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I have been told this is a new scent elimination system SilverMax by Medalist. Anyone know of them or use it . If yes what do you think of it .They say it's the new scent elimination system & its better then carbon
 

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I use it and as far as can tell it works great and it is about half the weight of carbon and does not need to be activated.
 

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Our whole team is now using this system. Silvermax is the way to go. You don't need special carbon clothes wash. As long as you keep your body clean your good because the way it works is it prevents bacteria from growing on you. If you are clean before you go in the woods you won't be stinky during your hunt with silvermax. This link will send you to what I believe is a perfect jersey cold weather set up. You can add base layers and then you will be all hooked up. I think it's awesome how they have and entire silvermax line now. I believe the anchorage is best value for cold nj weather. https://www.medalist.com/store/index.php/men-s-silvermax-anchorage-insulated-bib-12.html
 

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I understand how silver max, X-scent, and other silver based scent elimination products work. Just as you said, they prevent bacteria from growing on you, and reduce your scent extremely well. I use them, and think they work great.

What I don't understand is how using silver technology on anything but base layers works. Only the base layers are next to your skin, and only the base layers will prevent the bacteria from growing on you.

Seems to me, if you are buying silver based garments that are outer wear, or not next to your skin, the silver in them is not doing anything for you except draining your wallet.
 

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NJ Bowhuntr here's about 10 or 15 reasons why to by silvermax other than just the bacteria thing.
Actually, all of those except two still only make sense when talking about base layers. And these two:

Reflectivity:

Silver has an infrared (IR) rating of greater than 95%, the highest of any element. That means over 95% of radiative energy that contacts silver will be reflected back to its source. SilverMax minimizes radiative heat loss by actively reflecting the body's energy back to the skin. SilverMaxapparel designed for cold weather will be significantly warmer than apparel without.

Emissivity:
Silver has one of the lowest emissivity ranges of any element, which means it radiates thermal energy very slowly. Silver remains warm for a very long time. Any heat not reflected back to the body will be dispersed and stored in the fiber for an extended period of time. As a result, SilverMax apparel will keep you warmer longer.
...sound as dubious as the claims of carbon clothing makers. Maybe it is so, but there are many great garments with great insulating properties on the market that do as well, or better at keeping you warm than silver technology does.

Just my two cents, silver is great for base layers, but you're not doing much by paying for it in outerwear.
 

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NJ bowhuntr this is a quality product that I believe in. I'm not asking you to. To be perfectly honest it will be hard to find a comparable product to this in terms of price with or without silver lining. Have you actually felt the product in person? It's really quiet and light weight. If you haven't give it a shot? Think about it what's the going price for a well made pair of insulated pants? about 175 bucks right? And what's the going price for a well made insulated jacket or parka? silver or not silver your still not "throwing" money away as they are comparitively priced. You do get a excellent product for the money with Medalist silvermax.
 

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Regardless of the claims of any scent controlled clothing there is still a misconception that you are really scent free. What about the outside of the clothing? Carbon and silver don't do anything for that. Many elements can come into contact with the clothing that will spook game. Sure there are sprays for that, but are they really that effective? I am still having a hard time believing a lot of the hype.
 

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UltraMag77 Where can I see or buy it . On there web site I only see PA or NY state. I live in Sussex County. And I was thinking of only getting the silver based garments. & do you think I have to or should get the camo Top & pant's to or can I just use the based garments. I have been useing Sent lock for 6 years but . For what I'm being told this is the next thing to come. How much to you wash it after each hunt ???
 

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Shawnm the baselayers will work great in combination with your existing scent lok. I know for a fact that Cheyenne Mt Outfitters carries it in Bordentown NJ. I would call over to Garden State up by you to see if Dino Carries it. I wash my hunting clothes every two hunts. But I spray the outside thoroughly the night before and let the spray dry outdoors the night before the morning or afternoon I"m hunting.
 

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Thank you for all your help
 

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Seems to me, if you are buying silver based garments that are outer wear, or not next to your skin, the silver in them is not doing anything for you except draining your wallet.
You are correct,I'm not even going to get into the debate about the "scent free bs' but I will say the silver lined clothing will keep you warmer than most outfits of the same weight. With that in mind you definately don't want these for ealy season.
 

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Dicks Sporting Goods has the No Scent silver lined stuff for half the price of the Silver Max. They call it ES3
 

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I use the silver treated clothing for my base layers. I would agree with the above, that it is not necessary in outerwear. If it is the same price, it doesn't hurt.

I would avoid activated carbon clothing.

The thermal properties are interesting. I didn't think deer saw far, if at all, into the infrared spectrum. Even if they can, any food I keep in my outerwear tends to be the temp of the surrounding air. So, I don't think I'm radiating much heat.
 
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