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    Winter Clothing

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    Hey hey! Today was my first wintery commute. I wore my long fingered gloves, my terry knickers (wished I'd had my ibex wool instead!) some smartwool striped knee socks that I bought right here on TE, a lightweight smartwool cap and finally my rainypass raincoat that i bought here on TE.
    and it was NIPPY. oh, i wore a Merino wool sweater as well (lightweight )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biciclista View Post
    Hey hey! Today was my first wintery commute. I wore my long fingered gloves, my terry knickers (wished I'd had my ibex wool instead!) some smartwool striped knee socks that I bought right here on TE, a lightweight smartwool cap and finally my rainypass raincoat that i bought here on TE.
    and it was NIPPY. oh, i wore a Merino wool sweater as well (lightweight )
    How chilly was it? I'm trying to get a sense of what gets worn at what temps.... Thanks!

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    Becky, we're all different. It was in the middle to high 40's this morning.
    and below 40, I have a lot of trouble with eyes and nose running and glasses fogging up.
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    Oh, absolutely! I'd have definitely wanted more than knicks in the 40s!

    I admire you for commuting in the 40s. That's my goal this winter, but I'm already whining about being chilly in the morning, and it's only in the 50s

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    Ok, I am in the watery eye club. I'd like to wear some goggle style glasses this winter. Any suggestions?

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    I have a pair of sunglasses with very vented lenses -- the model is Tifosi Slip -- and I wear them in cold weather (below 40). When it hits 15, the Slips fog up at stoplights too. Then I switch to big dorky alpine ski goggles ... (I actually have a WSD pair by UVEX that isn't uber-huge for ski goggles, but they still look a tad dorky on the bike I"m sure).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundial View Post
    Ok, I am in the watery eye club. I'd like to wear some goggle style glasses this winter. Any suggestions?
    I LOVE these:
    http://www.eagleeyes.com/products/staclips/fitons.lasso
    I wear them over my regular eyeglasses.
    ---no more pebbles/bugs hitting my prescription lenses at 30mph
    ---no sun glare or sun blindness
    ---no tearing eyes from the wind anymore
    ---no more freezing eyeglasses frame hurting my face
    ---no more cold weather fogging
    ---they look stylish and oddly they don't look too huge on me either even though they fit over my regular glasses.

    I wore my first pair for 2 years and I got a second pair now just in case something happens to my first pair.
    I like the "amber" lenses because everything looks lovely and golden like at sunset.
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    Question wool allergy & merino wool...

    I know wool is very popular for warmth in the winter. Normally, I am allergic to wool. Even the pretty cashmere sweaters that are soft at the fashion stores break me out in itchy red hives (I try, but never make it past the dressing room *sigh*) . From what I hear, merino wool, which a lot of the wool products featured here on TE are made of, are suppose to be non-itchy??? It makes me wonder if there could be "wool hope" for me in that regard. Any opinions from the wool queens of TE?

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    I generally itch from wool, but *most* merino is OK... that is, I can wear it without anything underneath it. Sometimes, it's hard to tell. I bought 2 Ibex t shirts that felt very soft in the store, but bother me when I wear them. They are softening, though, with washing. I have a couple of merino cycling jerseys that are just fine and several nice sweaters that I wear all of the time.
    Keep trying.

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    a lot of the wool products I wear (like my bra!) are not itchy at all. You will just have to buy something from Ibex. if you don't like it you can always sell it used here on TE
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    I can say that one of Ibex's very SOFTEST merino tops is their "Kate":
    Kate

    I realize it is expensive, but perhaps you could just try it on and see what it feels like.
    Their "woolies" base layer item are pretty thin and soft too....snuggly.
    Sometimes you can find Ibex items on sale online in various other places too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BleeckerSt_Girl View Post
    Ooh, that reminds me--my fly fishing glasses. They look very similar to yours. Thanks for the tip!

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    I made my first trip to Goodwill of the season looking for merino sweaters. Found 2 men's smalls,one black, one gray. I by-passed a cashmere due to a hole.

    So now I need some chilly weather.

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    Thx to the ladies above that posted about the merino maybe not being itchy for my normal wool allergy, and some specific product picks . I have my eye on some things. I'll report back on the itch factor when the time comes.

 

 

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