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    Posted: May/11/2010 at 10:53pm
me and my mate are doing a big shop on here and i was looking at getting more thermals... do you guys own a few pairs? is it wise to have a few pairs under my belt


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 6:28am
i always rock some dryride thermals under my gear, and usually bring an extra pair along just in case i get soaked.  nothing is worse than being wet underneath your gear.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 7:46am
I have two pair of lightweight thermals and a pair of midweight.  I usually wear the lightweight and I save the midweight for very cold days.  I also like to have multiple pairs for extended trips.  They can smell a little funky after a day or two or riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2010 at 1:15pm
thermals help out so much. trust me wear a set and bring extra just in case.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2010 at 1:27pm
Yeah, i reccommend thermals, they're great for not getting wet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2010 at 1:40pm
make sure its polypropalene
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2010 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by tigerclaw

make sure its polypropalene

are polypropalene thermals the only way to go? I've just got a lot of cotton thermals ribbed but it doesnt stop the water unfortunately :( 

what does the material feel like? nylony?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/16/2010 at 4:57pm
i have 6 pairs of thermals for my longer holidays, changethem everyday and means i opnly have to wash them once a week. there great for staying warm. got mine from a website in america (live in aus) and on -20 degree days in japan i jsut wore a puffy and the thermals
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/16/2010 at 5:03pm
i got myself two sets of tops and bottoms from underarmor, under their cold gear line and really have no complaints. The only exception is that it may get alittle too hot sometimesSmile, better then being too cold and wet no doubt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 5:17am
buy some of those burton tech tees they work great i got for 17 but i think their around 25 now still good price under armor also works great
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 5:27am
Yeah you need to have at least 2-3 thermals if you plan to do trips that are longer than a weekend or you're going to stink.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 5:39am
I've got a few pairs of thermals but when I go to NZ to board, I plan on bringing some compression wear as well. =) 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 5:57am
Thermals are great for staying warm while wearing thin or lightweight gear, and I would suggest owning a couple pairs, and deffinitly bring an extra pair in case you get wet
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 12:08pm
I always thought about buying a pair but never did.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 12:11pm
i dont really use thermal cuz my stuff is waterproof, windproof, breathable.... its really warm also so i dont need to unless its really windy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 12:13pm
yes, own a few of them vs just one.  A few light weight and a couple midweight.  Don't have any heavyweight though.

edit:  I don't have any heavyweight jackets.  All my jackets are relatively water and windproof, but not that warm.  I rely on layers so I can peel them off, open up the pit vents, etc in the event it's a sunny day on the slopes. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2010 at 12:26pm
ive just got a light and a mid weight  i dont get to ride that often that i'd need multiples.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2010 at 4:10am
I've got 2-3 pairs. The best in my opinion are made of merino wool. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2010 at 4:13am
I have light weight, mid weight, and heavy weight(which is like a thin fleece),i like my patagonias best, and they're good for the environment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2010 at 4:14am
I have quite a few light weight and mid weight thermals, and always bring both on each trip.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/29/2010 at 2:15am
I have a couple of pairs of thermals. This is better for week long holidays at the snow, means you can swap and keep a bit better hygiene. I only have the light weight thermals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/29/2010 at 2:24am
I have a few polypropalene thermals they r fantastic as they keep you nice and dry. For those that are afraid of the cold merino thermals are the way to go
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/29/2010 at 2:41am
I have tons!! The great thing about thermals is they're not just for snowboarding. Lots of uses. I wear my lightweight ones around the house in the spring and fall. I can wear any of em as layering during the winter to keep warm and dry. Great investments considering they have year round usage... I have like 6 thermal shirts and 2 thermal pants. And I'll get more whenever i see ones I like. I never feel bad about buying more... Unlike when I buy another set of bindings or my third pair of snowboard pants of the season... Which I just did ugh

And along with thermals, invest in a few pairs of good socks. Merino wool socks are nice. Amy of the Burton ones are nice too. Don't go cheap with socks, bad socks can ruin ur trip
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/06/2010 at 12:15am
does anyone have skins as their thermals? saw them in the shop when i got my thermals... was very tempted but they were so expensive!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2010 at 1:18am
Originally posted by libengazi

I've got 2-3 pairs. The best in my opinion are made of merino wool.


Finally! Someone recommending merino wool thermals.

They are just as good (and I think better) than polypropylene AND the merino wool thermals don't get that funky polyprop smell!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2010 at 1:55am
Merino for sure.  Just as warm but don't stink.  Only downside is they retain moisture more than polypro but i can live with that.  The smell i seem to make in polypro's is amazing (and revolting). 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2010 at 2:40am
definitely a good buy, thermals are. for them freezing cold, blowy days up on the hill when your jacket and trousers alone dont quite cut it, thermals are your ticket for sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2010 at 1:13am
I have one polypropylene and two merinos.  Merinos are much better in colder condition.  If you get the optimal layering combination you don't sweat that much so my vote goes to merino thermal.
about polypropylene smell , yes that's the most significant downside.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2010 at 1:35am
are there any aspects about thermals you need to look out for ? like do they have any ratings ?

also, do you guys/girls wear full length thermal pants or 3/4 ? if full, is it uncomfortable with your thermals going all the way down to your ankles and your legs are inside the boots ? (boots are placing more pressure on your legs with your socks + thermals)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/08/2010 at 11:34pm
The Merino thermals do come in different "weights" so some are warmer than others.

I wear full length pants, the only time they are slightly uncomfortable is if they have a raised seam and that rubs slightly on the inside of the boots.

The thermals are very thin, probably 1/5th or less the thickness of my socks so they don't make the boots noticably tighter.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/10/2010 at 9:55am
usually wear some thermals, i have a few Kathmandu ones (live in Melbourne, Australia), and they do the job nicely

I use some compression gear as well sometimes for pants and top when i go for a few days so i don't pull up sore :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 4:45pm
Originally posted by dongypro

Originally posted by tigerclaw

make sure its polypropalene
 I've just got a lot of cotton thermals ribbed but it doesnt stop the water unfortunately :( 


Polypro, Wool, or a mix you can't go wrong.  Cotton on the other hand is all bad.  Cotton is a terrible insulator and only gets worse as it gets wet.  There is a reason it is known as "the death fabric" in places like Alaska.  My fav's are smartwool and capilene for base layers.  A good base layer will pull the sweat off from bombing down runs and keep you from freezing on the lift ride.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 4:53pm
I've got about 3 sets - it's good for trips, and this way I've always got something clean.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/04/2010 at 11:26am
does underarmour coldgear keep you warm?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2011 at 6:49am
Originally posted by blurabit9511

does underarmour coldgear keep you warm?

yes it helps keep you warm but in lower temps you'll have to wear another layer. I would be cold on the lifts if i only had the one layer of cold gear and my shell.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2011 at 6:55am
I never go out without em.  Great for keeping you warm by getting rid of the sweat.  I own a few diff brands, patagonia, LL Bean(polar tec), and under armor.  All good! Plus it allows you to wear less layers if you have an insulated jacket which is nice, unless you like feeling like a pillow on a snowboard :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2011 at 7:17am
yeah its a good idea to have a variety of base layers...gives you options especially when its really cold
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2011 at 8:32pm
Go for a onesie, you wont regret it, unless you need to pee really bad!! No snow down the pants, and they are a crowd pleaser!!
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