View Full Version : Keeping Dry in the Winter during exercise
10-20-2011, 5:15 PM
The morning marine layer was in rare form this morning. During my workout I realized that I was drenched and getting cold, moisture was not wicking.
I run on the hot side and tend to sweat a lot. I had a UA ss shirt and light fleece shell. Thinking maybe just a long sleeve UA shirt.
What winter layers/materials do you wear to wick the moisture and keep dry during physical exertion?
Got me thinking about carrying a pack and the need to wick moisture.
10-20-2011, 8:18 PM
Come all you SHTF, Survival Nuts, whats the cold weather 411 for keeping dry while cranking up the motor.
10-20-2011, 9:02 PM
When I hike or pack, I have tried almost everything but always go back to wool light or mid weight baselayers. Not sure about full on work out though. This link is informative.
10-21-2011, 10:07 AM
Thanks for the link, I cannot tolerate wool, could when I was younger but for some reason not now. New REI opening in Nov., I have some homework to do.
10-21-2011, 3:42 PM
The new stuff is a lot different than it used to be and there are even blends like wool and silk.
10-21-2011, 4:02 PM
and- REI has a credit card offer that will get you a $100 gift card after your first purchase. That's pretty good if you combine it with their % off coupons that pop up every once in a while.
10-21-2011, 4:06 PM
Go by the REI and look at the Mountain Hardwear stuff. I work outside 365 days a year and the worse the weather gets, the more I work. Best gear I have found for heavy exertion in foul weather.
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