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Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
I haven't looked through all five pages of this thread, but are there any insulated pants out there? I usually wear synthetic long johns under jeans. That works well for me, but I wish there was a one-piece pant. Seems like there's so many types of coats for the upper body. What one-piece gament works for the legs? I would use these for 10-20 mile nighttime after-work rides, in the sub-freezing cold and dark. If I do something longer I'll go with bike shorts and poly underwear and sweat pants. I'm looking for one-piece convenience.
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I wear Sporthill XC pants over my summer bibs. They are a special weave of polypropylene and quite amazing. I was out today, 1:15 of riding at ~25F, both pavement and snow. I sweat a bit in these but don't get chilled or feel much in the way of wind. If you're near the LL Bean store outside chicago, I got mine there and it was nice to be able to try them on. They are a close-fitting pant, not quite a tight.

Separate question... I'm working on my feet right now. Today I had a thin polypro liner sock, mid-weight wool sock, and waterproof leather boots. The boots don't breath well at all so my feet got sweaty, the socks were quite damp when I got back. Should I try a thinner wool sock to reduce sweating or is that just going to happen with exercise regardless of my clothing?
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