thermal underwear

by Adey   November 25, 2012  

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?
confused!! Confused

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Overly sweaty nut sack? No thanks Wink

posted by stepho [102 posts]
25th November 2012 - 19:28

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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.

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posted by cidermart [470 posts]
25th November 2012 - 20:40

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I get cheap thermal tops from Asda or Matalan which do a fine job. Never considered the bottoms

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posted by Dutchie [61 posts]
25th November 2012 - 21:35

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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.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1429 posts]
26th November 2012 - 2:36

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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 Devil

posted by stepho [102 posts]
26th November 2012 - 6:03

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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. Cool



I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1429 posts]
26th November 2012 - 13:46

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I was actually brought up with "longbibs under 15 degrees"! Mind you, this was in the days before 3/4 bibs.

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posted by Dutchie [61 posts]
26th November 2012 - 20:47

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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.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [326 posts]
1st December 2012 - 1:20

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