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Hello,

I am a avid deer hunter and have used scent-lok and scent blocker clothing for years and have had excellent results. i think it is well worth the money as long as you use a scent free container and use unscented deodorant. i have noticed that in 2008 scent blocker started combinding silver threading with carbon in their clothing. i did some research on the s3 or as others call it silvermax.  i came across a company (medalist.com). they use no carbon and all silvermax and claim that it will block 99.9% of human scent. the part that has me interested is that their garments wick away moisture and that they do not have to be reactivated. they also say that the silvermax will not breakdown, and can be washed over and over, it will last as long as the garment.   i was wondering if anyone had tried any of the silverthread garments in the field.
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Not trying to pee on the carbon parade, but, it has been proven that no household dryer can heat carbon to the temp. that it takes to "re-charge" the garment.  I think the temp. is 600 degrees that is required to activate carbon.  I'll try to find a link to the study and post it for you.  Never used Silvermax, have used the other mentioned and been busted just as many times as not. 
 
 Here is some good reading on carbon garments:
 
 
Hope this helps.  I've bought the stuff, but never will again.  JMO............


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I'm currently using Silvermax under garments topped with Scentlok pants and jacket.  Haven't been "busted" yet, but it will eventually happen, no matter how careful or prepared you are, theres no complete way of fooling that nose.
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Thanks for the input. I looked all over the web and tried to find some independent information about medalist garments. there really is not much out there. I actually ordered their light weight pullover and their face mask. I fiqured what the heck.
I have bow hunted with it 4 times now, and i can attest that it works as well as the carbon baised garments. i have noticed that the deer seem to know something is not right on two of the hunts. they kept trying to smell something. that happens with carbon from time to time as well. anytime you have 17 deer within 25 yards, it is tough not to get noticed.   some of the problem is that i have been using a themocell. they say that they will not spook game, but they smell it and know something is not normal. that is a trade off i am willing to take, b/c of bugs.
in my opinion the medalist clothing is far more comfortable because their clothing breathes so well (wicks away moisture). it is much more noticable with the face mask. whenever i used to wear a scent-lock or scentblocker mask in warm weather, my head felt like it was in a humid tropical climate.
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I can't use a carbon face mask, too thick and uncomfortable, also screws up the feel of my kisser button.  I just use a regular mask and hose it down in scent away spray.
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i looked around some more on the wed and found x-scent, which is made by artic shield.
it also uses silver fibers, this fabric is called x-static, the same thing found in medalist clothing. i found a good article, finally taliking about silver fibers when i looked under x-scent. they must have been around longer than medalist or just apply more of their budget to advertising. the link is:
i bought some more medalist gear, dicks sporting goods carries it (www.dsports.com)
you can google: dicks sporting goods coupon 20%  , and get 20% off one item.
they also have free shipping on hunting items. i got the medalist 3 in 1 jacket.
medalist.com sells on it's site for 229 + 8.99 shipping, i got it  from dicks for 167.99 shipped. that is a savings of 29% when you factor in shipping fees. just thought i would pass on the info, they also carry scent-lok and scent blocker. the link is good until 10/31/08. there is also another one for 15% off your entire order also. every time i
buy something online, i google their name and coupons, just to see what is out there.
it just is mind blowing how much money you can save if you take time and look.
 
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I've found that a deer can still smell a hunter, pretty much no matter what.  This is what works for me....put your stand up 5 feet higher than you think you need it.  Oh, and wear a safety belt...I'm sared of heights and more scared of the sudden stop when you fall.
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