Saturday, January 8, 2011
I take the layered approach. By having certain materials and weights to each layer you can dress up and dress down for any temperature you might encounter. When layering, you can peel or add layers on the go and store them in pockets or tie them around your waist.
I divde my layers up into a few categories:
All season clothes. This layer is used all year around in this exact manner, substitute running tights for cycling shorts in summer season. This base layer can be worn at 12 celsius and up.
Typical technical running sock - quick drying, wicks moisture, provides cushion in key areas
Synthetic workout boxers - snug fit supports 'the junk', quick drying
Base running tights - tight thin fit, wicks moisture
Running shirt - technical Tshirt, quick dry, loose fit, got a million of em' from running races
Cycling arm warmers - instead of longsleeve shirt, these provide a layer that can be peeled if u overheat
Always used for temperatures below 5 celsius and up to 15 celsius.
Long Sleeve Cycling Mid Layer - tight fitting, works great on its own. Pockets can hold layers that are peeled. Zippered for ventalation. This is not a windbreaker, so not suitable for windy days on its own.
Running Shorts - Used for below 5 Celsisus to keep the boys warm.
Smart Wool socks - retains insulating properties even when wet, not a running sock as it goes OVER the running sock for warmth. Works fine on it's own as far as -20 Celsius. Medium weight hiking sock.