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Old 03-09-13, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
So apparently y'all have decent bikes for cheap over there, cheap dyno hubs and all that stuff, but then really expensive apparel? Unless this Assos stuff is much cheaper in Europe than it is in USA. $150 for a base layer? That's kind of ridiculous.


Buy it on sale ... I usually wait until it's 50% off

Quality engineering doesn't come cheaply (neither does employing people to engineer, design and construct the garment itself in the EU).

I guess that I've always been a fan of having fewer items that are of higher quality than more items of lower quality.
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I wanted to share my experience about how well the UA baselayer worked for me, not to turn this into a where is it made bashing thread. If one prefers another over the UA great, otherwise I would respectfully ask the mods to close this thread.
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
I wanted to share my experience about how well the UA baselayer worked for me, not to turn this into a where is it made bashing thread. If one prefers another over the UA great, otherwise I would respectfully ask the mods to close this thread.
Really? I mean just be happy no one has said that they wear cotton longjohns and jeans in all weather yet. Disputatiousness is the heart of the interwebs...
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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
Really? I mean just be happy no one has said that they wear cotton longjohns and jeans in all weather yet. Disputatiousness is the heart of the interwebs...
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Old 03-09-13, 09:21 PM
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UA recently came out with a "Loose fit" cold gear which is awesome. The Nike hyper warm is also really good. In the end I think if UA or Nike was making junk, word would get out and they would be done. Nobody is going to pay that kind of money for something that is junk with the company surviving. Pro athletes help with the design of that stuff which I think is more important that what an engineer writes on paper.
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Old 03-10-13, 12:21 AM
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UA Coldgear is nice, but I find the Nike Dri-fit and the Asics equivalent to be warm too. The shirts have short collars for added warmth. And you can pick them up for $15 at Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Ross or similar store.
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Old 03-10-13, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
I wanted to share my experience about how well the UA baselayer worked for me, not to turn this into a where is it made bashing thread. If one prefers another over the UA great, otherwise I would respectfully ask the mods to close this thread.
what is this?

u: UA is the best
me: Assos is technically superior
u: your crap is too expensive
me: my stuff isn't made in an asian sweatshop, it's made in a European sweatshop where the people only get 25 paid holidays/year (instead of the full 35/year) and are forced to drink free drip coffee rather than free espresso all day long, so it's a little more expensive than stuff made in an asian sweatshop
u: give me my ball, i'm going home

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
what is this?

u: UA is the best
me: Assos is technically superior
u: your crap is too expensive
me: my stuff isn't made in an asian sweatshop, it's made in a European sweatshop where the people only get 25 paid holidays/year (instead of the full 35/year) and are forced to drink free drip coffee rather than free espresso all day long, so it's a little more expensive than stuff made in an asian sweatshop
u: give me my ball, i'm going home

Can't find the word [crap] in my post. Have a nice day
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
Can't find the word [crap] in my post. Have a nice day
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Old 03-10-13, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by modernjess View Post
I've tried it all and wool is still far and away my preference. I have a few different thicknesses and wearing the right fabric weight for the temp is key to comfort. The best part is wool never stinks. All the poly stuff get's a funk to it after a while and it never goes away. Wool is expensive but worth it.
+1. Merino undergarments beats poly any day of the week in any climate. Poly is ok for middle and best for outerlayers.
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Originally Posted by Chesha Neko View Post
+1. Merino undergarments beats poly any day of the week in any climate. Poly is ok for middle and best for outerlayers.
I've been wearing a thin Merino wool sweater as my baselayer on colder morning. Very effective. Add an extra wool sweater and a wind blocking layer and good down to about 5F.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
I think Champion is now a Walmart brand.
Target C9.
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Old 03-11-13, 11:21 AM
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I spent about $500 on wool layers this winter. Great stuff.

Poly is better than... cotton.
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Does wool require special washing/drying procedures?
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
this place used to be all Champion all the time, but I see no Champion love in here at all. They are apparently making some pretty decent cycling clothes now too.
That's where I'd go for more if I needed them, but I'm still wearing a lot of the same clothes I bought about 5 years ago.
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Does wool require special washing/drying procedures?
Not especially, but the important stuff is a) cold water b) line dry.
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I use the Champion C9 stuff for mountain biking and under layer road riding long sleeves under my jersey.

This winter I bought two of the $20 merino wool sweaters from Costco for commuting and they worked out awesome.
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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
Really? I mean just be happy no one has said that they wear cotton longjohns and jeans in all weather yet. Disputatiousness is the heart of the interwebs...
I used to wear cotton longjohns under cycling tights and it worked pretty well under subzero F conditions. Life is too short to ride in jeans in my view, but YMMV
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Does wool require special washing/drying procedures?
Merino socks go in the washer and dryer. All other merino layers wash in the washer but dry flat or hang dry.
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op you might try tossing the cotton anything too.
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Originally Posted by idc View Post
Not especially, but the important stuff is a) cold water b) line dry.
For longevity, I hand wash my merino clothes in cold water and line dry. I get into a routine where I wash the garments as soon as I get home; it's only a ten minute process.
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Originally Posted by jfowler85 View Post
Concur, unless you were a jock in high school, in which case it is then all about the "my baselayer and ball cap are worth more than your entire outfit" factor.
Nice generalization there.
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