Extreme Cold Layering & All That Jazz


  • Sep 27, 2014 3:30 PM GMT
    So like an idiot I ordered this 'winter jacket' online (living in Northern Minnesota I should know by now that our winter jackets are different from most of the US!). It's warm, and very waterproof, but not -20 with 30 mph winds warm, which is ideally what I want (I got this jacket discounted so I can't send it back, plus I like it).

    So for you guys who know a little about snowboarding, extreme cold gear, etc., can you give me some advice on where to find the warmest, lightest layer to put on underneath this jacket? If I could find that, this jacket would be a total winner. I tried the base layer of my old snowboarding jacket but it's way too bulky and long when I put my new jacket on.

    Thanks in advance guys!

    J.
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    Sep 27, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    DuluthMinnesota saidSo like an idiot I ordered this 'winter jacket' online (living in Northern Minnesota I should know by now that our winter jackets are different from most of the US!). It's warm, and very waterproof, but not -20 with 30 mph winds warm, which is ideally what I want (I got this jacket discounted so I can't send it back, plus I like it).

    So for you guys who know a little about snowboarding, extreme cold gear, etc., can you give me some advice on where to find the warmest, lightest layer to put on underneath this jacket? If I could find that, this jacket would be a total winner. I tried the base layer of my old snowboarding jacket but it's way too bulky and long when I put my new jacket on.

    Thanks in advance guys!

    J.


    I end up hot and sweaty when I snowboard So I end up taking the lining out of my jacket and just wearing the shell so when I fall i dont get wet. I'm not very good and so work hard at it so maybe that's the difference.
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    Sep 27, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    If you don't mind having to hand wash it, silk might be a good option.

    http://www.amazon.com/Terramar-Thermasilk-Filament-Black-Medium/dp/B000LUM01Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1411850712&sr=1-2&keywords=thermasilk
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    Sep 27, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    Maybe a light fleece. Or if you want something really thin some under armour cold gear always worked well for me.
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    Sep 29, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
    Under Armour cold gear is the answer. If you're active the trick is to not get too warm- then you sweat.

    Bicycling to work in the winter I wear UA, then a semi-absorbing layer, usually something like track pants below and a turtleneck on top. Over all this goes a ANSI class 3 polyester rain suit which is wind/waterproof.

    My current record doing the 2.5 mile commute is -16 F.

    It's much more pleasant in the summer when all I have to wear is sneaks, shorts, and helmeticon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 29, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    Sungod17 saidUnder Armour cold gear is the answer. ...
    Yep. That's what my snowboarding friends wear, and swear by.