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Hi Wiggys crew,
The new site looks great!

Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your work.

From the Antarctic Bag & Mitts, our beautiful white Fossil Ridge Parkas & Bibs, Mukluks, even the booties & other odds & ends…   these have all become my favorite things, because they’re the equipment depend on with full confidence.  Amazing warmth, breathability and comfort, rugged durability, washability, and the quality of your company itself, standing behind your products & even accommodating custom orders; there is just no one like you guys.

You’ve made winter my favorite time of year.  Now when it’s -35, I grab a book, my gear & snowshoes, head out wherever, and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air in total comfort.  I’ve used your gear winter camping & adventuring up into canada, climbing up/sliding down snow, ice, rocks & dirt, been blown across Lake Superior on my face in ice squalls and after the initial shock, even enjoyed the experience of getting run over by the freight train whiteout hurricane, completely warm & protected.  Somehow, this stuff shows no wear yet!  I don’t get it, but I love it.

I can’t thank you enough for the excellent equipment and your willingness to do custom work to make everything perfect for your customers.

Sincerely,
Pete Doering

Here are a few pics of places your gear has allowed me  to go...

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Mr. Wigutow,

In August of this year I completed my Alaskan caribou hunt that I discussed in my first email back in April, 2014. During the trip, I utilized the Super Light bag that I purchased on your advice. I had the FTRSS with me but I did not need it! I used it as an extra sleeping bag since the Super Light was plenty warm; for short periods I slept with bare feet and was plenty warm. I was able to dry out most of my clothes just by either wearing them in the bag or stuffing them inside while I was in it. My buddies with cheap bags never could dry their clothes and they were miserable. I did not take your ground pad with me since we had an outfitter camp package that included (cheap USGI-type) sleeping pads.

I also wore daily your 9” socks and jacket liner. They worked very well in keeping me warm and dry. The socks were very comfortable during the 40-plus miles I walked while on the hunt. In the attached photo I was wearing the jacket inside out as 'tundra camo.' It worked well in that regard.

Anyways, thank you for the great advice and for the great products.

Pat Millenbaugh

Posing with caribou


I think I bought my Ultima Thule back in like 1997 and it's still my go to bag in the winter time here in Colorado. Over New Year's eve I backpacked up Pikes Peak and camped inside Monty's Rock Pile just below Barr Camp. The temp at night was around 5 below zero and I slept toasty warm thanks to your bag. Thanks Jerry.

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Jeff Rotondo


[Here's a picture of] your awsome waders at work. 3rd season on them and of course they were trashed by the end of last season, but a few patches got us through this season. They sure do make crossing streams with sheep meat on your back a little nicer. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

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Shawn Davis


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  1. Service Satifaction and Performance

    In June I called Wiggys to finally purchase a bag, I used one in 2001 and have always wanted one. I'm a bigger guy with upper body girth. Jerry answered the phone and after a quick conversation about the sizing he went straight to the factory floor and set the order in motion. It arrived quickly and now after two BWCA trips this year I could not be happier. It performs above my expectation and is the perfect size for me!

  2. The Perfect Boot

    Jerry,
    I was going thru my equipment getting ready for bow season (whitetail deer in Texas) when it came to footwear. It can be hot down here in south Texas and my usual hunting boots are old G.I. jungle boots. Well , not much sole left on them so I started looking thru my stash.

    I found an old pair of Irish Setter leather boots, no lining, no insulation, no goretex, just low-tech leather boots. I mink oiled them to soften them up, put in orange superfeet insoles and put them on with your OUTSTANDING 13 inch Lamilite Socks.

    I have been wearing them ever since I put them on!!! It has been between 95-104 and my feet are Comfortable, not hot, not sweaty at all. When I take them off at night the boots are soaked with sweat, but my feet are Dry!!

    I have worn your Lamilite Socks with your Sunwalkers at -40 below zero, so I know they work in the cold, but the heat too?? I don’t understand your magic, but keep it up!!!

    Thank you for all your excellent Made in USA equipment!!! Keep up the Great work!!!

  3. Temperature Ratings

    You can take whatever Wiggy says, to the bank. I regularly stake my life on his advice, and that I'm here typing this, is testimony to his integrity. He is very conservative with his temperature ratings, with usefulness 10 to 20 degrees below the rated temperature, but that is a function of individual cold tolerance. As has been said so many times that even I get it, layer your clothing. I use his Alaska Range parka, liners as layers. Whenever I need long under ware, his fish nets and socks start the process. Then 3oz, 6oz, 12oz. mixed and matched, with cotton/canvas pants/bibs, with leg jackets it necessary. The reason I'm advocating for the liners, is there's too much variance in peoples cold tolerance to generalize comfort levels. Yous can absolutely go with the antartic parka and bibs, but that puts you into on or off. I contend, some experimenting with the layers, will soon result in your identifying the combinations that work for you. The presence of a complete set at home and in a compression stuff sack, gives you the option of layering without disturbing your "bag", and their presence in your bag, gives the opportunity to layer appropriately, when we aren't., and that condition exists more often then not. My next project is to refit the stranding bag in my car with a complete set of Wiggys layers. There already is his 0 degree bag, up graded to his -20 fall through spring, and his pad. Add an antarctic set (bag, deluxe pad and clothes, with layers beneath), and your good for anything this side of space, and I suspect the Antarctic set could be vacuum packed, to decrease cubes, and for most of us, it's a special purpose item, but when you need it, like everything else he makes, there is no alternative.

  4. Absolute Wiggys!

    Based not on prevailing conditions, not on the forecast, but having studied the historical weather record, for where you are/going, with the understanding that what has happened before, within the season, can and likely will happen again, or worse, records are made to be broken. Beware spring, fall and mountains.

    Based on the above, Clothing as totally independent shelter. (Wiggys)
    Never less then a 0 degree Wiggys bag, his pad if you can, or at least a really good pad, and shelter. There is absolutely no excuse for not carrying premade shelter, tarp/bivy, or preferably a Hilleberg Black label tent, even a one person version.

    But the point of all of this is to put forth a caveat, hypothermia can occur any time of year. Cold weather suppresses our thirst, so we need to force ourselves to drink. We spend more calories staying warm in winter, so caloric intake should surpass need. Dehydration and lack of caloric intake, makes us more susceptible to hypothermia. The best insulators (Wiggys) are so efficient, that they decrease the amount of calories the body expends on maintaining 98.6, but we need to maintain hydration and it's the food that we eat, that provides the calories that the body uses to create the heat that Lamilite contains. No hydration, no food, no heat, dead.

  5. Proud Customer

    When I married my husband in 94 he introduced me to the Wiggy's bags and I have been a fan ever since. I have had the same Wiggy's bag and using it over 20 years and it is still going strong with no rips and no zipper malfunctions it pretty much looks as good as the day I got it. Very very happy with it it's my favorite sleeping bag and it always keeps me warm. I have used it every day for the last year for my main blanket on the couch and camping. It almost seems like it gets softer the longer I have it. It is the military sage green color desert bag. Thank you Wiggy's. I am a cold wimp so if we ever moved to the snow which there is a chance I will definitely be looking into your parka LOL

  6. Covid

    I work as an RN in the Bronx, in the middle of Covid central. I go to and from work in street clothes, and keep a weeks worth of scrubs at work with a pair of sneakers that live there. I use my Wiggys sweater, 6oz. liner, vest, 3oz. liner, vest mixed and matched based on the conditions, but the point of this is that my washer has a sanitize function, laundry detergent, a little bleach, all good. Just another step in my attempt to keep this crap out of my house. So another use for Wiggys, infection control.

  7. Liners (AKA Layers) Life Support Equipment

    Ok, my layers are complete. L-3 vest and jacket, L-6 vest, sweater and jacket, and L-12 jacket.
    As elsewhere, I'm keeping a set of your liners in my EDC ruck (fish nets, 2nd. layer top, socks, leg jackets, L-3 vest and jacket, L-6 jacket, and insulated head cover and the 40 degree Freedom bag) that allows me to layer under whatever outer coat, for the worst the season and location can offer, even if I was stupid and didn't dress appropriately, I can be quickly. With the bag, pad and a tarp, I can hunker down anywhere under any conditions.

    The layers are duplicated for daily use, without disturbing my ruck. The L-6 is warmer then the sweater of the same weight. The L-12 is warm! Given the outer coat is big enough for the layers, I'm good for any of the areas I tromp. From NY into northern Maine, Labrador and Nova Scotia in all seasons, and to the Bronx, M-F. And as stated, they work as well under my Grudens commercial fishing rubbers, or anything else, as they do uncovered.

    -Compressed forever without loss of loft.
    -Unaffected by wet
    -Clothes mitigate environmental hypothermia.
    -Bags can be used to treat environmental (or traumatic) hypothermia.
    -If your sick or injured or lost or cliffed out or both you and your bag are soaked, get into the bag, with adequate ground insulation, you will be warm. Came across another "I was just...", older guy, hiking the Long Trail, gets caught in a snow storm in the mountains, he's wet and his bags wet, and by his own guestimation, he wouldn't have survived another night if SAR hadn't rescued him. Another incident, SAR guy got lost on Mt. Baldy, died from hypothermia. RIP. All I can say is WIGGY'S!

    -As proven by me, to me. I don't go anywhere without my Wiggys. His bags are what everything else gets packed around. Simple, his stuff works, don't buy anything else, Wiggys stuff can save your life, keep your toes and fingers, if you have it with you.
    Thanks for all you do!

    Regards, Jim

  8. 2 Years Strong!

    Jerry -

    This is my second season in the DucksBack Alsaska Range Parka Shell (L-12 liner), and I have to tell this jacket is still the most amazing piece of clothing I have ever owned for outdoor gear! I especially love those cold wet rainy/snowy days while having the DucksBack material , it's amazing how the water looks like it is just soaking through and through - but in reality it just goes past the very thin membrane then comes rite out! Whats funny is when I am standing in line at the store I am the only person leaving a large puddle of water where I stand :) (I Love it!) I have had this jacket on in cold heavy down pours here in Denver and again I stay warm and dry! Love your stuff Jerry and thanks again for all you do in helping people stay safe!

  9. Non Gore/membrane Lined Boots

    Sir,

    You were asking if anybody still made "un membraned" boots? Yes they do. Whites, Drews, Georgia Boots, Red Wing and Limmers. I don't have any personal experience with most of them, but the do still exist

  10. This has to Stop!

    Damnit Wiggy you've done it again! Today is our 30th anniversary and being as we like the woods and needed a better Parka than the ones we had, we ordered two of your Antarctic Parkas, Urban Ducksback, one XXL and one SM. I was concerned as at first you didn't think you had any and there would be a two week delay! I called and spoke with a very nice Lady who checked the status of my order and said that my entire order of the two Parkas, one 84" luxurious ground pad and a Tekfire Lighter should be here today!!! It seems that someone, (Bless their kindness), found the Parkas, packed everything up and got it to us on our 30th!

    You must stop this being so nice, having the people that work for you going out of their way to please customers, your Customer Service personnel that are nice and ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT YOUR CUSTOMERS!!! These days we're used to a long wait, going through "robots" that try their best to make us hang up and when a CS Rep finally comes on the line you can't understand them! I must insist that you stop all of the things that make people shout your praises and come back again and again! Who remain loyal to you through all the BS that's flying around these days! How dare you actually give a damn about your customers and make sure that your products perform as you say they will!

    That's another complaint about you and your products! You must immediately stop under stating how your products perform! We've been customers for years and have bought two complete FTRSS systems, two ground pads, two pairs of your Lamalite socks, two pair of boots, (one pair years ago Herman Survivors), just bought a pair of your new models, and other items all of which are actually BETTER THAN YOU DESCRIBE WITHOUT EXCEPTION! Wiggy this has to stop! You need to be slow in filling and shipping orders! Your CS Agents need to be surly and lie about when a shipment should arrive. Best advice is you must embrace GoreTex and push that rotten, worthless, POS crap on all of your customers!

    All in all you, your personnel, your products, (that ALWAYS outperforms every description that you post), your fight to get the best equipment you can possibly make to our Troops all over the world, your fight to get the public and government to see and test what you say, makes you one hell of a fine Man, one that I'm proud to "show and tell" your gear to all of our families and friends! Please keep up the fine work and never let the bastards get you down!

    Very best regards,

    Ed & Michele

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