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     Steve Kish updated 11 years, 4 months ago 5 Members · 8 Posts
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  • Nicholas-c

    26 December 2009 at 3:12 am

    Hey guys, For xmas my mother bought me some cycling clothes (Correct me if my terminology is wrong)

    1x Base layer – Long sleeve

    1x T-shirt

    1x Waterproof jacket

    1x Padded shorts

    1x Tights

    1x High vis jacket

    Basically, I put all of this on, went out for a quick “test” (4.56miles) and started to sweat like mad lol, middle of winter… -2 outside at the time… Any tips on what layers i should wear now in winter and then in the summer in warmer temps?

    (Tights and base layer feels very un-natural at first :P)



  • Chatman

    26 December 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Maybe the T-shirt was not needed… Use the base layer then either a fleese and windproof over the top… or just base layer and windproof….

    All that excersise will creat some heat… is the outer layer a breathable jacket…. The reason I ask is I have a Karrimore jacket that is good at keeping the heat in and not letting any out so Yes you sweat a lot….

  • Agman

    26 December 2009 at 2:33 pm

    For the summer, you could just wear the t shirt along with a pair of arm warmers, if it’s a tad chilly first thing in the morning. Also I would recommend either a windproof smock or jacket as a back-up. The Featherlite Smocks from Montane is a good buy and packs to the size of a apple.

    The important thing is layer the clothing, such as like this. A, base layer. B, mid layer. C, outer layer.

    You got the right idea, Nicholas. Base layer and outer layer, but you need a mid layer. I would say use the base layer, get a mid layer such a lightweight fleece or such and carry the waterproof jacket (outer layer) as a back-up incase it snows or rains.

    There are good some web site explaining the layer system, try Layer System

    Also I’m a walker and use the triple layer system.

  • Steve Kish

    26 December 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Jeez, you guys are tough!

    On a very cold day I have:-

    1 x base layer, long sleeve

    1 x polo-neck acrylic pullover

    1 x thermal vest

    1 x Lidl windproof top

    1 x three-quarter length lycra tights

    1 x full length Roubaix lycra tights

    1 x pair Woolie Boolie socks

    1 x pair plastic bag corners cut for tbe toes

    1 x neoprene overshoes

    1 x Bonehead under the helmet

    1 x pair Altura summit gloves

  • Chatman

    26 December 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Blimey steve…. can you actually ride the bike in all those…. or do a good impresion of the Michelin Man

  • meta man

    26 December 2009 at 7:53 pm

    pmsl nice one 😆

  • Nicholas-c

    27 December 2009 at 1:42 am

    Been out again today, Slightly warmer weather, I had…


    Long legged bib (tights)

    3/4 length trousers

    Base layer


    to start with i was pretty cold but once i hit the 2-3 mile mark i warmed up starting my ascent however started to get colder as the temperature dropped so i put my jersey (got off of aunty) on and that worked fine. Dont need waterproof jacket atm i think…

    i did just shy of 25 miles and was fine (worn out but :p)

  • Steve Kish

    27 December 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Blimey steve…. can you actually ride the bike in all those….

    They call me Mr. Laundry Basket! 😉 😀

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