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Anyone have any new exciting winter gear to report.

What i am interested in is buying a new Jacket, Pants, & Gloves for winter riding at around 30 degrees.

Thank you!
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I just picked up Rev it Horizon jacket and pants. They are currently on close out, if you can find it they are discounted nicely.

The jacket and pants are wind proof and waterproof. The coldest I have worn the gear is about 40 degrees and I was fine. Any colder and I use an heated liner.

Gloves are gerbings heated gloves. They are great.
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I wasn't going to reply to your question because IMHO it doesn't get winter down here. Then I saw you post the temperature in the 30's. I'm not being sarcastic or condescending I'm giving my honest answer here.

I use my year round gear and when the temperature gets down below freezing I layer. That works for me here because it's very rarely below freezing during the day so winter gear wouldn't get used much. It would be uncomfortable to wear during the day. It does necessitate stopping to remove layers as it gets warmer and the reverse as it gets colder later in the day but it beats being over heated or too cold.
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Re: Winter Riding Gear
zwniana wrote:
Anyone have any new exciting winter gear to report.

What i am interested in is buying a new Jacket, Pants, & Gloves for winter riding at around 30 degrees.

Thank you!
I have recently bought Dane goretex pants. Really warm and comfortable in cold weather. I also have a pair of "three finger gloves" from the same brand and your fingers stay much warmer than with traditional gloves. A bit awkward the first time you put them on, but you get used to it really quickly.
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Nothing new or exciting, but I use Tourmaster pants, a Cortech denim jacket with liner, and Corazzo gloves...oh, and a buff around my neck. Windscreen does wonders for the cold as well, of course. Gloves just get me to work when it's under 30, would need something warmer for longer rides, but the rest of the gear does great. For a longer ride I'd do some layering under my gear, but don't bother for a 15 minute scoot.
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I picked up some slightly used Joe Rocket Ballistic stuff off of Ebay. Coat with the zip on liner and pants worn over dress slacks, Grandoe Gore Tex ski gloves and Outdoor Research balaclava, and I was riding to work in 13 degree weather until the snow flew.
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30-degree temps are perfect for shearling leather. I'm talking about a repro B3 or B6 bomber jacket, the kind Aero of Scotland makes by hand and sells for about $1,000. You can find used ones on ebay for half that. It's basically a sheep in reverse, with the warm, thick wool on the inside and the wind breaking skin on the outside. I have a vintage French-made one I got on ebay (among other leather jackets) and I love its functionality and natural beauty. I'd steer clear of mall leather store versions which are made in Asia and don't hold up. For pants in that weather I like moleskin, which is a thick cotton, dense, and quite impervious to wind. Like bomber jackets, it's what military officers used to wear in cold weather. Orvis makes some nice moleskins.
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Winter coat
Over 40+ years of riding in all conditions, best winter coat I've found is the Scorpion XDR. Comes with 2 liners and the best zip on and off collar that actually fits around your neck and seals off any cold or rain. Coupled with a heated vest, I'm good to go in temps below 20 for many hours. Rode one time for over 8 hours when the temp never got above 34 and dipped to 22 on several mountain passes. Several waterproof outside pockets. Might find one on ADVrider, I've purchased a number of pieces of riding gear there.
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My newest acquisition in winter riding gear is all Tour Master. Transition 3.0 jacket, over pants, and Solution WP 2.0 boots. Gloves for under 40 degrees are Rev'it Zoom H2O, and anything over that I have a pair of very comfortable deerskin gloves with an insulating liner.

Biggest thing for me is always keeping my feet warm, I always wear Smart Wool calf length socks and I'm toasty warm on the toes.
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I just got me a Roland Sands Jacket if that counts 8)
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Just picked up a pair of Rev'it Orion GTX gloves based on a review in RIDER magazine. They are the warmest ive had but still not impervious to the 25 degree mornings. Supposed to be waterproof too but haven't tested that yet.
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Any small gals out there?? I'm a size 2-4 and having a bear of a time trying up find a winter jacket.
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I bought a jacket from Duluth Trading (the plumbers butt people) It is as warm as toast and waterproof. It is not armored.
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-outerwear/mens-work-jackets/26536.aspx


I also bought their firehose work pants. They are extremely warm and have a 'pocket' over the knee that can hold some form of protection.


http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-pants/work-pants-for-men/18107.aspx

Thinsulate fleece lined gloves keep my paws warm. I forget whence I bought them.

I usually wear a long-sleeved tee shirt under it all. This I bought from Blind Whosit on the Devil's Whip.
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These with some liners underneath work miracles:

http://www.compacc.com/p/sliders-cold-pro-kevlar-armored-gloves

They aren't as 'cozy' as some expensive winter gloves I've had, but the armor and waterproof layer rock. liners just make them extra awesome during the cooler commutes.
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Hi,

I just bought a pair of Alpinestars Andes Drystar Pants to go with my Fulmer Adrenaline Jacket:

http://www.performancecycle.com/alpinestars-andes-drystar-pant/

I have not road since 11/23 as my GT200 is still in the shop. I am getting a loaner Buddy until my bike is fixed. I have some Oympia Gloves and Liners.

Other than that, I have some ankle boots so I will see how the cold Denver mornings/evenings are for my 12 mile commute round trip. Hopefully, I will remain comfortable enough. I do not plan on doing very long rides during the winter.

Performance Cycle really recommended the Gerbings Heated Jacket Liner if I find I am cold:

http://www.performancecycle.com/gerbings-heated-jacket-liner-1/

Best,
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Holy cow, the BLUE Corazzo Underhoody is on sale! I was checking on their heated vests (not there yet), when I came across this:

http://www.corazzo.net/product/underhoody-blue/

My black one is simply one of the best pieces of gear that I've ever had. Top quality and purpose built for scooterists, I love it.

Hmm. Add a blue one to the gear box(es)?
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Just exchanged the Andes for Olympia X-Moto pants:

http://www.performancecycle.com/olympia-x-moto-pant-pewter/

These pants are a little more conservative for a work commute and there is a zipper that will attach to my Fulmer Adrenaline jacket.

Going to try these bad boys tomorrow on a group ride with the Denver Scooter Group!
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ended up going with the Alpinestars messenger jacket. Got it in the mail today! looks awesome! hopefully it performs well. No all i have left are gloves.
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