Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Asbell Wool

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richbat 06-Dec-17
richbat 06-Dec-17
PEARL DRUMS 06-Dec-17
White Falcon 06-Dec-17
nomo 06-Dec-17
tradmt 06-Dec-17
Bones44 06-Dec-17
Fall Gray 06-Dec-17
PEARL DRUMS 06-Dec-17
Bones44 06-Dec-17
tradmt 06-Dec-17
PEARL DRUMS 06-Dec-17
richbat 06-Dec-17
Killinstuff 06-Dec-17
richbat 06-Dec-17
Killinstuff 06-Dec-17
richbat 06-Dec-17
Archre167 06-Dec-17
Bones44 06-Dec-17
DarrinG 06-Dec-17
lawdy 06-Dec-17
Ron LaClair 06-Dec-17
Ron LaClair 06-Dec-17
Curtiss Cardinal 07-Dec-17
lawdy 07-Dec-17
kokosing 07-Dec-17
Riverwolf 07-Dec-17
Riverwolf 07-Dec-17
Riverwolf 07-Dec-17
Riverwolf 07-Dec-17
Riverwolf 07-Dec-17
Riverwolf 07-Dec-17
From: richbat
Date: 06-Dec-17




I know the answer to my question is some where on here but couldn't find it. Anyways I'm going to be buying myself and my son a jacket/pullover from the Asbell's and I'm not sure what weight to get,going to be using it for hunting,need something that will work down to around 30 degrees and something that'll work for when the leaves are off. Also not sure which size to get, I'm 5'9" and around 230#. Thanks in advance

From: richbat
Date: 06-Dec-17




I know the answer to my question is some where on here but couldn't find it. Anyways I'm going to be buying myself and my son a jacket/pullover from the Asbell's and I'm not sure what weight to get,going to be using it for hunting,need something that will work down to around 30 degrees and something that'll work for when the leaves are off. Also not sure which size to get, I'm 5'9" and around 230#. Thanks in advance

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 06-Dec-17




Id suggest an XL and I'd suggest the blanket weight. It will allow less bulk underneath and still keep you warm.

From: White Falcon
Date: 06-Dec-17




Call them, they will answer all your questions.

From: nomo
Date: 06-Dec-17




X2 on the call them. Great people.

From: tradmt
Date: 06-Dec-17




An xl may not leave much layering room for you. Timber ghost is what I have and is the best pattern IMO but it's only available in heavy weight, which is just below blanket weight. If it's 30 and sunny it's plenty warm with a light layer of merino under it.

I prefer to lighter and layer as opposed to going with a real heavy layer that may end up too warm.

I'm the same weight as you or a little less and 6'1" and I have XL but just ordered a 2X for some serious cold. The XL is none too big.

From: Bones44
Date: 06-Dec-17




I just received the exact same as tradmt. I'm 6'-1" 220 lbs and there's not much room for layering in an XL. I will say it appears to be pretty warm ! Tom

From: Fall Gray
Date: 06-Dec-17




XL under XXL!!

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 06-Dec-17




Seems odd you guys are getting a tight fit? I'm about 6 0"-6 1" and 210'ish. My XLs are plenty spacious for anything I want under it, within reason of course. I have fairly wide shoulders and long arms.

From: Bones44
Date: 06-Dec-17




I have wide shoulders and short arms lol

From: tradmt
Date: 06-Dec-17




It's probably the 20 or 30 odd pounds we have over you. :)

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 06-Dec-17




You just to shift that extra 20-30 down a bit so these pull overs fit better :)

From: richbat
Date: 06-Dec-17




Thanks for the replies,appreciate it.

From: Killinstuff
Date: 06-Dec-17




An XL might fit but it's going to be hell pulling it on and off. They have next to NO stretch. It's not like pulling on a cotton sweat shirt. You flexible?

From: richbat
Date: 06-Dec-17




May have to go with one of the zip up ones.

From: Killinstuff
Date: 06-Dec-17




They don't come in all the patterns or with a hood, and they cost most but the wool blend pullover from Stormy Kromer is way better at warmth. I never wear my Asbell anymore. Besides the pain in pulling it on and off the sleeves need to be 3" longer for me but I'm a little over 6'1" and an athletic 200lbs. That hood is WAY to big also, even with a 10 gallon hat. And they are a screen door in the wind. The Stormy Kromer is nice. It's a finer knit, not 100% wind proof but way better then Fred. The Asbell is warmer weather stuff. Sorry for the negativity, just my 2 cents.........worth half that most times.

From: richbat
Date: 06-Dec-17




No need for an apology,I respect a person's honesty and Thank you for that.

From: Archre167
Date: 06-Dec-17




I have had a hard time getting ahold of anyone or any response for that matter, guessing they are traveling perhaps. Was hoping to get a jacket before Christmas but if I can't get it ordered who knows? I too am 6' and 215 and the XL fits great. Would like a little more length in the arms

From: Bones44
Date: 06-Dec-17




I ordered mine last week and it showed up yesterday. Could be they're buried right now. I just ordered through the website. Tom

From: DarrinG
Date: 06-Dec-17




I ordered a new vest last week and it came Monday. Super-fast arrival.

From: lawdy
Date: 06-Dec-17




I have the XL for warmer temps where I don't layer. When the temps go below 0, I wear the 2XL over the Stormy Kromer woolover. They can be a bear to put on, but with the new pathfinder with its half zipper, they should be better. Buying the pathfinder for both myself and my wife. Everyone in my family wears Asbell. I am 6'1", and weigh 209.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Dec-17

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Zipper jacket over wool bibs, works for me. I like all of the zipper pockets in both the jacket and the bibs.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Dec-17

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I've got long arms and the sleeves are plenty long

From: Curtiss Cardinal
Date: 07-Dec-17




My suggestion would be getting at least one size larger than you usually wear for two reasons.1) Looser clothing id warmer the tight clothing. 2) it will allow some layering before it starts getting tight. I rarely get to wear my blanket weight pullover here in Kentucky(more than probably will this week) but my Timber Ghost zippered jacket worked fine in low to mid 30s with just a long sleeved shirt under it. It would have been somewhere between better and too warm if I had worn a wool sweater over the long sleeve shirt but under the jacket.I really like how the hoods on Asbell wool fits over in wide brimmed fedoras.

From: lawdy
Date: 07-Dec-17




I prefer a pullover to a zippered jacket because when running hounds in the winter up here, there is always wind. A pullover hugs your body more. Sometimes we run coyotes and hares when it is -20. My 13 inch Branko will run a hare no matter how cold it is. With everyone pulling 6 day work weeks up here, Sundays are all most have to hunt. In January and February, the woods sing with hound music up here. Saw a coyote running across my field with a B+T hound on its butt last winter during a cold snap. He turned to try to fight but he was spent.

From: kokosing
Date: 07-Dec-17




I've got a heavy weight pull over. At 50* degree a shirt is used at 40* wool shirt with wool sweather, at 30* shirt, sweather and wool vest this is how I dress for stand hunting. During rain it get wet and heavy, but next layer is dry. My next purchase would be a jacket with a zipper, then use a belt on the outside to seal out the cold.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Dec-17

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....Have a few pics of my new Asbell Zipper jacket in treestand brown ..Its xtra Heavy weight..Being 6'2" and 225#ish it fits perfect in a standard XL..Like mentioned above , to tight you loose insulation & mobility--to loose and it isn't conducive to bowhunting or string clearance ....These are cut perfect for my liking...BUT If sizing is a issue I would contact the manufacturer ;)

I will add this , the color , construction, quality , and price is excellent for such . I had a very quick turn around time (my be because it was a standard size?) and 100% happy with the product !

Some thought should go into sizing taking into account your layering system and hunting conditions/temps....

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Dec-17

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....Have a few pics of my new Asbell Zipper jacket in treestand brown ..Its xtra Heavy weight..Being 6'2" and 225#ish it fits perfect in a standard XL..Like mentioned above , to tight you loose insulation & mobility--to loose and it isn't conducive to bowhunting or string clearance ....These are cut perfect for my liking...BUT If sizing is a issue I would contact the manufacturer ;)

I will add this , the color , construction, quality , and price is excellent for such . I had a very quick turn around time (my be because it was a standard size?) and 100% happy with the product !

Some thought should go into sizing taking into account your layering system and hunting conditions/temps....

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Dec-17




.......Sorry for the double post. Don't know how it happened ?

If you could remove one of them Phil I would be Grateful ;)

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Dec-17




Please excuse the typos also...I need to proof read , and spell check the spell check ...LOL

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Dec-17




Please excuse the typos also...I need to proof read , and spell check the spell check ...LOL

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Dec-17

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...with the hand warmer Muff ....Shearing lined -matches perfectly-and most importantly=Toasty WARM ;)





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