy oak AND Realtree.....really...." Lol.  

I don't think the pattern matters much as long as it breaks up your outline.  If hunting from a stand be more concerned with concealment and not being skylined, and if still hunting be sure to make slow deliberate movements.  

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camo is over rated i think once the weather gets cold i wear my old green wool pants... and normally my green carhart or wool coat , dont move and hunt the wind

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Don't over look the base layers , wool against skin and then fleece then camo . I don't actually practice what I preach due to not wanting to spend more money . In the future I'll upgrade my cold weather gear ,all 3 layers.

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22 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

Showed up to hunt lease and my buddy was there.  He told me he couldn't hunt with me today .."your wearing Mossy oak AND Realtree.....really...." Lol.  

I don't think the pattern matters much as long as it breaks up your outline.  If hunting from a stand be more concerned with concealment and not being skylined, and if still hunting be sure to make slow deliberate movements.  

Right! I often wear 2 different Camo Patterns with no problem. I would say my Fav Pattern is Tiger Stripe. I don't know if you can get this pattern at any Store though. I got Lucky when, I visited the Greenwood Lake Sportsman's Center. A few new ones were left. Vietnam issue and came complete with Dogtags! 

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I don't think pattern matters much. I've had deer walk within feet of me while sitting on the ground and a wearing blaze orange coat. Having your outline broken up and not moving are more important. 

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As I was helping my 86 year old father clean out his attic, I found his circa 1950’s era woolrich hunting pants. That’s what the old timers used, And he shot many deer back then.

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As I was helping my 86 year old father clean out his attic, I found his circa 1950’s era woolrich hunting pants. That’s what the old timers used, And he shot many deer back then.
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That is very true but my neighbor and his grandson wear this stuff and I can’t help but make Elmer Fudd jokes to my hunting buddy after they leave


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I wear Cebelas Wooltimate series in the colder temps. Not the coolest looking camo pattern but the wool and wind blocking technology is what i go for. I actually have been using a leafy ghillie jacket during bow which is my favorite...

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On 9/15/2019 at 8:53 AM, ANTLERS said:

As I was helping my 86 year old father clean out his attic, I found his circa 1950’s era woolrich hunting pants. That’s what the old timers used, And he shot many deer back then.

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I regret not buying s set of matching pants and jacket when I came across them at a garage sale. I have a similar coat that I use for warmth and tradition.  

On 9/15/2019 at 12:00 PM, JRod 8G8H said:

I wear Cebelas Wooltimate series in the colder temps. Not the coolest looking camo pattern but the wool and wind blocking technology is what i go for. I actually have been using a leafy ghillie jacket during bow which is my favorite...

Does anyone else wear a ghillie suit? Was listening to a ground hunting podcast and they spoke well of them.

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15 minutes ago, left field said:

I regret not buying s set of matching pants and jacket when I came across them at a garage sale. I have a similar coat that I use for warmth and tradition.  

Does anyone else wear a ghillie suit? Was listening to a ground hunting podcast and they spoke well of them.

You would be fine just wearing one of the light weight leafy suits and a face mask.

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12 minutes ago, Jeremy K said:

You would be fine just wearing one of the light weight leafy suits and a face mask.

I have a mesh leafy jacket and pants and you can put them over anything you want.  ASAT pattern.  I am lazy and rarely use them but if I am hunting the ground, they are a nice option.  Didn't cost much either.  Otherwise, my concern with clothes is comfort and functionality not camo pattern.

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20 minutes ago, moog5050 said:

I have a mesh leafy jacket and pants and you can put them over anything you want.  ASAT pattern.  I am lazy and rarely use them but if I am hunting the ground, they are a nice option.  Didn't cost much either.  Otherwise, my concern with clothes is comfort and functionality not camo pattern.

Sounds like the one i have ,I've worn it over just a pair of shorts on those early season hot days.

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17 minutes ago, moog5050 said:

I have a mesh leafy jacket and pants and you can put them over anything you want.  ASAT pattern.  I am lazy and rarely use them but if I am hunting the ground, they are a nice option.  Didn't cost much either.  Otherwise, my concern with clothes is comfort and functionality not camo pattern.

I have a set of that mesh leafy pattern stuff too. It does work great for the ground blind hunting that I do. Inexpensive and slips on over anything. I did trim off the "leaves" from the inside of my bow arm though.

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33 minutes ago, grampy said:

I have a set of that mesh leafy pattern stuff too. It does work great for the ground blind hunting that I do. Inexpensive and slips on over anything. I did trim off the "leaves" from the inside of my bow arm though.

I trimmed bow arm and chest after missing a deer from the string catching all that crap hanging in the way.

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1 minute ago, Jeremy K said:

I trimmed bow arm and chest after missing a deer from the string catching all that crap hanging in the way.

Good idea , Ill do that today plus around zipper as that crap always gets caught in there. 

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As some others have said, I think concealment and being smart about the wind are more important than the camo patterns. 

I have a 3D leafy poncho thing that my wife got me a few years back. Never wear it though. It looks cool enough but isn't really conducive to use with a bow or in a tree. Would probably work well from the ground during gun, but I try to not be on the ground during gun if I can help it.

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The open patterns are MAGIC IMHO! I love Vertigo, Predator, ASAT. If youre still deer cant seem to make you out


I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

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Patterns are overratted. One thing someone taught me was to wear different patterns for a jacket and pants. It helps break up your outline a little better then if you were one blob of the same camo. Ive been doing that ever since I started hunting, but just because thats the way it would happen. 

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Just now, ATbuckhunter said:

Patterns are overratted. One thing someone taught me was to wear different patterns for a jacket and pants. It helps break up your outline a little better then if you were one blob of the same camo. Ive been doing that ever since I started hunting, but just because thats the way it would happen. 

I agree. I've read that multiple times. Don't own any coveralls and like wearing a leafy ghillie suit

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I have both RealTree and Mossy Oak, bought what was on sale. My hunting outer layer pants are MO along with my long sleeve tee shirts. My my upper body mid layers are RT, so is my coat. Before that most everything was just woodland camo.

First camo I bought was an M65 Feild Jacket and a couple pairs of Mil Spec BDU cargo pants in woodland.

 

Been said many times, all you really need is to break up your outline. Even the red checkered wool lined coats do a little at breaking the outline up. I saw one of those a while back and really wanted it, but $140 was way out of my wallets range. If I had bought it, I would not hesitate to wear that during firearm season all the time.

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IMO. In a tree and makes zero difference on pattern   Wear a Hawaiian shirt and you’ll kill just as many deer   Gofundme to kill one in pink bunny suit ? Don’t move and play the wind 

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