10X Lockdown Softshell Pants and Jacket

3 01 2017

walls logoI spend a lot of time outside, in a tree! Most of the time I am archery hunting in all types of weather, from hot to freezing cold,dry to soaking wet. The Walls 10X Lockdown Softshell jacket and pants are versatile enough to make my hunting life a lot easier.

The Walls 10X Lockdown is versatile, comfortable and water resistant. Photo: Walls

The Walls 10X Lockdown is versatile, comfortable and water resistant.
Photo: Walls

Both pants and jacket are available in Realtree Xtra and Mossy Oak Country. They use YKK zippers on the jacket and pants, and most of the pockets, They are made using “335 GSM 2 layer bonded, back side brushed with anti pill and moisture management.”¹ The legs of the pants are pre-curved to provide greater range of movement, and have a comfort sliding waist for comfort. The jacket has an adjustable hem, inner sleeve cuff and ,like the pants, are fitted for an athletic fit. There is just a touch of fuscia trimming the clothing, nothing to much, just a bit of color. I ordered my jacket a size larger than I normally wear, so that I could layer up for colder weather, although the sizing already takes into account layers, so order the size you actually wear.

Our archery season doesn’t start until October 3rd, and runs until November 14. During that time, we finish up summer type weather, run thru fall weather, and finally have plenty of snow to foretell the winter. Hunting clothes needs to be adaptable to work in

The 10X is not only comfortable, but warm enough for late fall archery. Photo: Shannon Brandon-Best

The 10X Lockdown is not only comfortable, but warm enough for late fall archery.
Photo: Shannon Brandon-Best

Pennsylvania. We use lots of layers, and most everything is either water resistant or water proof. I started wearing my Lockdown clothing during our rut. Most days I would leave mid day to go out, and it would be in the 70’s, by the time I came in at night, the temperature would have dropped to the 40’s or even colder. I would tuck my jacket into my backpack going out, but would need it on each night walking back. Most evenings I would have multiple deer feeding around my stand. They never showed me the slightest interest, the Lockdown clothing kept me invisible to them.

While hunting, I was able to climb the ladders into my stands without binding or restriction. While waiting on my big buck, I was able to stay comfortable and the water resistant fabric helped keep me dry when spitting rain or heavy dew happened. The couple of times I spot and stalked, I belly crawled under briars, and pushed deep thru brush with out getting caught up or causing real damage to my clothes. Other than during the very early season, when it was 80 degrees with no cooling down int he evenings, the Lockdown worked for all the rest of the conditions! The pockets are conveniently located, and my phone fit perfectly into the zippered leg pocket. I like

The ability to move into awkward positions is part of hunting, the 10X Lockdown allows you to move without restriction and make your shot. Photo: Shannon Brandon-Best

The ability to move into awkward positions is part of hunting, the 10X Lockdown allows you to move without restriction and make your shot.
Photo: Shannon Brandon-Best

to keep my phone on my body instead of in my pack, just as a safety factor.

Late season archery starts after Christmas, and we have some of the worst weather of the year. We get extreme cold temperatures, wind chills and lots of snow. Several more layers will be added, and one of them will continue to be the Lockdown.

The MSRP of the Lockdown Pants is $121.99 and are available for sale at http://www.walls.com/hunting/hunting-pants/Womens-10Xreg-Lockdown-Softshell-Pant-ZPF32.jsp. The MSRP of the Lockdown Jacket is $141.99 and are available at http://www.walls.com/womens-clothing/womens-outerwear/Womens-10Xreg-Lockdown-Softshell-Jacket-ZJF31.jsp.

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This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2015/12/30/10x-lockdown-softshell-pants-and-jacket-diane-hassinger/

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Hoo-Rags for Hunting

3 01 2017

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The Hoo-rag bandanas are ideal for hunting. Clipart: Hoo-rag

The Hoo-rag bandanas are ideal for hunting.
Clipart: Hoo-rag

I have been wearing Hoo-rags bandanas for many years now. I first found them when I was testing for my Scuba diving certification. My dive instructor suggested I use one to help contain my hair, which was to short for a pony tail, but to long to just leave flowing. I needed to find out more about them at that point.

What I thought at first was just a sun protection used in the Southern States, is really much, much more. They are made of 100% polyester microfiber, which wicks away moisture and protects from the sun. The Hoo-rags are UPF rated 30. This tube of microfiber is highly stretchable, which makes it very versatile. You can wear the Hoo-rag in so many ways; the face mask, the neck gaiter, the balaclava, the headband, the pirate rag, the beanie, the pony tail holder and what they are calling the Alice rag, which is similar to a headband for women. Now when I was scuba diving, I wore my Hoo-rag covering my hair, I achieved this by pulling it over my head completely, then pulling it back up over my hair, leaving part covering my forehead. My dive mask kept the Hoo-rag in place, and it worked wonderful for keeping my hair out of my face, especially when I needed to remove my mask underwater.

Since that time, I have purchased several patterns of Hoo-rags, including ones that I use for hunting. Even if I

Sarah and Megan sporting their Ladies in Camo HooRags! Photo: Diane Hassinger

Sarah and Megan sporting their Ladies in Camo HooRags!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

don’t plan on wearing it on a specific day, I like to keep one in my backpack. My favorite way to use them for hunting is as a face mask, but I have also used it when the temperatures have dropped as either hand coverings, neck gaiters, or covering my head to keep in warmth. With all of the available patterns, you can find one that will work for any hunting season. But why stop there, get a couple and use them year round! There are many camo patterns to choose from, including; officially licensed Mossy Oak’s, Kryptek, Digital and Tactical. They also carry a High Viz Orange which would be perfect for firearm seasons.

Sarah with her camo HooRag as a face mask. Photo: Diane Hassinger

Sarah with her camo HooRag as a face mask.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

A really nice feature that Hoo-rag has is the ability to make custom orders. Twenty four is their entry level order, and the turn around is pretty quick. You can design your own, or they will work with you to design your perfect Hoo-rag. My custom order started with an email of our Ladies in Camo logos in Vector File format. Within a couple of days, I had several ideas sent to me, based on my initial request. Soon I had agreed on an image, and production started!! Within 3 weeks of my original email, I had my custom made, super cool, Ladies In Camo HooRags in my hands!

The MSRP of the Hoo-rag Bandanas range from $15.95 to $17.95. You can order online at http://www.hoorag.com/all-bandanas/, or they are for sale in retail stores across the United States, use their locator service at http://www.hoorag.com/store-locator/.

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This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2016/01/04/hoo-rags-for-hunting-diane-hassinger/





SuperFeet

3 01 2017

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The Superfeet HUNT for women. Photo: Superfeet

The Superfeet HUNT for women.
Photo: Superfeet

My feet have always given me fits, and since I broke my foot in August, it has gotten even worse. In January I had several conventions that I needed to attend, and that means an awful lot of walking!

During the Industry Day at the Range during the SHOT Show, I was introduced to the Superfeet insoles. While visiting the booth, they offered to fit a pair of insoles to my boots. I was unsure of trying a new insole when I would be on my feet for 16 hours a day for the next 4 days, but, I WOULD be on my feet for 16 hours a day for the next 4 days! So off came the boots, and within minutes the insoles were cut to fit the boot perfectly. They used only a pair of scissors so the adaptations can be done easily at home.

The insoles I tried were the women’s HUNT. They are a camo Aerospring™ impact foam topped with

The Superfeet HUNT insoles in my boots after the convention. Photo: Diane Hassinger

The Superfeet HUNT insoles in my boots after the convention.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

natural, thermo-regulating merino wool in pink, with a ScentLok® layer, and Silent Step™ stabilizing shape with a structured heel cup. The insoles are designed to keep you warm and comfortable in the cold weather, making them perfect for hunting. The have incorporated Ground-Sense™ impact dampening technology makes the walking easier on your feet. They have designed the insole with a slimmer heel and the arch length that is appropriate for the female foot.

I was informed that initially, I may feel some discomfort in my back, due to the insoles stabilizing my rear foot. Their theory is that the rear foot is the area most of the majority of foot motion originates, including; walking, running, standing. They also mentioned that movement adds stress upwards of 3-5 times your body weight in impact forces per step.

As I left their booth, my feet felt wonderful. Later that night, after walking almost 12 miles at the range, my back and feet both were killing me.  My first thought was to rip the insoles out of my boots, and put my old ones back in. Then I remembered them saying I could have some discomfort due to the stabilization of the rear foot, so I left the insoles in, and wore them for the rest of the show. The next day I walked about 9 miles, then 6 3/4 miles and finally 9 miles, for a total of 36.77 miles, according to my FitBit. After that first day I felt much more comfortable and for an added bonus, I did not suffer from leg cramps at night. Anyone who has gone to a convention with me knows I suffer badly from leg cramps when doing a lot of walking, due to my cancer medications. For what ever reason the leg cramps were not an issue during this show, it might be coincidence, or it might be with my rear foot stabilized, my body functioned correctly. Regardless of the reason, I will be putting Superfeet insoles in my other boots.

The Fitbit log of the SHOT Show, while wearing the Superfeet HUNT insoles. Photo: FitBit/Diane Hassinger

The Fitbit log at the SHOT Show, while wearing the Superfeet HUNT insoles.
Photo: FitBit/Diane Hassinger

The MSRP of the HUNT insoles is $39.95 and they are available for purchase at https://www.superfeet.com/en-us/insoles-and-sandals/fin-troph-huntw.

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This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2016/03/02/superfeet-diane-hassinger/





Kestrel DROP D3

3 01 2017

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The Kestrel DROP D3 is a rugged environmental data logging unit. Photo: Kestrel

Many times while hunting, I have wished I knew what the weather conditions were at a specific treestand, but all I have been able to pull up is a generic weather forecast for the area. Now, with help from Kestrel, I can know the current conditions anywhere I place a DROP D3!

The Kestrel DROP is small, only 2.4 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches, and can perform environmental data logging anywhere you wish, wireless. You are able to view your current conditions in real time, with the log update being able to be changed from 2 seconds to as long as 12 hours.With the addition of the Kestrel Connect for iPhones, or I used the Kestrel Link for Android, you can view the conditions right on your phone. The DROP is small, rugged, accurate and waterproof! Hang the DROP by the attached loop to the area you want to monitor. The battery has a life of 6 months or up to 1 year depending on the user settings. With the app you can view, chart, record and monitor your conditions in which ever environment you choose to place it.

The app allows you to view the information your DROP has accumulated in several different views; dashboard, readings, stats and log. The Dashboard shows you the most current temperature, relative humidity, and heat stress. The Readings screen gives you the temperature, relative humidity, heat stress, dew point, station pressure and density altitude. The Stats screen shows you the maximum, minimum and average of the Readings screen. The Log screen puts the Readings screen into the 6 different logs, with the ability to select a date range to log. There is also a Manage screen which allows you to name you individual DROPs so you can quickly identify where the information is coming from. You can also set alerts to let you know when your criteria is met.

I have to tree stands located within 1/4 mile of each other.

On February 25, there was a full degree of temperature difference and 20% relative humidity between my 2 tree stands. Photo: Diane Hassinger

On February 25, there was a full degree of temperature difference and 20% relative humidity between my 2 tree stands.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Generally, I would assume that the conditions would be the same, but with the placement of 2 DROPS, I found out that the creek bottom stand is always between 1 and 4 degrees colder than the Muddycreek stand up the hill from it. Now I am able to anticipate the differences better and be prepared for them. You are limited to the distance your cellular blue-tooth can connect with the Drop 3.

Recently I was on an extended work trip during some of the worst weather Pennsylvania experienced in 2016. For the first time ever, I had water pipes in my home freeze and burst. After the repairs were made, I needed to leave for an additional 3-4 weeks. To ease my mind, I placed the DROP near where the break had occurred, so my daughter could watch the temperature from her nearby home, and have someone respond before there was more damage. I set the alerts on the app to let her know if the temperature dropped below 38 degrees. Luckily she never received an alert, and the pipes didn’t freeze again.

Another use for the DROP 3 that I am going to utilize this summer, is monitoring my root cellar. We need to maintain a lower temperature and a stable humidity to keep my food stores properly. I had tried different thermometers, but they corroded quickly and were a waste of money. With the DROP being waterproof, I should not ever have that problem again.

The MSRP of the Kestrel DROP D3 is $179 and is available in blue, tan and red. You can purchase the DROP D3 at http://www.nkhome.com/ballistics-products/weather-meters/kestrel-drop-d3-pressure-temperature-humidity-logger. I plan to add several of the DROPs to my hunting equipment, so I am never caught unaware by surprise again!

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This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2016/03/07/kestrel-drop-d3-diane-hassinger/





Peet Dryers

3 01 2017

peet logoIf you spend time outdoors, or have kids in the outdoors, wet gloves and boots are inevitable. In years past we have placed our boots and gloves in front of the wood stove or on the furnace radiator. No always do we have access to those sources of heat. PEET Dryers lets you dry your boots and gloves anywhere you are, so long as there is an electric outlet.

The PEET Products include the Original PEET Dryer, The Glove Dryport and the D'Odoriz'r Module. Photot: PEET

The PEET Products include the Original PEET Dryer, The Glove Dryport and the D’Odoriz’r Module.
Photot: PEET

The Original PEET Dryer circulates thermal convection air throughout the boots and shoes to dry them safely and naturally. The dryer is virtually soundless, and is safe enough to leave plugged in for long terms of use. The unit is safe to use on all types of material, including; leather, PVC, rubber, neoprene, canvas, synthetics, cloth, fleece, felt, micro and all modern fabrics The dryer comes with shoe/boot attachments, that look like feet. You simply need to slip your shoes or boots over the “feet” and plug the unit in. The warmed air gently rises and is directed through the dryports. I generally place my hunting boots on the dryer at the end of the day, by morning my boots are dried of sweat or dampness, and because the dryer “removes contaminants like viruses and mold that can cause skin irritation and deterioration of materials”¹, both my footwear and my feet benefit from using it. The Original PEET Dryer comes with an incredible 25 year warranty!

A Glove Dryport accessory that you can use in place of the foot attachment is shaped like a set of hands, and is for drying your gloves. My hands are small even for a women, and I have no problem fitting them on the “hands”. The same thermal convection that dries your boots so well do just as well on your gloves. I have shrunk gloves drying them in my laundry dryer, but on the Glove Dryport, they maintain their size and shape.

The PEET D’Odoriz’r Module is a incredible attachment that uses molecular science to eliminate and destroy odors in your footwear, gloves or even in your rooms! This keeps your hunting footwear and gloves scent free to help you get close to your game. The emitters can be removed, cleaned or replaced for long lasting use. This unit can be used in multiple applications; attached to the Original PEET Dryer to dry and deodorize boots or gloves, used directly inserted into your footwear, used as a standalone unit with the Glove Dryport to deodorize gloves, or used anywhere to deodorize small space areas. Can you imagine all the uses you could come up with for this! When I received the PEET D’Odoriz’r Module, I plugged it in and smelled! The unit was actually making the air coming out smell fresh, not perfumed, but clean, like the air after a spring rain. I have since used the unit on shoes, boots and in our bathroom. The bathroom was closed up for a week while we were out of town, and a damp towel had been left hanging, making the room smell musty. I am happy to report that the musty smell did disappear with the removal of the towel, and using the D’Odoriz’r Module overnight.. The D’Odoriz’r Module comes with a 2 year warranty.

I have a large family that spends as much time outdoors as possible. Along with a lot of fun outside, we deal with a lot of wet feet. My grandchildren tend to “find” wet spots, especially running water. I can’t say much, since I tend to go in over the tops of my boots often enough also. I have 2 of the Original PEET Dryers, and they get a work out. Everything from toddler shoes to my chest waders have been dried on the Dryers. It is such a nice feeling in the morning to put my feet into dry and slightly warm footwear, instead of the wet and cold messy boots that I place on the dryers in the evening. On a recent Sunday, I had the family over for dinner. Before the meal was even served, both Ryan and Ellie had their school shoes dripping wet, they both said it was an accident. I don’t believe that, but we don’t get to worked up about wet shoes. Lucky for them I was able to start the drying process so they were able to wear their shoes home, instead of carrying them home in a plastic bag.

Different uses of the PEET Products; My Granddaughter's boots on the Original PEET Dryer, the Original PEET Dryer with the Glove Dryport accessory drying my hunting gloves, the Original PEET Dryer with the D'Odoriz'r Module drying and deodorizing my sneakers, and the D'Odoriz'r Module with the Boot/Shoe Dryport deodorizing my sneakers. Photo: Diane Hassinger

Different uses of the PEET Products; My Granddaughter’s boots on the Original PEET Dryer, the Original PEET Dryer with the Glove Dryport accessory drying my hunting gloves, the Original PEET Dryer with the D’Odoriz’r Module drying and deodorizing my sneakers, and the D’Odoriz’r Module with the Boot/Shoe Dryport deodorizing my sneakers.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

The MSRP of the Original PEET Dryer is $49.99, The Glove Dryport is $19.99 and the D’Odoriz’r Module  is $79.99. These are all available at http://peet-dryer.myshopify.com/. While you are there, check out all of the additional units and attachments that are available; Helmet Dryports, Mitten Dryports, Children’s Shoe Dryports and Hip and Chest (Wader) Extensions. With these accessories, I need never suffer through several days of wet feet again on a hunting trip.

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This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2016/04/06/peet-dryers-diane-hassinger/





Yeti 30 Ounce Rambler and Straw Lid

3 01 2017

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The Yeti 30 Ounce Rambler Tumbler. Photo: Yeti

The Yeti 30 Ounce Rambler Tumbler. Photo: Yeti

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Yeti has come out with their new 30 Ounce Rambler Straw Lid! Between the new Straw Lid and the 30 Ounce Rambler, I am set all day for what ever I choose to drink.

Our family has used the 20 Ounce Ramblers for a while now, and we have never been disappointed. Now with the 30 Ounce Rambler, I can enjoy my drinks for much longer and not have to refill so much. I have dozens of the plastic travel mugs form every sporting goods shop, or vacation spot that we visit. These are great mugs in a pinch, but as soon as you have filled them, they start to cool off. Not the case with the Yeti Tumblers. The Ramblers are made from kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation, that keeps your drinks colder, or hotter, longer. My 30 Ounce Rambler keeps my hot tea piping hot for hours, or on the other side, I can enjoy my ice tea, icy until I finish the last drop. The clear plastic lid is made of shatterproof plastic, and the clearness allows you to see how much liquid is still in your tumbler. Both are dishwasher safe.

The New Rambler Straw Lid. Photo: Yeti

The New Rambler Straw Lid. Photo: Yeti

The New Straw Lids allow me to enjoy the cold drinks out of my Rambler with ease. The lid and straw are made of clear shatterproof plastic, are dishwasher safe and made free of BPA. The extra wide straw is perfect for smooties, slushies and any other beverage you care to enjoy. Now your Rambler can be used throughout the day for all of your choices of drinks. The Rambler Straw is built to last, and features a molded in stopper to keep your straw in place.

I have been using my Rambler all day, everyday, since I got it. I am a big tea drinker, starting with

The Yeti 30 Ounce Rambler goes everywhere with me! Photo: Diane Hassinger

The Yeti 30 Ounce Rambler goes everywhere with me! Photo: Diane Hassinger

lots of hot tea in the morning, and switching to ice tea in the afternoon. The only problem I have found is that the Rambler keeps hot drinks really hot! To me that is not a problem, but do use caution. I have been using the tumbler and straw lid on road trips, going out in the Ranger to check cameras or tree stands, fishing, working, and even when finally getting to sit down and watch something on tv at night. It is easily my favorite tumbler!

Match the Yeti Rambler with the New Straw Lid, and you can enjoy every drink you like out of your tumbler, anywhere you go! Photo: Diane Hassinger

Match the Yeti Rambler with the New Straw Lid, and you can enjoy every drink you like out of your tumbler, anywhere you go! Photo: Diane Hassinger

The MSRP of the 30 Ounce Rambler is $39.99 and the New Straw Lid is $9.99. Both can be purchased at most sporting goods shops, or at http://yeticoolers.com/drinkware/rambler-series/. With Mother’s Day this weekend, now would be a great time to pick one up for Mom, and one for yourself too!

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This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2016/05/03/yeti-30-ounce-rambler-and-straw-lid-diane-hassinger/





Woolpower Merino Wool Vest 400

3 01 2017

woolpower logoWhile I was at the SHOT Show this year, I noticed a booth for Woolpower. They had a vest hanging, and I was immediately drawn to it. I love wearing wool during our cold winters, and this vest could be worn not only for hunting and fishing, but for everyday wear. I love hunting clothes that do double duty!

The Woolpower Vest 400 in the 4 colors offered; Black, Grey, Navy and Green. Photo: Woolpower

The Woolpower Vest 400 in the 4 colors offered; Black, Grey, Navy and Green.
Photo: Woolpower

As a mid-layer, this wool vest is made from 70% soft Merino Wool, 28% Polyester and 2% Elastane. The vest offers all of the advantages of wool, but none of the scratchiness or itchiness. The vest is designed to keep your body’s core temperature comfortable from the cold in even the coldest of climates. Using their unique Ullfrotté Original Merino wool terry loop material makes this mid-layer garment  perfect for moisture wicking and warmth. With no sleeves to restrict or hamper your movements, this vest makes it ideal for any cold weather activity, including; Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing or even just going out to shop for those activities. With no length wise seams, the straight bottom hem, full front zipper and the 400 g/m² weight wool terry loop material combine for superior

The Woolpower Merino Wool Vest 400 is the ideal double duty clothing for both outdoor and everyday life. Photo: Diane Hassinger

The Woolpower Merino Wool Vest 400 is the ideal double duty clothing for both outdoor and everyday life.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

fit, comfort and attractive appearance.

There are several points of information that I learned from the Woolpower website (http://www.woolpowerus.com/woolwise/wool-care/) . Did you know that:

  • Merino Sheep produce exceptionally fine and crimpy wool fibers that provide extraordinary insulation properties by trapping air.
  • Wool provides warmth even when moist.
  • Wool wicks away moisture.
  • Wool is easy to care for and self cleaning. The creatine in the wool breaks down the smelly bacteria’s from the skin.
  • Wool needs only infrequent washing, and can be aired out in humid weather.
  • Treated wool can be machine washed. The Vest 400 can be machine washed at º140 and machine tumbled dried on low heat.
  • The thickness of the wool fiber is measured in Microns. The finer the wool fiber, the softer the feel, and on the opposite side, the coarser the fiber the more it is perceived as itchy or scratchy.

    As a mid-layer, the Merino Wool Vest 400 helps keep you warm and dry. Photo: Diane Hassinger

    As a mid-layer, the Merino Wool Vest 400 helps keep you warm and dry.
    Photo: Diane Hassinger

I started out just wearing this vest for last season hunting, and I loved it. Our late season can throw almost anything at you weather wise; cold, hot, wet, dry, snow, ice or rain. With this as a mid-layer, and appropriate base and outer layers. I was comfortable with what ever Mother Nature sent my way. After our season ended, I found myself reluctant to put the vest away till next fall, so instead I started wearing it for-EVERYTHING! From grocery shopping to early trout fishing, this vest became my favorite go to clothing. I even wore it out to dinner several times and got complimented on it each and every time. When I did reluctantly pack the vest away for summer, I put it with clothing that I bring out early in the Fall. I have full intentions on using this vest for everything once again when the weather cools. In fact, I need to add the grey and black vests to my wardrobe!

The vest is available in sizes XXS all the way up to 3XL and in colors; Black, Green, Grey and Navy. The MSRP of the Woolpower Merino Wool Vest is $145.00 and is available from http://www.woolpowerus.com/product/vest-400/.  On their website, is an interesting booklet on cold and staying warm in the cold. I learned alot about wool and layering, including some mistakes I had made in the past. The link to the Woolpower Book About The Cold is https://issuu.com/blu-wave/docs/woolpower-book_about-the_cold.

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Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

This post originally published at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2016/05/31/woolpower-merino-wool-vest-400-diane-hassinger/