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post #1 of 21 Old 12-24-2010, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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What do you ride in in winter?

What do you wear when you ride in winter? I'm pretty tired of 5 different layers making me look 300 lbs LOL. Usually I'll wear a long sleeve shirt, a sweatshirt, coat, sweatpants under jeans, 3 pair of socks, and cowboy boots.
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post #2 of 21 Old 12-24-2010, 02:56 PM
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i ride english, so fleece breeches are godly hahaha i don't get cold too easily. but i found that a fleece sweatshirt under a normal sweatshirt keeps me pretty toasty. As far as feet go, i need to invest in some winter riding boots, as thermal socks lie :P hahaha

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post #3 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 12:28 AM
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I don't get cold too easily, but I wear long underwear under jeans most of the time. If i don't wear that, I wear sweatpants over jeans. That probably seems backwards and awkward but it's CRAZY warm. it keeps all of the heat in. it's fantastic.
then I just wear a T-shirt, a columbia fleece zip-up and a jacket.
then I have a carhart hat.
and I found these fantastic mitten things at fleet farm that just cover the palm of your hand so you don't get the bulk of multiple pairs of gloves and you can just wear a thin pair of gloves(like the magic stretch ones) and then put these over it and you don't feel like you have monster hands AND your hands stay warm.
I also am in love with my carhart wool socks. they are pricey but they work SO well and keep your toes warm.
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post #4 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 06:17 AM
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I usually wear under amour with fleece lined, winter breeches on top and then an under amour long sleeve top with a t-shirt on top. I stick a fleece on top of that and then a big jacket. I also wear ariat winter paddock boots and I put regular half chaps over those. And of course, winter riding gloves. They keep my hands warm without being too bulky It's still in the low 30's here so I usually have take of the top jacket or I start to sweat... It's actually mostly been the wind that's bad, but it's been calm the last few days.

When it get really cold I have coveralls, which I can and will ride in.
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post #5 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 06:27 AM
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I wear jeans and windpants over that. Normally I don't get cold feet but I can't wear my warm boots so now I'm trying to find decent but not too expensive riding boots. I ride western. I also sweat under too much crap. If I'm out feeding I wear a shirt, sweatshirt, and coveralls. The only thing that gets cold is my hands.
I end up taking my jacket off cuz I get too hot.
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post #6 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 06:27 AM
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Well it doesn't get that cold here and winter is actually better to ride in lol
Much rather winter now then this high 38 degrees celcius we had to day, walk outside in shorts and singlet don't even think about riding haha
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post #7 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 06:35 AM
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Aaaah shut up! Just kidding Red! You know I would rather be there than here! What is the degrees in Aussie compared to here in Wisconsin? It actually hasn't been too bad. Though I can't say its a heat wave. Just better than freezing:)
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post #8 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 09:55 AM
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^^ ya it has been pretty warm right now !

i wear just jeans or jeans with under armour underneath. on top i wear a long sleeve shirt, hoodie, and a coat. then i take the coat off to ride. i usually dont ride in gloves unless its REALLY cold because i hate them !

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post #9 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I just hate feeling so bulky in like 3 pants lol, makes it hard to work on my position.
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post #10 of 21 Old 12-25-2010, 10:22 AM
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I wear:

- Mountain Horse Under Armor. Pants and Top
- Kerrits Winter Riding Pull On Tights or my Cotton Natural Winter Riding Tights
- Regular Knee High Socs
- Mountain Horse Rim Frost Tall Boots
- Fleece Pull Over, or Hoodie Sweater or my Danskin Zip Up Fleece
- Heritage Winter Riding Gloves

Snug as a bug :)

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