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Old 08-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #292
Using Occam's Razor
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Originally Posted by motoged View Post
I don't know which one of you is in the yellow Darien....and it looks like the armour is out of it (maybe not?).

My recollections of CR is that it was hot and humid ....what was the Darien like in those conditions....?

And were you wet inside just because of the heat/humidity???

Thanks for any insight to temp-appropriate riding gear

That would be me in my trademark dirty yellow Darien. The armor is in it, but the liner is out of it, which may be why it looks like that.

CR has a variety of conditions, which makes it difficult to pack and dress for if your carrying capacity is limited like it is on a bike. From super high heat and humidity at the coast (115deg.) , to the mountains which are cool in the morning (45 deg) and hot and humid (90+) in the afternoons, plus the rain factor. I found the Darien without the liner to be a reasonable solution....Nothing that I can think of would be perfect, there's just too broad a set of conditions. There was quite a bit of discussion about this earlier in the RR which you can look back at. One important point: In the high,high heat..wearing less is not necessarily a good thing, unless you're hanging at the beach. Mesh is not a good idea. Not saying you will be comfortable, but you can manage. Bring polypropolene layers for underneath the Darien or the like.

I'm not sure about your reference to me being wet. We got rained on HARD and eventually anything will leak, maybe that's what you're talking about, but we were always damp, from sweat.

I hope that helps...
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