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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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For those of you who are in colder climates at this time of year, I was hoping you could share your experience with riding gear. I'll be riding back and forth to work approx an hour away and while I have the necessary gear for safe riding from the waist up plus boots I don't have anything for warmth for the ride. My hope is there's a coverall I can throw on which solves the problem but you may have a better solution. All of you know too well an almost solution can drive you crazy on a cold day.

I dread arriving at work and having to change out of thermal underwear since I work indoors. Thanks
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I wear Carhart insulated bib overalls under a pair of wind proof pants. For feet, just a pair of wool socks and a pair of Gor-Tex Boots keeps my feet quite toasty.
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I tend to use layers...but it also depends on if you have a good windshield the deflect the wind. I have the Plexistar II so it also shields my hands from wind.

The key for me is keeping my face, neck, hands, and feet from getting too cold. Your core should be able to circulate the warmth to the extremities.

If it is damp or rainy/snowing, I have a rain suit I throw on over all my layers to act as a windbreak and keep you dry.

As far as what type and brand...totally subjective as we all have different tastes and needs. I recommend using good gloves, neck bib, and layers that allow air pocket close to your core to trap warmth....with an outer layer as a wind break and dry shield.
I personally use ski pants on the really cold days to keep the legs and ankles warm...along with a roper style boot that is waterproof.
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I used to have a pair of electrically heated inner gloves for the winter. I found that if my hands were warm, the rest of me felt warmer too.

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I wear Carhart insulated bib overalls under a pair of wind proof pants. For feet, just a pair of wool socks and a pair of Gor-Tex Boots keeps my feet quite toasty.
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I use layers (shirt->hoodie->heavy leather jacket) and a good scarf. Full face helmet and thinsulate gloves. Legs never get cold so just jeans. Thats what works for me.
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I use chaps, gloves, head wrap, and regular boots. However I am in AR so cold here is ever only 32 to 35 in the winter.

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There's been several threads on this. Here's one I started awhile back:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...weather+riding

When is real cold the hardest parts to keep warm are the face,hands and feet.

Heated gloves, and even heated socks help a lot. A large windscreen is the way to go also. A full face helmet that seals well with something like the Pinlock visor to avoid fogging can help a lot too.

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My hope is there's a coverall I can throw on which solves the problem
I have a pair of insulated Carhart coveralls....they ain cheap, but warm, easy to remove, and water resistant...I have a detachable hood for em too (when not riding).

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...2199&langId=-1

I team that with a pair of camo Thinsulate hunting boots, Thinsulate gloves, Thinsulate half mask with neck piece, fleece lined helmet liner for my halfshell, and my usual "gomer goggles"....



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i think my helmet is gonna kill me this winter it is fogging on cool nights already and today when i took my girl to work at 1:30pm there was a definite chill in the air

if the weather here is any indication of the winter to come i do feel sorry for y'all guys in the north east

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