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Old 02-06-2012, 10:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Barnburner View Post
I've only used "ski" type pants before that had a little built in insulation, and have been fine in pretty cold conditions with just a base layer under them. I have since gotten some "snowboard" pants that don't really have any insulation, just some mesh on inside. Seems like it might not be enough with just a base layer, maybe it will be.
Before my trip out west I'd like to get everything I need. No real way to test this here in FL as it's been 80*... What if anything do you need to wear as a midlayer for uninsulated pants?
A mid layer on your legs isn't usually necessary, even if you're from Florida (I live in Georgia). I have worn 'warm up pants' before, but now usually just wear a base layer and shell.

Whatever you use should be:
1. Not very thick
2. Not water proof.

You might be better served by wearing boxers under your base layer (or impact shorts over them), maybe throwing on a pair of soft volleyball pads for your knees (make sure they aren't too tight) and calling it a day. Between shorts, knee pads and boots, there won't be much of your leg that isn't covered by 2 layers.
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