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Old 11-28-23, 04:30 PM
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Hello, Ive been shopping around for clothing to ride in the winter and a trek chat person recommended the following.
" Gore and 45nrth with wool base layer and pogies is what i would recommend for those temp and wind."

Problem is I have no idea what "Gore and 45nrth or a pogie" is. I have been riding my entire life due to epilepsy, and ive always just worn whatever i had and froze my butt off. It's SUPER uncomfortable.

Can anyone help me understand what that Trek person was saying? He sent that message and then closed the chat, so I didnt get a chance to ask him myself

Thanks!
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Old 11-28-23, 04:39 PM
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Gore = I would assume is Gortex waterproof and windproof fabric. For a jacket/top layer I would guess
assuming wool base layer is self explanatory? Merino is popular around this forum
45nrth is a brand that makes Pogies
I will let you do some of the work yourself, you can google Pogies

good luck
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Thank you SoCaled. I was a little confused about Gore but that makes sense now. Yes I knew what wool base layer was. Just never heard Goretex refered to as Gore before. Also never heard of pogies or the 45nrth brand.

Thanks again!
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there are a lot of different gore-tex fabrics now. from super light weight to heavy. ones that block the wind and breathe better ones that are much more water proof then others or a mix. like gore active gore pac lite to gore adventure and several others.
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Gore and Goretex are not the same thing. Gore is a company that developed Goretex, makes many Goretex clothing items but also make non-Goretex clothing. (A long time ago I bought some Gore bib tights. Super spring and fall dry riding but not Goretex at all! Wonderfully comfortable and very well made.)

I have a pair of 45nrth cycling boots; the ones rated for 25F. Excellent in just about anything down to that temp. Completely immune to wet. (I'm long, skinny and getting older. I'd want the next warmer boots to go colder.)

Pogies are mittens or gloves that are wedded to the handlebars. You put them on the bars for the duration and simply put your bare hands in them and ride. Very warm. You get to have bare hands while riding to reach into pockets. I've never used them but others swear by them.

I gravitated to buckskin "chopper mitts" and wool liner mittens 50 years ago; long before the first pogies. Still use them. (Google "chopper mitts".) If you ride dropped handlebars, buy them very big so you can keep most of your summer hand positions. The wonderful leather will give you hand positions that don't work any other time so winter riding is different but not worse. They also go on and off easily. On quiet roads, not hard to pull one off to get a snack out of your pocket while riding. SnoSeal leather dressing will keep them in fine shape near forever. (I treat them once a year in early fall. Put 'em in a warm place. Ready to go another year when it's cold.)
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Pogies are either the same thing or similar to "barmitts" do a search in the winter forum, there are several threads about barmitts
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
Gore and Goretex are not the same thing. Gore is a company that developed Goretex, makes many Goretex clothing items but also make non-Goretex clothing. (A long time ago I bought some Gore bib tights. Super spring and fall dry riding but not Goretex at all! Wonderfully comfortable and very well made.)

I have a pair of 45nrth cycling boots; the ones rated for 25F. Excellent in just about anything down to that temp. Completely immune to wet. (I'm long, skinny and getting older. I'd want the next warmer boots to go colder.)

Pogies are mittens or gloves that are wedded to the handlebars. You put them on the bars for the duration and simply put your bare hands in them and ride. Very warm. You get to have bare hands while riding to reach into pockets. I've never used them but others swear by them.

I gravitated to buckskin "chopper mitts" and wool liner mittens 50 years ago; long before the first pogies. Still use them. (Google "chopper mitts".) If you ride dropped handlebars, buy them very big so you can keep most of your summer hand positions. The wonderful leather will give you hand positions that don't work any other time so winter riding is different but not worse. They also go on and off easily. On quiet roads, not hard to pull one off to get a snack out of your pocket while riding. SnoSeal leather dressing will keep them in fine shape near forever. (I treat them once a year in early fall. Put 'em in a warm place. Ready to go another year when it's cold.)
Thanks for the info guys. I'll definitely be checking these out.

Appreciate the help.
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