Maybe waterproof some of the time. Maybe warm some of the time. Sensitive enough to find small targets without having to take gloves off. And rugged. Maybe one pair for warm and another for waterproof. And then I will be going to the UK in late April so what would be good for over there? Any ideas of what has worked ( and not worked) would be much appreciated. thanks. I saw one YouTube vid where a guy was wearing Sealskinz but the reviews on Amazon weren't all the best and they are expensive.
By Sourdough Scott
I was in the market for some new work pants. I came across these Caterpillar pants. The only metal on them is the zipper and button. They have built in nail bag pockets. Slots for slip in knee pads.(sold separately). I think they will be well suited for metal detecting. Thought I would share. Merry Christmas everyone.
I stopped by a store a friend of mine told me about today and I'll never shop at REI again for boots. This place https://www.galls.com/ has 769 entries for footwear. I looked in their print catalog (what's that) and there are 45 pages of shoes, boots, duty boots, metal free, etc. There is much more online and I have to say if you want to save a lot of bucks, get a Galls brand shoe. I recently bought a new pair so I don't need any this season but if you do get some of these!
If you can't navigate a website very good go directly to the footwear here: https://www.galls.com/footwear
Oh, I'm also going to buy some of their pants and shorts.
I'been looking for some new boots lately. The Reebok tactical boots just arnt doing it for me. Their hard to get on and off even though they have a side zipper...their heavy and most of all they are not water proof. The last straw was a couple weekends ago while I was trampling around the foot hills my feet got wet instantly as I had to cross several creeks. So I went to Bass Pro last week Pin pointer in hand and found one pair of boots (only one) on display that had no metal in them. Turns out that I could not be happier. They are light weight (3lbs total for the pair) Water proof (Gortex) and most of all comfortable. Broke them in last weekend and my feet were bone dry at the end of the day despite having stepped in water up to my ankles. The boot strings are a little on the thin side but that would be the only thing that could be improved. Just thought I'd pass it along. http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-RCT-GORETEX-Hunting-Boots-for-Men/product/12021405012918/
I like to wear broad brims hats while detecting. The hat keeps the sun off my ears and gives me shade. A few months ago I bought a nice, inexpensive Stetson Straw hat..
very nice for my use. However, I kept noticing weird responses from my GPZ when I would isolate targets. Well the other day in Gold basin the wind blew my hat off. As I held it in my hand I passed near the coil and got a huge signal. What the Heck??? I thought my 7000 had lost its mind...so I waved the hat over the coil again...woo woobong!!! Crap my hat has wire in it...no wonder the detector would go crazy when I got close.
I just did a bit of research. It seems the wire is there to give the hat strength;needless to say that hat has been retired from nugget hunting service.