Best flotation bibs/jackets

11/18/18 @ 6:57 PM
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karl58
karl58
USER since 7/27/13

Looking on thoughts of different brands that have float suits, 

Likes and dislikes,  

I'm a bigger guy 6'6 300lbs 


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12/11/18 @ 7:54 AM
BigShow0003
BigShow0003
MEMBER since 7/28/09

What suit was the guy wearing on Gillespie a few weeks back? The episode where the guy jumped in the lake with a float suit on. I know it was a Clam - maybe an Ascent or Rise suit. Anyone have feedback on either model? Thanks.

Good info here as I am in the market for a suit as well. Looks like a lot of recommendations for Striker suits.

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12/10/18 @ 8:59 AM
AWichman
AWichman
USER since 1/6/16

Get a Striker and go fishing. It really is that simple. I have the Hardwater and wish I would’ve switched earlier. 

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12/10/18 @ 8:06 AM
Tim Zwieg
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USER since 1/10/12

Mweisnicht75 these jackets and bibs have a ton of pockets.  I don't typically use the pockets in my bibs, but one time I did and forgot that I had used it.  After a bout a month, my suit really started to smell, I thought gee I've been wiping mu hands on the suit and it really stinks, I better wash it.  Before I washed it, I happened to reach into my bibs pocket and found a ziplock bag with a handful of minnows that I had forgotten about.  Well you know what stinks.

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12/9/18 @ 9:01 PM
Mweisnicht75
Mweisnicht75
USER since 11/18/18

I just purchased the Striker Climate Jacket and Bibs. I wore them for the first time today and was quite warm. These have built in flotation. The only problem I had was the fact that there are so many pockets I couldn't remember which pocket my items were in. I love the adjustable hem on the cuffs of the bibs. The hood wraps so well around your face that no baklava is needed.

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12/5/18 @ 12:34 PM
karl58
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USER since 7/27/13
thanks for all the info will be going out this week to try on few suits and make my mind up 

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12/5/18 @ 8:12 AM
hardcharger07
hardcharger07
USER since 10/28/11

I have had the old red Sportsman's Guide Ice Suit for the last 8 years. (granted I missed a couple seasons due to work) It has held up well and for the money a great ice suit. Wore it for more than fishing too. Never had wet knees, never got cold. Getting older and go by myself often so this year I went with the Striker Predator suit because of the floatation aspect for safety. (made some people in my life happier) Cant really give it a grade yet but I am optimistic. I like the fact that the bibs have the adjustable inseam though. In the end, it comes down to what one can afford but the floatation capability I think does provide some piece of mind. Stay safe out there! (a little bit of common sense goes a long, long way) I

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12/4/18 @ 9:39 PM
PRyan
PRyan
USER since 9/30/17

I bought the Striker Ice Hardwater - Jacket and Bibs.

The bibs have an adjustable hem on the bottom to get the perfect length.   Their website has a nice sizing chart and the on-line catalog has pictures of different guys wearing different suit with their dimensions and sizing.

I'm 5'10" and 225.    I have a "L" Jacket and "XL" Bibs in the Hardwater Series.


Pat

Edited on 12/4/18 9:41 PM
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12/4/18 @ 7:03 PM
Workhardtofish
Workhardtofish
USER since 3/8/17

I bought a striker hard water suit this year.  I am posting this to let everyone know that the sizes of suits from model to model are different.  I tried on the predator and hard water and the sizes were not even close.  So before you go ordering online and get a suit that doesn't fit consider going somewhere to try them on.  I bought mine at dick Smith's as they had the different sizes and models to choose from.  Also they had a way larger selection than fleet farm.(I do love fleet farm)  Another note, they have a club card that costs 10 bucks but will give you I think 5% off the cost of the suit.  I've been shopping a long time for a striker suit, good luck finding a discounted price anywhere.

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11/25/18 @ 8:35 PM
Lake king
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USER since 7/13/18

Bought myself a striker predator suit earlier.  Bought one for the nephew Black Friday.  Hope he likes his Christmas present!  

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11/25/18 @ 7:09 PM
CMunyon
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USER since 5/12/16

I just bought the Striker Predator suit today.I have been looking at them and others for two years.I thought they looked like the best of the bunch,time will tell.

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