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post #31 of 51 Old 10-17-2012, 01:54 PM
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I might give them a try this winter. My daughter used to run cross country and she had UA. The Cuddl Duds have been very nice but if we end up with a COLD winter this year I may have to step up the game. Last year I didn't have the guts to ride by myself. I have worked on that a bunch this year and feel comfortable going it alone so I won't be restrained next year by not having someone to ride with because "it is too cold!"
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post #32 of 51 Old 10-17-2012, 04:44 PM
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Yep, southern cold is entirely different. Humid cold, even 35 degrees, is miserable and sinks into your bones. I have hiked and lived in Montana and Wyoming and I'll gladly take dry freezing over humid chilly any day.

BUT, I don't ever get cold. I love love love cold weather, heat makes me sick!

I can't stand anything that rustles. So I primarily ride in nice fleece, patagonia is my fave. I do have a couple wind/rain jackets I roll up and take with me but it's gotta pour before I put one on. I like under armor BUT it makes me itch and burns where I sit and touch the saddle, lol. So mostly I use lightweight super thin leggings under my jeans and wool socks. DH and I look hilarious because he's typically bundled up for the arctic and I just ride in a jacket. Boot warmers get me through without having to wear too much.
I wish they made better brushed canvas type waterproof material with down filler jackets, I can't STAND the noise silky stuff makes!!!! I bought a high dollar long parka from Patagonia and I love how I just feel normal in it, not warm or cool, but it's soo loud!

A week ago it got down into the upper 20's and I put on a huge puffy jacket to go check the horses, FREAKED them out! Usually I'm in a smooth robe and they just couldn't wrap their brains around the fact that I looked like a giant brown bear! At one point DD's gelding acted like he was going to attack before he figured out it was just me!

You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!!
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post #33 of 51 Old 10-17-2012, 05:14 PM
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I have the wool lined Carhartt jackets..It's a little thicker than some but it's quiet and warm.

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post #34 of 51 Old 10-17-2012, 05:24 PM
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Do they feel stiff to to you? Maybe I need to wash one 1,000 times!

I have a nice vintage fleece lined denim wrangler, it's good, buuuttttt I got to loose a few to get back in it!
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post #35 of 51 Old 10-18-2012, 11:51 PM
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Mine did feel a little stiff at first but when it got to the point of wearing it everyday it worked out..The outside is still stiff but it moves freely with my movements..I wont run barrels with it on though, I had a bad experience with it. I was leaning down going from one barrel to the next and when I tried to sit for the turn my jacket caught on my saddle horn and I couldn't get off of it so I was held down until I finished my run.. I didn't get hurt but I just will now take it off before a run..

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post #36 of 51 Old 10-19-2012, 04:50 PM
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I am also a fan of ski clothes for winter horse activities. Mt. Horse makes a great winter riding boot. And my main winter necessity are ear muffs. I may look silly, but with my ears pierced 10 times, it hurts when the metal freezes!

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post #37 of 51 Old 10-19-2012, 05:01 PM
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Yep, southern cold is entirely different. Humid cold, even 35 degrees, is miserable and sinks into your bones. I have hiked and lived in Montana and Wyoming and I'll gladly take dry freezing over humid chilly any day.

BUT, I don't ever get cold. I love love love cold weather, heat makes me sick!

I can't stand anything that rustles. So I primarily ride in nice fleece, patagonia is my fave. I do have a couple wind/rain jackets I roll up and take with me but it's gotta pour before I put one on. I like under armor BUT it makes me itch and burns where I sit and touch the saddle, lol. So mostly I use lightweight super thin leggings under my jeans and wool socks. DH and I look hilarious because he's typically bundled up for the arctic and I just ride in a jacket. Boot warmers get me through without having to wear too much.
I wish they made better brushed canvas type waterproof material with down filler jackets, I can't STAND the noise silky stuff makes!!!! I bought a high dollar long parka from Patagonia and I love how I just feel normal in it, not warm or cool, but it's soo loud!

A week ago it got down into the upper 20's and I put on a huge puffy jacket to go check the horses, FREAKED them out! Usually I'm in a smooth robe and they just couldn't wrap their brains around the fact that I looked like a giant brown bear! At one point DD's gelding acted like he was going to attack before he figured out it was just me!
and the only way to get it out is a shot of CROWN ROYAL. Well,,,,,, maybe two or three.
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post #38 of 51 Old 10-22-2012, 12:01 PM
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Ha Ha DR!!! Yep, a good stiff drink next to the fireplace is good for almost all climates!!

GUYS/GALS WHO LIKE Under Armour and warm stuff!!!! Just saw this today!

Bargain Outfitters is having a fall sale. Not sure how the prices compare for where you buy it but some of these look good to me.
Bargain Outfitters - Bargains, Discounts, Markdowns, Deals, on Boots, Clothing, Outdoor Gear at Bargain Outfitters.

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post #39 of 51 Old 10-22-2012, 01:10 PM
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Drinking alcohol is great way to invite frostbite.

Pierced earrings are also a no go. I only have the one basic set but I quit wearing them when I worked outside. Sucks too much heat from you.

New England cold is damp cold. Nothing like out west. On the bright side it is always snowman making snow. But it's hard to roll a big snowball when the snow is over your head.

Frostbite stinks. Takes years and years to really heal and then you refreeze much easier. I froze the tips of a couple fingers one year bringing my car battery inside when it was -38. My hands hurt now once the temp drops much below 50.
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Drinking alcohol is great way to invite frostbite.

Pierced earrings are also a no go. I only have the one basic set but I quit wearing them when I worked outside. Sucks too much heat from you.

New England cold is damp cold. Nothing like out west. On the bright side it is always snowman making snow. But it's hard to roll a big snowball when the snow is over your head.

Frostbite stinks. Takes years and years to really heal and then you refreeze much easier. I froze the tips of a couple fingers one year bringing my car battery inside when it was -38. My hands hurt now once the temp drops much below 50.
Ouch! I never want to get that cold!
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