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post #1 of 14
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Call me vain, but I'm tired of pulling off my jacket to eat and having my fleece look like it's painted onto my fat stomach.

I have an REI expedition weight fleece pullover that I wear under my La grave shell.  As a general rule it's too hot.  As a given, it's tight.  I hate coming in to sit down for lunch and roll around looking like I had three people help me into it.  No it's not restrictive, i'm just a big boy in a short frame.

Easy answer....lose some weight.  Well, while it's in process, it's not going to happen by the end of this ski season, so i'm in search of a loose fitting layer for under my jacket. 

Maybe "loose" can't be unsed in combination with "base layer" and I'll have to figure something else out.  Usually it's just the rei fleece or long sleeve wool long underwear that I am wearing.  With that jacket (even though it's only a shell) I've yet to be cold.

Shoot, maybe I need to start thinking 3 layers, but just real light stuff:  skin tight, loose fitting, then shell.

If anyone has some good ideas, let me know.  Every ski shop in the area has stuff for the slender guys, but my moobs and stomach belong behind some loose fitting stuff, not out in the open while people are trying to enjoy a $15.00 hamburger at the top of the mountain.
post #2 of 14
in the lodge a guy should be wearing something real under the shell, a classic-retro sweater, or something genuine from Peru or something. not a plastic undershirt. then you be rockin'.

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Originally Posted by tictactug View Post

Call me vain, but I'm tired of pulling off my jacket to eat and having my fleece look like it's painted onto my fat stomach.

 
post #3 of 14
Vain? lets be honest, a little embarrassed?  OK, enough abusing the noob..  Keep up the good work.

A base layer should be tight. it's function is to wick away moisture to the next layer that wicks that to the next or outer layer. the base layer is usually a very thin and lightweight shirt like a arc rho lt or Pati R1 or P2 http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/product/mens-capilene-baselayer-2-crew?p=44810-0-029&pcc=1128

http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?Mens/Base_Layer/Rho-LT-Zip

so try wearing a tight base layer and then a mid-layer under your shell. It should help to "fix the problem"
post #4 of 14
Spot-On Finn,,,,,,
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Embarrassed, maybe; not wanting to look like the michelin man stuffed in a spandex shirt, you bet.

 

I guess I will just have to start going 3 layers.  I was always just concerned that I would overheat with a base, mid, and shell.

 

I am more used to staying warm, but in a non-active capacity (duck hunting in 10 degrees where you sit in one spot for extended periods of time).

 

Thanks for the info. 

post #6 of 14
Bro'  get your ass up and catch the F'ing ducks by hand!  Too much sitting around! You will drop pounds in no time!  (couldn't help myself)

I actually prefer base, mid and shell.  Better wicking and you can ditch a layer if needed.  Ok, a ultra thin base layer and a mid layer, Pati R 2-3 should be fine, a little looser option is an Arc' Teryx Delta LT top.  You don't need a thick fleece, not necessary at all. What shell you wearing?

http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Arcteryx-Men-s-Delta-LT-Zip_10088987____?cm_mmc=CSE-_-GoogleBase-_-na-_-Arcteryx-Men-s-Delta-LT-Zip&ad_id=GoogleBase


There are others but this is a good way to dress with a looser fit.
post #7 of 14
Exped weight fleece is heavy duty stuff. Thats an insullation layer, not a base layer in my book. 

As for fit, why not just go 1 size larger? Base layer is not supposed to be tight. Its supposed to fit comfortably without being baggy.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Exped weight fleece is heavy duty stuff. Thats an insullation layer, not a base layer in my book. 

^ This.
post #9 of 14
To the OP:  the problem with loose fits is that they ride up when worn underneath, and bind in the shoulder and underarm areas.

Have you considered a 3-way:  semi-compression -thin- first layer,  Zero or R1 weight second layer?
post #10 of 14
Comprex has the point---you need a tight fitting first layer to wick you dry and keep your skin totally covered with a non-moving base layer.  I have a similar issue--not wanting to wear undewear in the lodge.  I wear a thin first layer, patagonia 1 short sleeve capaline and then bottoms based on temp, then something long sleeve thin and loose fitting like a LLbean Timberledge shirt for the lodge strip down, North Face has something similar.  Next an insualtion layer based on temp, which can be a fleece sweater, light fleece jacket, etc. and then a shell.  This system takes me from 50 to 0 degrees.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

Bro'  get your ass up and catch the F'ing ducks by hand!  Too much sitting around! You will drop pounds in no time!  (couldn't help myself)

I actually prefer base, mid and shell.  Better wicking and you can ditch a layer if needed.  Ok, a ultra thin base layer and a mid layer, Pati R 2-3 should be fine, a little looser option is an Arc' Teryx Delta LT top.  You don't need a thick fleece, not necessary at all. What shell you wearing?

http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Arcteryx-Men-s-Delta-LT-Zip_10088987____?cm_mmc=CSE-_-GoogleBase-_-na-_-Arcteryx-Men-s-Delta-LT-Zip&ad_id=GoogleBase


There are others but this is a good way to dress with a looser fit.
 

My Browning likes to reach up and grab the ducks for me.  Then my dog brings them back.... 

As far as my shell, it's a Marmot La Grave gore-tex soft shell.  Just got the jacket last year and love it.  Even when I get hot, it breaths pretty well.  Only really notice a little condensation in the forearm area.
post #12 of 14
Cool, I used to shoot a lot of Sporting clays and prefer my Ceasar Guerini 32" bbls 12ga http://www.gueriniusa.com/gun_models/summit_ltd/SummitLtd.shtml

Great shell, I would try the two layers (base, mid )method. Cheers!  let us know how it goes.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

Finn,

 

Your gun's got me beat by a long shot.  Best I've got for clays is a 28" Citori 425 ported.  Too nice to take out in the sand and mud.

Running out today to get something, now that I know what I'm looking for.

 

Crystal just got 20" of new, so it's is a go for me and the kids this weekend.

post #14 of 14
its a sweet gun for sure but not a working gun by any means. If you get into clays, you have to go at least 30".  Nothing wrong with a citori! Nice gun.  Brownies are great guns, the Italians just fit me better, Berreta family makes all of them pretty much all out of Brescia Italy. CG is like a 2nd cousin of the Berreta family.  IT's kindof like the ski boot industry- also all out of one region in Italy
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