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Old 01-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Off topic, but do those impact shorts really help much on falls? I've been thinking about ordering some. I have not really injured myself on falls but I'm kinda pushing it more in the park this year. I've thought about getting some.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Wow, surprised you're still cold with all that on.

On the topic of base layer bottoms, don't be afraid to look a little uncool, it doesn't matter. No one sees it under your outerwear anyway and even if they do who cares at the end of the day.

I lived in a house with Nev from SnowboardAddiction.com and we used to joke that he was the most uncool looking pro snowboarder ever when he stripped down to his base layers and walked around the house. He didn't care and neither should you.

As for what I wear on the slope, honestly it's almost the same as you:

1) Base layers
2) Thick fleece
3) Shell jacket + pants
4) Helmet + airhole bandana
5) Snowboard socks

That's pretty much it, although I'll wear a second fleece on the rare occasion when it gets really, really cold.

You might want to look at getting a thick puffy jacket/pants combo if you're still cold since it seems you're already layering properly.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I wear compression shorts and long snowboarding socks, and on cold days I also wear a pair of Starter sweatpants under my snow pants too.

I like the compression shorts because they stay where they are. Last season I just wore boxers and they were all over the place! At every lift line I had to pull them up or push them down or some odd combination of the two!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Mostly Utah and Colorado stuff with single digits I wear:

Base layer (hot chillys? or whatever) the medium strength one
Fleece sweater
Burton 10k jacket
Cheap ass long johns from walmart (like 5 bucks?)
Red impact shorts
Burton two layer pants (has like a fleece type pant underneath the shell)
Burton 10k pants
Merino socks
Helmet
Sometimes a balclava or just a simple banadana to keep from getting windburn
Goggles/boots of course.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:00 PM   #25 (permalink)
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If you're wearing all that and are still getting cold, then maybe a down (instead of fleece) midlayer would help? Down jackets still keep me way warmer than any synthetic or fleece I've tried. The only problem is that the nylon fabric might not let sweat pass through as well as fleece, but you said you don't sweat much so it might not be a problem for you.

Also, if your jacket has an insulated hood that's big enough to go over a ski/snowboard helmet then it can keep your head warm on the lift, especially if it's windy. I bought a Flylow jacket this year with a very large hood and it's been a game changer.

Do you start out the day warm? How about bringing a bottle of hot tea in the car so you can have a few swigs of hot beverage in your insides before you step outside?
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I go Ninja Suit with hood (non-wool), Snowboard socks, 20K pants with very light insulation, 25K shell, Helmet, Mittens with pipe glove liners. If it's REALLY cold, I'll put on the Turlte Fur gaiter, and if it's REALLY, REALLY cold, I'll zip in my inner jacket. I may or may not also have a t-shirt on. Depends on the current laundry situation.
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I go Ninja Suit with hood (non-wool), Snowboard socks, 20K pants with very light insulation, 25K shell, Helmet, Mittens with pipe glove liners. If it's REALLY cold, I'll put on the Turlte Fur gaiter, and if it's REALLY, REALLY cold, I'll zip in my inner jacket. I may or may not also have a t-shirt on. Depends on the current laundry situation.
+1 for the ninja suit, or at least thats what i call them (polar max silk weight underware) I usually just wear my burton pants(not insulated) and silk weight bottoms underneath, a moisture wicking long sleeve shirt with another short sleeve over it, then my jacket over it all. blocks out all wind, keeps me dry and warm even on the coldest days
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My complete cold weather list:
Insulated 10k pants
Insulated 10k jacket
Underwear
Wool snowboarding socks (my feet stay cozy)
Base layer top
Fleece sweater
Helmet (keeps my skull warm)
Scarf
Fleece bandana
Goggles
A couple things...underware.....no...don't wear any and absoutely no cotton!

Make sure the base layer (including your underwear and bra) is really good at wicking

Forget the fleece bandana, use a neck gaiter or a balacava

Maybe use a wicking scull cap or beanie under the helmet

Also men and women are different...women maintain their core temp better but their extremites get colder vs men are the opposite.
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One thing I have found in my time is that over insulating the parts of you that are ok in cold really helps the parts that are hard to keep warm. My hands tend to get cold. Even though my torso or arms are never cold I started wearing another layer there. By basically over heating my torso and arms I forced my body to use my hands as heatsinks. The result is warmer hands.

For the OP i would suggest another layer on her legs. Since they are the main source of heat while riding it will cause you to get hotter by the end of the run. As long as you aren't pouring sweat it is a good thing to be a little too hot by the end of the run. Then you use the lift ride to cool off for the next run.

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BOTTOM
boxer breifs
Poly base layer
knee pads
wool socks
Burton 2L AK shell
TOP
Poly/wool base layer
Poly mid weight pull over
Burton 2L AK shell
Level goretex gloves with fleece liners
Helmet
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Bottom:
Poly Base john johns over underwear
Long ski socks
O'Neil Hammer 8k pants

Top:
Poly Base long sleeve shirt
Long sleeve sweat shirt
Salomon Fantasy 10k jacket
Ziener Goretex gloves

Head:
DC Auli bandana or Neoprene "Hannibal Lector" facemask when its really cold
Red Trace helmet
Oakley Canopy goggles
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