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Old 01-13-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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I know there was a thread on how we deal with working in the cold, but I feel this deserves a thread of its own. This winter, I've been working in an exposed location (basically beach front), completely exposed in the Northeast. Temps have been between 18 degrees and 40 degrees before windchill. Seems like most days it's about 10 or 15 degrees with the wind (it's fairly windy here). In any case, I heard great stories about Under Armor base layers (fancy long underwear that pro athletes use). With a gift certificate I got for christmas, I bought a set of tops & bottoms--I was still skeptical, all the hype couldn't be true. I'm a skinny guy & need to wear SEVERAL layers in order to survive out there. The first day, I was sweating. I shed off my 5 other shirts I was wearing, & my insulated coveralls. No I'm out there with the underarmor, a layer of duofolds on top of them, pants, & a hoodie. That's it; and it's been in the 20s before wind. The product is expensive but it works so well, my guy went out & got a pair & swears by them too. If you got the money, I'd go for it--they pay for themselves in the time it allows me to be out in the cold longer than I normally could.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:09 AM   #2
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I also wear the under armor and like it. It's not loose and baggy so other layers go on fitting like they're supposed to.

Wearing a pair of 600 gram Danner boots on my feet so they're happy. Fingers have been the biggest problem this year. Gloves on, gloves off, gloves on, gloves off.

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I have a nephew who is a Police officer and drew his name for the yearly gift exchange. I was down at the local AFB military clothing store and saw the UA tops and bottoms at a heckuva good price, so I called to get his sizes. He called me a few days ago to tell me how great they were, especially the top and how it allowed his bullet-proof vest to fit and not have the wrinkles like a regular undershirt underneath it. Guess the next time I go down to the base, I'll get some for myself.
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Although it doesn't get nearly as cold here in NC as you guys are experiencing in the NE, nevertheless, thanks for the tip on UA.

WARMLY appreciated.
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Fingers have been the biggest problem this year. Gloves on, gloves off, gloves on, gloves off.
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i carry a heat gun in the winter just to warm my fingers
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This is what I use to keep warm....
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I'm an avid late season bow hunter & wouldn't go to the woods without UA. I've got 2.0 & 3.0 baselayer. 2.0, jeans & unsolated carhart bibs, with a hood & heavy coat & I'm good to go as long as you wanna stay out there cutting firewood or whatever the job. Do not, & I repeat, do not buy 3.0 if you're going to be wearing it & being active. You'll absolutely roast if you're doing anything besides sitting still.

I hunted last night with a 15 mph wind & mid teens with the 3.0 & never thought about getting cold. It's worth the investment IMO.
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This is my second winter with under armor, glad to own a set. Fingers and toes are my issue.
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You guys have inspired me to go out and get me some UA bottoms and tops.
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I'm an avid late season bow hunter & wouldn't go to the woods without UA. I've got 2.0 & 3.0 baselayer. 2.0, jeans & unsolated carhart bibs, with a hood & heavy coat & I'm good to go as long as you wanna stay out there cutting firewood or whatever the job. Do not, & I repeat, do not buy 3.0 if you're going to be wearing it & being active. You'll absolutely roast if you're doing anything besides sitting still.

I hunted last night with a 15 mph wind & mid teens with the 3.0 & never thought about getting cold. It's worth the investment IMO.
My brother & I are also both bow hunters--He's the one that told me about them. If someone can sit in a tree all day, in the middle of winter, and not get cold, I'm sold.
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I have a box of theses in my truck at all times

There is also a rechargeable version available which one recharges in hot water.

IIRC they don`t produce heat for as long but I suppose you could recharge them on site by putting them in your helper`s coffee.
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The heats in the tools!
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come on guys, I shoveled off 3 roofs today one with over 2 feet of snow and we where positively roasting in 2 ply trousers and a basic t shirt and fleese I even took off me hat and gloves
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ive purposely avoided under armour as most of the guys around town who wear it are wanna be ufc guys or wanna be university football players, in my city thats not saying much . but after hearing about eh winter stuff i may give it a shot. in the past i just buy stuff from the workwear store or from a outdoorsy store that sells high end hiking gear and such
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I have about 1/2 dozen of the long sleeve cold gear under shirts. They are the perfect base layer.
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son wore all the underarmour stuff for football. Loved it all. I guess that is my endorsement.. they better send the check.. clock is ticking.
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ive purposely avoided under armour as most of the guys around town who wear it are wanna be ufc guys or wanna be university football players, in my city thats not saying much . but after hearing about eh winter stuff i may give it a shot. in the past i just buy stuff from the workwear store or from a outdoorsy store that sells high end hiking gear and such

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