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pdxrealtor 03-22-2013 04:52 PM

Base layer advice needed
 
So I've got top of the line shell, mid, core layers. Base layer is top o line too, but its like an under armor type, skin tight. No matter what I sweat...... No adjusting of layers is going to stop it.

When I stop for lunch I freeze, even inside, because my base layer is drenched and tight against my skin. It takes at least 3 runs to hopefully get warmed back up, if I'm lucky. Sometimes I never get warm again.

It's not the wind. I get the same cold feeling when I wear the under armor or Nike dri fit workout shirts on my indoor treadmill at 65-70 *. Once I get off the treadmill I gotta get that wet shirt off because I start to get cold.

Now that I think about it maybe its the material not the tightness. It's all meant to wick but it can only do so much.

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and benefitted from going to a Patagonia or merino wool type base layer?

Its literally ruining the second half of my day. Worst case I go to REI and can return , but wanted to get some OTHERSs advice/experience etc.....

poutanen 03-22-2013 04:59 PM

Sounds like a shitty time! I use a lululemon long sleeve shirt. Not their top of the line, but not cheap either. I believe it's a merino wool based shirt. Love it, except I stink at the end of the day.

Takes me one run to get warm after lunch, and I never freeze.

On the other hand the upper armor might have something to do with that. :blink: I'm warm all the time in it, even when sweating I don't get cold.

edit: I think this is the newer version of the shirt I bought http://shop.lululemon.com/products/c...catId=men-tops

KIRKRIDER 03-22-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by pdxrealtor (Post 860554)
So I've got top of the line shell, mid, core layers. Base layer is top o line too, but its like an under armor type, skin tight. No matter what I sweat...... No adjusting of layers is going to stop it.

When I stop for lunch I freeze, even inside, because my base layer is drenched and tight against my skin. It takes at least 3 runs to hopefully get warmed back up, if I'm lucky. Sometimes I never get warm again.

It's not the wind. I get the same cold feeling when I wear the under armor or Nike dri fit workout shirts on my indoor treadmill at 65-70 *. Once I get off the treadmill I gotta get that wet shirt off because I start to get cold.

Now that I think about it maybe its the material not the tightness. It's all meant to wick but it can only do so much.

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and benefitted from going to a Patagonia or merino wool type base layer?

Its literally ruining the second half of my day. Worst case I go to REI and can return , but wanted to get some OTHERSs advice/experience etc.....

It sounds like you're just overdressed... I use Patagonia Capilene 3 base layer, and perspires perfectly. base layer ( top and bottom) pile sweater (ight) NanoPuff when it's really cold,or directly Gore Tex shell.

pdxrealtor 03-22-2013 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER (Post 860650)
It sounds like you're just overdressed... I use Patagonia Capilene 3 base layer, and perspires perfectly. base layer ( top and bottom) pile sweater (ight) NanoPuff when it's really cold,or directly Gore Tex shell.

No, I just sweat. If I dress lighter I'm cold.

Base layer is thin 100% polyester spandex type under armor type. Mid is a north face polartec, breathes and wicks great, shell is a Mountian Hardware Alakazam, hard soft shell mix.

If its cold ill throw on a light weight down vest , mountain hardware, and if its a bit warmer ill leave off the fleece. Or in the middle like today I left the vest off and just wore base, fleece, shell.

Is Patagonia 3 light or heavy?

pdxrealtor 03-22-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by poutanen (Post 860594)
Sounds like a shitty time! I use a lululemon long sleeve shirt. Not their top of the line, but not cheap either. I believe it's a merino wool based shirt. Love it, except I stink at the end of the day.

Takes me one run to get warm after lunch, and I never freeze.

On the other hand the upper armor might have something to do with that. :blink: I'm warm all the time in it, even when sweating I don't get cold.

edit: I think this is the newer version of the shirt I bought focus crew | men's tops | lululemon athletica

Damn those are spendy. I think I'm going to go down to rei where I'm at and try a more wool based type shirt. Something that even if dipped in the sink would dry out quickly, like the polartec fleeces I have. I pull out those fleeces from the washer and they're almost dry before hitting the dryer.

NWBoarder 03-22-2013 05:38 PM

Airblaster Ninja Suit. Comes in a variety of materials, or two different ones at least. I LOVE mine, and I will never own anything else for a base layer. Seriously, it's awesome. :)

ShredLife 03-22-2013 05:43 PM

i can't ride in tight base layers. i ride with a nike dri fit type t shirt and a light or heavy smartwool long sleeve t. the only other piece i use besides my shell is a patagonia r1 fleece - probably the most versatile piece of layer equipment patagonia makes besides maybe a down sweater. but you don't want a down sweater - you need wicking. smartwool.

pdxrealtor 03-22-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by NWBoarder (Post 860778)
Airblaster Ninja Suit. Comes in a variety of materials, or two different ones at least. I LOVE mine, and I will never own anything else for a base layer. Seriously, it's awesome. :)

Which material did you get? How. Tight is the suit?

pdxrealtor 03-22-2013 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ShredLife (Post 860810)
i can't ride in tight base layers. i ride with a nike dri fit type t shirt and a light or heavy smartwool long sleeve t. the only other piece i use besides my shell is a patagonia r1 fleece - probably the most versatile piece of layer equipment patagonia makes besides maybe a down sweater. but you don't want a down sweater - you need wicking. smartwool.

Ya that dri fit is the shit. In my gym it's the least of all my other workout shirts to get so wet you can ring sweat out of it. And the least cold I get after a hard workout when I've sweat my ass off.

I took your suggestion and got the mountain hardware vest for core warmth, its helped tones combined with a fleece. Or ditch the fleece and just base and vest plus shell. Thx for the tip.

I'm only looking to change base layer at this time. I think my TNF fleeces are great at wicking.

Would want something long sleeve. Think I know what direction I need to go be it smart wool, merino , dri fit etc..... Anything but spandex.

Ninja suit looks interesting........ Merino

xero16 03-22-2013 06:08 PM

I sweat whenever I wear tight top layers, whether it's boarding or not. The key for me at least is to not wear such a tight shirt! My base layers fit just a hair tighter than a normal T shirt and I couldn't be happier with how they work. Buy the next size up and maybe that will work for you. What sort of temps are you dealing with?


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