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Postby jamesn184 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:55 am

With winter coming I need to add to my kit, so I've decided to get another compression top but I wonder if there is much difference from these 3: Under Armor, Skins a200 & Skins a400 all are long sleeve
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Re: Winter kit

Postby Ross » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:47 pm

My experience with compression wear (Skins tights) is they give very little thermal protection. If you want something to keep warm a baselayer made of wool or polypropylene is what you need.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby Redbull » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:03 pm

close knit fabrics do help

of the above in general under armour are cheaper!

i also had skins rub skin raw at the seams
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Re: Winter kit

Postby clackers » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:17 pm

James, those products do if anything the opposite of what you want ... they're very cool, since they wick sweat away rapidly ....
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Re: Winter kit

Postby Redbull » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:29 pm

that's not true

They do wick the sweat away and also help stop air flowing through the material onto your chest or body (the close weave prevents the air flowing through). Wicking sweat away from you is actually beneficial in keeping you warm - fabrics, such as cotton or bad jerseys, hold the moisture close to your skin and contribute to the evaporative effect, the wicking effect of the material ensures that it is wicking from the side away from your skin.

I have a Moa jersey (FDJ) which is rubbish for wicking and can actually chill me in the period after dark.

The compression gear will not take the place of a decent gillet (or even newspapers :lol: ) but they are better than just a plain jersey.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby paulz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:57 pm

I have found the compression tops not great in winter. They tend to get moist from sweat and with the cold air across the chest increase the risk of catching a cold. IMO, a looser fitting base layer is a better option or better still a gilet which can be removed if it gets a little too hot.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby sumgy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:28 pm

I would be looking for a wool base layer and perhaps a neoprene style jacket.
Cannot say I have ever thought of compression gear for winter.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby Nikolai » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:25 pm

jamesn184 wrote:With winter coming I need to add to my kit


Just move to Qld and you'll be right :)
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Re: Winter kit

Postby vbplease » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:38 pm

moving to QLD will be ok for the first winter, but once you've climatised to the heat/humidity.. anything less than 20degrees is chilly up here :lol:

Not sure why a cyclist would wear compression for the upper body? A good quality thermal top from Paddy Pallin, Kathmandu, Mountain Designs etc would be a much better idea imo.

For the legs I've found the long leg tights with fleece on cellbikes.com to be awesome!!
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Winter kit

Postby jamesn184 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:07 am

I've since decided to grab 2 pairs of endura baba l/s base layers
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Re: Winter kit

Postby sumgy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:34 am

jamesn184 wrote:I've since decided to grab 2 pairs of endura baba l/s base layers


Excellent decision.
I have one and along with my Endura jacket and neoprene booties, these were my go to items last winter
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Re: Winter kit

Postby wardie » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:25 am

jamesn184 wrote:I've since decided to grab 2 pairs of endura baba l/s base layers


Hi jamesn184

Where did you get the Endura Baa Baa gear from as I'm in the market for some?

Thanks
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Re: Winter kit

Postby Mike Ayling » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:12 pm

I have a pair of Ground Effect Daddy Long Legs tights, I find them very warm.

They also have a slightly cheaper version called Jungle Jims.

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Re: Winter kit

Postby jamesn184 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:43 pm

wardie wrote:
jamesn184 wrote:I've since decided to grab 2 pairs of endura baba l/s base layers


Hi jamesn184

Where did you get the Endura Baa Baa gear from as I'm in the market for some?

Thanks


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Re: Winter kit

Postby sumgy » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:15 pm

Chevck out Ribble before you go to PBK.
They are often far cheaper even with their shipping costs included.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:50 pm

I've got a selection (100 & 200 thread) of Merino baselayers I bought at local outdoor stores during summer on special. I got to try them on and size them.

They're from NZ and I can't see the point in buying from Europe when such good stuff is local.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby jamesn184 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:43 am

Well I ended up grabbing 3xLS Thermals from kathmandu, not to bad for 3 for $74
So far so good, I was on the saddle for just over 3hrs yesterday with 14-15degree weather and I was fine.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby antipodean » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:58 am

Thermals at 15C - HTFU :shock:
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Re: Winter kit

Postby rogan » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:17 am

antipodean wrote:Thermals at 15C - HTFU :shock:


Yup 15C is full summer kit. Arm warmers get worn at about 12C or below; full length gloves, knee warmers and shoe warmers below 8C. I wear longs about twice per year, below about 4C. I shove newspaper down my front in cold weather, and don't bother with a gillet.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby cp123 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:37 am

joisus - i don't dig out thermals till its about -2 in the mornings.... 15 degrees? i'd melt into a puddle like the wicked witch of the west. :lol:
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Re: Winter kit

Postby BarryTas » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:00 pm

get a thermal!!!!!!!!!!
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Winter kit

Postby iaintas » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:17 pm

Try this for a locally made producthttp://www.smittenmerino.com/, their tops look sweet but i am yet to shell out for one, it hasnt hit single digits for my riding much lately so ill hold out.
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Re: Winter kit

Postby BarryTas » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:25 pm

i get the katmando 3 pack of termals....so cheap
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Winter kit

Postby g-boaf » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:32 pm

I ended up getting some Castelli Rosso Corsa long bib-tights. They are amazing (as they should be for the cost), very comfortable, great chamois. :)

Got a Castelli long sleeve jersey as well - but it's not cold enough to use that, it's incredibly warm.
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