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  1. #1
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    Need non-synthetic warm sweat pants/cycling bibs that don't cost much.

    Know of any place to get such a thing? I'm looking for bamboo, hemp, wool if it is somehow cheap, etc....

    I should note that I need them to stay warm even when wet.
    Last edited by aBicycle; 08-14-2012 at 08:44 PM.

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    I would try searching those terms on geartrade. Although the name suggests a swap shop, a lot of the best deals are like new returns, or leftovers in 1 size, etc.

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    Smartwool tights/ long underwear?

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    I'm SUCH a square....
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    Don't want much, do ya?
    A bike is the only drug with no bad side effects....

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    The "don't cost too much" part isn't going to be easy. I'd have a million suggestions if you were okay with synthetic materials. Natural non-cotton fabrics generally aren't cheap.

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    Also try Sierra Trading Post.
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    no clothing I've seen from those fibers is anything approximating cheap. I had pro deal privileges with smartwool for awhile and even then, the stuff wasn't even close to cheap.

    another fiber to add to the list of expensive natural fibers is coconut. Eddie Bauer uses it (called Cocona) in some items.

    and you're not going to get one of these things to keep you dry in the rain. none of these sorts of fibers makes a very effective shell material. you will need something else for a shell if you plan to use one of the above fabrics for insulation. nothing stays warm when it's wet because of the thermal conduction properties of water.

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