BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by sniper 55 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:35 pm

I'ne not tried the under armour ones, I've got a civi "wicking" teeshirt which seems ok, but I find it a bit warm for summer use.

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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by shocker » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:16 pm

One of the "discounter" supermarkets has some Merino stuff listed as "mid-layer" at the moment, costing about £25 each top or, well, not top. I went to Aldi last night but none to see, so maybe its Lidl. That or I was a day early.

Whichever way up, I cocked it up and spent all my cash on food. Again. :oops:

edit : had another look online - is this https://www.aldi.co.uk/crane-men%27s-me ... 7129418500 the kind of thing you use, Seth ?
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Post by sethorly » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:24 pm

I'm sure the ones some of us on here bought a couple of months ago were labelled base layer. If they're widening the range that's great. I prefer an ordinary fleece for my mid layer as the UK isn't that cold so often I only need 2 layers, and I want that 2nd layer to be reasonably waterproof, and fully zippable for when the sun suddenly appears or when you get to the end of your walk and you want to vent that moisture.
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Post by shocker » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:56 pm

Thanks, knowing that I will hold off until I see some base layer stuff then ;)
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by tarmactatt » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:12 pm

shocker wrote:I spent enough time in muddy holes in cotton clothing to have a healthy dislike for the clammy, slow drying stuff. Goretex, fleece/fibrepile and synthetic under layers for me, whilst on the move. Plus it dries quicker and packs down smaller. Cotton is good for dry kit for the night, I reckon. Avoid mixed fibres as they give the worst of both worlds. My 10 pence.
Wholeheartedly agree regarding cotton mixes. I find merino-poly mix base layers are a lot more hardwearing than the (expensive) 100% merino stuff.

I'm a fan of Uniqlo heattech baselayers for the outdoorsy stuff I do, I'm on the skinny side and not too sweaty unless running, so your milage may vary regarding "wicking" and all the other marking terms the manufacturers like to use!

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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by kevprep85 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:35 am

i know this might sound silly but ive found that with thermalson when im walking they tend to twist and constrict. i prefer a couple of cheap pairs of novelty pjs works better for me.
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by QUAID » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:36 pm

Ever since wearing Merino wool long sleeve T-shirts, i wouldnt go back to cotton...
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by fez » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:48 pm

If anyone is interested TKMax have got some base layer stuff in, Hind,(£7.99) Under Armour etc. Nice cheap way of trying stuff out to see what works in different conditions and jobs!
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by xplosiv1 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Deeps wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:46 pm
featherstick wrote:Me too, Shocker, me too.

Wool underlayer (Endicotts do a dirt-cheap Italian undershirt, I have several and they are very good, no connection etc.) then fleece layers to take off/put on. I've gone off wool jumpers, I have a couple but rarely wear them anymore as even cheap fleece is so good now. All finished off with a light anorak and w'proof trousers if necessary, and sealed with scarves, hats, neck-tubes if necessary.
I've found that I prefer to go 'light', while on the move its the one base layer, if its cold/wet I'll have a fouly on over it but as a sweat monster I prefer to keep it to a minimum. As soon as I stop I put a fleece on, other midlayer options are available of course. ;)
I'm the same, if you sweat there is really nothing you can do, no amount of vents in a jacket is going to prevent it. I just get on with it then when I stop change into a dry base layer +mid if needed.

for base layer I normally go synthetic (high wick, fast dry) type depends on season, loose fit in summer and tight fit thermal or compression in winter.
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by Deeps » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:25 pm

xplosiv1 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Deeps wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:46 pm

I've found that I prefer to go 'light', while on the move its the one base layer, if its cold/wet I'll have a fouly on over it but as a sweat monster I prefer to keep it to a minimum. As soon as I stop I put a fleece on, other midlayer options are available of course. ;)
I'm the same, if you sweat there is really nothing you can do, no amount of vents in a jacket is going to prevent it. I just get on with it then when I stop change into a dry base layer +mid if needed.

for base layer I normally go synthetic (high wick, fast dry) type depends on season, loose fit in summer and tight fit thermal or compression in winter.
I hear ya brother, synthetic long sleeved T shirt, if its cold I'll maybe have a short sleeved T shirt over it. The other week when I was to-ing and fro-ing from a bothy I was drying them and swapping them round. I keep a small towel to hand to wipe the sweat off my face too.

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