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post #21 of 25 Old 01-07-2019, 07:44 PM
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My bro-in-law says polypropylene socks and long underwear are the hands down best to stay warm when he's out hunting. It's thin and lightweight so good for layering too. I have not tried them yet myself but he has used them for years so something to consider. :)
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post #22 of 25 Old 01-08-2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by LarsonGr1 View Post
I'm starting riding lessons in the middle of winter in Minnesota....crazy, I know.

No, not crazy! I live next door in North Dakota and I don't ride indoors (usually) if I ride in the winter.

Never had a problem with my head getting cold under my helmet. I use an ear band designed to be worn under my helmet. I couldn't find a picture of what I have, but it just has a very thin band that goes over the top of my head so there is no bulk under the helmet - yet it keeps my ears warm.

And then I cover my helmet with a helmet cover like this one from Cashel.

Originally Posted by LarsonGr1 View Post

I know that I will dress in layers, with warm socks, long underwear underneath my Wrangler jeans,--with perhaps some thin, low-profile snowpants on colder days--layers on top, etc.

Jeans? Oh no honey, not in the winter. I wear a layer of under armor, followed by a layer of sweatpants, followed by snowpants (if needed). I have these riding snowpants from and they are awesome!

I do wear my cowboy boots for safety reasons, but I will put some Toe warmers on the TOP of my toes and that keeps my toes warm while riding. Then switch to my snowboots when I get off.
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post #23 of 25 Old 01-12-2019, 10:38 AM
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Oversize stirrups allow you to safely wear warm insulated boots that you probably already have.
Test them first to make sure your boots come out easily and safely. My 600 gram Thinsulate hunting boots come out well, but the 1000 gram boots don't.

Google: Trailmax oversize stirrup.

I also picked up a pair of +1 size cowboy boots at Good Will that comfortably hold a couple extra pairs of socks for moderately cold days.
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post #24 of 25 Old 01-13-2019, 10:06 PM
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Greenhawk has a thermal therapy head cap designed for helmets The top is a mesh material so you don't have the extra bulk to deal with. I also like the balclava designed for helmets as It covers more.
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post #25 of 25 Old 01-13-2019, 11:53 PM
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You guys are a lot braver than I am! I only ride when it's 40+F. Of course living in Arizona, I can do that. What keeps me from riding the most in the winter is the footing.....snow/ice/mud. We had some days recently that were in the single digits overnight and I can't imagine riding in single digits, much less below zero! You guys are tough!
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