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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Heated clothing?

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    Hello everybody,

    Since it is very cold out here where i live and I still want to train,
    a friend of mine told me something about heated clothing, does anybody here has any expierience with that?
    I am wondering if it is comfortable and easy to train with, he told me it is better to train with that,so I'm curious to know your opinion.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Uncanny Valley
    How cold is very cold?

    Unheated clothing shouldn't be a limiting factor for training in most climates in the world. In the winter it can be too icy, too dark, cleared traffic lanes can be too narrow, or if you have asthma you may not want to exert yourself in the cold. But you should be able to easily generate enough body heat to stay warm with the right clothing. (Check out the "Wool Weenies" thread...)

    I've worn heated motorcycling gloves and DH has a vest. But those are for motorcycling when wind chills are extreme and you're not usually getting higher than about a Zone 2 heartrate (unless maybe if you're ice racing...). Besides it really not being necessary, I can't imagine carrying around a battery pack big enough to keep it running!
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Well, generating enough body heat is not the big problem. My friend has a heated body layer and he says it's ideal for starting your training and when you stop, for provisioning for example... it's adjustable
    I don't know what the brand was, i'll ask

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Oslo, Norway
    Quote Originally Posted by yvette123 View Post
    Well, generating enough body heat is not the big problem.
    I honestly can't imagine why generating body heat shouldn't be enough. How cold do you mean? I bike down to -15 deg C and XC ski below that, and the problem is keeping dry, because you can't help generating excess heat if you're working hard enough to call it training. Feet can get cold if constricted in biking shoes, but that's a bit different, and I still would rather reckon on good insulation than a dodgy battery pack.
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

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