Gear for winter that really works?

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    Jul 19, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    I am getting back into biking and running again this summer and wanting to know if there is any clothing gear out there that actually keeps you warm in the winter so I can try to keep up with my cardio outdoors if I want to, is it the basic tried and true sweat pants the best thing?

  • nicelyproport...

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    Jul 19, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    redbull saidI am getting back into biking and running again this summer and wanting to know if there is any clothing gear out there that actually keeps you warm in the winter so I can try to keep up with my cardio outdoors if I want to, is it the basic tried and true sweat pants the best thing?



    I run as much in the winter as I do in the summer: about 30 miles per week. Underarmour has become my new best friend. Even when it's only 15 degrees outside, the little outfit I'm sporting below allows me to stay warm and build up a sweat:

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    Jul 19, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    nicelyproportioned beat me to it...NOTHING beats Underarmour!
  • neon4u

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    Jul 19, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    Come on dude, if you're gonna workout in the winter you need something more than sweats... those are made of polyester and cotton... cotton is the worse material to wear... especially, in the winter. Try the cold gear from Under Armour or similar items from a number of other companies. Y< The point is to stay warm while active without sweat building up and cooling you down.
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    Jul 19, 2010 6:54 AM GMT
    The sweats comment was my way of being a little sarcastic, lol! So is this just regular under armour cold gear or a specific type?

    Im a huge fan of under armout stuff but never knew if the cold gear by itself was really that effective or not.
  • nicelyproport...

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    Jul 19, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    redbull saidThe sweats comment was my way of being a little sarcastic, lol! So is this just regular under armour cold gear or a specific type?

    Im a huge fan of under armout stuff but never knew if the cold gear by itself was really that effective or not.


    The ensemble I'm wearing above is from Underarmour's compression line. To retain heat, both pieces have to really hug your body. Ironically, the tightness allows for greater freedom of movement, because the material moves with and stretches around you. The effect is like that of a wetsuit or a Fantastic Four uniform.

    Plus I kind of like the way it looks.

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    Jul 19, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    It looks awesome and sexy as hell man!!!!
  • tazzari

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    Jul 19, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    Have a look at http://www.newmoonski.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=nmss&Category_Code=sporthill-men

    The Sporthill stuff breathes, wicks, and really keeps you warm. Craft long underwear has proven very good, and was developed by people who know inter. If you need gloves, try Yoko - the Windstoppers are my stand-by.

    And get a good, warm hat.

    Nat




    Nat Brown taught and coached cross-country running and skiing for 16 years before joining the US Biathlon Team as wax technician. In 1989 he switched to the US Cross-Country team. He was the first American to take over technical services for a foreign team (Slovenia) and worked also for Germany and Sweden. He has coached at 3 Olympics and 14 World Championships, edited Nordic Update for 9 years and Cross-Country Skier for 2. He has written three books on skiing and training; the latest was The Complete Guide to Cross-Country Ski Preparation (Mountaineers Books) which has gone through two editions and a Russian translation. He spends as much time as he can at his ranch in British Columbia where he most recently hosted a pre-Olympic training camp for Slovenia.