Well I'll be the odd one odd on this: but remember my ex was Inuit.
feet - real sheepskin boots - Uggs knockoffs but not the fake stuff.
Deliciously toasty warm even at 24 degree windchill. Also wool socks. If
it's really wet then I wear my old wellies form my archaeology days with
I knit so I have wool sweaters. Nothing better.
I have a short fur Inuit parka that is a hand me down that had to have a
new zipper - raccoon with fox - way too warm for anything over 35. I
also have a long felted wool Inuit coat with fur edging - also a hand me
down that comes to my knees. Very warm and really breaks the wind. With
the boots that only leaves about 3 inches uncovered.
Head covering - I have a knitted natchag - I think you call them smoke
ring/cowl - it keeps my neck warm or I can pull it up so it becomes a
hood as well. Really good idea. On top of that a fur hat. A neat thing
about the natchags is that they also work extremely well for those of
you that wear helmets - the helmets goes on top and you have your ears
and neck completely covered. Better than a separate scarf and ear muffs
or headband. One things serves any event.
Gloves are in layers - fleece or wool for chilly days with a pair of
large sheepskin and felted wool mitts courtesy of an Ojibwe Elder.
Ok so I said I was the odd one out but I have used these for years in
various incarnations from 35 degrees on down to -40 and no problems. If
it's in the 10 degree range I do add a wool balaclava to cover the lower
part of my face rather than the natchag.
> Hellooo! I just was curious what everyone wears when it gets cold. I
> rode with my old snowboard gloves last night & it was great!! I was
> also wearing jeans & a sweatchirt. Jeans got a little chilly, not bad
> - but it's still not really cold here yet.
> so if ya have any suggestions or would like to share what you wear to
> battle the elements please share!
> for rainy weather i carry a poncho - i keep my hand under it ( not
> stuck our the side holes) and drape the front half over my handlebars
> like a rain cape. it works great so far. & it actually keeps you quite
> toasty underneath. I use another poncho on my snapdeck - i put the
> snapdeck IN the poncho ( like the front of the snapdeck is pointing
> towards the hood) then i snap the whole thing back on. The sides of
> the poncho drape over each free loader - i then take the 'tails' of
> each corner & tighten them into the little draw cord on the mesh part
> of the free loader. so far it's worked great. I'll have to post a pic.
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