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1.The Indispensable Single Garment

Everyone who has lived, worked and recreated in the outdoors either has a shelf or box full of junk, or has consigned many items to thrift stores or the trash bin. Most of us are lured into equipment purchases that promise much but don’t deliver. Items underperform, fall apart, or turn out to be badly designed with depressing regularity. Much of this may be due to lockstep delusion on the part of manufacturers but even more of it is due to simple greed and outright mendacity in marketing. The disappointments are apparently endless. Well, I’m old now, but I’m done with being disappointed. Wiggy's is my brand of choice.
I live in Northern New Mexico and I’ve been using Wiggy's Lamilite Sweater for about a year. It is now my “go-to” garment. Wiggy goes to a lot of trouble to explain why his field products work but nothing can replace actual personal experience of use. The sweater has been comfortable down to 0° and a bit below. It’s tough, snag-resistant, well sewn and finished, and light to carry and wear. The zipper and draft flap are big and flawless. It's a fine garment to fill a wide range of uses. I’m fully satisfied and see that this garment will be a good companion for many years.
Embarrassingly, for all my decades in the outdoors, it was only in the last few years that I came into contact with Wiggy’s, and that mostly by retired military word-of-mouth. Since then I’ve bought a wide variety of items. I’ve learned that I can buy with confidence knowing the items will exceed my expectations. How many times can a person say that about any purchase? With so many big outdoor names, they took my money and I got product failure and frustration. With Wiggy I have had the unique experience of feeling I “took” the vendor/manufacturer. How does he sell stuff this good at these prices? Why doesn’t everybody know this name? Well, I know the name and I telling you, buy Wiggy’s; you can’t do better.

– Bill Rhoades

2.My favorite jacket

I've been wearing this 'Sweater' jacket almost every day for the last 3 months. So far I haven't worn this jacket below zero , but down into single digit temps it's been great. I'm in northern Minnesota and wear jackets at least 7 months a year. I wish it had a zippered pocket, but other than that, I highly recommend this jacket, or Sweater.

– N.H.

3.Comfortable & Warm!

Have to tell you Jerry how much I enjoy the comfort of the sweater on our mornings in the teens. Hard to believe how much body heat is captured and keeps out the cold.

– Douglas L. Cook

4.deserves a new name: "Wiggy's Jacket"


I purchased one of your "sweaters" several years ago. I think it deserves a new name: "Wiggy's Jacket". I live in Butte, MT elevation 5574' and it gets cold in the winter. The only 2 jackets you need are a light weight summer-fall jacket and Wiggy's sweater. The Wiggy's sweater is such an excellent garment I think it should be called a jacket. I know this is a minor thing, but that sweater is that good. The only improvement I would recommend would be an inside pocket for cell phones. Thanks for all the great USA made products.

– Roland Reagan

5.Thanks for your great gear

My son has been off to college. Like many young men his age, he knows more than his dad. At Christmas break, he told me he needed warmer clothing for college. I offered him my Wiggy's sweater and jacket liner. (Money is very tight with alimony and helping pay for college, so I didn't buy him Wiggy's gear. I apologize that I can't do much buying at this time.) He convinced his mom to buy him a "fashionable" down jacket. Home for Spring break, he commented that the down jacket only kept him warm for a few weeks, and that it didn't do much good after it got wet in a rain. Drying it in the drier didn't help much. He decided to take some Wiggy's stuff back to college and dump his down jacket. He noted that maybe I knew more than he did about staying warm.

Thanks for your great gear, and the chance to be somewhat better in my son's eyes. I can't thank you enough for that.

– Boyd

6.my expectations are exceeded


After what has been essentially a 4 year hiatus from hunting with my daughter off to college this fall I plan to get back to it and so I've been going through all my gear and looking at where I'm deficient. I'm a public land hunter and to get to isolated unpressured patches I'm having to traverse rugged terrain features, steep ravines, rock faces, river crossings and the like often covering a mile and a half plus. I need insulated clothing that is highly packable, lightweight, extremely warm and that can be layered. How I stumbled onto Wiggy's is that their products are known for extreme conditions and I had been talking to Jerry about some footwear solutions. But I've heard about his vest and "Sweater" which is really a jacket and I mentioned to him that it's too bad that he doesn't offer the vest in Multicam as my Predator fleece wind barrier vest wasn't cutting it and I need something to throw on that last hour or 2 when the temps drop as I need that extra layer of core warmth and wind resistance. He said oh you can have that in Multicam and I said I want it and he offered it for a good price shipped and the order was placed. Well the thing weighs next to nothing provides tremendous wind resistance, is as warm as a furnace and is highly packable.

Well I had recently purchased a Cabelas Stand Hunter Extreme Coverall for the late season that I never wore and returned because it was just too heavy and not packable at all. So I said to Jerry it's too bad you don't have a hooded jacket and a pants with the same construction that I could pack in and put on when I get out there and then throw the vest over that for the last hour. We talked it over he shot me a price and I swear it was like he read my mind. I think that he's a hunter too and hunts in some harsh conditions made him attuned to what my needs are.

It is literally like being wrapped in a sleeping bag while retaining complete mobility for the task at hand. I remain amazed by how light and packable this gear is.

It is not often that my expectations are exceeded but I have to say that it is certainly the case here. The Multicam Sweater with detachable hood precisely meets my requirements of lightweight windproof packable warmth. With the addition of the vest, the combination will provide warmth for any conditions, while allowing the mobility necessary for the task at hand. The Multicam pants with full zippers will allow for easy on and off over clothing and boots. The features of all of the garments are highly thought out for maximum function. It's as if I am surrounded by a sleeping bag while maintaining complete function. Perfect fit. It's like you read my mind and delivered.
Thank You!!!

– George Karalis

7.my whole family happy

Just wanted to let you know the 3 sweaters you made for me and my family are the warmest coats we have ever worn! I have several down parkas from Cabelas and they don't compare to yours. I had you make mine with an extra 1.5 inches in the arms but it came in marked with 4 inches extra in the arms. It's a little long but I am not complaining at all. At my size, it's unusual to have something that does NOT bind me up.

– Thanks again!! Rodger Connor

Saturday morning and I received the first testimonial on the page. After reading it I continued to read the rest of them about the sweater on the sweater page. I dearly appreciate these comments from my customers. Over the years the sweater has become the bestselling jacket that I make. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to write.

Wiggy's Signature

video on site

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new video

NEW VIDEOAs I said in a recent newsletter I would have a video showing and explaining why the Lamilite/Climashield performs as well as it does in allowing moisture to move away from your body, the producer of the moisture regardless if it is footwear to headwear or in a sleeping bag.In addition to giving explanation I also said [...]

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WHAT MORE CAN I SAY! 1.Pat, I know that you have listened to Bob extol the virtues of Wiggy's (he has to be the biggest walking Wiggy advertisement out there). But one thing about Bob is that he tests shit before he will recommend it. Since Bob has recommended Wiggy and I have tried it, I now have over [...]

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correction from the thesis

THESIS NUMBER TWO CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONAL THOUGHTSI have received from readers of my newsletter/commentary comments that I erred in the last sentence of the article. Therefore, I reread it and found three other mistakes. To follow are the corrections;The last sentence should have read “Also remember that Lamilite/Climashield continuous filament fiber insulation is second to none of all other [...]

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doctoral thesis

DOCTORAL THESIS- FOOTWEAR FOR COLD ENVIRONMENTS-THERMAL PROPERTIES, PERFORMANCE AND TESTINGRecently I wrote that the Army published a sources sort notice looking for a new combat cold weather boot. I contacted them and asked if they had a basic temperature rating for the boot. I received a very interesting and informative reply. You see I asked for a temperature rating [...]

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more about thindown

THINDOWNI was given a sample of the thindown. As I said it is a marvelous achievement and beneficial for any manufacturer of down clothing that wants to accomplish a flat look or a non-quilted look. Very expensive, I am told the sample I have is about $28.00 per yard. That may sound expensive but it is far less expensive [...]

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cold weather boots

COLD WEATHER COMBAT BOOTThis is the title of a new “sources sought notice” published by the army. What they are looking for is a contradiction in termsThey are conducting a market investigation for waterproof, cold weather combat boots. I do not know what the low temperature capability desired is but for this article I will assume zero degrees F. If [...]

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WEIGHTS OF VARIOUS PRODUCTSBut before I list them I thought the testimonial below was worth posting.There are no testimonials for this product yet. Be the first to write one! Absolutely outstanding in every way!I just received my Lamilite boots this afternoon. It's now near 10 pm and I do NOT want to take them off!! Form, fit, support, the [...]

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sustainablity ?

SUSTAINABILITYBefore I talk about sustainability her is a testimonial that I received today; 2/1/17.Jerry.....I have been intending to write you to relate my Alaskan experience. Since I am stuck in Bethel, AK due to freezing fog, I have the time and access to theinternet, to do so.Moved up here 3 weeks ago, and since the village had not had [...]

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