Okay, so I was pumped last night. Really wanted to try out my new merino wool base layer this morning. We were to get some snow, some stiff winds, etc. Woke up at 4-ish. No snow. But plenty windy.
So I put on my new merino base layer, regular thermal bottoms, plus my uniform shirt and trousers. I bought a 4-in-1 hunting jacket on sale last year at our local Dunhams Sporting Goods (not my favorite place to shop... long story). I wore my leather gloves and my heavy beanie and a neck gaiter I bought some years ago (further testing on this to come!).
One mile into the ride (all uphill) I was roasting!! Had to stop and unzip. Maybe if it was below 20 it would have been okay. I was impressed with the jacket's performance, but wrong application I suppose. I think the temp was about 32 degress at the time.
On a lighter note, I am most impressed thus far with the merino. Very comfortable. I am still wearing it this evening as I type this. My size fits a bit loose, not tight like my UnderArmor. I am really hoping these base layers perform like all I have read.
Just thought I would share...