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Old 12-08-15, 03:32 AM
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PolyPro Fleece Lined Crewneck and Pants

Hey Guys, will this do for thermal underwear? PolyPRO Fleece Lined Crewneck and Pants
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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.
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Polyester has received surface treatments that make it wick sweat really well ..

Like Patagonia Capilene Capilene Performance Baselayers
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by sprocketss View Post
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
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Old 12-08-15, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by timdow View Post
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 View Post
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.


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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.


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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


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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.

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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'..
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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.
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Originally Posted by sprocketss View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by timdow View Post
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,
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by JamesRL View Post
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.

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