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retreadeventer
Jan. 11, 2010, 09:07 AM
Sorry I can't find the warm in the winter riding thread but what do you think of this - does anyone have one?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Saddle-Armor-Coveralls-Large-12-14-Black-Grey_W0QQitemZ260535402103QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item3ca91ebe77
Is is worth $300 + ???

CatchMeIfUCan
Jan. 11, 2010, 12:49 PM
I always just rode in a Carhartt jumpsuit from Farm and Fleet when I had to ride outside in the winter. Or these http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=73EA9C7D-4B46-4B7B-B4F3-E11748D23E45&ccd=IPG001&utm_source=PriceGrabber&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=37618 with a jacket.

Rescue_Rider9
Jan. 11, 2010, 01:00 PM
I wear my ski pants and ski jacket. The carhart jumpsuit is another option, but idk how much they are. I think I paid about $40 bucks for my ski pants and they are warm if worn alone, but I always wear thermal pants under them and stay super warm. My ski jacket was bought for like $30 at sams and I love it! Much cheaper option.

IFG
Jan. 11, 2010, 01:34 PM
Boink breeches on the bottom and good laying on the top.

I hate one piece stuff. Hard to get into, hard to get out of, and if the bottoms wear out first, you are SOL.

howardh
Jan. 12, 2010, 07:02 AM
Irideon Windpro breeches with IBEX or icebreaker wool underlayer. While the one piece Carhart is great for chorse, I find it much too bulky to ride in!

Wool will always be warmest. We winter camp in Canada and ski in to fish.... Camping outside miles from anywhere on skis, so it isn't an easy 5 minute in and out in a car. Wool is best and what we trust. You heat up and cool down and only wool can take that. Trust me, I have tried all the high tech fabrics and nothing beats a layer or layers of WOOL. The new lightweight wools by the companies listed above are expensive, but so worth it.

Grandysgirl
Jan. 12, 2010, 05:50 PM
I have kerrits sit tight and warms over a layer of under armour. On top I wear a long sleeve cotton shit, a sweat shirt followed by, you said it howardh WOOL. A really wonderful 100% sweater. I also went to Tractor Supply and spent $8 on 3 pair of 100% wool socks (you know the non-fancy kind) and they keep my feet so incredibly warm.

Viva
Jan. 12, 2010, 06:16 PM
On top: underlayer of Ibex or polypro, polarfleece shirt (EMS makes great ones), down vest if needed, ski jacket.
Bottom: Polarfleece long underwear under either irrideon windpro or kerrits (I don't wear the sit tight, just their regular winter fleece) with my chaps over that for windproofing.
I think a jumpsuit would drive me crazy, and it's hell if you have to pee :lol:

EventingJ
Jan. 13, 2010, 08:25 PM
It doesnt seem like that would be comfy to ride in.. I will wear my overall carharts and my fluffy winter jacket up until im ready to get on. Riding I wear a thicker pair of full seats and long underwear on the bottom and the top i will wear some combo of a tank top, long sleeve shirt, sweater or fleece and a down vest. It keeps me warm (generally I ride till about 15 degrees before I start wimping out haha) but not too hot, either.

Blugal
Jan. 13, 2010, 08:36 PM
I have to layer on top because once we start working, I usually have to take my jacket off. So those coveralls would be useless to me.

I bought some winter riding pants - they look like snowpants but they have a full-seat type material and elastic "stirrups" to put your boots through. They were great for riding in the windy Canadian Prairies in the middle of winter.

clairdelune
Jan. 13, 2010, 08:36 PM
I think the only think that would be any good about these coveralls is dressing to go outside would be a lot less time consuming , than putting on lot's of layers.
I found the same item on this site and the price is a little cheaper!
http://www.botanicalanimal.com/Saddle_Armor_Coveralls.htm

retreadeventer
Jan. 13, 2010, 10:58 PM
Claire, I'm with you. All those layers and I feel like I can't move.