The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!



Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: Jackets for the south east  (Read 865 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Jackets for the south east
« on: January 23, 2023, 05:07:30 PM »
Hi all, Just looking to get some input as to some of the more durable jackets that others use while cruising timber and other forestry related tasks. Sites are in the East Texas areas so Pine stands with blackberry, green briar and the occasional devils walking stick. Mild winters for the most part so looking for some thing light weight with good flexibility, water proof/resistant for the down pours that I'd get caught in.

I know of the typical Carhart, Walls, Dickies and higher prices wax cotton jackets, etc. but just looking to see if anyone had any other input of what to look at. I don't normally try other things so I figured I'd branch out to see what else is out there. 

Thank for any input.

Offline wisconsitom

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1182
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Appleton, WI
  • Gender: Male
  • Deep in the larch
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 05:58:29 PM »
You already know Dickies, yet I must say, from your description of intended use, conditions, etc. their "Eisenhower" jacket would seem very close to what you're looking for.

I wouldn't call these waterproof, but highly water-resistant.  Good at not picking up beggar ticks and other assorted gnarly weed seeds.
Ask me about hybrid larch!

Offline stavebuyer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2173
  • Location: KY
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 06:31:09 PM »
I always wore layers with my vest as the outer layer. T shirt in summer and various weights of long underwear and wind/water repellent under amour type layers in the winter. Fingers were always the hardest as the handheld required dexterity. Too cold for the handheld and those were the days to deal with maps/titles/ and deeds.

Offline btulloh

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4779
  • Age: 70
  • Location: Midlothian, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • I never met an air conditioner I didn't like
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2023, 06:52:43 PM »
You might want to look in the hunting apparel department. There’s a lot of good stuff there for briars and thickets.  Rabbit hunting is best done with with sturdy briar proof outerwear for instance. Hunting upland birds usually calls for briar pants. Plus there’s plenty of good layer choices in the hunting department. Just a thought . . .

Or you good always go to the tactical gear - kevlar, armor plates and such. lol

(I think devils walking stick can defeat anything up to 2” armor plate, so gear up!) 

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2023, 08:10:58 PM »
You already know Dickies, yet I must say, from your description of intended use, conditions, etc. their "Eisenhower" jacket would seem very close to what you're looking for.

I wouldn't call these waterproof, but highly water-resistant.  Good at not picking up beggar ticks and other assorted gnarly weed seeds.
I'll look into it. Most that I have been familiar with are the ones at boot barn, cavenders, tractor supply so I didn't know what else was out there. 
For me usually it isn't always hard in the woods but for those times of quick walk through in cold rainy days. 
Thank you. 

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2023, 08:18:13 PM »
I always wore layers with my vest as the outer layer. T shirt in summer and various weights of long underwear and wind/water repellent under amour type layers in the winter. Fingers were always the hardest as the handheld required dexterity. Too cold for the handheld and those were the days to deal with maps/titles/ and deeds.
For me it is for more of look throughs etc. When I'm actually crusing I usually just wear a t-shirt or thin long-sleeved shirt because even in 20 to 30 degree weather I'll sweat like a pig. Lol 
Worst I ever had was when working FIA in the swamps of Louisiana and 40 deg weather having to swim log pulls to get to sub plots and tree heights. I never wore waders just had jeans and jungle boots to cruise. 

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2023, 08:22:01 PM »
You might want to look in the hunting apparel department. There’s a lot of good stuff there for briars and thickets.  Rabbit hunting is best done with with sturdy briar proof outerwear for instance. Hunting upland birds usually calls for briar pants. Plus there’s plenty of good layer choices in the hunting department. Just a thought . . .

Or you good always go to the tactical gear - kevlar, armor plates and such. lol

(I think devils walking stick can defeat anything up to 2” armor plate, so gear up!)
I've looked at a few just the usual of not getting to actually see them. Always have a hard time finding the tok thick ones. 
Worst briar's I ever had was an acre plot of trifolate orange that I worked by my self. It sucked. 

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 07:37:07 AM »
wisconsitom

I do think that that is what I am looking for. I remember those being very comfortable while doing mechanic work. 

Thank you

Offline stavebuyer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2173
  • Location: KY
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 08:32:53 AM »
I used to often wear snake chaps for brush and briars. They work great for briars as well shedding water. Summer time I would dump them as they got so hot I would loose my fear of stepping on a snake until I had a close call. Then repeat the cycle LOL

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2023, 08:35:59 AM »
Blessingly I have not had much of an issue with the snakes while here in Texas and didn't have much in Louisiana either but usually I was able to scare them off with my cruising stick. lol  Only had a couple of fights with cotton mouths. lol


As far as the pants I have had good luck with Wildass jeans and now been using the wrangler rigged jeans and they have been good for briars. Most jackets I find that I like get torn up by the briars quickly. This is my usual attire. 
 

 

Offline Texas Ranger

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 7941
  • Age: 82
  • Location: Livingston, Texas, God's Country
  • Gender: Male
  • Texan, by God and by choice.
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2023, 08:57:25 AM »
If I needed a jacket, it was an army field jacket bought surplus.  Jeans for britches and very seldom wore snake leggings and have killed 5-foot rattlers with a cruise sticks.  In southeast Texas where I live and worked usually just a T-shirt and cruisers vest.
The Ranger, home of Texas Forestry

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2023, 09:07:51 AM »
If I needed a jacket, it was an army field jacket bought surplus.  Jeans for britches and very seldom wore snake leggings and have killed 5-foot rattlers with a cruise sticks.  In southeast Texas where I live and worked usually just a T-shirt and cruisers vest.
I'm actually not far from you. I'm in the Woodville Area. 

Offline Otis1

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 91
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Wausau, WI
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2023, 07:12:39 PM »
I have no suggestions for jackets since I'm from the frozen north.  

You're nuts doing FIA plots in that. Looks like my worst nightmare, they're hard enough in our cedar swamps up here.

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2023, 08:38:29 PM »
I have no suggestions for jackets since I'm from the frozen north.  

You're nuts doing FIA plots in that. Looks like my worst nightmare, they're hard enough in our cedar swamps up here.
Wasn't too bad overall but made it for 6 years doing it all over Louisiana. I do miss it at times but not the 2 mile walks on floating vegetation. Lol 

Offline Texas Ranger

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 7941
  • Age: 82
  • Location: Livingston, Texas, God's Country
  • Gender: Male
  • Texan, by God and by choice.
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2023, 10:09:23 PM »
If I needed a jacket, it was an army field jacket bought surplus.  Jeans for britches and very seldom wore snake leggings and have killed 5-foot rattlers with a cruise sticks.  In southeast Texas where I live and worked usually just a T-shirt and cruisers vest.
I'm actually not far from you. I'm in the Woodville Area.
You with an agency or company?  Woodville TFS was my entry into Texas in 1967.  If your cruising plantations heavy britches and snake leggings may be advisable.
The Ranger, home of Texas Forestry

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2023, 10:41:57 PM »
If I needed a jacket, it was an army field jacket bought surplus.  Jeans for britches and very seldom wore snake leggings and have killed 5-foot rattlers with a cruise sticks.  In southeast Texas where I live and worked usually just a T-shirt and cruisers vest.
I'm actually not far from you. I'm in the Woodville Area.
You with an agency or company?  Woodville TFS was my entry into Texas in 1967.  If your cruising plantations heavy britches and snake leggings may be advisable.
USFS in Zavalla, Silviculture program manager currently. 

Offline Texas Ranger

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 7941
  • Age: 82
  • Location: Livingston, Texas, God's Country
  • Gender: Male
  • Texan, by God and by choice.
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2023, 08:24:48 AM »
Welcome to the FF, and the area your working is a forester home.
The Ranger, home of Texas Forestry

Offline fordw60s

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Location: Deep East Texas
  • Gender: Male
  • New to the Forum but not to Forestry
    • Share Post
Re: Jackets for the south east
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2023, 08:47:26 AM »
Yes definitely is, I've been here since 2016 and have been enjoying it.  


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

 


Powered by EzPortal