OK - you have a biking virgin who is married to a cyclist.
I would like to give some winter weather tights, tops, etc. as an X-mas gift but am mostly clueless as to what to buy and where to go ?
I have heard that a material called "capilene" is good.
Have been on the PearlIsuzi site but unless you have the time to look at every item, they don't include any fast facts or searches.
I also know there is Performance and a few other catalogers out there.
If I start asking questions now, it will be suspicious so I am asking you guys what you feel are my best options.
(p.s. We live in the northeast - and I am not afraid of paying $$$ for high quality, reliability and the "best")
1982 Steve Bauer road bike, 1985 Custom Campy road bike, 1985 Nishiki International Touring Bike, 1992 Norco Bigfoot MTB, 1975 Raleigh Twenty folder, 1992 Vitus 979 road bike, 1996 Bianchi Premio road bike, 2002 Thin Blue LIne CO2 mountain bike,
Originally Posted by ehenz
Honey, is that you?
LOL!!! Sorry, you're getting the usual dress shirts and ties for Christmas!
Old Schwinn fixed gear, Ritchey road bike, Canondale crit. bike
I wear capilene here in Chicago pretty much all winter long, every day. It is the best base layer around in my opinion. The thing that is nice about it is that you can buy different weights of it. You can buy lightweight all the way to what they call "expedition" weight, which is to say that they go from silk thin to basically a light coat in thickness. I wear the midweights here in the dead of winter and I am rarely cold.
The stuff isn't cheap, thirty eight dollars for the shirts, but I have had all of my capilene for a long time, my oldest pair is about eight years old. I need to throw some of it out, but it's just still so warm!