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Buying CW-X base layer, need info on warmth?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I am considering buying CW-X 3/4 men's stabilyx tights.

I do have however a little dilemma:
They come in two varieties .
- CW-X men's 3/4 length Stabilyx tights

- CW-X men's 3/4 length Insulated Stabilyx tights

Obviously one is insulated and one isn't.
I live in the Northeast and ski there too. It is cold, but nothing crazy. I haven't seen temps below -10* F myself, especially where I ski.. This cold , but not brutal. Plus it isn't like that all the times..

Do I need to buy the insulated ones, or not? Given that I do not have any shell pants. All of my ski pants are insulated. Not a lot , but they do have a little insulation. I like to be warm, but not hot.

So INSULATED OR NOT?
THAT IS THE QUESTION...smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

Thanks for your help.

Regards
Andy
post #2 of 9

I have the insulated ones.  I've worn them under shell pants and insulated pants in a lot of different conditions, and have never had much of a problem with being either too hot or cold.  When it's really warm, I open up the vents in my ski pants, and am still fine with the insulated tights.

post #3 of 9

I'd go with the uninsulated ones, but I run hot.  Also plan on buying a belt to fold them over, the waistband/string on them is completely useless. 

post #4 of 9

I ski in the NE, uninsulated are warm to me. If it's brutal, put fleece mid-layer over them. But how many days does it get seriously cold? 

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much for the replies guys, keep ' em coming.
Cheers..

Regards
Andy
post #6 of 9

I use the insulated - I really would not call them ``insulated``  as the material is lighter than polartec powerstretch.  When its cold, I use additional layers, if its warm, they just go under a shell.

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by canadianskier View Post

I use the insulated - I really would not call them ``insulated``  as the material is lighter than polartec powerstretch.  When its cold, I use additional layers, if its warm, they just go under a shell.

Same here. Although I have both insulated and uninsulated, depending on what was on sale. It's easy to add a layer of polypro or fleece, depending on which pants and what temperature  etc.

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Originally Posted by canadianskier View Post

I use the insulated - I really would not call them ``insulated``  as the material is lighter than polartec powerstretch.  When its cold, I use additional layers, if its warm, they just go under a shell.

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post #9 of 9

Oops. i meant i use the girls' version redface.gif

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