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  1. #1
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    WARMEST winter tights -- NO chamois ?

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    I am looking for the warmest lady tights you can buy without a chamois. Was thinking about the Assos Uma S5 rated at 0-8 degrees celsius (32 - 46 F) but it seems to only come with a chamois. Other non-padded Assos are not rated down to 0-celsius. Anyone know of other brands I should consider?
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    I really have no idea, but if you don't want a chamois, don't limit yourself to tights designed for cycling. As long as the crotch seams aren't super bulky, whatever chamois you have in your shorts/liner should protect you fine. Have you looked at ski gear?

    ETA: http://shop.craftsports.us/sports/no...orm-tight.html ?
    Last edited by OakLeaf; 10-08-2011 at 10:36 AM.
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    What about Pearl Izumi Amfib? I wore them in 32 degree weather and spitting ice/rain and was too hot.

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    I'll 2nd the PI Amfib tight. I had a pair for a short while, but ended up returning them because they were too slippery on my saddle...but they were definitely warm.
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    I have PI amfib, but my favorites are Sugoi Firewall (mine are at least 6 years old). I see Craft "No excuses cold weather run" tights that looks interesting with the articulated knee.

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    I have a pair of Nike ThermalPro from years ago but I'm not sure if they still make them. I wish I'd been wearing them today. They're fleecy on the inside and super comfortable.

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    I have Lucy Propel Run Tights, which are black with reflective piping and rear zippers at the ankles. They're moisture wicking and water resistant, but not waterproof.
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    You can get the Terry Coldweather tights without a chamois and they are really warm in my opinion. oops, they seem to only be padded these days. I got a pair of unpadded ones on Ebay during the summer. Sorry no help here.

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    +1 to Oak - don't limit yourself to cycling gear. I don't like a chamois in my tights either. I generally use running tights, or for really cold weather I have a pair of paddling pants - I think they are made for wearing under a wetsuit, but they are quite warm and comfy on their own.
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    I second the Sugoi Firewall. I've had mine for years.
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    Another vote for Amfibs. It has to be below freezing before I can wear mine and not roast.

    There's a bunch of windproof insulated tights out there, including those already mentioned by Sugoi and Craft. If you want super-warm, at least some windproofing is the key IMO.

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    Anything by Craft is super warm.
    I'd also look at Ibex. I have a pair I wear X country skiing, but I have worn them cycling on very cold days. They are wool in the front and windproof in the back.
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    I almost bought a pair of Lucy fleece lined pants with zippers. They didn't have the reflective piping on the side but they seemed really comfortable and warm. They seemed reasonably priced to me but they did not have my size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deskrider View Post
    I am looking for the warmest lady tights you can buy without a chamois. Was thinking about the Assos Uma S5 rated at 0-8 degrees celsius (32 - 46 F) but it seems to only come with a chamois. Other non-padded Assos are not rated down to 0-celsius. Anyone know of other brands I should consider?
    I have Sugoi Midzero Zap tights. They're technically running tights, so they don't have a chamois, but do have crotch seams. It's not a problem with the shorts I wear under them. They were fine at 38 and windy, so they're probably fine down to freezing. They're probably too warm for about 45+ (I'd just wear leg warmers!), though.
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    Some of the warmest ones carried by Team Estrogen are (in no particular order):

    No Excuses Cold Weather Run Tight by Craft
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodCR_1901019.html

    Select Thermal Tight by Pearl Izumi
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodPI_12211021.html

    AmFIB Tight by Pearl Izumi
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodPI_4355.html

    Oslo Tights by Louis Garneau
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodLG_1060083.html

    Firewall 220 Tight by Sugoi
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSU_40552F.html

    SubZero Tight and SubZero Zap Tight by Sugoi
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSU_40401F.html
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSU_40462F.html

    The SubZero is warmer than the MidZero

    MidZero Tight and MidZero Zap Tight by Sugoi
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSU_40311F.html
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSU_40331F.html

    Storm Tight by Craft
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodCR_193363.html

    Insulator Expert Tight by CW-X
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodCW_120879.html

    WeatherPro Tight by Shebeest
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSB_2902.html

    For our winters here in Portland, I use the Sugoi MidZero Zap tight and for the coldest days, I wear a Craft longjohn style baselayer under them http://shop.craftsports.us/layer/bas...underpant.html (not carried by Team Estrogen). And wool socks.

    Ride long and stay warm :-)
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