Cold weather gear 13 replies, 30542 views

fight2live
12/7/2010 12:59:00 PM
Looking for recommendations for cold weather gear for the winter. For hiking, golf or hockey. I usually just wear a ton of layers but i hate the loss of mobility.

Anyone here use any under armour products? Or Nike hyperwarm?

Im sure they work great but so expensive. Not sure if its worth the money
HippieHooligan
12/7/2010 2:18:00 PM
tj maxx, marshalls etc type stores always got shit tons of that stuff for super cheap. my boy that works for conoco, (spends most nights outside the whole time) he swears by the stuff
brenoritvrezorkre
12/7/2010 2:21:00 PM
Originally posted by: WonMillion

tj maxx, marshalls etc type stores always got shit tons of that stuff for super cheap.


also, thrift stores.
..::localeye::..
12/7/2010 3:05:00 PM
i can't stand underamour...i honestly think it crap. I have one "cold weather" shirt from them and I've worn it twice. Never again. I usually go to REI or EMS. They have great lightweight subzero clothing. I buy it for golf and Eagles games. The Eagles games are key too because I'm not moving around...sitting still for the most part and I'm very comfortable in 30 degree weather.

Also...this is way to stay warm when layering and not being even close to bulky.

lightweight subzero thermal - bottom
fleece - mid
windbreaker material - top
asdfghjkl.
12/7/2010 3:09:00 PM






ive been all about these lately instead of tights cause theyre warmer. you can get em off american apparel's website. they look hot with a pair of booty shorts and its still warm cause you'll only have 3 inches of exposed skin.

if its real cold ill wear those socks or long johns underneath some thick jogging pants. its warm as shit.
brian.
12/7/2010 3:11:00 PM
a good baselayer is the most important. merino wool is warm and wicking, and it has been my base for a while. i used to commute by bike every day, no matter what, through two chicago winters. i've been fine riding 5 miles in -15 degree windy january days with a merino wool base, a underarmor thermal shirt, a wool zip up, then a windbreaker. that's four layers but they are all pretty thin. i could wear the same clothes and go play football or go skating for sure.

on the bottom i just wear underarmor or nike cold weather tights. my legs don't get that cold, plus im typically riding a bike so my legs are always moving anyways.
Captain Ahab
12/7/2010 3:21:00 PM
Originally posted by: rawrr


im warm now
fight2live
12/7/2010 5:26:00 PM
Some real good suggestions here. Im gonna take a trip over to rei this week.

Yo barry, what did you not like about the underarmour shirt? Was it uncomfortable? Not warm enough?

Fifty bucks is steep for an undershirt, I assumed it came with a free blowjob from the eight year old cambodian boy who sewed it
..::localeye::..
12/7/2010 5:39:00 PM
Originally posted by: fight2live

Some real good suggestions here. Im gonna take a trip over to rei this week.

Yo barry, what did you not like about the underarmour shirt? Was it uncomfortable? Not warm enough?

Fifty bucks is steep for an undershirt, I assumed it came with a free blowjob from the eight year old cambodian boy who sewed it

i thought it was uncomfortable and not very warm...the only thing i wanted to do was take it off.
Pollcat
12/7/2010 6:17:00 PM
Today was around 30 degrees so I wore a hoodie. It worked well.
fight2live
12/7/2010 6:31:00 PM
Steve, i know youre out in the elements every day. what do you wear to work when temps are real low? Any specific brands? Carhardt, etc? What kind of boots/shoes do you rely on?
Pollcat
12/7/2010 7:01:00 PM
I have a thick carhartt zip up hoodie. That is what I wear mostly. I wore that all day today and I was fine. I also have a heavy duty carhartt jacket for when it gets into the teens. Other then that I usually wear some flannel lined pants and wool socks with red wing boots. That has worked for me the past several winters.

My carhartt gear I have put to the test and it's still in great condition.

I also have bibs and and full body suits for when I am trudging through snow piles.

The only thig with carhartt is some of the stuff isnt made in America anymore so I might switch up when I need new gear. But what I have will last for atleast another five winters.
amber ?
12/7/2010 7:19:00 PM
Originally posted by: rawrr






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I wear these ontop of tights all winter with tall boots and tons of layers.
danielle
12/7/2010 9:01:00 PM
I like Sugoi stuff.

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