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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Best place for inexpensive winter riding suit?

Hi All,

This will be my first fall/winter trying to ride. I'd really like to avoid spending $200 (or more) on a riding suit for the winter. I've checked on eBay but so far I don't see any used suits in a Medium for that price range.

Have any good leads?

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did you try craigs list? im picking up a xl 1 piece used suit for 20 bucks

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Cool! Good deal!

Yes, looking there too.

I think the problem lies partly with the size. Medium is not popular in the community it seems. Even a Large is hard to come by. XL seems to be the starting point.

Congrats on the bargain--I always love to hear someone getting a good deal!

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I got a pair of ski pants that are pretty cheap most places....wear layers under your riding jacket and get a neck sock or something to cover your chin.....works for me!
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A rainsuit with extra warming layers underneath works pretty well. Pair that with ski gloves and a skarf to cover up exposed skin for the poormans cold weather gear.
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Good idea, HardRock.

Anyone ever try riding in winter with Carhartt double-front pants, with or without the flannel lining? I'm thinking I might get double-duty out of a pair of those instead of actual motorcycle riding pants. For my typically short rides, this might work good enough.

http://www.amazon.com/Carhartt-Doubl...el+lined+jeans
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Good idea, HardRock.

Anyone ever try riding in winter with Carhartt double-front pants, with or without the flannel lining? I'm thinking I might get double-duty out of a pair of those instead of actual motorcycle riding pants. For my typically short rides, this might work good enough.

http://www.amazon.com/Carhartt-Doubl...el+lined+jeans
Carhartt is good stuff ,I own several of their Items the insulated bibs are hard to beat,but these do since they are waterproof.The coon hunters swear by them and they are out in the dark wandering around through briars and all sorts of bad weather.You can also get them uninsulated tor about 30 bucks less if you want to layer and keep the wind and water at bay. Check these out,not a lot more than Carhartt and pretty much weatherproof and tough as nails
http://www.huntsmart.com/Nite-Lite-O...Insulated-Bibs




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Ski pants are the way to go. I got a pair that snaps on/off fairly quickly and just wear it over my work attire. I'm pretty sure I picked them up after cold season last year for $20.
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Saw some fleece-lined jeans at Walmart yesterday, blue or tan. I figured to buy them too large and have room for another layer underneath, wear that under my bibs and I should be invincible.

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Saw some fleece-lined jeans at Walmart yesterday, blue or tan. I figured to buy them too large and have room for another layer underneath, wear that under my bibs and I should be invincible.
I got a pair from LL Bean that are flannel lined and they are great with a layer of fleece or underarmor. I bought them at a thrift store,I don't have the money to order new stuff from LL Bean.

They are getting a bit worn,how much were they at wally world ,Spockster? I wore these a lot even when not on the bike in the cold months. I could go for some new ones.




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