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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Under armor for cold weather riding?

Since cold weather riding season is coming up for those of us in the fluctuating climates, I was looking for something to keep warm. I was checking out some gear from under armor in the cold weather section. $50 for a shirt, and the same for pants. Does anyone have an opinion on this stuff? If not, what do you wear for layering to keep warm. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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I use under armour and it rocks. I've never used the coldgear (I presume that's what you're talking about), but I use the heatgear for working out (t-shirt, sleeveless t-shirt, compression shorts). It is awesome stuff, very durable, and really lives up to its reputation. Hope this was helpful.

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I used to be in track and field, and so have worn running tights and a running shirt underneath. Its kept me warm, and wicked away moisture to prevent that nasty cooling effect. As long as you don't burn through to that layer in a crash, it works well down to about 45F for me.

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I am often riding at temps around freezing , which means a hair below or above. I wear a cotten long sleeve jersy, double cotten drawers, heavy t-shirt, or loose fitting wool sweater. Sweats & under waxed cotten trousers while jacket is a Joe Rocket Ballistic 4.0 LONG (with the liner), a washroom towel around the neck to take care of any air that might want to sneak in or any rain that wants to run down. Long socks along with Danner Fort Lewis boots with Gore-Tex lining. Lastly a pair of Frank Thomas winter gauntlets. Also carry a large bandana if it is that cold to ward off fogging up the visor & my glasses.

Basically I am as warm as a bug for 3 to 6 hr runs. True this is not up to snuff of proper armor others feel is a 'must' but basically have been riding like this for around 57yrs. Remember the 'cold chill' factor slows down the rider to close to max speeds.

True that is some very interesting new gear out, but I have been using the above for some yrs & some will be updated to replace others as they wear out or prove not to be satisfactory for I am looking SERIOUSLY at the All Season riding gear by Belstaff.

One can only ride so long in the cold weather & once snow arrives the mess of gravel/sand/salt at all bends, all uphill/downhill parts of the roads & stop signs------ this elimiates the the chances of the m/cist staying upright not to mention the mess it will make to his bike, corroding, etc.
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Nice post smitty. For the cost i would pay to buy some of the stuff you listed, I could just about buy this under armour stuff. The thing for me is that this gear will go for riding/hunting/snowboarding. So it's gonna be pretty all purpose. And I like the idea of something tight fiting for the first layer.

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I actually just got home from my girls house and the temp right now is 36* F. My T-shirt, sweater, and HJC Retro 2 jacket kept my upper half suprisingly warm and comfortable... wish i could say the same for the rest of me.

As for the under armor... no, i dont have any experience with it. I usually layer up. Ill go on rides till about 45 degree weather and I just layer up: sweatpants, jeans, thermal shirt, tshirt, jacket.
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If you really want to do some cold weather riding look into some of the electric gear. You can get a controler to turn up the heat as needed.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 10:43 AM
 
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Thumbs up UnderArmor Cold gear is great

As a new rider, I haven't had a chance to ride in really cold weather. But I've worn the UnderArmor COld Gear stuff for both winter camping, climbing & running. Its, soft, warm, wicks sweat & stays dry. Very, VERY form fitting. Only downside is that it gets stinky fast, like most synthetics.

I've always wondered..... When cold weather riding, is there a reason why warm outerwear couldn't be layered OVER your leathers?
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ahh, seattle

Here in the PNW, we have many occasions to put rain gear on. Quite often, I put a rain shell and pants on over my leather suit. Obviously, it helps with the water, but as a wind blocking layer, it helps retain heat, too.

Only hot tip is to be sure you tuck in any hood the jacket may have. I hit I-90 and was blitzing down the onramp when FOOP-BAM! Hood popped out and did "dragster parachute" anchored around my neck. Distracting at best.
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