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Old 02-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there!

I've recently acquired a Under Armor Coldgear Compress as a base layer and a NEFF 10k jacket as a softshell, but I was wondering what to buy (If needed) as a mid-layer.

I was thinking of some sort of pullover, without zippers.

Can someone point me on some sort of direction here?

p.s.: I'm from Europe (Portugal) and I have no stores around with that kind of material, so I would have to buy it from the interwebs, from an Europe site preferentially.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm in the U.S. but I found what I wear on the european site of The North Face. I really like this midlayer and it seems to work for a variety of temperatures. If it gets too warm, I take it off and the base layer and shell then work fine for me. I have worn this down to 5 degrees F and it has been plenty while riding.

I realize it is a 1/4 zip, but it not annoying to me.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Imho these are my 2 best favorite midlayers atm:

Patagonia Nanopuff (comes in a half or full zip)



Or when it's not quite so cold:

Midweight Merino Sweater

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just use a fleece. End up taking it off once I start hiking leaving my thermal base layer on and gore shell.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wear a light cotton hoodie for a mid layer when its cold.

My layers are:

5 to -5'c
Polyester base layer (shirt & pants)
cotton t-shirt
Polyester hoodie
Light insulated pants

-5 to -10'c
Polyester base layer (shirt & pants)
cotton t-shirt
medium insulated jacket (not too light not too thick)
Light insulated pants

-10 to -15'c
Polyester base layer (shirt & pants)
cotton t-shirt
light cotton hoodie
medium insulated jacket (not too light not too thick)
Light insulated pants

-15 and colder
Polyester base layer (shirt & pants)
fleece underwear (shirt & pants)
light cotton hoodie
medium insulated jacket (not too light not too thick)
Light insulated pants
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It is a shame that The North Face discontinued them but they used to make a mid-layer jacket called the Century jacket. Thin with a fleece inner and smooth other surface. Full zip front with small zippered pockets. Stretch fabric. Thumb-hole sleeves and a ninja hood.

I have two of them, one is getting pretty ratty at this point. I've worn them with my base layer and a shell in temps down in the single digits with negative wind-chill and have been warm. They're also great at passing moisture out from your base layer.

If you run across them at a North Face outlet or in a clearance rack, grab one for sure!

Stupid North Face discontinuing a great product...
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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check out the marmot variant jacket, i use it all the time from hot to cold days. the front is a down jacket and the back is a stretchy fleece jacket to let the sweat out.

works awesome.
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I just throw this analog thermal over my compression base layer. I like the thumb gaiters!

http://www.tactics.com/a/4tf9/9/anal...-grayscale.jpg
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patagonia r1 hoody. Cap 4 hoody if you want something just a bit thinner
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Montbell down sweater if you want something warmer.

Ice breaker 260 and up if you want a little colder

Spyder Bernese if you want an oven
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