Cold Clothing

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Re: Cold Clothing

Postby bgregoire » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:51 am

Leo Tasker wrote:Don't even get me started on gloves... :lol:


Yeah gloves! Thats an even tougher one! I've got a mild Renaud syndrome so have tried so many things! Dachstein mitts are now on the top of my list most days.

Leo I do not have first hand experience with waxing polycotton. We have a block of Fjallraven wax here but as I have never found the need, it remains unused. I'm guessing our local climate here is a lot drier than yours around Oslo.

Here is my 2014 review of the MEC RD Windshell Jacket I mentionned earlier:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2288.

I wrote this before buying the Keb but I still agree with everything in there today.

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Re: Cold Clothing

Postby Leo Tasker » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:14 am

Ok, I'm off skiing now, we just got a dump and work is cancelled!


Jealous! Have a good one!

Totally agree with your review, a good hooded windshell is so versatile, it should be in everyone's wardrobe!

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Re: Cold Clothing

Postby STG » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:56 am

Baselayer: synthetic or silk
Midlayer: wool
Shell: down jacket- weight depending on temperture
Bottoms: down pants (Western Mountaineering/Feathered Friends) or gortex shell/heavy weight wool long underwear

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Re: Cold Clothing

Postby bgregoire » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:00 pm

Oh, by the way if ever someone is actually getting serious about the Fjallraven Keb, keep in mind it was designed as a technical slim fit fall jacket. I sized up one size (M to L) for winter use. It doesn't even feel big and I have all the room I need for layering.
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Re: Cold Clothing

Postby 1EyedJack » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:51 pm

I like wool.
My favorite wool pants were Filson whipcord pants. Tight worsted and fairly windproof. No longer made unfortunatly.
My current pants are Ibex Scholler softshell ski pants, also discontinued.
Woolies next to my skin is way more comfortable than synthetics.

Gloves: collection of gloves and mitts and liners depending on cold index and moisture content.

I usually ski with some hardshell jacket in typical winter conditions to block the winds.
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