Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
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!! What do you mean what do I mean?
Last edited by FlyGap; 10-17-2012 at 05:46 PM.