Wind resistant long johns?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ImaRider, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. ImaRider

    ImaRider Active Member

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    Been looking for a pair of thermal underwear and was considering the Gator skins. Can anyone recommend long underwear that resists wind at riding speeds? I usually wear lined jeans in the colder weather. Last year I had a set of silk light weight thermals. They didn't quite hit the mark when it got 30'ish. I don't wear chaps and doubt I ever will. I just don't like the look or the weight.
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Have you looked into the Under Armor brand skin tights? They seem to work for me.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    #2 under Armor works well:s
     
  4. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Leather over-pants are much better than chaps. Leather is your wind break. Long johns are storage for air warmed by the body. Rain suits are also quite good as wind breaks.

    What kill over time are any leaks in your outfit. Good seals around openings and seams is paramount. Try one of the good rain suits. When it is super cold, I wear my rainsuit over my leathers. Teh results are almost like a snowmomile suit. Leaks are still the biggest issue.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  5. ImaRider

    ImaRider Active Member

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    I did my looking in the Cabela's catalog. they have the UA underwear and the WCECS militry underwear. I didn't know which of the UA was the best or if the base 4 was too thick?
     
  6. RobertHyde

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    Motorcyclegear.com - TPG Winter Basegear Pants & Top. Has windstopper on the front of garment. $62.96 for each. Have not tried them personally but I'm going to buy a set to go over my wicking (Armor) gear.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    We're fortunate enough to have a Cabela's right down the road and they have a selection like I've never seen. Everything for various temps/conditions so if you don't have a local store, or can't get to one - shop online. Great stuff!!
     
  8. ImaRider

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    Just my luck in the whole state of Va. not one store with 1 announced future location almost on the Tenn./Ky. border.
     
  9. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Two words: Heated gear.:bigsmiley12:

    I have the Harley jacket liner and the gloves. Both are fantastic when you're riding in chilly and freezing temps. I plan on getting a pair of the pant liners. Going to have to put them on my Christmas wish list.
     
  10. Rafael

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    I personally prefer the Carhart bib-overalls.