Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling - Is there another solution than newspapers?
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Does anyone have a creative idea for protecting your chest area from the cold wind?
I know there are wind vests out there that protects the main upper area (except arms), however I'm looking for a solution for an existing cold-weather jersey that I love.
Thanks in advance
I have an Illuminite vest I really like ... I wear it over my existing cold-weather jerseys.
Get a scrap of Tyvek from an art supply house or your local building supply house. Cut it to loop over your arms and tuck it between an undershirt and the jersey.
03-29-09, 03:38 PM
Craft (http://www.craft-usa.com/cra_shop_zoom.php?back=&category=92&headline=men&area=shop&type=bunderwear&id=489&bcsex=m) and Castelli (http://www.castelli-us.com/s-1-mens.aspx) make a windblock base layers, I think there are a few others like that too. I remember seeing a sleevless one, but can't find the link right now.
plastic grocery bag?
they work good as layers for feet, might be decent wind blocking material as well.
I've been using a Warmfront for the last 3 winters, it's a great solution to cold mornings and warm days. It's a fleece bib that attaches around the neck with velcro and covers the chest. When you warm up, you can just unhook the velcro, pull it off and tuck it in a pocket. I love this product!
Take a look:
03-29-09, 10:18 PM
the USPS's (free) priority mail envelopes are tyvek. You could pre-cut one to fit, and save the scraps for "boots" for bulging tires. good wind-blocker and won't get soggy if wet, like the newspaper would.
Plus, in a few years, where will you find newspapers?
03-30-09, 11:04 AM
Fed Ex pouches - the thin Tyvek ones. I swear by them, and I've converted alot of my friends. After a few uses, they're soft and flexible too, and rinse off easily.
03-30-09, 11:05 AM
I've heard of other people using the tyvek idea with good results.
Not that it's very creative, but I'm a big hairy Wookie and that keeps me pretty warm with just a wool baselayer and a jersey. Works well down to about 25F.
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