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#1658517 - 08/22/10 03:00 PM Tyvek Suit
LukeW Offline
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Registered: 08/08/10
Posts: 43
Loc: Show Low, AZ
I am on a pretty tight budget this year and I need some snow camo. I have seen Tyvek suits used before. They are attractive because they are lightweight, easy on/off, and most of all affordable. My question is are they durable enough if I take resonable precautions where I walk and sit. It doesn't make sense to save $$$ if I'm hacking them up all of the time. If anybody has anything good or bad to say I would appreciate it.
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#1658590 - 08/22/10 04:42 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: LukeW]
Jayhawker27 Offline
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Registered: 07/05/10
Posts: 199
Loc: Kansas
Tyvek suits are generally designed to be worn once and discarded.I've gone through several in a day that didn't involve the rigors of a typical hunting day...the only type I've used that actually stood up were coated and VERY noisy..

A white bed sheet (poncho) and a pillow case (hood) will do a better job. If you have access to a sewing machine (or a wife that can use one) making a pull-over knee-length anorak is about 15 minutes worth of work...just be sure to make it large and loose enough to fit over your gear...


Edited by Jayhawker27 (08/22/10 04:43 PM)

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#1658598 - 08/22/10 04:54 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: Jayhawker27]
Black_Wolf Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 03/06/06
Posts: 2324
Loc: Northwest Indiana
Who says the commies arent good for nothing?

This suit is prbably built like a tank.

http://www.sovietarmystuff.com/Product_4...iform_Suit.html

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#1658603 - 08/22/10 05:15 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: Black_Wolf]
6mm06 Online
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 8845
Loc: USA
A few years ago, I purchased some Tyvek suits that were used for painting automobiles. I think they cost about $6.00 each at the time.

If you stay out of the briars and brambles, a suit will last for several hunts, but they will rip to shreds if you get into briars, brush etc.
If you snow hunt much, you will soon have invested enough money in Tyvek that could purchase a good suit instead.

Another option you might want to consider, is to look around Wal-Mart for some jogging-type clothing. I found some at my local store and got pants and top for around $10. They are more of a nylon and hold up well. I have used them a lot.

The two top photos are the Tyvek suit. I drove past the family farm and it was pouring the snow. I went home and got dressed in the Tyvek and headed back to the farm for some calling. The snow had stopped when I arrived, so I'm whiter than I should have been. But, it still worked with a coyote down.




The Tyvek does blend well, though, when in a lot of snow.




This next photo shows the Wal-Mart jogging suit. It has some black on the sides, and a black
stripe down the legs of the pants, but still works very well. Best of all, it was cheap and it's durable.




I now wear a Prairie Ghost parka, but still wear the Wal-Mart pants as a cover up.






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#1658607 - 08/22/10 05:20 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: Jayhawker27]
youngdon Offline
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Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 2032
Loc: AZ
jayhawker.... REALLY??
A white bed sheet (poncho) and a pillow case (hood) will do a better job. If you have access to a sewing machine (or a wife that can use one) making a pull-over knee-length anorak is about 15 minutes worth of work...just be sure to make it large and loose enough to fit over your gear... [/quote]

You may want to think this suggestion through a little farther !!
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#1658624 - 08/22/10 05:48 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: youngdon]
Bear Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2314
Loc: Colorado USA
I went to Harbor Freight and got a white canvas painters drop cloth, It makes 2 large ponchos and is heavy enough to stop cold wind. They will suprise you on how warm they are. I think I gave 15/20 bucks and it made 2 ponchos.
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#1658638 - 08/22/10 05:58 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: Bear]
yfzduner450 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 1584
Loc: West Jordan, Utah
I don't think tyvek suits would hold up great. I think they would snag and fall apart. I like the canvas idea for a cheap winter camo. You could even spray paint it alittle to break it up.
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#1658641 - 08/22/10 06:07 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: yfzduner450]
littletoes Offline
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 1207
Loc: Upper NE Corner of Washington ...
I've used tyvek numerous times, either in full snow, or in sage brush, and we weren't overly careful.

You can hit 'em with a bit of spray paint now and again to match what other backgrounds you want too.
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#1658657 - 08/22/10 06:49 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: littletoes]
LukeW Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/08/10
Posts: 43
Loc: Show Low, AZ
Thanks guys. The jogging suit is a good idea. I was @ Kmart today and saw white hooded sweatshirts. Warm even if it dosen't do anything for water repellency.
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#1658658 - 08/22/10 06:50 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: littletoes]
Adam L Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 60
Loc: Ontario Canada
Not sure if you have any army surplus stores down around your way but you can get real tough oversized pants and a jacket all white for around 30 bucks. Both the jacket and the coat have re-inforced slits to let you access all your pockets. They seem to be made out of a nylon ripstop material. Burrs dont stick to them and the snow just beads off.

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#1658697 - 08/22/10 07:48 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: Adam L]
LukeW Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/08/10
Posts: 43
Loc: Show Low, AZ
I just Goggled military surplus snow and found all kinds of stuff on the cheap.
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#1658703 - 08/22/10 07:54 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: LukeW]
borkon Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 04/05/09
Posts: 4172
Loc: minnesota
like others have said, the do work well but fences tear em up. i also use some nylon jogging pants. stay away from cotton though (sweats pants/sweaters) they can get wet and heavey
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#1658722 - 08/22/10 08:25 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: youngdon]
Jayhawker27 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 07/05/10
Posts: 199
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: youngdon
jayhawker.... REALLY??
A white bed sheet (poncho) and a pillow case (hood) will do a better job. If you have access to a sewing machine (or a wife that can use one) making a pull-over knee-length anorak is about 15 minutes worth of work...just be sure to make it large and loose enough to fit over your gear...


You may want to think this suggestion through a little farther !! [/quote]

Probably ought not to go into the bad part of town wearing this get up....

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#1658726 - 08/22/10 08:32 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: Jayhawker27]
KAG Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 1196
Loc: Kansas
I think Sportsman guide still sells the German surplus snow camo ponchos for like $12. I used the same one for like 3 years before it wore out.

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#1658819 - 08/22/10 10:03 PM Re: Tyvek Suit [Re: KAG]
Recko555 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 03/02/08
Posts: 285
Loc: Iowa
I have used them and they work. They cause a bit of noise when moving, but nothing I was worried about. I went through two Tyvek suites last winter.

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