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10X® Hooded Parka & Insulated Bib Overall
•Be prepared for anything Mother Nature can throw at you in our Insulated Bib.
•Ankle-to-thigh waterproof zippers and 2-way front concealed snap storm fly zipper, Comfort elastic bib straps with quick release hardware, Elastic inserts at back waist for ease of movement, Scuff guard at back leg hem for added durability, 2 upper bib pockets with waterproof zipper closures and 2 lower front pockets with reverse coil zipper closures and water-shed flaps, Diamond-quilted Thinsulate™ insulation and Scentrex® scent control lining
•7 oz. 100% waterproof-breathable polyester brushed tricot shell.
•This pant has a waterproof-breathable polyester shell with a diamond-quilted Thinsulate™ insulation.
•Make bitter cold a thing of the past in our Insulated Hooded Parka.
•Waterproof exposed front zipper, 2-piece sleeves with articulation darts at elbows for natural movement, Concealed storm cuffs with hook-n-loop adjustable tabs, 2 chest pockets with waterproof zippers, 2 lower pockets with waterproof zippers,1 interior storage pocket at left chest with hook-n-loop closure, 3-piece hood with locking drawstring and front and back adjustments for a close fit, Back license loop, Contrasting stylish black accents, Scentrex® scent control lining, Diamond-quilted Thinsulate™ insulation
•6 oz. 100% polyester brushed tricot shell
This parka has a 3-piece hood to keep you dry in the rain. The waterproof-breathable polyester shell will keep you comfortable while the diamond-quilted Thinsulate™ insulation will keep you warm.
When you spend time outdoors there will come a time that you are going to wish you had another layer. Pants and sweatshirts can only do so much and eventually you will want some additional protection. The good people at Walls have been offering products to help you for years. They made great layering systems and cold weather protection for everyday life. Walls has expanded their talent of making great clothing and not offer an exclusive line that is dedicated to outdoorsman. 10X might have a new and unfamiliar name but its roots are based in a quality company that has already proven its reputation. What this means to buyers is that you can go into your purchase with confidence. Walls and 10X offer a 30 day return policy for all items. This added security only helps to make your choice to choose 10X even safer.
Upon my first impression the coat and bibs seemed to be of the same great quality as I would have expected from Walls. 10x has really taken time to stitch together a very nice looking product. They have created a quality product that will not break the bank and I can appreciate that. It’s not every day that we as sportsman can find affordable camouflage clothing. The fabric is quiet and comfortable to the touch.
The fit is acceptable. The coat feels nice but I have a slight issue with the sleeves. This is a common issue that I find in many other manufactures as well. I like the coat to fit relatively closely to my body and this always leaves me with a short sleeve situation. To get the sleeves to fit I have to get a size larger than I like. So my choice is to have sleeves that fit and feel like a little kid wearing my dad’s coat. The other options is to have the coat fit and have the sleeves be short. I always go for the short sleeves as I hate feeling like I’m swimming in my clothing. 10X could add a bit more to the sleeve length for sure. The bibs fit me flawlessly and felt great.
How I tested the product
I received my 10X hooded parka & insulated bibs set just a bit too late for the 2015/2016 hunting season. Lucky for me the steelhead fishing season was in full swing. Anybody who has ever targeted these beautiful fish knows that it is not a sport for the week and will put you up against the elements. I have used my 10X gear on a few trips and found it to be warm and comfortable. In fairness I have not been able to test the waterproofing as I have been lucky to not be exposed to significant amounts of rain. It should be noted that if you anticipate a very wet adventure 10X offers other products dedicated to combating Mother Nature’s most aggressive downpours.
If you are looking for an affordable set of cold weather multi-use camouflage I would highly suggest you take to time to check out the 10X hooded parka & insulated bibs set. For a sportsman on a budget this is a great product and will only help to make your trips into the wild that much better.
What can be done better?
I really like this 10X hooded parka & insulated bibs set as an affordable option in a market filled with extremely overpriced apparel. A little tweaking could be done in the sizing department and would love to have the sleeves lengthened a little bit. I think this will be a great product for consumers who are searching for the right balance between cost and quality. When judging a product I have to rate it according to the category I feel it best fits into. I rate it based upon how I feel it stacks up against similar products at similar price points.
I give these products 4 stars as I would like to see a bit more care put into the sizing.