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Old 12-14-2010, 05:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been learning a lot about the gear I need to go snowboarding and I thought I had everything but I think I somehow missed the most important layer. I had normal boxers Normal T shirt then gear. So I now know the problem there. I have Demon padded shorts DS 1450 Shield Short Hard Tail these are 100% polyester. Can I use these as a base layer under my snowboard pants to substitute boxers? I also have a padded upper layer DS 1650 Flex Force PRO Top This one is 100% polyester as well. I have a jacket to wear over it. Other then that I do have thermal pants and a thermal shirt but they are both 60% cotton and 40% polyester. Should i just buy better thermals? Or stick with what I have or just go under armor. Thanks for the input!
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't think too hard about it. Just do whatever keeps you warm enough, if thats the thermals then whats the point of buying new ones?


For me, the last layer I want to put on is my base layer bottoms. I like the flexibilty of not wearing them. But I also do have some bomber goretex shells and ride pretty hard. If its cold enough though you don't really have a choice you gotta wear em.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info, I thought most snowboarders were very serious about base layers. Glad to see it isn't as serious as I thought. Ill just try out the ones I have and Ill ride without them if I need to. I have a 1 day trip to Windham but in January I have a 10 day trip to Vermont at Mount Snow so Im just trying to be thorough
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I have Demon padded shorts DS 1450 Shield Short Hard Tail these are 100% polyester. Can I use these as a base layer under my snowboard pants to substitute boxers?
Unless you want your hard tail shorts to smell like crap or smelly boxers at the end of the day, I would stick to wearing boxers underneath. I don't know anyone who would substitute boxers for that....

In my younger days I just wore excessive sweaters with a jacket. Now, I use only 1 UA base layer sweater and 1 UA base layer leggings (over boxers of course) with a jacket and snowpants over them; never gotten cold yet, UA makes some really warm stuff.

That body armor btw caters from the looks of it to all around types of sports, not specifically snowboarding. In other words, chances of it being made to keep you warm is slim, but try it out with thermal layers you already have to see if it works for you. If not, I recommend getting UA thermal base layers
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Thanks for the response. I thought it would be a little weird/gross to not wear boxers but I read online someone saying thats what they did. I think Ill take your advice and keep boxers and my thermals and see how everything goes at Windham tomorrow
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