I rode all last winter with nothing more than wool layers (1 to 4, depending on the temp), MUSA long pants, the heavy cotton long-sleeve RBW T shirt and a light REI "soft-shell" jacket (presumably made in China). The T-shirt was just under the jacket to help it block wind. Wouldn't need that with a more "wind-shirt" type thing (Marmot sells something literally called a windshirt, I think). RBW and REI supply all you need. If the sizes are too small, Justin Charles sells *huge* wool stuff (their 3XL is substantially bigger than RBW's "Jumbo"). Political note; Justin Charles's clothing (and presumably many things from REI) are made in China.
Layered wool is the way to go for warmth *and* comfort. Head, hands, trunk, legs, feet. The socks RBW now sells are *fantastic*; last year's were phenomenal to wear but only lasted about 5-6 wearings before the heel became a hole; the new ones are still a close second to those in comfort and show little wear after a dozen or more wearings. I no longer wear any other socks, no matter what time of year. The 80/20 striped shorties are fantastic! I live in the Chicago area; I commuted every work day throughout the winter. Let not Old Man Winter stop you! On Oct 3, 3:37 pm, Eric Norris <campyonly...@me.com> wrote: > I suggest a Showers Pass rain jacket with some wool layers > underneath. Their jackets are well ventilated if you want them to be, > but they'll also keep all the wind out and get quite warm inside if > you want that. The wool layers will help keep you dry in case you > sweat inside the jacket. > > --Eric > campyonly...@me.comwww.campyonly.comwww.wheelsnorth.org > > On Oct 3, 2009, at 1:30 PM, geezer wrote: > > > > > > > Hi all. I'm looking to improve my winter wardrobe this year. I'm > > specifically looking for a jacket and pants that work well for riding > > - somewhat trim, zippers for ventilation etc. I live in northern > > Michigan (the home of miserable winters) so, realistically, I'll park > > the bike when it hits around 20 degrees and/or the snow and ice become > > glacial. > > > I'm willing to spend some bucks on this stuff. I understand layering > > - I'm mostly interested in outerwear. > > > I'll do the research - just point me in a direction for stuff that has > > worked for you. > > > Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions, > > > Mike --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---