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winter clothes - order of layers?

Discussion in 'Cycling Clothing, Helmets and Shoes' started by bigup, 14 Oct 2013.

  1. bigup

    bigup Well-Known Member

    hi guys

    newbie here to winter commuting and bit confused on in what order i need to wear my winter clothes

    this is what i do currently when its really cold:

    Skin
    Base layer - half sleeve tight stretchy type (nike compression) <--- is this right for cold weather?
    Bib shorts
    normal long sleeve thin decathlon jersey
    Tenn winter weight jacket

    leg warmers
    socks
    shoes

    and when it rains a polaris rain jacket over the top.

    Now, i want to buy a windproof type jacket like: http://www.cycle-clothes.co.uk/windblock-windproof-and-roubaix-cycle-cycling-race-jacket--black-sml

    would i just use this instead of the Tenn winter weight jacket ?

    i know there's probably no wrong or right answer but does the above seem ok?

    thanks!
     
  2. ceejayh

    ceejayh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    You'll probably get a load of different replies about this.

    It seems like you've got every bit of kit you need. During my last outing I had a long sleeved compression top, 3/4 bib tights and long sleeved jersey and I was fine - I'll probably continue with that until it starts getting really cold. I've also got a windproof Sportful jacket and a hi-viz waterproof More Mile jacket for commuting.

    You'll eventually work our for yourself what's best for you.
     
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  3. SquareDaff

    SquareDaff Über Member

    It varies each winter depending on the temperature. In the depths of winter on a sub zero morning commute I'll wear:
    Base layer (same stretch Lidl/Aldi stuff as you) leggings and long sleeve top. Roubaix big longs and insulated long sleeve top. Then, as I'm only commuting, a Night Vision Evo jacket. Thermal socks, shoes (obviously) and overshoes on the feet. Silk liners and winter, waterproof full fingered gloves on the hands. Then a neck warmer and thermal cap (to protect the slap head) under the helmet.
     
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