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Layering vs Insulated Pants

I have always worn Insulated Snowpants. Some times I throw some Under Armor Cold Gear on underneath if it's really cold out (not sure if they are needed or not, I just do it).

Today I was looking for some new pants and the store I was in said they only had 1 pair of insulated pants and they recommend a shell and layering.



I have 2 pairs of UA Cold Gear that I can use as a base layer.

I've never tried a Base Layer + Shell, but I would think it wouldn't be warm enough on a -15 C day.

1. For a base layer, is UA Cold Gear sufficient or should I look at something else?

2. If I need a mid-layer, what do you suggest for a mid-layer?

3. I have a this jacket .

What pant/shell would you recommend?
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I have always worn Insulated Snowpants. Some times I throw some Under Armor Cold Gear on underneath if it's really cold out (not sure if they are needed or not, I just do it).

Today I was looking for some new pants and the store I was in said they only had 1 pair of insulated pants and they recommend a shell and layering.



I have 2 pairs of UA Cold Gear that I can use as a base layer.

I've never tried a Base Layer + Shell, but I would think it wouldn't be warm enough on a -15 C day.

1. For a base layer, is UA Cold Gear sufficient or should I look at something else?

2. If I need a mid-layer, what do you suggest for a mid-layer?

3. I have a this jacket.

What pant/shell would you recommend?

Sport Check has these pants:

Men's Freedom Insulated Pants.

They are listed at $200 with 20% off. I have another coupon for an additional 20% off bring it down to ~$120.

Should I pull the trigger?
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I have a Patagonia nano puff and HW compressor for mid layers if it is really cold along with a UA cold gear ninja mask. As for pants I have some 686 cargos that have fleece liners for when it is really cold along with Burton and Arcteryx gore pants. I run kind of warm so I am unzipping for the run down the zipping back up for the ride up. The biggest question for you will be what gets cold first on you when it is -15c (5 F) for me it is my face so I just make sure I am really covered up.

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I don’t love insulated pants cause once it is warm out they suck to wear but they do work great when it is really cold.
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From what I have read those TNF pants are insulated, but not overly insulated and require a base layer on real cold days.

They have vents to open if it's a warmer day.

I just checked and they are now $139 and I still get 20% off... Thinking about grabbing these.
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