There is some science here, not just opinions. The idea is to get moisture away from your body. If it stays in the first layer next to the skin, it will eventually start to evaporate which generates cold. So polypropylene underwear next to the skin (or, more expensive, silk) to wick moisture away. Then polar fleece insulation layers (more polypropylene) to keep the moisture on its outward journey. Finally, gore-tex shell or the equivalent. Gore-tex allows moisture as vapor to pass out but prevents moisture as water from coming in. Modern clothing for cold weather sports is a miracle compared to the stuff available forty years ago. Get with the program and be comfortable.
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11/13/07 at 10:58pm