ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Australia
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-12-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
arborsmarty OP
WFO
 
arborsmarty's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Gawler South Australia
Oddometer: 339
Cotton Kills!!

In the hiking and mountaineering communities there is an old saying that "cotton kills." I see many riders in my travels wearing expensive waterproof jackets, pants, boots, gloves, etc. only to see them wearing under layers made of cotton. Cotton does not wick moisture away from the skin well, is extremely heavy when wet and takes two forevers to dry out and three forevers if the air is damp. Spending a night out in a relatively cold remote area in wet/damp clothing can result in death by hypothermia. This could potentially happen after a crash, becoming lost and/or out of fuel.

A test is to throw a cotton jumper and a fleece jumper in the wash simultaneously. When you get them out the fleece jumper could almost be worn immediately (if your machine has a decent spin cycle) and the cotton jumper will weigh about two kilos and and will not dry in damp conditions. Do a Google search on "cotton kills" and you will be amazed.

What is the world of ADV wearing for under layers and where are inmates finding good bargains on quality synthetic under layers, socks and underwear?
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!!
arborsmarty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
davorallyfan
Commonist
 
davorallyfan's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Capitalist
Oddometer: 15,528
Merino is not synthetic. It tastes great too.

__________________
7th Day Adventourist.
Yah missus wears an Aldi bra.
Terrafied
davorallyfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:31 AM   #3
Chop Chop
Hector erector
 
Chop Chop's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Sunny Coast, Qld Aust
Oddometer: 1,607
Icebreaker for me when I can find it on special.
__________________
.

If you don't want the piss taken, stop giving it away!
Chop Chop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:35 AM   #4
Brute
Melbourne , outer east .
 
Brute's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Oddometer: 1,023
Synthetic also has its dangers , don't catch fire while wearing it .
Brute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:37 AM   #5
stujamur
Havin the craic
 
stujamur's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Brisbane north side
Oddometer: 1,119
I bought some slazengers tight skins type pants from big w . I am not sure if they keep you cooler in summer but when i got wet and it was cold i reckon they acted like a wet suit and kept my legs warm .

What material in t shirts is the go then ?
__________________
Now were motorin !
stujamur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:41 AM   #6
GodSilla
I did that.
 
GodSilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Village Idiot's residence
Oddometer: 7,317
Polypropelene thermals for me, ultra-quick drying, and currently $10 a garment at Kathmandhu. I just got a couple of pairs of longjohns, might pick up a couple more at those prices.
__________________
Death to Turnips.
GodSilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:42 AM   #7
prestonpaul
What?
 
prestonpaul's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Kennedys Creek
Oddometer: 1,457
Wool is the go. Dosn't get stinky like synthetics, and its flame retardant.
If you are In a major capital city, see if there is an icebreaker outlet store, plenty of good bargains to be had there.
__________________
Mostly harmless.
prestonpaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:51 AM   #8
PeterW
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Oddometer: 2,453
Collection of geriatric shoemakers there ....

Gear I used to wear in riding in NZ (in snow) was woolen long johns - with the classic (made of cotton) 'string vest' underneath. Admitted, there were three other layers on top. Wonderful, warm, comfortable, sweat evaporated normally etc.

In Oz I wear denim/kevlar jeans because they are the only thing I can find that wicks moisture away from my legs. Anything else I've tried cooks me.




Pete
PeterW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:59 AM   #9
PBee
______________
 
PBee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Kersbrook
Oddometer: 8,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterW View Post
woolen long johns

In Oz I wear denim/kevlar jeans because they are the only thing I can find that wicks moisture away from my legs. Anything else I've tried cooks me.


Pete
Yes & Yes.

Nice attention grabbing thread name there Gaz!
__________________


QUORN SCHITZEL CLUB Est 2011. N
When in the FLINDERS RANGES SA stay at the
ANGORICHINA VILLAGE

PBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:08 AM   #10
prestonpaul
What?
 
prestonpaul's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Kennedys Creek
Oddometer: 1,457
I should add, I've bought merino thermals from this mob on eBay as well, top quality, comfy, nice and thick and Australian made as well. Hard to beat in my opinion
__________________
Mostly harmless.
prestonpaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:17 AM   #11
outback jack
Beastly Adventurer
 
outback jack's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Central outback QLD.
Oddometer: 6,646
What! when was the last time you got crutch rot wearing cotton?
__________________
There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.


CCC ride Cattle, Coal & Cane or Captains Crossing & Castlemaine.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post17025601
outback jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 03:24 AM   #12
arborsmarty OP
WFO
 
arborsmarty's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Gawler South Australia
Oddometer: 339
knickers

Personally, when I am doing any outdoor activities, I am cotton free right down to my knickers. I am currently using Bonds brand knickers made of nylon/elastane. (sorry no pics) They are comfy, dry quickly and I find them on sale periodically at Big Dub. I have also been finding excellent off-season bargains at the local outdoor shops such as Mountain Designs and Ray's Outdoors.

I have also found great bargains searching "vented shirts" "travel wear" on Ebay. Don't be fooled by them. Some are made of cotton or are of a cotton blend.

Ditch the cotton and you will travel warm, light and dry.
__________________
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!!
arborsmarty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 03:27 AM   #13
PBee
______________
 
PBee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Kersbrook
Oddometer: 8,434
Now you've fuckd it, I aint talking jocks wid youse blokes............:ymca
__________________


QUORN SCHITZEL CLUB Est 2011. N
When in the FLINDERS RANGES SA stay at the
ANGORICHINA VILLAGE

PBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 03:36 AM   #14
davorallyfan
Commonist
 
davorallyfan's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Capitalist
Oddometer: 15,528
Thumb

Animal pelts

Kill animals

With pellets.
__________________
7th Day Adventourist.
Yah missus wears an Aldi bra.
Terrafied
davorallyfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 03:39 AM   #15
davorallyfan
Commonist
 
davorallyfan's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Capitalist
Oddometer: 15,528
Quote:
Originally Posted by arborsmarty View Post
In the hiking and mountaineering communities there is an old saying that "cotton kills." I see many riders in my travels wearing expensive waterproof jackets, pants, boots, gloves, etc. only to see them wearing under layers made of cotton. Cotton does not wick moisture away from the skin well, is extremely heavy when wet and takes two forevers to dry out and three forevers if the air is damp. Spending a night out in a relatively cold remote area in wet/damp clothing can result in death by hypothermia. This could potentially happen after a crash, becoming lost and/or out of fuel.

A test is to throw a cotton jumper and a fleece jumper in the wash simultaneously. When you get them out the fleece jumper could almost be worn immediately (if your machine has a decent spin cycle) and the cotton jumper will weigh about two kilos and and will not dry in damp conditions. Do a Google search on "cotton kills" and you will be amazed.

What is the world of ADV wearing for under layers and where are inmates finding good bargains on quality synthetic under layers, socks and underwear?

How is Murray St tonight!
__________________
7th Day Adventourist.
Yah missus wears an Aldi bra.
Terrafied
davorallyfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014