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Is it ok if my outter layers are not breathable?

Currently my outer jacket (sort of a wind-breaker fitness-type thing) and pants are both non-breathable water-repellent material with no zip vents whatsoever. The weather will be probably anywhere from 25F-35F.
I'll be wearing these underneath:

Polyester wicking breathable base top and bottoms
Long & thick-ish wool socks
Polyester breathable fleece jacket

How important is it that your outer layers be breathable?
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its pretty important. Thats too warm for something that won't breath with a fleece imo. I mean, you can always unzip the front, but it'll get swampy in there fast if you're sweating. whatever you do, don't wear any cotton, especially if you'll be damp.
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The warmer it is the more you will need breathable. But just go for it, its not like clothes makes you a better rider.
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The problem is that I'm having trouble finding something breathable at local stores that is cheap.. $40ish is the max I want to spend since I already spent a lot on other gear and I only go to the mountain like once a yr. I cant shop online since I only have a couple weeks till I hit the mountain.

I REAAAALLY hate that cold sweat swampy feel and it will definitely affect my riding...
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With no venting or breathability then your gonna be swampy feeling if you exert yourself. If you sweat and it has no were to go then your gonna notice it. Dont wear anything cotton if you can help it. Even your underwear.
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Can anyone tell me a place (physical store, not online) that I can get breathable pants for about $30 and a breathable jacket/shell for about $30-40?
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It's like going feel like a rain forest inside your jacket. haha
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Can anyone tell me a place (physical store, not online) that I can get breathable pants for about $30 and a breathable jacket/shell for about $30-40?
Just poke holes in your jacket/pants. that would vent the moisture
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If the material is water resistant and not water-proof, then it will be breatheable enough.

Your problem will be a little bit different than what you're thinking. If you're a new rider, then it will be soaked within 30 minutes of you being on the slopes.

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Currently my outer jacket (sort of a wind-breaker fitness-type thing) and pants are both non-breathable water-repellent material with no zip vents whatsoever. The weather will be probably anywhere from 25F-35F.
I'll be wearing these underneath:

Polyester wicking breathable base top and bottoms
Long & thick-ish wool socks
Polyester breathable fleece jacket

How important is it that your outer layers be breathable?
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Here's the problem. If your stuff is not breathable then on warm days like 35 degrees you will become saturated with sweat. That would result in a worse effect then being naked.
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