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Sep 25th, 2018 at 9:40pm
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What are people using for winter static hunting/campsite use and why?
  
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Reply #1 - Sep 25th, 2018 at 9:52pm
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I have a Macpac Halo which I use because it's what I have. Fairly warm but no hood. Most will probably say a hood essential for sitting/spotting in the cold. I also put my waterproof/windproof jacket over top to keep warmer.
  

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Reply #2 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 7:11am
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Macpac halo with the hood.  This is my daily in the Dunedin winter/spring/autumn
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 10:21am
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Macpac all the way.  I have had a vest, halo without a hood and two uberlights with hoods.

Whatever model you get I highly reccomend the hood, it adds a lot of warmth and comfort for very little weight.

Halo is definitely warmer than uberlight so you just need to decide how much warmth you need. As well as more down it has features like an internal phone pocket (handy for storing the stuff sack) and the ability to tighten up the cuffs and waist to stop air leaking out.

Personally I want less bulky gear and I don't need the extra warmth so I have standardized  on the uberlight.  I use the old smelly one for hunting and have a new not currently smelly one to wear to work.

All that stuff is on clearance at Macpac now that it's spring so it's a good time to pick one up.

I have a halo in xxl (no hood) to sell for cheap ($50) if anyone is interested.  Color is green.
  

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Re: Puffer Jackets
Reply #4 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 7:42pm
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MassiveAttack wrote on Sep 26th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Macpac all the way.  I have had a vest, halo without a hood and two uberlights with hoods.

Whatever model you get I highly reccomend the hood, it adds a lot of warmth and comfort for very little weight.

Halo is definitely warmer than uberlight so you just need to decide how much warmth you need. As well as more down it has features like an internal phone pocket (handy for storing the stuff sack) and the ability to tighten up the cuffs and waist to stop air leaking out.

Personally I want less bulky gear and I don't need the extra warmth so I have standardized  on the uberlight.  I use the old smelly one for hunting and have a new not currently smelly one to wear to work.

All that stuff is on clearance at Macpac now that it's spring so it's a good time to pick one up.

I have a halo in xxl (no hood) to sell for cheap ($50) if anyone is interested.  Color is green.

Whats it like?much use?
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Reply #5 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 8:59pm
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Just spent 4 hours sitting up Mt Thomas on the tops and the Stoney Creek I've got was a blessing.  Bloody cold wind swirling all over the show including eventually over my right shoulder on in down to the spot I was watching.
Slip that thing on and it was easy to stay still and just watch.
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 27th, 2018 at 4:38pm
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I have not got one of their jackets but have heard great things about them. NZ made  Cool.

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Re: Puffer Jackets
Reply #7 - Sep 27th, 2018 at 5:52pm
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I've got a Hunters Element "Element" - love it. The outer material seems a bit tougher than the Macpac versions. Definitely agree that a hood is a must have as well.
  
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