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Re: Base layer

Postby JCDEERMAN » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:54 am

Bgoodman30 wrote:Spend the money. The base layer is the most important layer for warmth and moisture wicking which keeps you dry and warm, IMO.. I have had very good luck with UA Coldgear compression seems to be better and more comfortable. I have Smartwool merino base layers that may be slightly warmer but still prefer the UA unless its extremely cold.


I have some UA coldgear, but man, that stuff is too tight for me. Maybe the sizes run small - i just feel like I cant breath in it
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Re: Base layer

Postby Bgoodman30 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:22 am

JCDEERMAN wrote:
Bgoodman30 wrote:Spend the money. The base layer is the most important layer for warmth and moisture wicking which keeps you dry and warm, IMO.. I have had very good luck with UA Coldgear compression seems to be better and more comfortable. I have Smartwool merino base layers that may be slightly warmer but still prefer the UA unless its extremely cold.


I have some UA coldgear, but man, that stuff is too tight for me. Maybe the sizes run small - i just feel like I cant breath in it


Yeah it stretches some over the years. A wise old farmer told me once "when my britches get tight I eat less" :lol:

I also believe the compression is part of what keeps you warmer, plus the length in the back that doesn't ride up.. I always get colder with base layers that are loose.. I have duck hunted several single digit days comfortably by sticking a body heat pad over the UA layer right over your kidney.. That's the ultimate way to stay warm right there.

I still wear the same top I bought around 2003. I have nothing but good to say about UA, there stuff has always held up for me..
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Re: Base layer

Postby Deer Whisperer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:52 pm

For the heavyweight stuff, buy the bottoms online wherever you find the deals.

You can find world class merino, cashmere, and other classes of wool sweaters and vests at Goodwill. I have lots of 1/4 zip sweaters that are extra fine merino.
I put the best / finest layer against my skin, then layer up from there. I have a thick regular wool sweater that I wear as an outer layer.
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Re: Base layer

Postby JCDEERMAN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:27 pm

Bgoodman30 wrote:
JCDEERMAN wrote:
Bgoodman30 wrote:Spend the money. The base layer is the most important layer for warmth and moisture wicking which keeps you dry and warm, IMO.. I have had very good luck with UA Coldgear compression seems to be better and more comfortable. I have Smartwool merino base layers that may be slightly warmer but still prefer the UA unless its extremely cold.


I have some UA coldgear, but man, that stuff is too tight for me. Maybe the sizes run small - i just feel like I cant breath in it


Yeah it stretches some over the years. A wise old farmer told me once "when my britches get tight I eat less" :lol:

I also believe the compression is part of what keeps you warmer, plus the length in the back that doesn't ride up.. I always get colder with base layers that are loose.. I have duck hunted several single digit days comfortably by sticking a body heat pad over the UA layer right over your kidney.. That's the ultimate way to stay warm right there.

I still wear the same top I bought around 2003. I have nothing but good to say about UA, there stuff has always held up for me..


I love UA’s outer gear...very warm stuff

I’ll give the cold gear base layer another shot this year on a cold morning. If I freeze, I’ll refresh this thread and give you hell :lol: :super:
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Re: Base layer

Postby Bgoodman30 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:30 pm

Deal.


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