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Old 01-10-2010, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Base Layers

I'm wondering what you guys use for a base layer?

For years I was just wearing a long sleeve poly with a cotton tee and a zip up fleece long sleeve or vest under my snowboard jacket. It was fine for spring and regular conditions but I always felt cold in sub 25 degree weather. I've only ridden like 4 times in the last 3 years and I wanna get more riding time in. I don't really visit the park except for small jumps and boxes on the way back to the base and that's only once in a while.

Any recommendations that won't break the bank?
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just get some thermals they work great unless you get them wet.
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just get some thermals they work great unless you get them wet.
No ,don't just get some thermals, cotton sucks ass.

Get something like Under Armour, Capilene, synthetic is your friend

...or Smart Wool if you prefer natural fibers.

Cotton will just soak sweat up like a sponge and you will be most uncomfortable
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My roommate wears a cotton tee over his base. I keep telling him that its a bad idea, but he is a plank wanker and figures that he knows better than I do
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just get some thermals they work great unless you get them wet.
I used to wear poly sweat pants underneath but never really sweat in them but they did feel bulky.

Did you just link the same thread?

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No ,don't just get some thermals, cotton sucks ass.

Get something like Under Armour, Capilene, synthetic is your friend

...or Smart Wool if you prefer natural fibers.

Cotton will just soak sweat up like a sponge and you will be most uncomfortable
Yea I don't want cotton underneath anymore. UA gear is never really on sale, are there any cheaper alternatives?
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You pay a premium for the name of UA. If you can find an off brand that is the same composition you can pay way less. There is nothing special about UA.
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UA gear is never really on sale, are there any cheaper alternatives?
Yes. Layer8 or Hot Chilis are two brands that make base layers that are similar to UA.
You can find UA on sale sometimes at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, but their shirts don't usually stay there for very long. The Marhsalls by me has a UA coldgear turtleneck for $35. My roommate got one before our trip. I'd buy one, except I already have two UA turtlenecks and an off-brand base layer.


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You pay a premium for the name of UA. If you can find an off brand that is the same composition you can pay way less. There is nothing special about UA.
Hmm, I agree that you pay a premium for the UA stuff, but in my experience it holds up a little better than the off-brand stuff. I have Layer8 and UA is tighter, and gives you more material to work with. Its not worth twice the price of the other stuff, but IMO the quality of the UA stuff is a bit better.
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Did you just link the same thread?


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You pay a premium for the name of UA. If you can find an off brand that is the same composition you can pay way less. There is nothing special about UA.
Nike stuff is usually 10.00 cheaper per top and bottom
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