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Old 11-05-04, 06:40 AM
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Winter/rain wear

I've put it off all summer but now I need winter wear and rain wear. What do you guy recommend? I have a head wrap thingy to keep my head warm and long johns for the legs.
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Old 11-05-04, 08:38 AM
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Layers. I just bought a water/wind resistant exercise jacket at Target for $19. I cut the hood off and made a helmet cover. I think I might treat it with a water repellent I have. The jacket has a back vent and a front two-way zipper. Also got a pair of wind/rain pants at walmart. If you look for general exercise clothing you can get some great deals; usually bike-specific clothing is a bit more.

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I've gone back and forth on this stuff but at the essence layers are they key.

You'll quickly find a happy balance for yourself but what I usually do is have a wicking base layer (tank or t), long sleeve shirt and go up from there depending on temp ending with a water repellent shell.

I have a North Face shell jacket that is pretty much water proof and has tons of vents and that did me solid through the winter in NYC last year.

I also use a fleece gator, a ventilated velcro mask (covering cheeks, nose, mouth), and a wicking black cap.

As for rain I would use the same jacket, some full fingered windproof gloves, and a pair of nylon pants or my fleece lined tights if it's chillier.
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