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Winter warmth - November 18, 2008, 10:45 PM

Im sure this has been covered plenty of times so my bad if its repetitve. So far ive ridden in 38 degree weather at nite time maybe a lil colder with my jacket, cold killers windresistant underlayer, a full sleeve thermal, a sweater, and cold killers glove liners, very comfortably. But my upper body gets way to bulky so i was wondering if anyone knows of thick thermal type clothing, i guess the kind they wear for snowboarding that should keep me warm so i dont have to bulk up. I hear duofold is pretty good, and i was also looking at rukka underlayer that is supposed to regulate body temp, but i am skeptical about how good it works, but if anyone has tried it let me know.
The cold killers definately eliminates almost all of the windchill factor while riding, i just gotta prep for low temps now.
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GET HEATED GEAR! I have been doing the Sterling to NW,DC commute for 3 years and finally got heated gear! The temp was 24 degs when I left my house and I was nice and toasty with my First Gear heated jacket liner and Heated Carbon Glove's from First Gear. I also have the Dual heat controller. If you don't want to drop the coin on heated gear at least get the Dualstar heated grips! Here is the link for the heated grips. HEATED GRIPS THAT WORK!! I got my First Gear stuff at RnR cycles in Sterling. We also have heated grips.


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Only ridden once with heated gear, only way to go.


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November 19, 2008, 07:31 AM

"Thirded." Heated stuff lets you dress in pretty much normal gear--much more comfortable and maneuverable than the michelin-man approach, and warmer, too.
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I'm being honest here. Yesterday I read that old bikers would tape their fingernails to reduce heat loss. I'm serious and I don't want to see this in a signature line...
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November 19, 2008, 09:09 AM

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I'm being honest here. Yesterday I read that old bikers would tape their fingernails to reduce heat loss. I'm serious and I don't want to see this in a signature line...

Maybe that's why Scot paints his? Same concept?


I'm not familiar with wind resistant under layers, but a wind proof outer layer works wonders. If I'm at all concerned about staying warm, I typically throw a rain suit on over my gear and usually don't have a problem keeping warm.
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screw that winter is for snowboarding !!
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I wear a Fieldsheer Cyclone that I got for $343.00 awesome 3 season suit with CE Armor (back, hips, knees, shoulders, elbows) and removable liner. rode last night and it was 24 degrees and I was nice and toasty. I highly recommend this suit.

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I wear a Fieldsheer Cyclone that I got for $343.00 awesome 3 season suit with CE Armor (back, hips, knees, shoulders, elbows) and removable liner. rode last night and it was 24 degrees and I was nice and toasty. I highly recommend this suit.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...iece-Suit.aspx

+1- Picked one of these up from Coleman's and I haven't needed the liner in it yet (ride almost everyday). I love heated gear and own gerbing, widder and tourmaster (my favorite), but I haven't had to turn one on in a while... that and my roommates/gf keep taking them


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