This is an update to a previous review. Yesterday 1/20/19 . Was the last day of the Illinois archery season. I am amazed at how warm I was with just one set of base layers and noninslated bibs. I was 25ft up the tree the temperature was 21 degrees 10 mph wind out of North West and a windchill of 13 degrees. I was able to hunt comfortably but the important thing in hunting in cold weather like yesterday it kept me safe.
Quality and durability very good. Size fits like it should very comfortable going to test squirrel hunting tomorrow high 15 degrees
It finally got cold enough for me to try this thing out yesterday afternoon. I have to admit I was skeptical at first when I took out the box. But after yesterday I’m empressd. The temp was in the 40s with a 14mph wind out of the north west and I stayed toasty warm. All I had on was a set of compression base layers, non inslated bibs and a heavy shirt. You don’t to heavy thick on either I just had on jersey gloves and my hands even stayed toasty warm. One thing I did find that made moving around with expecting to get a shot was to just leave arm holes open. The deer started moving where I was, and its just to already have arm holes unzipped. You still stay warm. So I made the decision to get blizzard buddy. If you’re bow hunter and enjoy hunter the late season but don’t like being uncomfortable in the cold weather this is made for you. We’ll worth the money
I didn’t even realize how cold it was outside until I took it off. I was comfortably warm the entire time I was wearing it.
Couldn’t believe how warm I was! I took my suit out in 20-degree weather and wasn’t just surviving, I was actually comfortable. Didn’t even need heat packs. Kinda hard to get the suit on in my tiny one-person stand, so I put it on before climbing the ladder. Not an issue in the Blizzard Buddy. There’s a reason this thing is called a “buddy.” It’s every late-season hunter’s friend! If you’re on the fence, get it. You will not regret it.
My Blizzard Buddy kept me warm in sub-zero temperatures, but more impressive is the functionality of the suit. - Dave Kopp, Stark County - 265” buck
The problem with many of the over-the-clothes suit options for cold-weather hunting is that they aren’t really designed for bowhunters. This is not the case with the Blizzard Buddy. This fleece-lined, ultra-quiet suit is built in such a way that bowhunters can easily (and silently) zip open the arm slots and shoot without worrying about interference from bulk. It’s also made in the U.S.A., outfitted with interior pockets and rolls up into a small, portable unit that can be carried anywhere late-season critters dwell. - Grand View Outdoors
Might seem like overkill but it won't be if you're out there and the temperature never gets above freezing. The Hunting Suit is designed to allow bowhunters to stay warm, and if need be, maneuver into shooting position. It's available in a variety of sizes, and can be a lifesaver on long, frigid days when the north wind won't stop blowing and the first few snowflakes of winter start falling. -Bowhunter
In the cold late season when the mature bucks are on their feet feeding, you can bet I will be in the tree stand, warm in my Blizzard Buddy. - Buck Owen, Wayne County - 256” buck