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Recommended under-jersey shirt?(16 posts)

Recommended under-jersey shirt?bike_junkie
Nov 25, 2001 6:43 AM
Defeet? Castelli? Assos? PI? Campy? There's a bunch of these from $25-$45, anybody have a favorite? Want something under the jersey to ride through these Phoenix winters where daytime lows might be a bitter 50F (snicker). Thanks!
re: Recommended under-jersey shirt?love2cycle
Nov 25, 2001 7:58 AM
Those thin (but warm) undergarments sound like just the ticket for those mild AZ winters. I've seen them from Campy, DeFeet, Assos, PI, and Castelli. They are all the same pretty much.

I use and like the DeFeet, works well...nmBicycle Bill
Nov 25, 2001 8:21 AM
re: Recommended under-jersey shirt?tr
Nov 25, 2001 8:44 AM
I use the assos and like it very much up here in the northwest. I also reccommend the patagonia silk weight undershirts, they have a great feel.
re: Recommended under-jersey shirt?GregJ
Nov 25, 2001 9:08 AM

Check here for a variety of lightweight undergarments. Their stuff is a fraction of the cost of the cycling brands.
re: Recommended under-jersey shirt?gtx
Nov 25, 2001 10:07 AM
I like the short sleeve wooly under the jersey this time of year
Nov 25, 2001 12:07 PM
Yeah, that's freaking hilarious!?mickey-mac
Nov 25, 2001 12:37 PM
P.S. Do you really laugh like that?
Mike... it's not nice to make fun of the retarded! .... nmCT1
Nov 25, 2001 2:41 PM
Come on, we all know..Lone Gunman
Nov 25, 2001 3:57 PM
he was riding the short bus to school.
Hey MikeCT1
Nov 25, 2001 6:59 PM
Did you ride on this Sunday morning??? Damn, was it cold or what????? This sub 50 degree weather sucks!!!

And how about yesterday..... I looked out my back window and saw a lawn chair fly by. hahaha

ride on
Hey Mikemickey-mac
Nov 25, 2001 8:27 PM
Yeah, there was some frost on the ground when I left home at 6:30. We just got back from dinner in Woodland Hills and it was pretty chilly out there. I managed to squeeze in 50 before the rain hit yesterday. The wind wasn't so bad yesterday, but it was killer on Friday.
Go CastelliFrenchPress
Nov 25, 2001 12:46 PM
I used DeFeet for a while, then tried Castelli on a whim. Yeah, it cost a bit more, but I wear it year round, even in Arizona's summer. It works great all year.
Silk from Sierra Trading is hard to beat. nmMB1
Nov 25, 2001 1:29 PM
re: Recommended under-jersey shirt?cioccman
Nov 26, 2001 8:36 AM
I've got Pearl Izumi, Campy Tech., UnderArmour, Craft Scandinavia. I recommend any of them.
winter undershirts, for what its worth...guido
Nov 26, 2001 1:14 PM
Silk undershirts (REI): Nice and comfortable but don't breath good enough to evaporate sweat if you're working really hard or if temps above 45 or so. Same for cotton.

Knit fabrics, wool or polypropylene, trap body heat but wick sweat away from skin. They even retain body heat when wet, like in a cold rain or snow. Single layer knits seem to have greatest temperature-comfort range: worn under a jersey, they're good 45-65F, under windbreaker down to 32F. Thicker, fleecy fabrics are too hot above 45F.

I have a Bellweather polypro jersey, long sleeves, turtle neck with zipper in front, that I have successfully negotiated about 15 winters with, and haven't had to replace it yet.