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sprocketss 12-08-15 03:32 AM

PolyPro Fleece Lined Crewneck and Pants
 
Hey Guys, will this do for thermal underwear? PolyPRO Fleece Lined Crewneck and Pants

timdow 12-08-15 05:29 AM

I wore these when I was in the Army. I wish I still had some. They are indeed light and fairly inexpensive. The only drawback is they get to smelling so need to be washed regularly. Here is what might be a better deal: https://shop.vtarmynavy.com/complete...FZFgfgodZokP7Q Looks to be one step heavier - the shirt has the higher collar and zipper.

fietsbob 12-08-15 10:32 AM

Polyester has received surface treatments that make it wick sweat really well ..

Like Patagonia Capilene Capilene Performance Baselayers

Tourist in MSN 12-08-15 10:39 AM

Are you planning to wear that bike touring? Or is this for other outdoor winter activities? When I go bike touring, I like to have layers I can easily shed. Long underwear is not in that category.

Winter camping, or camping in the fall when it goes below freezing, I like polyester long underwear. Lightweight and packs down for packing. But, harder to shed during the day. For that I often use polartec pants that I can put on over everything else.

indyfabz 12-08-15 10:59 AM

I will take Duo Fold LJs for night sleeping if I am expecting cold nights. I would never ride long distances in them. The ones I use have no fleece but still keep me warm enough.

Biketouringhobo 12-08-15 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by sprocketss (Post 18373762)
Hey Guys, will this do for thermal underwear? PolyPRO Fleece Lined Crewneck and Pants

yes but look on http://www.campmor.com/

Terramar EC2 Military fleece Expedition weight pants $19.99 #35170

Terramar EC2 Military fleece Expedition weight crew shirt $19.99 #35169

use campmor10 at check out to get 10%off

sprocketss 12-08-15 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by timdow (Post 18373834)
I wore these when I was in the Army. I wish I still had some. They are indeed light and fairly inexpensive. The only drawback is they get to smelling so need to be washed regularly. Here is what might be a better deal: https://shop.vtarmynavy.com/complete...FZFgfgodZokP7Q Looks to be one step heavier - the shirt has the higher collar and zipper.

Tim, thanks for the link, yes, it is a better deal. But are they long underwear? Which is fine, as I am looking to create a set of clothes that I can layer for all types of weather.


Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 18374448)
Polyester has received surface treatments that make it wick sweat really well ..

Like Patagonia Capilene Capilene Performance Baselayers

Thanks for the link, I have to be mindful of my budget, but I am looking into it.



Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN (Post 18374476)
Are you planning to wear that bike touring? Or is this for other outdoor winter activities? When I go bike touring, I like to have layers I can easily shed. Long underwear is not in that category.

Winter camping, or camping in the fall when it goes below freezing, I like polyester long underwear. Lightweight and packs down for packing. But, harder to shed during the day. For that I often use polartec pants that I can put on over everything else.

Hi, I'm planning for both eventualities, as I expect to camp at national parks for several days at a time, where I could see snow.



Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 18374521)
I will take Duo Fold LJs for night sleeping if I am expecting cold nights. I would never ride long distances in them. The ones I use have no fleece but still keep me warm enough.

Yes I seen that brand come up in searches before I even had it in my checkout basket. I think I need more feedback as to what exactly I need for this upcoming bike tour



Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo (Post 18374631)
yes but look on http://www.campmor.com/

Terramar EC2 Military fleece Expedition weight pants $19.99 #35170

Terramar EC2 Military fleece Expedition weight crew shirt $19.99 #35169

use campmor10 at check out to get 10%off

Thanks, I'm checking out those links.


At this point I am confused as to what layers I need to bike tour and camp in both Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon National Park. What I've ordered so far is a wicking base compression top and bottom layer made of 84% Nylon and 16% Spandex, for the outer layers an Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody and Outdoor Research Transcendent Sweater. I'm now looking to purchase the mid-layers, I feel I can expect all kinds of weather plus a have to remain warm at night, while I do have a mummy sleeping bag rated at 25F, I will probably need to layer to remain warm.

fietsbob 12-08-15 03:15 PM

Sierra Trading Post gets blem/2nds and Overstocks to buy top brands for less .. Sierra Trading Post - We Are All Explorers.

Or hit the Charity shops .. old people dont fit in smaller sizes any more , and you really Cannot take it with you into the 'afterlife'..

JamesRL 12-08-15 03:23 PM

I used to ski a lot and was a race crew member, so some long days in cold weather.

Poly Pro does get stinky, and eventually you throw it away.

The best long johns in my experience are silk. I got them at MEC, but you can get them at LL Bean or REI. They are light, warm and will stretch with you as you move.

timdow 12-08-15 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by sprocketss (Post 18375264)
Tim, thanks for the link, yes, it is a better deal. But are they long underwear? Which is fine, as I am looking to create a set of clothes that I can layer for all types of weather.

Believe you can use these as a first or second layer. The top you cold wear as outerwear (pants too I suppose but it might look a bit odd). There are just so many different options for clothing. You have to figure out what works for you. My next piece of clothing for touring is going to be merino wool (non-itchy, non-stinky). You might consider going unlined on the u-wear also and building warmth on the mid layer.

sprocketss 12-08-15 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by timdow (Post 18375355)
Believe you can use these as a first or second layer. The top you cold wear as outerwear (pants too I suppose but it might look a bit odd). There are just so many different options for clothing. You have to figure out what works for you. My next piece of clothing for touring is going to be merino wool (non-itchy, non-stinky). You might consider going unlined on the u-wear also and building warmth on the mid layer.

Tim, what you are saying makes sense. Thanks,

sprocketss 12-08-15 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 18375321)
Sierra Trading Post gets blem/2nds and Overstocks to buy top brands for less .. Sierra Trading Post - We Are All Explorers.

Or hit the Charity shops .. old people dont fit in smaller sizes any more , and you really Cannot take it with you into the 'afterlife'..

Seems a good site, bookmarked.

sprocketss 12-08-15 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by JamesRL (Post 18375338)
I used to ski a lot and was a race crew member, so some long days in cold weather.

Poly Pro does get stinky, and eventually you throw it away.

The best long johns in my experience are silk. I got them at MEC, but you can get them at LL Bean or REI. They are light, warm and will stretch with you as you move.

James, seems Poly Pro is out, I am still figuring out best option to layer, I am now focusing on merino wool or fleece as a mid layer.

timdow 12-08-15 05:48 PM

If you don't get it exactly right, you can pick up a jacket on the road, or mail something home. Fleece is pretty inexpensive, and most any store will have it.

sprocketss 12-08-15 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by timdow (Post 18375727)
If you don't get it exactly right, you can pick up a jacket on the road, or mail something home. Fleece is pretty inexpensive, and most any store will have it.

My thinking exactly, either inexpensive fleece or merino wool.

timdow 12-08-15 06:08 PM

Do you have a decent sleeping pad (min. 2.5 R value)?

sprocketss 12-09-15 01:45 AM


Originally Posted by timdow (Post 18375782)
Do you have a decent sleeping pad (min. 2.5 R value)?

No, I own an Alps Mountaineering Featherlite so a "R: value of 1


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