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03-23-2013 10:26 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by pdxrealtor View Post
So my day has been shit, but a side from that I ended up with ice breaker merino wool top and bottom. It was 32 and sunny today. I layered up like a cold day to sweat and see how this wool shit worked.

Problem solved. Sweated my ass off, shit dries out in minutes. Don't have to wash it for several outings, never got cold, no way you're gonna ring sweat out of it ever.......

Thanks all..... For your advice. Merino wool for me.

All my other shit is top o line mt hardware gear so it was def a base layer problem.
Icebreaker is da bomb
03-23-2013 10:04 PM
pdxrealtor So my day has been shit, but a side from that I ended up with ice breaker merino wool top and bottom. It was 32 and sunny today. I layered up like a cold day to sweat and see how this wool shit worked.

Problem solved. Sweated my ass off, shit dries out in minutes. Don't have to wash it for several outings, never got cold, no way you're gonna ring sweat out of it ever.......

Thanks all..... For your advice. Merino wool for me.

All my other shit is top o line mt hardware gear so it was def a base layer problem.
03-23-2013 05:02 PM
BigmountainVMD
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Originally Posted by rfrich74 View Post
Sounds to me like you could be wearing a little too much but definitely something in your "system" is not breathing and causing moisture to back up against your skin. I am another huge fan of Patagonia Capilene base layers. I typically only need level 1 and shell pants/jacket. If it dips into the teens or below I might have to zip the liner into the jacket and move to some insulated pants. I never find myself hot or cold.
I 2nd the Capilene line from Patagonia. I wear the Cap 1 graphic T (not skin tight but not baggy) w/ Cap 1 bottoms (more skin tight) and a R1 mid layer under a Burton AK gore-tex jacket with only the slightest bit of zonal insulation. I only get cold if it is 15 or below. Then I just put on a bulkier mid layer. The only time I can feel the sweat is when I'm hiking, and then I just open my vents and I am all better after a few minutes.

It is VERY hard to find a setup that will keep you warm on the lift, but cool and not sweaty while hiking/snowboarding hard. I would rather be a bit cold on the lift than be sweaty while riding/hiking, so I tend to overdress.

I would say try a non-skin tight base layer and maybe a gore-tex shell?
03-23-2013 10:56 AM
rfrich74 Sounds to me like you could be wearing a little too much but definitely something in your "system" is not breathing and causing moisture to back up against your skin. I am another huge fan of Patagonia Capilene base layers. I typically only need level 1 and shell pants/jacket. If it dips into the teens or below I might have to zip the liner into the jacket and move to some insulated pants. I never find myself hot or cold.
03-23-2013 09:27 AM
CassMT i use a polypro unionsuit (full body) for under, imo ideal cuz never a snowy lower back, best piece of clothing ive discovered over the years, then just shells over....if its below 10 i'll add a polypro shirt, or thin fleece vest under....thats all i ever need...but im hot blooded, lol
03-23-2013 09:09 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by pdxrealtor View Post
Damn those are spendy. I think I'm going to go down to rei where I'm at and try a more wool based type shirt. Something that even if dipped in the sink would dry out quickly, like the polartec fleeces I have. I pull out those fleeces from the washer and they're almost dry before hitting the dryer.
Tech fibres are great for mid layers but I find merino is the best for base layer, engineering still can't beat Mother Nature.
03-23-2013 08:10 AM
readimag yeah for 30 deg you have way to much on all I wear is a silk level one and a normal t shirt. If I am really cold I will have a long sleeve tee also but when it hit 20 I still don’t have more then that on. At the most I have a level 1 shirt long sleeve shirt and a short sleeve shirt. I hate the under armor heat gear shirts that fleece that keeps you warm does not wick to the outside of the shirt. This is what you need for a base layer on warm days it will wick and keep you warm. Also what do you wear on you neck and head, I have a silk neck gator and helmet so I can pull it up when I ride the lift of get cold on a run. I really don’t break out the fleece or insulation unless it is almost 10 deg.
03-23-2013 06:05 AM
rambob From what you say you're wearing and you ride at Hood right (I see your posts on the Billy Goat thread) you may be overdressed which warms you up too much. I concur with the other folks that hyped up Patagonia Capaline: It is by far the best wicking baselayer I've found. Polypro stuff like REI MTS or underarmor is not even in the same league. It seems like if you're layered right you shouldn't have to wear a fleece jacket (Contrary to popular belief regular 200 whgt fleece doesnt breathe as good people think). Another item to look into is a Marmot Windshirt (super thin, breathable, and a great collar). Real silk base layers are rad as well.
03-23-2013 05:18 AM
Basti In my opinion nothing beats Icebreaker Merino base layers. Never gets wet, keeps you super warm despite being pretty thin. They're kind of pricy though.
03-23-2013 01:39 AM
ARSENALFAN I feel for you. The only thing I can think of is that your shell isn't breathing well enough. I bought a 300 dollar North Face Cryptic jacket with their special material and was wet all the time and cold. I ditched it after half a season.

I now wear a merino wool ninja suit, a burton lumberjack dryride type shirt, a down sweater by Eddie Bauer and then an Burton GORE TEX AK jacket. I am always popcorn dry and warm. I think some people can get away without goretex and some of us cannot.
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