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Old 10-26-21, 04:18 PM
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your "go-to" thermal layer

what is your "go-to" thermal layer? not your base & not your top layer. what is your old reliable middle, thermal layer?

mine is a henley styled fleece shirt. have two actually. they're not bulky, provide a real boost in core body temp. protection, wick moisture & are durable. they were not cheap 10 years ago, when I bought them. but they've held up. actually my Dad bought the first one & I got the second as soon as I confirmed how useful it would be

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
what is your "go-to" thermal layer? not your base & not your top layer. what is your old reliable middle, thermal layer?

mine is a henley styled fleece shirt. have two actually. they're not bulky, provide a real boost in core body temp. protection, wick moisture & are durable. they were not cheap 10 years ago, when I bought them. but they've held up. actually my Dad bought the first one & I got the second as soon as I confirmed how useful it would be

apologies if this is a redundant thread to another recent one I didn't see
I am a woodworker and it does not get super cold in my shop but I wear a base layer then a poly/cotton sweatshirt over that then my goretex rain jacket. that did me down a bit below 32 degrees on my ebike as long as I got my heart rate up. then I would just take the jacket off and I am ready to work. my jeans are fine down to about 32. but if I am just a joyride then I use thremal bibs.
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I am a woodworker and it does not get super cold in my shop but I wear a base layer then a poly/cotton sweatshirt over that then my goretex rain jacket. that did me down a bit below 32 degrees on my ebike as long as I got my heart rate up. then I would just take the jacket off and I am ready to work. my jeans are fine down to about 32. but if I am just a joyride then I use thremal bibs.
yeah, it's surprising sometimes how versatile a hoodie can be
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For 0-60F, I mix and match my base and mid layers, which consist of four polypro shirts: short sleeve, and light-, mid-, heavy-weight long sleeves. Over the top is a hooded double layer wind breaker from 0-30F, and a "cycling specific" lighter, non-hooded wind breaker from 30-60F.

Going below 0F, I have an old freebie (thanks, Microsoft! ) XL cotton t-shirt I throw over the polypro.

The light- and mid-weight shirts were acquired back in '89 for a Cascades backpacking adventure with my brother. I imagine they aren't as heavy as they once were, but they still work. The washing machine is harder on them than my bike rides.
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If I'm wearing my Gore Phantom jacket with windstopper tech, it's so good at blocking the heat-removing wind that I rarely wear a base layer (from 40 - 55 F). Below that (25 - 40 F) just a thin tight fitting poly base layer. And below that (5 - 25 F), another of the same thin poly base layer, slightly looser, and/or slightly thicker if insulation is needed because I won't be hammering and generating tons of heat.
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My shells aren't big enough for a middle layer, though I have a wide scarf I wrap around my stomach. Last year I had the scarf shortened and added velcro so I don't need to knot it anymore. An extra stomach layer makes a huge difference, its the one part of the body that doesn't generate heat.
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had our local tailor replace the zipper on a modest Lands End fleece vest. so versatile
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A 260 weight Icebreaker base layer does a good job of keeping me warm. Plus it never stinks! Gotta love merino wool. Expensive as all get out though. Look for sales if you can.
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