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    need some help/ideas with clothing

    Hello all

    I am looking to get a jacket for riding around town and MTB in cold weather. No rain , no snow just plain cold . The thing is i sweat like a pig :P Last year i was wearing just a plain tshirt and a fleece shell and my tshirt was soaking wet after a while.
    What do you have to recommend me ?

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    A tech base layer, micro fleece vest and lightweight shell designed for trail running.
    Shell in pack depending.
    If colder replace base with a mid- weight piece.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    i was thinking a base layer and just a softshell with micro fleece liner

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    IMO--not as versatile.

    Quote Originally Posted by DimGR View Post
    i was thinking a base layer and just a softshell with micro fleece liner
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    could you show me a shell without a micro fleece attached? because all the softsells i see have micro fleece liners

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    Lots of companies sew up nice ultra-light nylon jackets. I'm not talking about soft shells. Unless its very cold, many soft shells are a bit too heavy. At any rate, basic layering is always better under effort. Mine is Patagonia. The back panels are stretchy and breathe more than the nylon front.
    A base, a vest and a shell. Works well and you can mix it up depending on temps and wind.
    Quote Originally Posted by DimGR View Post
    could you show me a shell without a micro fleece attached? because all the softsells i see have micro fleece liners
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    I use a brooks running jacket....like a wind breaker, then layer beneath.

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    Yeah, a fairly snug-fitting base layer and nylon shell works well, for pretty cold weather. The general rule is you wanna be slightly cold, just when leaving for the ride. Once the blood starts flowing - you will be sufficiently warmed. If you leave the house already dressed and feeling warm...you've overdone it and will rain perspiration, after your first technical climb. The evaporation of your own sweat in the cold combined with soaked clothing, will have you shivering like a wet puppy.
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    No shivering allowed.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    How cold? Whatever the case, I would focus on layering. Many shells don't do a great job of allowing moisture to escape, which can cause you to soak your other layers. You can spend a ton of money on jackets, but with a couple basic tech layers. I like to use use arm-warmers, a short-sleeved shirt, and a slightly heavier long-sleeved shirt (no cotton, of course). With the right mix I can stay pretty comfortable down into the 30s. I can get down into the teens in a short-sleeved tech layer, a light cycling jacket, and the right gloves and still be comfortable. Everyone's different though.

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    I would suggest

    UA base layer moisture wicking

    For the outside layer
    Protective Soft shell

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