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Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« on: July 09, 2011, 12:49:17 AM »
Anybody wear, or know of anyone that has purchased them? I have seen the Frabill videos on Youtube and it looks to me like the suits are well made and especially well thought out.

I would like to get some real-life reviews and opinions on these garments before I drop the kind of bank they are asking for them.
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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 09:26:38 PM »
Anybody wear, or know of anyone that has purchased them? I have seen the Frabill videos on Youtube and it looks to me like the suits are well made and especially well thought out.

I would like to get some real-life reviews and opinions on these garments before I drop the kind of bank they are asking for them.


I have a Sno Suit and my buddy has an Ice Suit.  I prefer the Sno Suit myself, as I like a few of the features from the bomber coat that are not on the Ice Suit, as it has a 3/4 length jacket.  The Sno Suit is a bit heavier too, but both are great products and we are extremely happy with each.  I personally feel that the Sno Suit is the best outerwear for icefishing out there.  It costs more than other brands, but I have given it an absolute beating this winter and it held up flawlessly.  I couple guys I fish with used to wear ice Armour and after seeing my suit, they switched over to Sno Suits too.

 


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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 11:48:03 PM »
Thanks Chris. That's what I was afraid to hear! LOL!!!

How did you find the sizing? I seem to be right on that cusp between L and XL according to the Frabill Website. I don't know if I should be measuring with a sweater/heavy pants on or not. I'm 5'11" and weigh 220. If I buy online,I'd hate to waste the savings on shipping back and forth to change sizes.

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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 12:21:55 AM »
I am 6"1 and am 215, and I got the XL.  I would go with the XL if I were you.  It's not too bulky, and I can wear sweats and long underwear and move freely, or layer as need be on top.  The straps have full adjustment on the pants, and you will be able to get a great fit on them.  My buddy Dave is 6 feet and about 175, and I was tight in his large Ice Suit, but it fits him perfectly.

 The top is Dave in his Ice Suit, and the bottom is me in my red Sno Suit.


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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 04:58:36 AM »
Thanks Chris. XL it will be. Nice perch BTW.

How does that saying go for married guys buying outdooors stuff..................."It's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission."

I'll definitely be putting that saying to the test over the next few months!
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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 10:17:05 AM »
I am just wondering how water proof these suits are?

My wife ordered me an Arctic Armour suit a few years ago because they seemed to be very nice suits and they have the capability of floating. I was also using this suit in the boat for a rain suit this season on the walleye trail. The problem is that when you have rain all day or a big down pour the suit seems to soak up the water and doesn't keep me dry. I wasn't impressed at all when I found this out and I am not sure what I should do with this suit.

So now I am on the hunt for a new suit that will keep me warm and dry in the winter as well as keeping me dry in the boat during the summer when the rain hits.
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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 02:13:15 PM »
I am just wondering how water proof these suits are?

My wife ordered me an Arctic Armour suit a few years ago because they seemed to be very nice suits and they have the capability of floating. I was also using this suit in the boat for a rain suit this season on the walleye trail. The problem is that when you have rain all day or a big down pour the suit seems to soak up the water and doesn't keep me dry. I wasn't impressed at all when I found this out and I am not sure what I should do with this suit.

So now I am on the hunt for a new suit that will keep me warm and dry in the winter as well as keeping me dry in the boat during the summer when the rain hits.


Nate, this isn't a rain suit, it's cold weather specific outerwear.  The Arctic Armour kind of reminded me of a floater suit, and those are not dry at all.  They are a winter or cold weather specific suit.  I have seperate Gore Tex or breathable material rainsuits for the summer months, like Cabela's Guidewear, or Frabill's new Storm Suit.


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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 10:07:05 PM »
Hmm, I guess I will look into the gortex suits for rain gear and just keep the Arctic Armour for the ice season. I just figured I would try to put one suit to use all year round if possible.
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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 11:32:38 PM »
Cabela's has insulated Guidewear, and I think it's on sale right now online.  It would be a bit hot on hot summer days, but it would keep you dry and be good for spring and fall.  I know a lot of US guys that wore it in the winter, and if you wanted a truly dry 4 season suit, this would probably be your best alternative that I can think of. 


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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 12:10:34 AM »
Thanks Chris,

I will look into it and see what I can come up with. Usually if I am wearing the suit it will be kind of cold or raining so being to hot won't be a problem most likely.

I really liked the looks of the bass pro 100 mph rain suit I just didn't think I needed another expensive suit when I purchased my AA suit. I have seen the guide wear suits from cabelas also and thought that they would also be a nice set up. I may just wait and try to pick up a suit cheap in the fall or winter for next season.
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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 04:53:10 AM »
I had a 100 MPH suit years back, and it was great.  I went to the Guidewear because it had a bomber style jacket, as I preferred that to the 3/4 length.  Check out the Frabill Stormsuit if you want dedicated rainwear, it's awesome.  I wear my pants from my raingear a lot while fishing, especially in tournaments.  Cooler mornings, wind, rain, late evenings, and even to cover up from bugs they are very versatile.  I wear my rain gear bottoms at least 60 percent of the time I am fishing.

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Re: Frabill Ice/Sno Suits
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 11:08:08 PM »
Does anyone know what the difference between the black and grey frabil ice suits is?

I have been checking them out online because my Arctic Armour suit left me with soaked legs after todays perch trip and I am now looking for a new suit.

I have noticed that I can get the grey ice suit for $180 online and the black suits are $250 and up. If the difference is only the color I think I might order the grey suit for a new ice suit.

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