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post #1 of 14 Old 10-27-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Warm without the bulk?

Hey Guys,
Winter is coming soon and I just wanted to know suggestions on how you guys keep warm during the winter and clothing you wear.
I am looking for..
--winter breeches

Basically everything lol. Non bulky things would be great. Under $50 for the first 3 each and up to $100 on the boots.
Thanks so much!!

(I live in the Midwest, we get weather in the 10's!)

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-27-2012, 10:37 PM
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Walmart has great socks in their camping section. They're wool but they're not at all itchy and they are very very warm.

Instead of breeches, I wear slim leg jeans (so they fit under my tall boots) and wear suede chaps. If I am particularly cold, I'll wear some leggings under the jeans (the spandex kind).

For a coat, I bought a coat that warehouse people use when they work in a freezer all day. Refrigewear or something like that (I don't have the coat handy). It's rated for up to -20F!

For gloves, I bought Under Armour glove liners and have a pair of SSG winter gloves.

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Carhartt's........can't live without 'em. Under Armour long underwear. LL Bean Boots.

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post #4 of 14 Old 10-27-2012, 11:03 PM
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Honestly, don't skimp on buying a warm coat and warm boots. My last coat lasted me for 10 years (it was just replaced when my lovely other half bought me a very warm new barn coat) and good boots are worth their weight in gold. Look at coats with a temperature rating - mine, for example, is rated to -40 - and bungee cord things that do up around the waist and head/neck are truly a bonus as it keeps the wind from whipping in from those openings.
For boots, I've had great luck with Sorel (sp?) for everyday and Mountain Horse for riding, but I've heard great things about Muck Boots, too.
As for winter riding apparel, I strongly suggest buying some long johns. Look for stuff with Thinsulate in it - gloves especially.

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I often just get some Under Armor thermal clothes to wear under my pants/breeches and jackets. Socks, walmart has some great ones for cheap.

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I wear a kind of puffy jacket without arms then layer under that it allows me to have more freedom in the shoulder. I ripped it last year so I'm looking for another one Walmart hunting section for the socks they are awesome. My daughter went out and bought me a pair of boots and I was like hmmm I don't know lol the front came up over my knee and had fleece there, I have to say they are very comfortable and surprisingly keep my legs very warm but allow me a lot freedom of movement.
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Muck Brit Colts are great, though a little bulky in the foot. If you have slim calves they might be too big.

Theres a seller on ebay that has them for $69.99.
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post #8 of 14 Old 10-28-2012, 01:21 AM
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Muck Brit Colts are great, though a little bulky in the foot. If you have slim calves they might be too big.

Theres a seller on ebay that has them for $69.99.
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I second this. I have a pair and boy! Those babies keep you warm. Even staying out in 15*F weather for hours, I did not get cold feet. The rest of me was cold, but not my feet!

I have heard that the foot part can get a little big depending on your shoe size (I have the size 7-7.5's and haven't had a problem but I know someone who has them in 9's and says that they're too wide for her saddle's stirrups).
The other thing I've found is that if you're the whole size, you might want to size down unless you're going to be wearing really thick socks all the time - my feet are super wide 7's so I thought getting 7's (since they don't come in half sizes) would be pushing it - a year later mine have stretched out/conformed to my foot enough that my 7's are now on the "too big" side (they were just perfectly roomy when I first got them). When I eventually get another pair, I'll be getting 6's so that when they stretch out, they'll still fit perfectly.

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Hot chili's is another brand of long johns that is favored by the skiers that hasn't come up in any of the winter clothing threads. Also long johns made with real silk but I think those can get pricey.

Don't use footwear that is too small. It will make you cold. You are better off with a poofier sock to take up the slack.

I have a big set of mens stirrups I can switch out so my winter boots don't get stuck.

I have size 9 feet and I know my heavy duty -40 rated muck boots won't fit an english stirrup but my Mt. Horse rimfrosts will. I'm well past worrying about the fashion police at this point in my life and would have no qualms about throwing a big pair of roper stirrups on an english saddle if it would keep me warm. Over the last 45 yrs of riding it has always been my feet that get cold first.
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-28-2012, 08:30 AM
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Despite their claims ,Colts dont really fit a mans foot, I had some and returned them, the foot part is too tight top to bottom,
Cabelas is a good place to shop for good quality warm weather gear. Of curse anythign womens is automatically more expensive. However this is the wrong time of year. But if you dont mind odd ball colors you can get some great deals. Look for the at least 200 weight polar fleece, and the dryplus parka are good items.
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