Chilly Crown Jewels

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by dhd.evans, 6 Dec 2018 at 14:10.

  1. dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    As the temperatures continue to drop i'm starting to make a sensible transition from autumn to winter kit. One thing i've never really solved though is how to keep my 'crown jewels' warm.

    Currently my winter bottoms consist of a pair of FDX winter thermal (allegedly) bib longs but me sensitive areas are, at temps close to 0c, either frozen white or numb when i get to work these days.

    Does anyone have any solutions to this problem by way of better clothing recommendations?
     
  2. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Look at the functionality of this one.

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  3. OP
    OP
    dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    Swish.

    I knew as soon as i hit 'create thread' i was going to be in for this! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    You know all these people who go 'commando', bad idea in winter. :snowball:
     
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  5. Threevok

    Threevok Carpe Rotam

    Location:
    South Wales
    I got the wife to knit me a white woolly winter willy wally warmer

    I've never worn it though

    By the time I get to ask correctly where it is, the day is almost over
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Bib shorts, then bib longs. You can get thermal longs with windproof front panel.

    The other option is to MTFU and ride faster ! :tongue:
     
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  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    PS It's not cold until minus 10
     
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  8. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
  9. Threevok

    Threevok Carpe Rotam

    Location:
    South Wales
    I draw the OP's attention to Rule #5 :whistle:
     
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  10. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Location:
    Staffs
  11. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I tend to find the same clothing that keeps me warm walking around outside is more than adequate for keeping me warm cycling around outside. If you're gonna wear one layer of thin spandex in mid-winter, you're gonna get cold.
     
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  12. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    Wear your merkin over, not above.
     
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  13. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    If we're talking lycra, then shorts as normal and padless longs over. The latter are available in various thicknesses and degrees of wind and rain proofness.
     
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  14. Ladyboy style ‘tuck and wrap’.
     
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  15. Nufab

    Nufab Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    I had this problem last year... and after a 40min ride to work in the rain at about 2C, I had very sore thighs from the wind chill...

    I bought some Pearl Izumi Elite Amfib bib tights. They don’t have a pad, so I can wear them a fair bit before they need a wash as I stick them over my bib shorts. They have neoprene panels to keep the rain off and are mega warm. They also have a section at the bottom that pulls down over your boots or overshoes to stop the rain running into them.

    They were about £60 and are probably the best piece of clothing I’ve bought for the commute.
     
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