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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 6:03 pm 
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Any recommendations?  I have a couple fleeces, they don't breathe very well at all, and feel clammy if they wet out.

For fall hikes and winter xc skiing.
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PostMon Sep 16, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Don't sweat in winter.  If your mid-layer is getting damp you are wearing too many layers.    I skin in just a thin base layer much of the time in the Cascades.  If it is snowing, a base layer and a shell with vents open.  I layer back up quick for stops and for heading downhill.
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PostTue Sep 17, 2019 8:01 am 
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A few manufacturers are making  synthetic filled "sweaters" with stretch woven shell material. They breath quite a bit better than fleece or synthetic filled layers with traditional shell materials.
They are available in a few different weights. Here is one version from Black Diamond aimed at winter activity: http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/first-light-strech-hoody-mens-AP746020_cfg.html#cgid=apparel&gclid=Cj0KCQjwiILsBRCGARIsAHKQWLPd0h8Gp69xKUgUf4VzDPyzfo8scM_tRrVVFCRYWZhXfkUptZDmc_gaAmE6EALw_wcB&start=13

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PostTue Sep 17, 2019 10:16 am 
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https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-r1-regulator-fleece-pullover-hoody/40069.html

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PostTue Sep 17, 2019 6:15 pm 
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Thanks for both the suggestions!   smile.gif
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PostTue Sep 17, 2019 7:05 pm 
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My “solution” is to bring an extra underlayer (top).  If I stop for long, i’ll Put it on.   Wintertime is just tricky.   I try to not wear a jacket on the way in, so hopefully don’t sweat as much.

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PostWed Sep 18, 2019 1:30 pm 
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If you are in the "I always sweat" camp -- consider this base layer. 

https://skimo.co/crazy-idea-sonic-pull

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PostWed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm 
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Thanks for that.  Have you used one?

I have some Craft base layers.  I can saturate them with sweat, under GTX Shake Dry, and it'll be bone dry 10 minutes later if I ease up.  I bought a couple dead bird base layers when they went on sale this winter that have been excellent with sweat management too.

I like to ski (Nordic) fast.  I enjoy pushing myself hard, too.  I'll sweat in just a base layer if I'm skiing for time.  It takes about ten minutes for me to warm up at first, and that's after meandering from the parking lot to the trail and getting everything ready.

The cold didn't bother me very much until I started getting close to 40.  👴
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PostWed Sep 18, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Cyclopath wrote:
Thanks for that.  Have you used one?

Not that specific brand/model, but other mesh base layers.  I find they work quite well and keep a dry layer next to the skin even at high output...    It is advisable to apply tape on your nipples to avoid irritation.
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PostThu Sep 19, 2019 12:19 pm 
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Ha!  I have a photo of me with bandaids over my nipples, like a stripper, after I ran a 10k.  So that's why they make special running shirts and body glide.

I'll spare you the horror of seeing it.

I have a few mesh bike jerseys, and I agree they're like magic.
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PostTue Sep 24, 2019 6:14 am 
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seen a local company...Gray's Harbour (spelt wrong)
base layers?....something like that.it looks like amazing stuff...

will re-post name if incorrect...
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