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Old 12-29-2009   #1
 
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drysuit/bibs underlayers

I'm headed down the Grand in mid-January and thinking about my layering system. I'll be wearing a drytop and bibs and rowing most of the time. I have a unionsuit but unless I'm jammed in a kayak I'd rather wear more versatile underlayers... like something that's comfortable for a couple hours in camp... and allows me to hit the groover without any undo awkward contortions... would really hate to throw my back out like that.

I'm looking at Kokatat's Outer Core and REI Wavelight XT pants...

any ideas or suggestions?

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yur askin fur trouble double posting a fashin question here - my advice, wear somthin warm and fuzzy or bring a friend (or 2) to snuggle with.
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wool...Ibex, Smartwool and Icebreaker all make fantastic stuff for layering.
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I use all the same stuff I do my winter (skiing, hiking, snowshoeing) layering with. Usually a light or mid weight base layer then add one or two layers of fleece above it depending on conditions. Avoid cotton. You might look for stuff that has anti-stink stuff in it as your probably won't do much clothes washing on the grand. Since you live in AK you probably have everything you need already in your closet.
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function not "fashin"?

thanks for all the intelligent replies here... I do happen to have some adequate fleece and polypro layers to work with already, but was thinking more of the functionality of paddle-specific wear... especially the odor factor. 25 days is a long time to be in the same pair of pants; and yes, my snuggle-bunny will appreciate the extra comfort and reduced smell.

though, I could certainly save a few bucks on gear and put it towards beer...
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anything you wear 25 days is going to smell, polypro is probably the worst about smelling. if smell factor is a driving force then go with wool.
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