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Midlayer Bottoms

post #1 of 6
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So last year was my first season using shell pants.  I have the Westcomb Revenant Bib.
Under that, I was wearing some 3/4 length merino long johns.  For the most part, I was fairly comfortable.  However, on those really cold days, I was getting pretty chilled  on my legs, especially riding the lifts.

I've been looking at getting some kind of midlayer (or thicker base layer).  Suggestions? Especially looking for 3/4 lengths so they don't have to tuck into the boots.

I read some good reviews on the Arcteryx Rho bottoms, but it looks like they stopped making the 3/4 length versions.
I can get a deal on them, so I'm considering having them hemmed at the calves to make my own 3/4 length ones. 

post #2 of 6

Icebreaker have 3/4 length bottoms.  If you want to get a little creative, buy an UnderArmour 3.0 bottom and just fold the calf legs back up toward the thighs to create a 3/4 length.  Or bring them to a tailor/seamstress to cut/hem into a 3/4.  Some may scoff at the UA stuff, and while it doesn't have some of the pros of the merino stuff, they are stinking warm, particularly the Base 3.0 gear.

post #3 of 6

Just add a light weight long john under your midweights. Very little extra bulk and very toasty results. For extremely cold weather, add something like a puff ball pant over your long johns. Yes, it's a little bulky, but warm is warm is warm. 

post #4 of 6

Polartec Power Stretch.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Well, picked up some Arcteryx Rho AR.  They've arrived, and are really nice.
However, noticed my old MEC Khamsin pants are also Polartec Power Stretch, so I'll get those hemmed to 3/4 and keep the Rho for other uses.

post #6 of 6

Midweight or heavyweight fleece.  I'm not suprised you would be cold just wearing some thin wool baselayer against your cold shell.  You really need a midlayer to insulate.

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