Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


American camo

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mwh 01-Apr-20
casekiska 01-Apr-20
monkeyball 01-Apr-20
MikeT 01-Apr-20
GLF 01-Apr-20
Stickmark 01-Apr-20
GLF 01-Apr-20
Sawtooth (Original) 01-Apr-20
Babysaph 02-Apr-20
Sawtooth (Original) 02-Apr-20
Deno 02-Apr-20
Babysaph 02-Apr-20
bluesman 02-Apr-20
Danielb 02-Apr-20
DanaC 02-Apr-20
PEARL DRUMS 02-Apr-20
DanaC 02-Apr-20
Pdiddly 02-Apr-20
George D. Stout 02-Apr-20
actionjackson22 02-Apr-20
dagwood64 02-Apr-20
Jon Stewart 02-Apr-20
Stealth2 02-Apr-20
MikeT 02-Apr-20
GUTPILE PA 02-Apr-20
JusPassin 02-Apr-20
elkslayer4x5 02-Apr-20
Pa Steve 02-Apr-20
Orion 02-Apr-20
Tradarcherychamp 02-Apr-20
Aeronut 02-Apr-20
hawkeye in PA 02-Apr-20
monkeyball 02-Apr-20
Babysaph 02-Apr-20
JusPassin 02-Apr-20
Sawtooth (Original) 02-Apr-20
boatbuilder 02-Apr-20
Sawtooth (Original) 02-Apr-20
Sawtooth (Original) 02-Apr-20
reddogge 02-Apr-20
Fall Gray 02-Apr-20
the Black Spot 02-Apr-20
4t5 02-Apr-20
Ron LaClair 04-Apr-20
Ron LaClair 04-Apr-20
Darkhawk 04-Apr-20
Woods Walker 04-Apr-20
Babysaph 04-Apr-20
Woods Walker 04-Apr-20
Babysaph 05-Apr-20
Pdiddly 05-Apr-20
Andy Man 05-Apr-20
Riverwolf 05-Apr-20
Pdiddly 05-Apr-20
Pdiddly 05-Apr-20
Riverwolf 05-Apr-20
elkster 05-Apr-20
Babysaph 05-Apr-20
Pdiddly 05-Apr-20
Riverwolf 05-Apr-20
todd 05-Apr-20
Ron LaClair 06-Apr-20
Ron LaClair 06-Apr-20
Ron LaClair 06-Apr-20
Fall Gray 06-Apr-20
Ron LaClair 06-Apr-20
Wojo14 07-Apr-20
David McLendon 07-Apr-20
Woods Walker 07-Apr-20
Jon Stewart 08-Apr-20
Woods Walker 08-Apr-20
Scoop 09-Apr-20
Scoop 09-Apr-20
Babysaph 09-Apr-20
Ken Taylor 09-Apr-20
tradmt 09-Apr-20
babysaph 09-Apr-20
From: mwh
Date: 01-Apr-20




Just a thought. I am tired of everything I buy is made in China. I mean every top camo clothing I own (Sitka) Made in China, is there a good camo co. That is made In the USA? I don't if it's the current state of affairs but I am ready spend my money on America. Everyone out there stay safe, better days are coming.

From: casekiska
Date: 01-Apr-20




American camo, WWII USMC green/brown reversible. That's what I started with back in the fifties. Liked it then, still do. I know there are more effective patterns available and I have used many of them. Still feel most comfortable in the old stuff.

From: monkeyball
Date: 01-Apr-20

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Agree 100% Copy and paste this.

https://www.americangearguide.com/american-made-directory/made-in-usa-hunting- equipment/ Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: MikeT
Date: 01-Apr-20




Ive been using Army camo for 43 years. It has worked well. Not planning on changing.

From: GLF
Date: 01-Apr-20




We got a 1200 dollar check coming soon to help stimulate the economy. Seems fitting to buy American with it and really help the economy. I been thinking 1 last new custom bow and a nice set of woodys.

From: Stickmark
Date: 01-Apr-20




I quit China a few years ago. Unfortunately, Pendleton's seem to have some step in China. But, overall, buy American

From: GLF
Date: 01-Apr-20




I haven't bought new camo for 20 years so I wouldn't know where it's made now.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 01-Apr-20




I don't wear new-fangeldy camo at all!!! it is unnecessary. I wear plaids and wools, and most times khaki cargo pants. I kill just as many critters as anybody else. American made plaids and wool shirts are easy to find. Vintage woolrich and Pendleton, Johnson Mills- all made right here at home. God Bless the USA.

From: Babysaph
Date: 02-Apr-20




Let's face it companies will not stop having the Chinese man make our stuff . It's cheaper.,

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 02-Apr-20

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I’m going to have to agree with you, Doc, but we as consumers don’t have to buy it.

Me..... on far left- In typical hunting garb.

From: Deno
Date: 02-Apr-20

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From: Babysaph
Date: 02-Apr-20




I'm the same way Sawtooth.,that is great camo BTW. Problem is everyone is on the good ole USA bandwagon now but that will change as soon as this virus is gone.

From: bluesman
Date: 02-Apr-20




I try and buy Canadian, American , and Sweden ( my roots ) .. I do have a few things from China .... I think my leafy stuff is from there . I have king of the mountain (USA ) bought when I was making good money . Retired now I try And be a little more on a budget . I have some Canadian wool and Australian wool . My first Pendleton shirt was made in USA .. they are not now . I wish they still were .

We should support our local economy for sure .

From: Danielb Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 02-Apr-20




I find it interesting that Bear Archery was not listed under Bowhunting in the link that monkeyball posted.

From: DanaC
Date: 02-Apr-20




Back (mumble) years ago I had an *ugly* camo jacket that was surplus from Italy. And I saw just as many deer wearing that as I did in my then-new Trebark (tm) camo jacket or the Realtree jacket that followed.

Do a search for 'used surplus camouflage clothing' and see what comes up. And don't over-think 'patterns' - they ALL work - as long as you don't move too much! ;-)

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 02-Apr-20




If its made here you will need your entire stimulus check to buy some pants and maybe get a free ball cap with them.

From: DanaC
Date: 02-Apr-20

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Found this picture of a label in a surplus shirt on e-bay - American Apparel Inc. has four factories in Alabama

From: Pdiddly
Date: 02-Apr-20




The problem is not companies in China deciding to compete with Canadian and US brands.

It was the owners and shareholders of those Canada and US firms outsourcing their production to Asia. Columbia, Eddie Bauer, Pendleton,Sitka, LL Bean.

Don't blame the Asian workers that sew the stuff. Blame the US companies that hire them.

And Pearl Drums is correct. American made goods will cost much more because labour is more expensive. It is a price you need to be willing to pay in the future if you want goods not made in Asia.

Right now I don't see that people are willing to do this, given Walmart's success.

But if manufacturing returns to North America it should provide good wages to workers here, which makes it easier for folks to buy domestically.

The Codet pants made in Canada are well made and not overly expensive so there are still choices.

I am always Buy Canadian first eh!!

From: George D. Stout
Date: 02-Apr-20




Define camo. Last commercial camo I bought was in the mid 1990s, and it was on clearance at Walmart. You buy into high- priced brand names then you will pay high prices no matter where it's made. Camo can be a gray sweatshirt and jeans. The best camo is learning to be still. Some of you really need to understand how a world economy works though.

From: actionjackson22
Date: 02-Apr-20




For good American stuff there are some options. Day one camo, Grey Wolf Woolens and Asbell wool. King of the Mountain is another one and I'm sure there are others. I was thinking of moving some of my hunting clothing and buying USA stuff after all this mess. Plus I'm not all the impressed with the high end mountain hunting stuff for an eastern hunter, i think wool is probably a better choice even if its not the cool thing right now.

From: dagwood64
Date: 02-Apr-20




Asbell wool

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 02-Apr-20




For pants I wear military BDU's I get at yard sales. For tops I where most any fleece and more for the quiet than anything else.

If you get on the buy America band wagon and don't have a job. When you go job hunting you will WALK down the street naked and that is only if you get up because your clock is made in China.

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 02-Apr-20




Day One Camouflage in Colorado

From: MikeT
Date: 02-Apr-20

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This was in 87, I`m still wearing the same stuff. I did replace the pants once, just cause they got washed more than the jacket and faded some, but I still have them for backup. Pretty sure it has that same tag posted above, but its all packed up right now.

From: GUTPILE PA
Date: 02-Apr-20




I refuse to buy commercial camo the only camo I have is what my neighbor gave me when he was n the army green n black camo works just fine

From: JusPassin
Date: 02-Apr-20




Grey wolf wollens

From: elkslayer4x5
Date: 02-Apr-20




LOL A few years back I updated my camo wardrobe thru Cabela's. One of the high definitioin patterens I really like is called Konifer, fir boughs, pine cones, foliage I hunt in. Pants, shirt, hat, jacket, tshirt long sleave & short were all made in a different 3rd world country and none of them match in color, from bright greens to dull greens.

From: Pa Steve
Date: 02-Apr-20




You hit the nail on the head Pdiddly. You're 100% correct!!

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 02-Apr-20




Yep. Pdiddly x2.

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 02-Apr-20




The garment may be assembled in the US, but most fabric patterns are made in China. One name I haven’t seen mentioned is Mossy Oak from Mississippi. Idk if the material is from China

From: Aeronut
Date: 02-Apr-20




Get on youtube and watch the MFK game calls guys doing their coyote hunts. Take a look at their camo.

This is a recent video they made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdDMtZkwBUQ

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 02-Apr-20




We have a local Goodwill that I do real good finding made in the USA. And I like the price.

From: monkeyball
Date: 02-Apr-20

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A lot of my cotton camo is old and faded. I have been known to give them a RIT bath every now and then. Especially if they were made here in the states.

Like all the above comments......you will pay many more$$$$$ for USA stuff. To some of us that is worth it, to others not. You go with what you choose.

I wear more wool than anything else. Lots of muted plaids and in different weights, the stuff is the ideal hunting fabric for me.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Babysaph
Date: 02-Apr-20




I won't go out unless I have my high dollar King of the Mountain wool on and my Black Widow bow. It says something. That I am a descriminating archer with good taste.,

From: JusPassin
Date: 02-Apr-20




Doc, you are just too much. LOL

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 02-Apr-20

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I buy vintage wool shirts and coats. I am sure that woolrich was made in USA back then. Wrangler cargo khakis from wal Mart???? I don’t know......

Too much preaching on the subject would make me look like a hypocrite. I drive a Tacoma, it’s a bulldog that won’t tear up! But I also own an F-150.

There is a great website for old wool stuff. RUSTYZIPPER.com I have bought many things from them.

I think after this virus dies down we should all think about where we send our hard earned dollars. Think about this fellas- we all hate to see our favorite archery/ hunting/ whatever stores go under - guess what?????? If we’d done more business with them they might not have folded. We need to look after our own.

From: boatbuilder
Date: 02-Apr-20




Asbell wool is the best camo for me, not sure where she gets her wool but she sews them here in Michigan.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 02-Apr-20

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Two examples of nice woolrich stuff from rusty zipper.com

Dig if you will the collars on this stuff!!!

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 02-Apr-20

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Sideways pictures. Sorry.

From: reddogge
Date: 02-Apr-20




I went from 60s woodland to VN tiger stripes to USGI in woodland. Never a stop inbetween. Also a bunch of wool plaids, mix and match.

We got stopped this year by the DNR duck hunting and I was wearing my old 1983 brown camo and Jones style hat and she said "Man, I haven't seen a lot of this around lately or that hat. My younger crew burst out laughing.

From: Fall Gray
Date: 02-Apr-20

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Hard to beat Woolrich!!

From: the Black Spot
Date: 02-Apr-20




I believe natgear is usa made

From: 4t5
Date: 02-Apr-20




If you continue to buy chinese goods and services, you are fostering the next pandemic.

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 04-Apr-20




Asbell wool made in America wool made in America from American sheep. Fresa has many different patterns my personal favorite is the gray wool same color of the trees.

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 04-Apr-20




Teresa has many patterns

From: Darkhawk
Date: 04-Apr-20




Just got the stuff to make a ghillie suit in the mail. Netting and yarn. also have strips of relevant colors. Will keep you posted

From: Woods Walker
Date: 04-Apr-20

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From: Babysaph
Date: 04-Apr-20




You are dreaming Woods Walker. While I agree with Ya it won't take long for people to stray when they can save money.

From: Woods Walker
Date: 04-Apr-20




I don't disagree, but if that does happen then we will deserve what we get the NEXT time it happens!

Speaking for myself, I WILL buy only American made if at all possible, and I will let the places I shop at know that also.

From: Babysaph
Date: 05-Apr-20




Me too.,

From: Pdiddly
Date: 05-Apr-20

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Not I!

From: Andy Man
Date: 05-Apr-20

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100% made in AMERICA even with traditional Leather ties

From: Riverwolf
Date: 05-Apr-20

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...get serious. Getcha some Asbell .

Seriously Good wool ........2nd that gray wool Ron. Got it with my Longhunter ;)

From: Pdiddly
Date: 05-Apr-20




Gostwear...made in Canada and USA

From: Pdiddly
Date: 05-Apr-20




Silent Predator

Sewn in Canada with US produced wool!

https://www.silentpredator.ca/

From: Riverwolf
Date: 05-Apr-20




Pete , I've got some(lots) Canada made outerwear . Wool and fleece .Lots of years on it and still excellent condition !

Excellent products...Canadians know cold weather gear and how to make it ;)

From: elkster
Date: 05-Apr-20




Day One Camo from Colorado as mentioned above. Sewn here, don't know material source.

From: Babysaph
Date: 05-Apr-20




Nice Andy Man.,

From: Pdiddly
Date: 05-Apr-20




Riverwolf...centuries of freezing our butts honed our ability to make warm clothing!!

I am just really glad there are still garment companies in Canada ( and the US) producing good clothing at fair prices.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 05-Apr-20




Agreed my friend ;)

From: todd Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Apr-20




Grey wolf woolens, Dayone Camo (love it), Asbell wool, Sleeping Indian, Johnson Mills, all american made and great products.

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 06-Apr-20

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Asell Wool in the raw

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 06-Apr-20

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Asbell bib's ad jacket

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 06-Apr-20

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Asell cape it hood

From: Fall Gray
Date: 06-Apr-20




Where are Shrew bows made in the US?? Michigan??

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 06-Apr-20

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Shrew bows made in Michigan, wait is up to two years. Shrew bows made in Germany bows are in stock.

From: Wojo14 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Apr-20




TuffHeads are 100% made in USA. Little birdie told me so....

~Wojo

From: David McLendon
Date: 07-Apr-20




Get ready to pay more for made in America, the reason goods are coming in from China is because American companies have shifted production there because wages and production costs are a fraction of production in the US. So who do you bad mouth in these situations, China,or Mexico, or the American companies that sold out U.S. labor and production for higher profits and cheap labor abroad?

You can stick to Mom & Pop operations in the U.S. and plan on paying more and force the big production companies out of foreign countries back into U.S. production or take the cut and spend your dollar abroad and save a little.

How most people spend their money over the long haul can make a difference if it means that much to them, unfortunately most won't.

From: Woods Walker
Date: 07-Apr-20




"Get ready to pay more for made in America...."

OK! I'm in! If it means that we can maybe avoid what is happening now again in the future, in the long run it'll be worth it...WELL worth it!

From the Cowboy Code Of Ethics....

#4. Do what has to be done.

#9. Remember that some things aren't for sale.

#10. Know where to draw the line.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 08-Apr-20




I really like the looks of Asbell wool products BUT I am allergic to wool and can't wear it.

From: Woods Walker
Date: 08-Apr-20




BUMMER!!!

Have you always been that way, or did you acquire that allergy?

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Apr-20




From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Apr-20




Another Asbell and Gostwear fan.

From: Babysaph
Date: 09-Apr-20




Yea it sounds good now but guys will still buy what is cheapest.,period

From: Ken Taylor
Date: 09-Apr-20




I'm a Canadian that also puts emphasis on buying American and Canadian... or handmade or used (also made in U.S. or Can. of course).

From: tradmt
Date: 09-Apr-20




Most guys here are the cheapest of the cheap, they’re the ones buying wal mart Chinese crap and then whining for the good ol’ days.

Asbel wool, excellent stuff.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 09-Apr-20




agreed tradmt.





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