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Old 08-13-2014, 05:52 AM   #1
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Mid-layer under a Klim jacket suggestions

Just got a Klim Latitude jacket/pants yesterday, wore it to work this morning at 52 degrees. Base layer of a Minus 33 lightweight merino wool shirt, cotton t-shirt on top of that. Little cold by the time I got to work, didn't feel like layering with a heated jacket underneath the Latitude just yet.

Curious as to what you Klim and other shell jacket wearers are using for a MID-LAYER, that will do well to keep you warm, but allow the base to get rid of perspiration but not cause you to sweat to death under the Latitude.

Another layer of Merino for a shirt? Or just upgrade the base layer to a midweight?
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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My latitude is too big for my neck so I have found wearing a buff http://www.mybuff.com.au/how-to-wear/motorcycle/
prevents a lot of cold air coming down into the jacket.

Then I just wear a polar fleece was well.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:05 AM   #3
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I wore a Columbia Gate Racer soft shell under my Latitude on chillier days.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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My latitude is too big for my neck so I have found wearing a buff http://www.mybuff.com.au/how-to-wear/motorcycle/
prevents a lot of cold air coming down into the jacket.

Then I just wear a polar fleece was well.
from the buff.com.au website: "Wicks moisture and cools you in the heat"

be careful of this. i just completed a four-day, 1100-mile trip through VA and it rained most of the time. i had a klim neck gaiter on and it wick'd alright.... wick'd all the rain down into my chest under my jacket, which BTW is a latitude, but that would have happened under any jacket.

i'm looking for a waterproof neck gaiter or balaclava. i think rev'it has one that looks promising.

i know this doesn't answer your question about base layers, but i wanted to mention it.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:27 AM   #5
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It really depends on just how cold it is. I'll wear anything from a merino base, maybe add a fleece, or if it's really cold, I'll wear a merino base with a heated jacket. That is actually a good combo as it adds just a touch of warmth without plugging in, and then if you do get chilled you can turn it on and be as warm as you like.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:31 AM   #6
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i have had the latitude jacket since last winter, and i have found that a gerbing heated jacket liner over a merino wool LS mid-weight and under a fleece or windblock kept me warm as toast.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #7
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Arcteryx Atom Lt

So, I think I found the perfect insulating mid-layer that I wear under my Klim gear. It's the Arcteryx Atom Lt. It's super light, doesn't get bound up inside the sleeves, not bulky, breathes well and it's the perfect level of warm for those times when a heated liner is too much.

http://leaf.arcteryx.com/product.asp...Atom-LT-Jacket
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:49 AM   #8
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Good ideas fellows, and also appreciate the brand/model point outs and the links. Keep the ideas coming. At this point, I'd go with my Warm-N-Safe heated jacket as a mid, but was wondering if anybody had found something not in jacket form. A thicker fleece shirt could work.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:02 AM   #9
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Good ideas fellows, and also appreciate the brand/model point outs and the links. Keep the ideas coming. At this point, I'd go with my Warm-N-Safe heated jacket as a mid, but was wondering if anybody had found something not in jacket form. A thicker fleece shirt could work.
I wear a thick fleece down to about 40 F, then I'm looking at wearing my Gerbing's heated jacket (essentially the same thing as your Warm-N-Safe).
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:49 PM   #10
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If you get fleece,go for Goretex windstopper material,or similar.

That Arcteryx jacket looks nice and their stuff is top notch,but is $$$(I own a $300 Arcteryx rain shell bought for a whole lot less at an REI garage sale)

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Old 08-13-2014, 05:35 PM   #11
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If you get fleece,go for Goretex windstopper material,or similar.

Got a specific cheap recommendation?
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:29 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=NeptuneTriton;24836623][SIZE="3"]So, I think I found the perfect insulating mid-layer that I wear under my Klim gear. It's the Arcteryx Atom Lt. It's super light, doesn't get bound up inside the sleeves, not bulky, breathes well and it's the perfect level of warm for those times when a heated liner is too much.

I have one of those. Perfect for under a riding jacket. The fit is superior to most everything else and it can be stuffed into a small space.
A fleece jacket takes up too much room in the luggage when its not being worn
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:50 PM   #13
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I use to use fleece, but never again. Get a Nano Puff from Patagonia.

It self stores to about the size of a can of peas, it weighs next to nothing, it keeps its insulation properties when wet, and most important, it fills the voids inside a jacket and stops all drafts!

By far the best insulating layer I have ever used.

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/...over?p=84021-0

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:06 PM   #14
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Got a specific cheap recommendation?
http://www.google.com/search?q=gore+...leece&tbm=shop

Looks like some good prices.
Buying anything Gore new is more dollars,as you may know from the high end Klim gear.
My pullover is a Bikers Comfort in Action,bought at BMW Rally years ago,don't think they are imported any more.

The lightweight insulated jackets described above are a good solution too,really popular among the lightweight hiker,backpacker crowd.Now have seen several folks here recommend them,if you have a bit of room under your jacket.They are very efficient and not bulky like the old jackets of the 70's thru 90's?
I have a Nano puff and have a synthetic REI version,both bought at REI garage sales for low $.

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:48 PM   #15
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I depends on the weather, but for cooler stuff but not so cold I need the electric jacket
I wear a northface polar fleece that's windblock.
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