You can’t beat clam ice fishing clothing. It’s the best ice fishing body gear around. Perfectly tailored to keep you toasty warm on those cold ass winter days out on the ice.
When you go out on the cold lake you want to make sure that you dress in layers. If your wearing layers of clothing you can start shedding them if you get too warm and put them back on if you start getting too cold. That’s a good idea anytime you are going to be outdoors in the wintertime. The more active you get the warmer you will become. It’s a good rule of thumb.
Now that I explained how to put the clothing on and off let’s start getting you dressed. With some Clam ice fishing clothing. I promise I won’t look! 🙂
Clam Ice Fishing Clothing Layers Explained
There are different layers you should wear while ice fishing and you can take layers off depending on the outside temperature. Clam has you covered with its various layered clothing that they sell. 1Make sure that you take the time to understand different layers of, dress so that you can keep yourself warm, dry, and safe while out on the frozen tundra that us ice anglers love to fish in.
The following are the layers of clothing that Clam manufactures and where you can purchase them.
Base Layer – Most Important Articles of Clothing
Before the base layer, you are buck naked. The base layer is important because it is right over your skin and you want something that is comfortable yet absorbent. You want to keep your skin dry especially when you are out in the cold ice fishing. If your skin gets wet you could get a case of hypothermia and you don’t want that to happen. It could be life-threatening.
Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature gets to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. You can get hypothermia because of the extremely cold temperatures that you’re not dressed properly for. You can also get it by being intoxicated. So it’s a good idea to dress properly for the elements and not drink too much alcohol while out ice fishing.
Hypothermia can happen rather quickly. The lower your body temperature goes the worse the symptoms get. In a mild case of hypothermia, you will start feeling chilled and start shivering. Confusion will also set in.
In worse cases, the shivering will stop and confusion will increase. Your body will trick you into thinking you’re getting warm and you might start undressing. If not treated your heart may stop as well. Warming your body temperature is the only way to treat hypothermia. Get your body to a warm dry place and drink hot liquids. Your life could depend on it.
Poly Bottoms Base Layer
Clam has two different bottoms to choose from in their IceArmor line of clothing. Poly bottoms and The Sub Zero. The poly bottoms are made of 180 gram brushed fleece lining. They are anti-microbial with a smooth outside finish. They come in sizes from medium to double extra large.
Poly bottoms with stirrups on the bottom of the legs and they have natural moisture wicking to keep you dry and warm. They also have a smooth outside finish.
Sub Zero Bottoms Base Layer
The other pair of base layer bottoms that Clam sells is called the Sub Zero. These are about double the price of the poly bottoms but they are thicker and warmer than the poly bottoms. The sub-zero is made out of 300 grams of high pile fleece. They have an anti-static finish.
They have moisture-wicking technology like the poly bottoms. These bottoms are extremely warm but won’t leave you all sweaty when wearing them. The bottoms come with stirrups at the end of the legs. They are anti-microbial like the poly bottoms and they come in sizes medium to triple extra-large.
The Sub Zero bottoms are available for purchase on Amazon.
Poly Top Base Layer
For the base layer at the top half of your body Clam has The Poly Top and The Sub Zero Top. The poly Top has the same features as the poly bottoms. The only difference is it’s a top.
They come in Medium to double extra large. The poly top comes long-sleeved and keeps you warm. The poly top is available for purchase on Amazon.
Sub Zero Base Layer Top
Next, we have the Sub Zero Top by Clam. The sub-zero has a lot of the same features as its counterpart to the bottom. It comes in long sleeve and sizes medium to triple extra-large. Wearing this top you will stay warm and cozy without all the sweat that sometimes is produced when wearing a warm top. There is moisture-wicking technology built right into these tops.
They also come with a front left chest zip pocket and elastic cuffs that are snug to keep the warmth in. It also comes with a zipper on the breast. The Sub Zero Top is available for purchase on Amazon.
Next, in our Clam ice fishing clothing wardrobe, we want to put on our bibs. Clam has some new colors this season in bibs which are charcoal black and green black combinations. These are called Clam Ascent Float Bibs. They literally can float and they are breathable at the same time. They are made out of 300 denier fabric and it’s windproof and waterproof.
The liner is removable only weighs 150 grams and is made out of Thinsulate for extra warmth. The bibs are very mobile and flexible so you won’t have a problem moving around in the ice house when you need to grab bait, poles, and wrestling that monster fish when you get it on the line.
The bibs have a motion float technology that adds to their buoyancy. Adjustable inseam with storm gaiters and a fast drainage system in case you fall through the ice and get waterlogged. They come with adjustable nylon suspenders.
It also comes with a cell phone pocket that is waterproof. A two-way waist height leg zippers and a two-way magnetic storm flap with front zip. It also has zippered pockets to warm your hands. They come in sizes small to 5x large. The price for a pair of these Clam bibs is $359.99.
The Clam Extreme Advantage Parka
Now you will want to put on the parka or jacket depending on what part of the country you live in. Introducing the Extreme Advantage Parka. This is a very warm and breathable parka. It is littered with pockets that can hold all your favorite ice fishing gadgets. The removable liner jacket is 150 grams of Thinsulate.
It comes in blue/black and chart/blue color combos. The fabric is soft to the touch and is waterproof. For safety, it has reflective tape throughout. Comes with a waterproof pouch for your cell phone, two retractable D-rings on the chest for various accessories. It sports a magnetic fish towel release and a two-way magnetic storm flap.
It comes in sizes small to 5x large. The Clam Extreme Advantage Parka’s price is only $249.99. Not a bad price for this nice-looking jacket considering everything that is on it.
Keeping your hands warm while ice fishing is important so you can keep really in those fish. If your hands get cold you are done fishing. So it’s a good idea to get a pair of warm gloves.
Clam offers what they call Agility gloves to keep your hands toasty warm while ice fishing. You will be able to handle your ice fishing equipment with ease because of the goatskin palm that adds comfort to these gloves and extra dexterity.
These gloves offer ergonomically correct fingers as an added stress relief of your fingers while ice fishing. The longer your hands are warm and comfortable the longer you will be enjoying your day out on the ice. Get yourself a pair of Agility gloves. They’re available on Amazon.
That’s The Basics
We are now ready to do some serious ice fishing in our Clam ice fishing clothing. Besides the base layer and the outer layer, you will want to get yourself some warm boots, stocking hats, gloves/mittens, and warm socks. Clam makes most of these miscellaneous clothing items which I will write about in a future article.
Staying warm with Clam ice fishing clothing will ensure a long and comfortable day out on the ice! Stay warm, stay comfortable in Clam. Never go out ice fishing without the proper clothing again.
Now you have the information you need to go out and purchase these warm and comfortable Clam ice fishing clothing. Don’t leave home without it.
Thanks for reading and as always if you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will get back to you.