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Old 11-15-08, 11:13 AM   #1
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Long Sleeve Skin layer?

To my understanding when laying the skin layer should have very good wicking ability. But I was wondering if I need this wicking layer to go all the way up my arms. I dont really sweat there but should I wick there anyways?

To put this in context I go down to about -20C in the winter (i think i havent commuted through a winter yet, in Toronto) and I commute 15miles to work.
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Old 11-15-08, 11:22 AM   #2
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I question which brand to buy... Laying helps seal in the warmth.. Why not.
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Old 11-15-08, 11:42 AM   #3
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I prefer a long sleeve base layer if that's what you're asking. If you use a verstile material like merino wool, it really doesn't matter if you use it as a base layer or middle layer.
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