HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:29 pm
Posts: 18
Hi all...help required
i am looking for a good winter baselayer.
ideally nothing to bulky but at the same time as warm as possible. I have considered the Assos winter baselayer, but a little reluctant as i have not seen many reviews on this....
any suggestions?
thanks in advance


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Winter Baselayer
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:02 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:44 am
Posts: 1342
how cold u looking to ride? what is going over it?

i have a craft zero extreme long sleeve base layer and have worn it under a softshell jacket into the low mid 30s-40s, lower and i'll throw on a jersey ontop of base, then jacket

i just recently bought a rapha merino long sleeve base layer and it seems slightly less warm, BUT very comfy and probably will do me well from 40-50 under jackets or jerseys.


Last edited by nathanong87 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:29 pm
Posts: 18
hi
mainly to extend my usage of the Assos intermediate jersey and the Assos element one jacket...
I normally pretty warm was hoping to wear them into the low 30's , with an element Zero gilet


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:41 pm
Posts: 597
Endura Baa Baa Merino. Love it. Wicks well and keeps me well warm under a Assos Evo Intermediate jersey down to 5 degrees.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:29 pm
Posts: 618
Location: UK
I use any number of skiing/moutianeering type under shirts, helly Hansen, ice breaker, odlo they all make nice options that are viable and dual purpose. I do tend to buy ones with longer bodies so my kidneys are always covered. Merino is nice and doesn't stink, but not essential.

The assos one looks v nice, not tried it in person

_________________
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

Pegoretti Responsorium
Parlee Z5i
Donhou Commuter
1946 MacLeans Featherweight (L'Eroica!)
1991 Cannondale SM1000 (currently being renovated)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:29 pm
Posts: 18
anyone tried the assos winter baselayer?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:58 pm
Posts: 180
Location: Wet coast, Canada
No experience with Assos. I really like the Craft Zero baselayer. I can wear it under a thermal jacket (Gore Xenon or Sugoi RS) down to freezing. I also wear it under thermal LS jersey and add a vest for temps 5-10 Celsius.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:29 pm
Posts: 18
Bigger Gear
Do you know what is the difference between the craft Active extreme and the Craft pro extreme?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:34 pm
Posts: 90
go something with merino rapha, endura etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:58 pm
Posts: 180
Location: Wet coast, Canada
The Active Extreme seems to be the same as last year's Zero Extreme. Compared to the Zero, these are lighter and thinner. I have one Zero Extreme as well, but I find that I choose the slightly heavier Zero for most of my winter riding where temps are 0-8 C. I just vary the outer layer between jacket or LS jersey/vest.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 12:19 pm
Posts: 1019
Location: Norway
Using the Craft Zero Extreme and an older precursor with a short zipper. Suits me pretty well, and they're warm even when they're wet.

Sometimes I'll use wool.

_________________
[url=http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=96841]Canyon Aeroad CF 9.0 ETE - for sale!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:53 am
Posts: 340
adidavas wrote:
go something with merino rapha, endura etc.


Used them all, have to go with merino!!

C


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 10:03 pm
Posts: 750
Location: Back in the saddle...
+1K for merino.
Icebreaker if you have the $, or a nice alternative is Redram. They actually source their merino from Icebreaker then do their own construction.

_________________
"Deserve's got nothing to do with it." William Munny


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:34 am
Posts: 164
+1 merino. I kept it $imple ... dhb Merino


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:41 am 
Offline
Formerly known as wassertreter

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 1958
Location: Pedal Square
I can vouch for Craft too, they aren't super expensive and work well. Got several pieces from them. The complaint I have is that, depending on the fabric, some of the pieces are prone to pilling after a relatively short period of time.

Anyway, something Merino is high on my list for this winter.

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Winter Baselayer
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:41 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CBJ, kbbpll, TedStriker and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Which *belgian* winter hat?

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Cycle Chat

jockster

15

1124

Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:42 am

Devon View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Winter Bike Storage?

in Road

hzucker

2

492

Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:08 pm

Sjoerd View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Winter Softshell Jacket

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Cycle Chat

campbellrae

24

1172

Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:26 am

nickl View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rollers Vs Winter Bike

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Training

Matey

37

1391

Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:00 am

zirxo View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Winter wheel question

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Everything wheels

dha

16

529

Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:42 pm

bm0p700f View the latest post


It is currently Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:12 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB