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Mark-T
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:39 pm    Post subject: thermal wear Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm looking for thermal underwear, haven't purchased
any in a long time.

I recall I once owned some polypropylene long johns,
is that still state of the art? Is wool still better? Maybe
a blend, I can't take wool on bare skin...

Also, socks... wool, again? Or some other blend?
There's some issue involving 'wicking away moisture'
(whatever that means) - maybe wear 2 pairs of socks?
One underneath for wicking, the overlayer for insulation.

Thanks


Mark
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Frank11
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Joined: 21 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: thermal wear Reply with quote

mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:
Quote:
Hi,

I'm looking for thermal underwear, haven't purchased
any in a long time.

I recall I once owned some polypropylene long johns,
is that still state of the art? Is wool still better? Maybe
a blend, I can't take wool on bare skin...

Also, socks... wool, again? Or some other blend?
There's some issue involving 'wicking away moisture'
(whatever that means) - maybe wear 2 pairs of socks?
One underneath for wicking, the overlayer for insulation.

Cabela's is a great place for outdoor wear:

http://www.cabelas.com/
Look under hunting clothing.
Frank
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Dirk Bruere
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Joined: 16 Feb 2006
Posts: 62

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: thermal wear Reply with quote

mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:
Quote:
Hi,

I'm looking for thermal underwear, haven't purchased
any in a long time.

I recall I once owned some polypropylene long johns,
is that still state of the art? Is wool still better? Maybe
a blend, I can't take wool on bare skin...

Also, socks... wool, again? Or some other blend?
There's some issue involving 'wicking away moisture'
(whatever that means) - maybe wear 2 pairs of socks?
One underneath for wicking, the overlayer for insulation.

Thanks


Mark

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/5076634.stm

Dirk
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john smith11112
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Joined: 15 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:48 am    Post subject: Re: thermal wear Reply with quote

In article <1152913173.853277.245180@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>,
mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:

Quote:
Hi,

I'm looking for thermal underwear, haven't purchased
any in a long time.

I recall I once owned some polypropylene long johns,
is that still state of the art? Is wool still better? Maybe
a blend, I can't take wool on bare skin...

Also, socks... wool, again? Or some other blend?
There's some issue involving 'wicking away moisture'
(whatever that means) - maybe wear 2 pairs of socks?
One underneath for wicking, the overlayer for insulation.

I think polyester is the magic material these days.
Powerstretch (?) is polyester thread wrapped in a couple strands of
cotton thread. It is suppose to wick better.
I have a set of Eddie Bauer midweight Powerstretch long underwear. I
seems to work well. I purchased it 50% off at the warehouse outlet.

Polypropylene absorbs and retains oils.
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B. Peg
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Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: thermal wear Reply with quote

Quote:
I'm looking for thermal underwear, haven't purchased
any in a long time.

I recall I once owned some polypropylene long johns,
is that still state of the art? Is wool still better? Maybe
a blend, I can't take wool on bare skin...

Also, socks... wool, again? Or some other blend?
There's some issue involving 'wicking away moisture'
(whatever that means) - maybe wear 2 pairs of socks?
One underneath for wicking, the overlayer for insulation.

I tend to buy the Wicker's brand stuff. Wears well and fits good.
http://www.wickers.com I quit buying generic cotton underwear after getting
spoiled by their stuff.

Also, ExOfficio is pretty good too. http://www.exofficio.com

Neither is cheap, but it wears better than cotton and the ability to dry
quickly is nice.

B~
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Frank11
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Joined: 21 Aug 2005
Posts: 45

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: thermal wear Reply with quote

john smith wrote:
Quote:
In article <1152913173.853277.245180@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>,
mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:

Hi,

I'm looking for thermal underwear, haven't purchased
any in a long time.

I recall I once owned some polypropylene long johns,
is that still state of the art? Is wool still better? Maybe
a blend, I can't take wool on bare skin...

Also, socks... wool, again? Or some other blend?
There's some issue involving 'wicking away moisture'
(whatever that means) - maybe wear 2 pairs of socks?
One underneath for wicking, the overlayer for insulation.

I think polyester is the magic material these days.
Powerstretch (?) is polyester thread wrapped in a couple strands of
cotton thread. It is suppose to wick better.
I have a set of Eddie Bauer midweight Powerstretch long underwear. I
seems to work well. I purchased it 50% off at the warehouse outlet.

I like Cool Max (sic) polyester next to my skin. It wicks away sweat,

does not absorb oil, and is easier to care for and far more durable
than polypropylene. Cotton is comfortable under ambient conditions but
when wet, is clammy and clumps up feeling "boardy". For outer layers,
you cannot beat the membrane fabrics like Goretex.
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Herman Family
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Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: thermal wear Reply with quote

"Frank" <frank.logullo@dol.net> wrote in message
news:1152966231.407777.8420@75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
Quote:

john smith wrote:
In article <1152913173.853277.245180@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>,
mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:

Hi,

I'm looking for thermal underwear, haven't purchased
any in a long time.

I recall I once owned some polypropylene long johns,
is that still state of the art? Is wool still better? Maybe
a blend, I can't take wool on bare skin...

Also, socks... wool, again? Or some other blend?
There's some issue involving 'wicking away moisture'
(whatever that means) - maybe wear 2 pairs of socks?
One underneath for wicking, the overlayer for insulation.

I think polyester is the magic material these days.
Powerstretch (?) is polyester thread wrapped in a couple strands of
cotton thread. It is suppose to wick better.
I have a set of Eddie Bauer midweight Powerstretch long underwear. I
seems to work well. I purchased it 50% off at the warehouse outlet.

I like Cool Max (sic) polyester next to my skin. It wicks away sweat,
does not absorb oil, and is easier to care for and far more durable
than polypropylene. Cotton is comfortable under ambient conditions but
when wet, is clammy and clumps up feeling "boardy". For outer layers,
you cannot beat the membrane fabrics like Goretex.


Say what you will about the new technology. Silk long underwear is still a
very significant contender in this. It feels great, keeps the wind out, and
is warm.

Michael
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Frank11
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Joined: 21 Aug 2005
Posts: 45

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: thermal wear Reply with quote

Quote:
Say what you will about the new technology. Silk long underwear is still a
very significant contender in this. It feels great, keeps the wind out, and
is warm.

Michael

I've heard it is good - also pricey.

Frank
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