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anyone wear this?
i wear the under armour now its colder but is it worth investing in thermal underwear? or is it classed as the same thing?
8 user comments
Overly sweaty nut sack? No thanks
posted by stepho [102 posts] 25th November 2012 - 20:28
I wear HH longjohns over my shorts if a little nippy but go for the proper leggings if cold. Agree on the sweaty nuts thing no thank you.
posted by cidermart [486 posts] 25th November 2012 - 21:40
I get cheap thermal tops from Asda or Matalan which do a fine job. Never considered the bottoms
posted by Dutchie [63 posts] 25th November 2012 - 22:35
The best thermals are your regular bibshorts. I wear my bibs and regular long jerseys and jacket with bibtights over the shorts. If the bibtights come with padding I take that one out. If it is too cold to wear the bibtights on their own, whats the point of them being padded?
I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.
posted by bikeboy76 [1640 posts] 26th November 2012 - 3:36
Bib tights, a couple of base layers and a cycling jacket is plenty for even the coldest scottish day.
If im still cold then im not riding hard enough
posted by stepho [102 posts] 26th November 2012 - 7:03
I would still like to be using my knees in 30 years time. 7/8 degrees is the cut off point for tights depending on the wetness. But I regularly see black tights and yellow jacket types in June.
posted by bikeboy76 [1640 posts] 26th November 2012 - 14:46
I was actually brought up with "longbibs under 15 degrees"! Mind you, this was in the days before 3/4 bibs.
posted by Dutchie [63 posts] 26th November 2012 - 21:47
I'm confused too.
Windproof kit really helps to keep out the cold. I agree with BB76 that you can wear your ordinary kit under some unpadded bibs - unpadded super roubaix bibs in my case. Merino base layers are great for keeping you warm on top or bottom.
posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [345 posts] 1st December 2012 - 2:20
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