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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, wash ability, 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


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


Hi Jerry,

Here is yet another example of why " clo " ratings ( as you have said many times ) are useless. The video, link below, is about a group of hikers / climbers who summited Mt. Adams ( N.H.'s 2nd highest peak ). At about the two minute mark in the video the group has spent a night out close to the summit. They wake up in the morning and one member of the group states, " My bag is rated to zero degrees. That's a lie. It's should be like rated at 20 degrees. " If you read the commentary below the video about their night out......long story short, they froze their butts off. I posted a comment about your bags and how I camped out in an area close to where they were camping. When I was camping there it was -23F. I was nice and toasty in my bag and slept VERY soundly.

Anyway, I thought you would get a kick out of this.



Your boots are fantastic my feet have never been so comfortable and warm! It's a real shame that you won't be making them any longer. I hope that when you retire that whoever you sell your business to continues to make the same fantastic gear

And does not alter it all.


I responded to Chad letting him know the company will never be sold by me. I have yet to speak with anyone who has called wanting to discuss buying Wiggy’s who has any knowledge of what it takes to make sleeping bags or any other product I make. But if my heir wants to alter items which would be a mistake since they cannot be improved upon or sell the company when I am gone he can do it.

The problem in general in the so called outdoor industry at this time is a lack of knowledge on the part of the actors who are employed in the industry. One would think that the crop of people would have received education about materials and manufacturing methods once they started working in the industry but that has not happened.

The answer is simple, there are no teachers, people with knowledge that they acquired over the years they have been in the industry. And why do they not have any knowledge, simple because those who preceded them had none. When one person has knowledge it is possible that those who follow will build on that original knowledge expanding it. When there is no knowledge to begin with there cannot be any foundation to build upon.

I have just capsulized the basic problem that exists in the outdoor industry. Or you can say it is an industry of the blind leading the blind.


  1. An Incredibly Important Layering Piece

I ordered this pair of fishnet underwear, after having a rather disappointing experience with a wool fishnet shirt from Bryjne of Norway. This biggest issue that I had was how weak the links of fabric between the holes were. Putting the shirt on and off would occasionally make rips and holes, eventually rendering the shirt a bit of a ragged mess. I had my reservations concerning this pair because of it's 100 % Nylon construction, which I thought would be dreadfully uncomfortable. It took a bit of getting used to, but the fishnets have proven to be comfortable and very reliable.

All of the importance of a fishnet base layer is very true, if you are going to be sweating in a freezing climate. I was able to put these fishnets through some rigorous testing in a recent trip to Canada. I wore the fishnets just about every day, and the days I hadn't I quickly recognized the phenomenal difference it made in keeping me warm. In terms of staying warm, these fishnets were more important than my insulating layers, which while adequate did less to keep me warm than the fishnets did. I've washed and dried them without issue, but be mindful of how long you dry them because the elastic waistband on the fishnet pants did shrink slightly after being left in too long. During my treks, I wore the fishnets first under a wool shirt, wool hoodie and Poly-Cotton smock. This combination kept me warm in temperatures ranging from -5 to 10 degrees celsius.

Overall, these fishnets have proven to be invaluable in the cold, and I treasured them every day I used them. Thank you Jerry for a great product, and for taking the time to teach me about the importance of this layer.

– Sam Matte

  1. Better Than Advertised

Just received my fishnet top and wore it with a cotton shirt on a 34 degree day cutting wood. That combo was so warm I had to open my shirt. This shirt will keep a dead man warm! No sweat... just warmth. I highly recommend this product for motorcycle riding, wood cutting, hiking, ice fishing, even in the cabin when the fire has gone out.
The only negative I have with the shirt is I am 220 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches tall and the XL is a bit snug. I can get it on and off but it is a bit tight.I plan to buy another in a 2 XL.
If you want to stay warm with little or no sweat this shirt is for you.

– 2knives

  1. Amazing!

Great base layer, Jerry! Thank you. This will come as no surprise to you but I received my top today and it's 10˚F with a 10-20mph wind. I washed the top, put it on wet along with a heavy and dripping wet flannel shirt (almost a light jacket weight, put my ventile jacket over, and headed out for a 10 mile bike ride up the pass (we live on Pikes Peak). about 70 minutes out in the cold, with 50+ mph headwinds as I rode home down the pass (including my speed). I started out slightly chill but never got colder. When I got home the end of the flannel shirt sleeve was frozen solid, but I was still just fine.

I have no intention of ending up in those conditions normally, but it is fantastic to know that this system allows for a LOT of the unexpected to happen without dire consequences. Thank you!

– Patrick

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