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Old 12-16-10, 08:48 AM   #1
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stay warm where it counts

Last year, when my teenager and his frostnipped privates nearly ended up in the hospital following a XC ski race in -10F (when he thawed out it was painful beyond description), I created a fleece-lined, wind-resistant (and dare I say stylish) solution that is also perfect for cold weather cyclists: http://www.PolarJock.com

To Your Warmth!
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Old 12-16-10, 09:27 AM   #2
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I actually needed something like this during a XC ski event in Greenbay many years ago. Fortunately, the equipment went on to produce 3 kids in 5 years!
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My personal opinion is that a jock isn't well suited to cycling. Straps and seams in the wrong places.
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Old 12-16-10, 04:32 PM   #4
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I prefer this. Keeps the boys warm and so stylish...
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I prefer this. Keeps the boys warm and so stylish...
Looks like you're gettin' a bit too chummy with that mutt.
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If I need extra insulation I start with a pair of bike shorts, then put a couple of layers on top. The chamois seems to have some extra insulation.
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I've never had a problem with cold genitals while cycling, even well below 0F. Cold toes, fingers, and nose, sure; but Lil' GriddleCakes seems to hold his own on the bike.

XC skiing, on the other hand, is a serious penis punisher. I've got a couple of pairs of these wind-proof undies, which, when combined with wind-proof pants (and long underwear, if it's cold enough) work great. I'd personally feel weird about donning a jock strap to ski, probably because the only time I've ever worn one was after my vasectomy (to hold the ice-pack to the affected area). But if you want to reduce your layering to an absolute minimum, and still keep a cozy penis, then I suppose a wind-proof jock-strap might be what you're looking for.

Unless you want to jump straight to the thermal penis cozy.
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