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The Winter 2018/2019 "What Did You Wear?" Thread

Old 12-10-18, 12:25 PM
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Location - Manchester, NH
Weather - 22*F
Ride - 7 miles
What did you wear - 2 old cotton work shorts, long sleeve, EMS Thermo 1/4 zip, Pearl Izumi long sleeve jersey, EMS Midweight thermal tights, Leviís 511 commuters, midweight wool hiking socks, cotton socks on top, LL Bean Cresta hiking boots, 2 pairs gloves, thin balaclava with another face mask on top.
How did it work out - Most comfortable ride Iíve had in the cold. EMS thermals are nice. I had the Outdoor Research Omni mittens for a few days, but they do their job a little too well, causing my hands to sweat (that was the other day where temp with windchill was -9). Waiting for new mittens to arrive, Dakine Baron Gore-Tex. Hit a few icy patches as well, loving the Schwalbe Marathon winters.
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Old 12-12-18, 10:54 AM
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FWIW added a thin fleece vest to my setup last night & it was just the right addition. I think someone said, protect the core & you protect the hands, etc?

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Old 12-12-18, 11:10 AM
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Ft Wayne, IN
40F and windy
12 miles

Fleece tights under joggers, thin long sleeve base layer under my favorite hoodie. Boot socks, snow boots, knit stocking cap. Sheepskin gloves. Perfect. First actual fall morning of this fall. Beautiful.
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Old 01-12-19, 06:49 PM
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Friday early morning commute. Temperature was minus -12 Celsius (10 F). This is what I wore:


- Keen Targhee winter high boots

- one pair of wool socks

- polyester long johns ( waffle knit fabric)

- cargo pants made from 100% cotton

- tight fitting polyester wicking t shirt

- Under Armour Cold Gear 1/4 zip jersey

- Adidas fleece hoody

- Shirt-jacket made from cotton canvas with thin polyester insulation.

- balaclava with hoody pulled over it

- glove liners

- mittens


I was very warm and comfortable, very little sweating. Had to stand outside and wait for about 20 minutes after I got to work.
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Old 01-12-19, 09:16 PM
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hi-20sF little wind & sunny. out for 2 hours

balaclava & helmet w face shield


NFL fans gloves & barmitts

5 layers up top ~ poly long sleeve base, fleece long sleeve shirt, fleece vest, Marmott wind stopper jacket & hi-viz vest w sleeves removed


trishorts, EMS fleece pants & Novara Headwind cycling pants

sock liners, hand warmers, winter work socks & winter boots


everything was good

oh I also cut some foam air conditioner insulation to stuff into the 6 helmet vents. used a little clear tape to hold it in place



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Old 01-20-19, 06:38 PM
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Location - La Crosse, WI

Weather - +6-10F, sunny and into sunset, north wind ~6MPH

Ride - 19 miles, mostly snow covered roads, in just under two hours. Two small climbs, otherwise mostly flat.

What did you wear? Nothing cycling specific
  • Head: Merino balaclava, snowboard helmet, ski goggles
  • Upper: Thin merino base layer, fairly light merino sweater, Mammut Ultimate Hoody
  • Lower: Thin poly long underwear, fleece long underwear, random leggings
  • Feet: REI Expedition socks (really thick merino), winter boots (clips and straps on pedals)
  • Hands: Dakine Sequoia gloves, with the included liner
How did it work out?
Hands got a bit sweaty, feet got a bit uncomfortable (but nothing bad). The wool did its moisture wicking job, so I did not get too wet. I should have worn cycling shorts under the rest of the getup.
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Old 01-26-19, 08:02 PM
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Location: La Crosse, WI

Weather: +2-4 F, mostly cloudy with light snow, south wind ~10MPH

Ride: 15.1 miles, mostly snow covered roads with a bunch of dirt on hills...sloooow traveling.

What did you wear?
Same as last time, but added:
  • Cycling shorts! under the three other leg layers.
  • Showers Pass Club Convertible pants, just the top portion, over the other leg layers
  • Bonus wool face cover thing made from old socks, over the balaclava
  • Cycling jersey over the merino sweaters (club fit obviously), mainly to have pockets for emergency stuff (foot warmers, plastic bags, lighter, dry glove liners)
How did it work out?
Just about right. Two layers on my face was good for the wind. This is kinda gross, but the condensation in my balaclava provided a bit of, um, drinkable fluid.
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Old 01-26-19, 09:22 PM
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Those conditions sound tough but the surfaces sound good got a pic of the sock face? Iím intrigued
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got a pic of the sock face?
I'll get some good pics tomorrow - sock face is here to stay for the next few days!
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Location - State College PA

Weather - 7F - minimal wind

Ride - 6 miles mostly MUP

What did you wear?
Feet - cheap merino wool socks from Walmart, Northface Hiking Boots
Legs - Costco windbreaker pants
Chest - UA dry fit tshirt, UA long sleave thermal, Showers Pass Elite Jacket
Head - Carhart Baclava, regular bike glasses, bike helmet
Hands - Bar mitts, Nike Running Gloves

How'd it work out? Thought I might die but by mile 2 I was good to go.
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Here is the Sock Face Thing. This was originally intended as a solution to fogging goggles (the top part was sewn rolled over, which prevents some of the hot air traveling upward). Literally sewn from the leg part of old wool socks.

1st picture: The Sock Face Thing.
2nd picture: Demo - over thin merino balaclava. It will eventually get shoved up under the goggles - no exposed skin!
3rd picture: Ready to ride!



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Old 01-29-19, 12:50 AM
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I've using this. PNW is not that cold, but in December early morning it got to around 25F.
One long sleeve T under it would do it even on the cold. When it is 35F-ish, my arms are all sweaty after 10 mi commute in the morning,
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I've using this. PNW is not that cold, but in December early morning it got to around 25F.One long sleeve T under it would do it even on the cold. When it is 35F-ish, my arms are all sweaty after 10 mi commute in the morning,
no pit zips? any back vent? I tried one of their jackets last year but despite getting the largest size available I could not wear it in public. glad it works for you! maybe if I lost 25 lbs from my belly I'd try it again
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
the Sock Face Thing
ah, I get it now, thanks for sharing! looks cozy!
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no pit zips? any back vent? I tried one of their jackets last year but despite getting the largest size available I could not wear it in public. glad it works for you! maybe if I lost 25 lbs from my belly I'd try it again
I'm small frame, 5'5" 140lbs. I got an US/EU M size and is very roomy for me. No back vent, but normally I unzip pretty much all way down and gets cool. The arms get sweaty the most.
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