How To Stay Warm Deer Hunting

Staying warm while you deer hunt is partly making sure that you are wearing quality clothing, as well as protecting your head, hands, feet core and base. While SITKA fanatic cold weather gear has you covered in all ways likely better than any other clothing company available today, can YOU afford it? If you can afford the investment in warm deer clothing then this video is for you. If you can not afford SITKA fanatic gear, this video is still for you! The foundation of layering for staying warm in the deer stand is still the same no matter what you wear. From minus 30 actual temperatures to plus 30, here are the basic tips that you not only need to survive, but to remain comfortable, stay warm and enjoy your deer hunt! Staying warm in the deer stand is a choice, and here is how to layer your pieces of clothing together to make sure that you are warm and toasty no matter what mother nature throws your way, this deer season.

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Mark Cochran - December 2, 2019

The one thing I will say when it comes to your feet is that you have to be careful with the warmers or extra thick socks. It is all about balancing the warmth. "IF YOUR FEET SWEAT" you're going to cause your feet to freeze faster. I actually went with a lighter sock, and that made a big difference.  They also make heated Vest now too that work wonders.

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Randy Scott - December 2, 2019

Sleeping bag believe it or not buy the military sleep system which has the outer bag/ bivy which is camo works great in ground blinds tree stand may present a challenge but it can be done I don’t have a thousand dollars to spend on these types of hunting gear and most regular guys I know don’t have it either , but with all that said I’m sure they are great clothes

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___Sam_I_Am___ - December 5, 2019

Hey im from michigan too. About to go hunting tomorrow morning in a tree stand. Muzzelloader hunting!. Thanks for making the video

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Josh Ford - December 5, 2019

Do you feel the incinerator set is to loud to bow hunt with? I get cold easily even with layers and am thinking if I'm going to spend that kind of money I should get the warmest they have if it isn't to loud

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Rat Man - December 5, 2019

Red head clothing from bass pro is my go to

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Bill Derr - December 6, 2019

This year was the first time I've been hunting in nearly 20 years. I grew up in PA, and hunted there for my childhood and early adult life, and then I moved to Massachusetts, and didn't have anywhere to hunt. I finally moved to NH and got a parcel of land to hunt on and I have been using heated socks and a jacket. I have had pretty good luck with them in helping me to keep warm. It's been in the single digits and always below freezing each day I've been out hunting. The jacket uses a portable USB battery pack, so I bought a large 20,000mAh battery pack, and that will run on the high setting all day. I have this jacket under my hunting jacket, and is just over my thermals. This keeps the heat in close to my chest. The socks I can use on the medium setting and that lasts about 6-7 hours, and I can simply swap batteries if needed. For the pants, I use a pair of fleece line sweatpants, with a relatively quiet pair of snow pants, with a scentlock camo outer pants. I also wear thermals under everything as well. I also have a rechargeable hand warmer that works really well. It'll last several hours of continuous use, but I'll turn it on and warm my hand up and then turn it off.

A trick I have used to help keep warm on the really cold days sitting in the blind is a warm, cloth sleeping bag. I will be in the blind, and I'll unzip the bottom of the sleeping bag, and slide into it. I'll bring the bag up to my waist area, where I can put my hands in it, and that allows me to quietly pull my hands out in the event I need to ready my rifle. And even on the 5º days, I've been relatively warm with all of this stuff. I don't have the best blood circulation, so it's hard for me to stay warm on cold days, but doing this really helps me. I like rechargeable devices because I feel the normal hand warmers are not cost effective, as you just end up throwing them out afterwards. Maybe this will help someone out though.

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BJ Beagles - December 6, 2019

What is the name of the windstopper clothing that is economy you spoke about in the Video I couldn't find them. SITKA is out of my Budget I love to Hunt in the morning sometimes its 15 to 20 and I don't have the clothes to hunt in that so I'm looking for something within my price range. I did pickup the Cabelas Handwarmer it has 640 gram insluation for 39.99 but the SITKA handwarmer was 99.00 the one I have worked well my hands were warm this morning at 27 degrees just have to get some more clothing for this season and next. I like to get the Pants, or Bibs and the Jacket or Hoddie you had the economy clothing you talked about…wating for respond..thanks good video

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wishinifishin517 - December 6, 2019

I find a dead buck is the coolest Instagram pic.

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Bruty - December 7, 2019

i might go take out a loan for some sitka clothing lmao

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BRETT MICHAEL CALL - December 10, 2019

In my opinion the Lacrosse Aerohead Sport 7MM boot is hands down the warmest boot I’ve seen! The way the boot is made is incredible. I wear a thin moisture wicking base sock, then put on my base layer thermals over that sock, then put my calf high thick cotton sock over that, then my all cotton sweat pants over that sock. Then my Camo pant last, cuff the pant leg over and tuck the whole mess down in that 7MM Lacrosse boot and reach back and cinch that strap down snug, & I don’t care how cold it is outside your toes will stay nice and warm.
Make sure you get the 7MM, they do have a thinner 3.5MM one in the Aerohead. The boot is well worth the $200-300!!
Found mine on Amazon for $175, that’s a steal!
Most important, I keep my hunting boots on a boot warmer at all times during the hunting season expect when they are on my feet. Sweat builds up inside the boot from walking, and if you keep your boots outside like most hunters do, it’s too cold out to dry out that moisture before your next hunt. Boot heaters are a must.

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Reese Isenberg - December 10, 2019

Great information as always! Getting ready for a park bow hunt here in MN and its going to be -10 actual temp with a 13 mph wind. Interested to see how my Sitka and some tips from this video perform in the woods.

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TheOutdoorsman - December 14, 2019

I think the problem with foot heating with warmers is, they need oxygen to activate. In your boot, I dont think there is enough oxygen for them to work right, especially the foot ones with sticky backing. I think the sticky pack side also dont breath, like the reuglar hand ones that vent on all sides. Actually Ive had better luck with Hothands brand when storing a bunch for multiple years. The aluminum poly seal in the packaging is superior to the hot hands brand plastic see through only packaging. Ive had this issue too. If your sitting in a blind/shack of some sort might be better to get your feet out of the boot during that time and maybe use something more like a felt boot insert that breaths, and pile some warmers in there. Hard to do that in a stand though.

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kodiakarcher - December 15, 2019

Agree on the clothing. Having to get a few pieces at a time. I need good recommendation on a warm pair of boots. My toes get freezing cold. Tried insole warmers but they don't last but a few hours

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Martin Super - December 18, 2019

I heard that your bottom camo should not match your top camo to break up your profile. Is there any logic in that?

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The Mellone’s - December 18, 2019

Well my daughters gave me two early Christmas presents the fanatic hoody & the heavyweight zip t shirt starting to build the system foundation beginning with base layers pumped you can feel the quality of these hunting clothes are head& shoulders above what I have been using slowly will get the rest of the fanatic series merry Christmas

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Tacklebuster - December 19, 2019

When I think about the hunting clothing that I wore 45 years ago, it's unbelievable. I still have my dad's 40 year old wool-lined lumber jack checkered coat, which I wore for 10 years and still wear when the temps permit. I used to wear Kodiak construction boots for hunting, it's a miracle that I still have ten toes..lol

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Tacklebuster - December 21, 2019

Hi-quality hunting clothing is very expensive and I am concerned about spraying all these masking scents onto them and possibly damaging them.

I see my hunting buddies dousing their clothes in estrous and when you sit in their car the car smells like estrous too. I am like no thank you, I'll just hunt upwind.

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robert patterson - December 21, 2019

The only way to ever eliminate human scent is to stop eating all animal products for one month b4 you begin hunting, the deer don't get spooked when non predator animals get near them but let a predator get close and watch them run , well that's what they think we are because of all of the animal products that we eat eminating out of our pores. That's why the Indians quit eating meat b4 they went on their hunts .

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Jl Sheriff-Parker - December 23, 2019

Awesome video! I FREEZE all the time, makes hunting miserable, well, used to freeze. I bought the IWOM XT, it's like a sleeping bag with arms, but the bottom unzips and you can cinch it at your waist and just wear it like a jacket till you're in your stand. That thing is so warm, I wear just my regular warm weather hunting boots, random pair of socks, light gloves, it has a built-in kangaroo pouch for your hands, I stick one hand warmer in there, and literally, fear I'll fall asleep it's so comfortable! I use it in climber and my lone wolf hang on stand. Feet are toasty, and if they were to get too warm, just unzip the bottom and let some air in; it also keeps your scent contained in the suit. It also rolls into a self-contained pouch if you don't want to wear it in. I am going to invest in some wool and Sitka for next year, for when temps are cool, but not freezing. Thank you for your videos, and advice!!!!

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paul watt - December 23, 2019

Wool socks help me alot. My wife takes a old green military sleeping bag with her and pulls it only up to her waist keeps her nice and warm in her blind

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paul watt - December 23, 2019

Also only your outermost layer has to be camo, you can buy warm cloths that arent camo much cheaper than camo gear, then just cover up in camo in your last layer

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Hawk of the North - December 24, 2019

I like to toss a hand warmer in each front pocket, Helps warm the blood as it flows down the legs I also on extreme cold days use the foot warmers but they get so hot they almost burn my toes. Grabber brand warmers. Michigan was brutal this year for sure.

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yank hero - December 31, 2019

I still just use carhartt shoot big buck every year. Just use hand warmers

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Jeffrey Doerfler - January 6, 2020

Thanks for an informative video!

The Sitka hat is an absolute lifesaver. And I switched to bibs this year because of what you said – glad that I did!

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Tim Sr. - January 7, 2020

I'm a new subscriber, really enjoy your videos. I have been wearing the same hunting clothes for around 20 years, not the best stuff, got tired of freezing, plus being 59, it gets harder to take, being on blood thinners, your cold all the time. I just purchased a bunch of Sitka stuff, the Fanatic system, vest, Equinox jacket, heavy weight merino wool cover base, lacrosse burly boots, see what happens next year. My son got it all before this season and really likes it. Thanks for the great videos !

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E Johnson - January 20, 2020

Boot blankets work the best in really cold temps to keep your feet comfortable. A little clumsy to carry out but well worth it

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Josh And Hunter’s Adventures - February 4, 2020

That Sitka stuff looks awesome especially the fanatic but I don’t know if I am sold on the color of it

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Bradley Brown - February 10, 2020

When I was a broke college student, I would wear a quite rain jacket as a windbreaker as the outer layer. Stops rain & wind.

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Chaos Reigns - June 29, 2020

I just did a web search for "how much does sitka clothing cost", and the first hit was great, somebody added up the cost of everything they had, which they collected when it went on sale. Totaled $2,939.81 ($3,870.00 MSRP). I'm still hoping to see a deer, so I'm not ready for that yet.

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Robert Castleberry - July 12, 2020

You talk way to much

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Beaver Creek Trapping - July 26, 2020

The brutal cold in the UP can really make you man up…I love it !

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Farrah Fox - August 15, 2020

I hunt in canada lol minus 30 thats nothing lol ez

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daniel simpson - August 31, 2020

I like to use the stick on toe warmers vs the foot warmer. Super comfortable and doesn't allow for the friction that a foot warmer can cause. I like to scout hunt so its a must that friction is reduced to keep blistering down

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Bows 'n Stuff - September 10, 2020

I am looking for cold weather boots, because my feet always get cold, because I only have fairly lightweight pair of rubber boots, what socks are you using, I was looking to buy a pair of military surplus Mickey mouse boots

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