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layering for the winter - October 18, 2015, 02:30 AM

I was curious to know how you guys layer up when it gets cold out? Normally on the streetbike, if i wear my moto D wind resist base layer, wool/synthetic mix top and bottom (midweight) as a midlayer, and my leather suit (non perfed), Im pretty toasty down to ~35 degrees. Seeing as i wont be wearing a leather suit on the dirtbike, im thinking of replacing my midlayer with a minus33 heavyweight merino top/bottom . But before i go spending ~$180 for the top/bottom, im looking to see what the other (i.e., cheaper ) options are?
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October 18, 2015, 06:51 AM

I just wear non perforated jersey/pants and maybe a T-shirt underneath depending on how cold it actually is. If your riding offroad you tend to be working reasonably hard and wearing too much will cook you out and when you stop you're all sweaty and will freeze


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Down to freezing, just normal pants & jersey with a spandex base layer if it's staying cold. If colder I'll throw on a jacket until I get hot.


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About $200 for a heated jacket and gloves. No layers needed.


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October 18, 2015, 06:51 PM

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I just wear non perforated jersey/pants. If your riding offroad you tend to be working reasonably hard and wearing too much will cook you out and when you stop you're all sweaty and will freeze
I'll second this. IF I add extra layers it's a moisture wicking base layer. I regularly ride in temps into the mid teens but usually Singletrack so I'm riding slower speeds so wind chill is not an issue. The only thing that gets really cold are my clutch and brake fingers. Before I invested in any additional clothes I'd buy heated hand grips. The other necessity is some really good, no fog goggles.
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The other necessity is some really good, no fog goggles.
I use Oakleys with the double pane enduro lens. Nearly impossible to fog, no matter the temp


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October 19, 2015, 08:33 AM

Yeah, the dual pane lenses are awesome. Even in winter I usually just wear a tshirt or tank top under my mesh armor jacket with a light windproof jacket on top. The windproof jacket usually comes off at the first stop. Hands are my only issue and only when it's really bitter cold and riding in open areas (did tomahawk in the low 20s with a lot of wind once and could not keep my hands warm - I've got poor hand circulation so that doesn't help). In the woods I wear street gloves and don't have problems keeping my hands warm.
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