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post #1 of 17 Old 03-09-2009, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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What to wear under leathers for 60 degrees

This is my first time in leathers, also my first track day. I'll be at Barbers Saturday, the weather outlook is 63 for the high with showers(hopefully not). Should I wear something under the leathers, or should I just let the adreniline keep me warm?

I have a little extra room, maybe enough for light insulates.
What is the usual attire for track day, or will i need to wear leathers for 8 hours?

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Most people wear UnderArmour heat wear in the summer time. Even at 100F it wicks the sweat away and helps cool you down.

I wore it at the last track day at SOW, the temps were in the mid-sixties. It worked fine for me. Maybe some thin "long johns" in case of rain...

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I wear under armour long pants and long sleeve year round, if I'm really cold, I'll wear long johns and a turtle neck shirt over my under armour, if it's sprinkling/light rain I'll wear a windbreaker.

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Oh and even though it maybe cool out, be sure to drink plenty of water and take potassium pills or eat lot of fruit with potassium in it. To keep your muscles from cramping up...

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Stayed tuned for a WT raffle... A Coolmax under armor suit along with another excellent item will be offered.

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Thanks,
Sounds like I'm in for more than a workout than I was expecting.

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Thanks,
Sounds like I'm in for more than a workout than I was expecting.
also you can go to a dive shop... where they sell scuba gear and for about 25$ you can get a lycra body suit...

i have one i wear inside my 3mil wetsuit when i dive and it makes then 1000% easier to put on and take off...

and it will keep flesh from rubbing against leather... and they will wick away sweat...

and you can't beat the price...



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63 degrees?? Heatwave. I'd wear nothing. My full perferorated suit has a thin mesh lining, good enough for me in just about any weather down to 50.

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and it makes then 1000% easier to put on and take off...

and it will keep flesh from rubbing against leather... and they will wick away sweat...

+1 Same with the Under Armour...

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QUESTIONS:
Is there significant heat generated by sliding on the pavement?

Is enough heat transferred through the suit to melt a synthetic under-suit?

Inquiring (noob) minds want to know - Thanks!

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+1 Same with the Under Armour...
yes... but these are 1/2 the price of under armour...

a full body suit for like 25 bucks.



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Is there significant heat generated by sliding on the pavement?

Is enough heat transferred through the suit to melt a synthetic under-suit?

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In most cases, your fine - But, theres always exceptions to the rules - So, dont crash !


Under Armor is a good one, loads of folks use them, but, Alpinestars also makes a couple of different set ups, depending on temprature and what not =

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Is enough heat transferred through the suit to melt a synthetic under-suit?

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I have never heard or read of any under suit melting. Only if the leather panels were compromised could this be a consideration, but then you would be in a much worse predicament to worry about.

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I ended up with some light weight thermals that I already had, with the rain suit on, I was a little on the warm side.
Because of the rain, track conditions weren't proper for testing the melting theory, so I have nothing to report about that topic. LOL

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Is there significant heat generated by sliding on the pavement?

Is enough heat transferred through the suit to melt a synthetic under-suit?

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No, leather does a great job unless its worn through or busts at the seams (common on value suits))

My full synthetci Aerostich survived a high speed slide with minimal melting. There were some wear-through at the knees and elbows but my skin was intact. My scapula on the other hand...

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Anything synthetic (Coolmax, Drifit etc.) is fine.

I don't care to pay extra for Underarmour advertising and endorsements. Its not like their under wears act differently or make you faster or anything.

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