It is obvious some of you have not hunted in a freezing rain with 6-8 inches of snow on the ground. That is the point I was trying to make.
Every Elk hunt and many Deer hunts I have been on, have been under those conditions.
I'd rather layer with thin garments, and retain mobility, than be swaddled in a bulky outer layer. (It's also easier to dry the thinner pieces of clothing, than a big, thick one.)
But, I'm from Mormonville, where we have to hunt
for our prey; rather than sitting around, waiting to ambush it. (Not an attack on stand and blind hunters, just pointing out that we all hunt in different conditions.)
I would rather get the blood pumping, to stay warm, than fight the outer layer all day in bulky, insulated 'hunting clothes'.
It's just personal preference. We hunt in different places, under different conditions.