The most important part of ice fishing gear are the clothes, and making sure that you don’t get ill by being exposed to cold for such a long time. But these are not just regular clothes but insulated ice fishing bibs, which are specially made for such events. They protect you from cold air, water, snow and ice. Of course, you also need ice fishing boots and gloves, but ice fishing suits are the ones that cover most of your upper and lower body. Choosing bibs for ice fishing is not an easy process, and can be a little bit tricky. That’s why i wanted to write this tutorial, to teach you how to choose ice fishing bibs without getting ripped off.
First of all, you have to make sure that ice fishing suit you choose has high quality insulation and is absolutely waterproofed. Most salesmen will tell you some number of degrees that any particular ice fishing bib is supposed to withstand, but those are usually not accurate. It’s better to find someone who has actually used it, like friend or family member of yours, and ask them about their experience with the product. If you don’t have such person, it’s also good idea to write down model or name of your ice fishing suit, go home and look it up on Amazon or other online retailers to check out the customer reviews. You’ll get pretty much every information you need, including its advantages and disadvantages and many other helpful details. Sizing is also important, because some clothes and shoes are not true to their advertised size and it can be a big hassle. Other than that, you can also read ice fishing bibs reviews on online forums and blogs, but i wouldn’t recommend it. People may have experience with one or two products, but that doesn’t make them experts in this field. I think it’s the best to choose ice fishing suits by yourself, because you know what you need and what you don’t. Plus, it’s easier to compare prices and get the real measure of how much are you supposed to spend. Sometimes, retailers sell numerous ice fishing products at ridiculous prices, and there is not much room to compare, so some people are fooled by that trick. That’s why it’s smart to compare prices of best ice fishing bibs before going out and buying anything. And i think it’s better to buy straight from Amazon as well. I used to be sceptical about it, but Amazon truly is customer oriented company. Even if you make a mistake while choosing the size, they will take the product back for free and send you a new one.
I think that’s pretty much it, and one last advice – be careful. Ice fishing is pretty extreme sport, even though it might not seem like one. And you need to be very careful when buying ice fishing products. And don’t just buy best rated ice fishing bibs, because reviews might be outdated or biased, and you can’t see through biased reviews unless you read them individually.