Recommendations for winter unmentionables?

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Recommendations for winter unmentionables?

Postby Alleged User » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:40 pm

My husband just surprised me by suggesting we try to get in another camping trip this month. Any recommendations out there for thermal underwear? Which brands work for you? I'm a good sport, but I don't want to freeze things off.
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Postby 48Rob » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:44 pm

Pretty much anything, in layers.

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Postby eaglesdare » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:47 pm

agree: layers. and more layers. and don't forget the heater. and firewood. did i mention layers and a heater? :lol:

i hate being cold. but enjoy yourself. i would love to go out for one last trip.
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Postby BigAl » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:33 pm

Take a couple of hot water bottles. When it's freezing cold they are worth their weight in gold. (That's not a rap)
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Postby GuitarPhotog » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:54 pm

If you have mucho $$ to spend on underwear, UnderArmor is probably the best, but priced like it.

I like REI's house brand, it's available in 3 weights, doesn't accumulate odor like old-style polypro, and is much less expensive than name brands.

I have an expedition-weight top that I got in the bargain bin at Sierra Designs clearance years ago that I love for sleep wear in cold weather, but I have no chance of finding another like it when it's worn out.
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Postby Gary and Cheri » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:25 pm

No cotton next to your skin as it just gets wet and loses it's insulation value. Wool or the new sythetics. Smart wool does not itch. Most important is your head cover.

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Postby Juneaudave » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:36 pm

Ditch the old style cotton long johns and look for a synthetic (or silk) base layer. I don't buy the expensive stuff...the last couple years Marcia and I have been wearing an off the shelf Costco Brand called Paradox which is labled 92% polyester, 8% spandex..whatever that means!
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Postby cdfnchico » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:48 pm

I second the layers advice. But would also advise you have some of the "Handwarmer" packets. Costco's selling a big box of them right now.Stick one in each sock at bedtime and hold one in your hand. If your hands and feet are warm...you're warm!
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Postby slowcowboy » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:22 pm

when sitting on a horse in a wyoming ground blizzard this is what I wore.

2 layers of panty hose. long johns cotten 2 pairs of pants and preferbly the zipper down the leg type of shot gun pants.

slow a experanced winter guy in wyoming. out heres its more the wind than the snow.
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Postby slowcowboy » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:27 pm

okay bad typing.

first 4 years of sitting on a horse in a snow for a living.


2 layers of panty hose one layer of cotten long johns one sweat pants over all that and 2 pants normal size in and over size on top.

that keeps the wyoming cowboy from becoming a block of ice on the horse.

then last year 2 years of making a living on a horse it was skip the sweat pants and the 2 layers of jeans and go over the top of one layer of jeans

whit the zipper downt the side full length fully enclosed shot gun chaps.

the bat whing type the rodeo guys where or the knee lenght like the nevada guys wheare or no good.

wind blows the flap open and freezes the back side of you legs.

when I had my hip displaced in january of 03.

it took the casper hospital staff a hour to find sking under all my winter layers of clothing with 4 nurses a 4 pairs of sissors.

in wyoming we have lots of wind in the winter time. so blowing snow is not uncommon.

I am used to putting on cotten long johns septimber 1st and taking them off like in june.

some years cowboying they stayed on for 4 years. i wore long johns all year long.

slowcowboy I grew up in long johns.
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Postby doug hodder » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:12 pm

What's really nice.....flannel lined jeans! I used to get them at LL Bean. Doug
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Postby tearhead » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:25 pm

So, Mike, are the two pair of pantihose for warmth, or for helping the rest slide on better? Favorite brand? :R
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Postby Verna » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:40 pm

Two layer synthetic long johns from Land's End, jeans, long sleeve t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, wind pants, wind jacket, synthetic balaclava, synthetic glove liners, leather gloves and 180's (ear muffs). Sub zero, break out the down alternative Land's End parka and ski pants. Synthetic socks next to the skin, wool blend socks and "Mickey Mouse Boots". Always keep an extra pair of dry socks in an inside pocket--if your feet are wet, you're not going to get much done.

Oh yeah, I installed telephone service outside for over 20 years for Ma Bell. Yes, climbed telephone poles, carried that 28' ladder, worked outside in all kinds of weather. I really, really hate mud, worse than I dislike winter and getting cole :?

But, if you're just going to be around the campfire, watch out for the synthetic fabrics, please.

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Postby Ratkity » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:51 am

Verna wrote:Two layer synthetic long johns from Land's End, jeans, long sleeve t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, wind pants, wind jacket, synthetic balaclava, synthetic glove liners, leather gloves and 180's (ear muffs). Sub zero, break out the down alternative Land's End parka and ski pants. Synthetic socks next to the skin, wool blend socks and "Mickey Mouse Boots". Always keep an extra pair of dry socks in an inside pocket--if your feet are wet, you're not going to get much done.

Oh yeah, I installed telephone service outside for over 20 years for Ma Bell. Yes, climbed telephone poles, carried that 28' ladder, worked outside in all kinds of weather. I really, really hate mud, worse than I dislike winter and getting cole :?

But, if you're just going to be around the campfire, watch out for the synthetic fabrics, please.

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Campfire warning dittoed here! As a young camper (a long time ago, in a place far far away), my toes were cold and I took off my boots to warm da piggies by the fire. Melted the bottom of the socks! Oops. Feet never really thawed that trip either LOL. Since then, I've used those feet warmer thingies that warm up when exposed to air. No more socked feet warmed by fires!!

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Postby honeask » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:05 am

For the ladies, Cuddl-Duds. Not sure about the spelling right now and too lazy to go look. I know this is for my milder temps but when I used to work, I had a big window right by my computer and it would get cold. I started looking for something to wear under work clothes. I was getting the nice slinky kind for under nice blouses and slacks and a lady walked up behind me in line and she had the thermal kind, say they worked great in the OR cause the hospital keeps the OR's so cold. I went back and bought the thermal kind also for play time. They work great for me along with layers. I use them a lot when I work outside doing Rodeo volunteering in February and March. We might not get much snow but a wet cold can also be miserable.
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