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Old 10-11-06, 01:51 PM   #1
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What's your favorite winter riding gear?

My 3 things that rarely change are Thinsulate/gortex Gloves, my wool Balaclava, and those little disposable toe warmers. (I can buy them wholesale).
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MountainGear GoreTex N2S (next to skin) long sleeve T and tights.
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Hands-down, the black skullcap made of that Wunder Cloth stuff. Lordy, it's worth at least two layers of clothes. . .puts paid to that old saw, "If your feet get cold, put on your hat.".
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For me it's anything made with Gore's Windstopper. I have a headband, gloves and a jacket made from that stuff and they've never let me down.
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Hi,
I really, really like my Core Warmer. Order two sizes larger than normal.
http://www.coldlizard.com/cgi/wc.dll...alog~DETAIL~19

I spent a pretty penny on some Outdoor Research gloves that are light, warm, grippy, and make using my Ultegra shifters easy.

I like Merino sweaters for a base layer.
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My favorite winter riding gear is memories of summer. I have to keep reminding myself that the cold bitter wind and gray skies will pass... If you're talking clothing it's the moisture wicking base layer I wear top and bottom. Then I layer based on three things: The temp. The wind. The amount of time I plan on riding.
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Sks Race Blade fenders. They come on and off in just a minute, and they are pretty effective too. Also my Burley rain jacket, it works!
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I'm about ready to place an order for a pair of Craft brand Rider Rain Jackets. They're supposed to be good for the 20 to 50 degree temperature window. Anybody have any experience with that brand?
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I'm about ready to place an order for a pair of Craft brand Rider Rain Jackets. They're supposed to be good for the 20 to 50 degree temperature window. Anybody have any experience with that brand?
Not with that brand, but what you need in cold is to stop the wind and layer underneath.... at least that is what works for me.
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My 3 things that rarely change are Thinsulate/gortex Gloves, my wool Balaclava, and those little disposable toe warmers. (I can buy them wholesale).
Ok, source and cost of wholesale toe warmers - pretty please.
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Ok, source and cost of wholesale toe warmers - pretty please.
I use plastic sandwich baggies. They make a big difference and the price is certainly right.
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Not to be a smart-ass, but nothing at all as I stand in a hot shower after returning. Next would be one of my wool jerseys with a thin, wicking layer beneath. I find this does not betray the warming qualities of wool even when caught in the rain. On less crisp days, the wool alone is good...the itch goes away after a few miles.
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REI rain shadow jacket that has pit zip and is waterproof. Performance rain pants that were made with a coolmax mesh inner liner; very comfortable and not clammy. Columbia Bugaboo fleece hat that is waterproof and keeps the ears and face warm. Performance Neoprene gloves that I sealed with silicone on the topsde to waterproof it. Some self made booties that I put together with heavey duty clear plastic, duct tape, and velcro. A Performance long sleeve fleece jersey with 14 inch zip. I stay dry no matter how long or how wet the conditons are in the environment. Never cold and never too hot. That's my winters comfort gear.
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Old 10-12-06, 12:35 AM   #17
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Plenty of layers.
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I have a pair of Patagonia "streatch weight" undershirts that they don't make anymore. They are about twelve years old and I treat them like gold.
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Sealskin waterproof socks, dry and warm, always

Wicking base layer, from Rohan, and English company

Gore Windstopper Hat.

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Skiing Gloves. Keep the hands toasty warm.
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I will sometimes take along a cheap Columbia snowboard parka with the liner left out. Pit zippers open. Mostly I have used an even cheaper pull-over shell. Long PI winter tights. Wool socks. Leather insulated flagger's gloves from Work-n-More that have the reflective back. I just SnoSeal 'em. Yeah, ok, they look like clown gloves, but they're inexpensive and very warm. For a top I just wear a wicking T and maybe a light wool T over it, sometimes not. It doesn't get that cold here, just wet.
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I use a long sleeve Under Armour shirt as a base layer under my normal jersey when it gets really cold like 40F
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I switch from short sleeve to long sleeve tee shirts, some with a turtle neck. I also switch from basketball shorts to sweatpants. Okay, to be honest, I'll also wear my favorite jacket, a bright yellow rain jacket with a hood which I"ll sometimes wear under my helmet.

Winters can be brutal here.
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Performance fleece helmet liner...the one cycling product that I often wear off the bike.
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Under Armor cold gear mock turtleneck and leggings and a polartec fleece vest.
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