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Old 02-11-2010, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heavyweight Layering Pants Suggestions?

I've got a trip to Jay Peak coming up and the last few years it was blizzard-like conditions with the highs only around 10 degrees. I have some Heavy baselayer pants that button into my Special Blend Toofers but they're more like xxl sweat pants than a base layer. So does anyone have any suggestions for a heavyweight baselayer pant that will keep me super warm but isnt very bulky?

One that I had in mind was the Dakine Torque Pants.

DAKINE : TORQUE PANT
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Patagonia Merino wool
Patagonia Men's Merino 2 Bottoms
Or, Capilene 4 if you want synthetic
Patagonia Men's Capilene 4 Bottoms
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Wow I thought a lot of people would post here with what they're wearing. I guess noone wears heavyweight layering.
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I wouldn't recommend pure merino, as a base layer, as it doesn't work as well as it is marketed, & I should know, coming from a country full of sheep!
Try Under Armour cold gear, Helly Hanson pro wool freeze or cold. The pro wool works well, as it has H/H LIFA next to your skin, with the same NZ merino wool as Icebreaker use. Having a hybrid wool/synthetic works more efficiently than pure merino, for both colder conditions, & as moisture management...Also, go with a 3/4 base layer pant, & a warm snowboard specific sock, as that way, your feet won't overheat, & swell up in your boots, due to excess heat build up, caused by longer base pants.
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riding in ontario it gets freezing here
regular night temps w wind get to -30C here (sure its like -30f for the americans)
all i wear is burton base layers and my 686 20/15 pants and im fine, double up on socks though and get some under armour winter stuff

also go for a silk banbana, they dont freeze like a brick of ice and they dry ALOT quicker (like 5-10 mins inside layed out) and they breathe better
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Careful with doubling up with socks, though, as it can alter your balence & affect your blood flow, in your feet due to constriction, as well as cause blisters through too much friction caused by too many socks... Get a pair of H/H prowool Warm snowboard socks, & you'll be surprised (& warm)
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have these Mountain Hardwear tights:

Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Tights - Men's from Backcountry.com


I've used them with shell pants into the high teens and with insulated pants down to ~0 - never had an issue with being cold.
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Under Armour cold gear is legit. I don't know about the pants, but I have a mock turtleneck that keeps me ultra toasty. I also wear an Under Armour neck gaiter FWIW.

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah I looked at under armoum and they look like pretty good quality.
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I wear the Under Armour cold gear compression layer as a normal base layer. When it's cold though I usually wear a pair of fleece Under Armour cold gear pants over the compression layer. Those 2 layers and a good pant and i've never been cold. The fleece pants are nice and light and move well too. They were like 40 or 50 bucks at Dick's Sporting Goods.
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