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Frugal Fashionwear for Winter Riding(13 posts)

Frugal Fashionwear for Winter Ridingbigrider
Oct 28, 2003 6:02 AM
What great article of clothing or bike accessory do you have that is cheap but really works well for winter riding?

Here is mine

Winter riding gloves
Military wool gloves 5 bucks
synthetic glove liners 2 bucks

This combo works well down to freezing and is layered so you can adjust based on temperature. 7 bucks for wicking comfortable gloves.
Balaclava...biknben
Oct 28, 2003 6:14 AM
I have had a cheap balaclava for a long time now. It's one of the few seasonal accessories I manage to find year after year. I have a habit of
i misplacing
things I only use a few months per year.

Anyway, the thing is like a turtleneck, scarf, and hat all in one. It really blocks the chill from getting to my neck. It fits nicely under the helmet. You can wear it with any combo of other gear and it only costs $20-30.
re: Frugal Fashionwear for Winter RidingSaddle_Sore
Oct 28, 2003 6:23 AM
Sealskins waterproof socks! Fantastic for keeping my feet dry and toastie when it's pouring down outside :-)
DuraWool Poly propolene undiesbimini
Oct 28, 2003 6:59 AM
I have found them on sale a couple of times at hunting / outdoor stores. These are 100% polyprolene. I wear them as a base layer and they wick moisture well.
Here's mineinnergel
Oct 28, 2003 7:11 AM
Thinsulate glove liners - $4 WalMart

on sale at Longscycle.com
long sleeve base layer - $12
leg warmers - $6
arm warmers - $6

I live in Texas where it never gets super cold, but this combination will get me through just about any ride I will take on in the winter.
heck...just wear a snowmobile suit (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 28, 2003 9:38 AM
My favorites........Len J
Oct 28, 2003 10:28 AM
1,) New Balance runners ear covers fits like a sweatbaand only over the ears. cover entire head (and ear cover) with belaclava. Fits under helmet, head is toasty but still excess heat vents through biking Belaclava.

2.) Thinsulate glove liners from wall mart under fleece gloves. Fingers stay toasty.

3.) Wolly boly socks in shoes one size too large covered by high quality windproof booties. I don't skimpo on booties.

For a winter ride, if my ears, fingers, and toes are toasty (without being cramped), I can layer everything else and ride for long distances. Take care of the extremeties first.

Len
i've heard stories of some guys wearing pantyhose nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 28, 2003 10:38 AM
It actually works....................Len J
Oct 28, 2003 10:41 AM
at least that's what I've been told ;-).

Len
Only on Saturday nights:-) nmDave Hickey
Oct 28, 2003 11:34 AM
cheap defeet winter gloves from longscycles and...terzo rene
Oct 28, 2003 4:28 PM
I use panty hose on my head (no not all over hold up style) and also cut a 6" wide band off the legs of shorts I am going to throw away for a cheap cool weather ear warmer.
That would be having your a$$ up your head...(nm)peter1
Oct 28, 2003 7:51 PM
plastic bags....Alexx
Oct 29, 2003 2:41 PM
I save those long, thin bags that the paper comes in, and put them over my feet on the cold, wet days. I put them over the bulky socks, and under a thin cover sock.