Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
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Originally Posted by Trebor Snave
Yay! First ride of the year! Now to see if I can keep it up and ride more than I did last year.
Since it was a little chilly tonight, what do you wear for an outer layer? Long sleeved jersey, polarfleece? My fat bits are chilled!
The key to staying warm is to maintain 3 layers, one the layers is different for riding then walking or standing around.
Inner layer, should be a wicking layer, this draws moisture in or through it, if you like synthetics Polyester wicking layers are best, if you like natural materials, silk works as well if not a little better.
Middle or insulating layer polyester fleece or wool work best, the idea of this layer is to trap air between fibres, and that is what really insulates. Probably best for all round use to have one thin garment and one medium weight garment, use both if it's very cold.
Outer or weather layer, this is to keep rain and more importantly wind off, Goretex and Goretex like materials are best in that they let moisture through, but not liquid water, and tend to block the wind to some degree.