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Old 12-17-18, 09:20 AM
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Do layer up. You mention 40 degrees, a sweater (I use a jersey, or long sleeve "technical" shirt) plus windbreaker over street clothes. This morning, low to mid-40's, just the windbreaker over street clothes but it takes me about 10 minutes to warm up then I'm fine.

Your commute being 10-15 minutes you won't necessarily want to "start out cold and warm up" as per the usual advice. But even so, the heavy coat is not necessary. Layer up under the light jacket or windbreaker, remove something if you start to perspire. The layers don't need to take up much room in a backpack.
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