I totally wanted to start a thread on this subject.
I'm with 07midnightcustom. Under Armour Cold Gear is a really good way to add a slim base layer under my favorite jeans. Also, their fabric is anti- microbial, so the shirts stay nice even if you sweat a lot.
Heated grips are a must for me. Last year I was commuting 30 minutes to work at 38 degrees, and that's probably about my tolerance. (Face shield fogs up and freezes much colder.) I wore my snowboard jacket and pants over my work clothes. Haha.
Full gauntlet Cold Tex gloves, (textile, shoulda got the leather cuz I think it would be more windproof. Balaclava or my thin Burton micro fleece neck warmer, pulled up to cover chin.
Yep. But if it's just in the low 50's the Cold Gear can get you far with a thick, quality fleece under a sturdy jacket.
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