Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

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Re: Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

Postby __PG__ » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:21 pm

I started using polypropolene thermals under a long sleeve jersey last winter and it was a revelation. The wicking properties were great, which helped keep me cool on the descents because I didn't have a sweat-soaked jersey close to my skin.
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Re: Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

Postby warthog1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:25 pm

__PG__ wrote:I started using polypropolene thermals under a long sleeve jersey last winter and it was a revelation. The wicking properties were great, which helped keep me cool on the descents because I didn't have a sweat-soaked jersey close to my skin.


I get them supplied at work so that's what I did too. Works great.
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Re: Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

Postby __PG__ » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:31 pm

What was really funny was that for years I've worn bicycling gear when I ski (i.e. long sleeve jerseys and tights over thermals). When riding in winter, I never thought to wear ski gear for cycling. D'uh!
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Re: Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

Postby warthog1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:59 pm

__PG__ wrote:What was really funny was that for years I've worn bicycling gear when I ski (i.e. long sleeve jerseys and tights over thermals). When riding in winter, I never thought to wear ski gear for cycling. D'uh!

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Re: Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

Postby clackers » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:09 pm

__PG__ wrote:Yes but they don't keep your torso warm on downhill descents.

Riding in the hills is a pain in the arse from a clothing point of view. A few times I've made it out to Hurstbridge and I've hit a major inversion and had to take off my tights and tie them around my waist.

Or two weekends ago it was quite warm in Bayswater so I set off to the Dandenongs with the long-sleeve jersey in question but just shorts. Was fine around Ferny Creek but coming up from Kalista to Olinda I came across a cold pool of air...brrrr.

Needless to say there are many times its been 8 degrees and drizzling at the top of Kinglake but 16 and sunny in Eltham.

I need a good pair of leg warmers I've decided.


Yes, I do quite a bit of road riding in all those areas, and have a Santini transparent giket that's lightweight, waterproof, windproof and breathable for changing conditions. It crushes up into the jersey pocket.

Several months of the year I wear thermal longs anyway.
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Re: Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

Postby cyclotaur » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:39 pm

I just double up on jerseys, usually a short over a long-sleeve, sometimes two longs together. If that's not enough I just wear something extra underneath like an old, thin t-shirt.

The advantage of multiple jerseys is they can just be unzipped if it gets warm or stowed easily in pockets if you actually take a layer off. It also gets extra wear out of older slightly worn jerseys under your newer stuff.
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Re: Long sleeve cool weather jersey without fleece?

Postby Metor » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:55 pm

RonK wrote:
__PG__ wrote:Good for temperature ranges between 14-18 degrees.

You must be kidding - that is short sleeve jersey weather.

with at least arm warmers :wink:
And with a cold breeze or descent and 14 degrees then a gilet ofcourse
Armwarmers and a gilet are the most versatile peace of clothing that you can use with cycling. Easy to put on or take off, and barely take space in the jersey if you don't need them anymore.
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