Decided to try foxwear clothing after reading about them at IceBike. I am decidedly "cold" natured and thought this stuff was the ticket to riding this winter. Indiana has (to me) fierce winds and it cuts thru my clothing making me miserable when riding. I called foxwear and Lou (the owner ) answered the phone himself--he said he likes to work one on one with people. I chatted with him about materials and what would be best for me. He asked me for measurements and intended use (biking).
I ordered an Evap jacket in a two tone pattern. Yellow for the front and arms with a butternut color for the back. The front is midweight Windshield and PowderStretch is used for the sides, and under the arms and along the sides. Also ordered Powershield tights in regular weight (black), a pair of rain pants (blue), a powder dry long sleeve T-shirt (blue), 2 pairs of Powderstretch socks (1 blue, 1 black,) and a Powderstretch hat (blue). He said two weeks and that a bill would be included (Who do you know that does that?).
Two weeks later to the day, the mail person dropped off my package. It was pretty small for all the stuff I ordered. Opened the bag and every thing expanded---this stuff compresses well. I tried everything on and it couldnt have been better. It fit exactly right and was really comfy. Like a kid I went outside and rode my bike aound the block a few times. Great fit.
Over the next 2 weeks---the weather got colder and boy did it rain and blow. Perfect testing climate! Temps in the 30's and 40's. I layered everything (powder dry shirt, Evap jacket, J&G rain shell, rain pants and socks). Wind blowing thru the clothes did not happen--I did sweat (I sweat alot) but the clothing pulled it away from my skin so I didnt get the normal chill when I stopped. When it stopped raining, I just used the Evap jacket without the rain shell and the tights instead of the rain pants. I stayed warm and when I started to heat up I could control it with the front zip. The inner layers dried quickly.
I am not affiliated with Fow Wear in any way shape or form. For under $300 I got a complete set of hiking/biking clothing for all kinds of weather. I am most pleased with Lou's work (great stitching and fit) and expect my new clothes to last years. Just thought I would share my experiences.
Heres a link to fox Wear http://www.foxwear.net/
I've spent alot of money on clothing that either left me chilled with sweat /roasted or froze me. I was a bit leery of the "high tech" clothing. Well, I'm a believer now.
Dont get me wrong now---everybody is different and what works for me may not work for others!
All I can say is that Im very pleased with the material that Fox Wear uses and the fit and finish (as in "hand made")is first rate. If you want to chat with Lou, he'll answer any question you have about clothing and materials.
Fox Wear gets "2 thumbs up" from me.
Forgive the size bar on the pictures--wont happen again! I did indent but its not showing on my preview.