Something to be aware of about smoke tan moose hide, is the hide is really porous, so it is great for deep cold condition, but any temps around freezing and they soak ups lot of water. there was a lot of different ways of tanning hide traditionally, bark tanning( using willow bark) was one so was urine tanning. The thing with some smoked than moose is it is a lot of work and steps are sometime skipped, like thinning the hide, and if it stays in really thick, it can become quite spongy hence the ability to soak up some water!! You can buy "regular" tan moose and elk and deer, and that should be better. That is what Steiger uses!!