helly hansen baselayers - £17.95 @ Winwood Outdoor
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helly hansen baselayers - £17.95 @ Winwood Outdoor

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Found 15th Mar 2009Made hot 17th Mar 2009
sale of helly hansen base layers, seems a good price to me £14 plus £3.95 p&p

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ordered and voted hot....

HH is very hard to find this cheap!

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2 questions:

1) Are these the ones that can make you cool when it's too hot and can make you warm when it's too cold?

2) Are they A LOT better than the Nike Pro range that are about £15-£22?

If there the same as footballers wear i think the cold make you hot and the hot make you cold lol

Damn you. Another £80 spent! Voted hot

Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme endurance event in January. This involves running in freezing waters (-10 outside) and interminably going in and out of water.

Would this be suitable? Or am I thinking wet suits!?

These would defo be ok for tough guy, i used one for the [similar although not as hardcore] commando challenge last year.

Will it be any good for walking down the pub ;-)

gr8h8me;4667478

Will it be any good for walking down the pub ;-)



appears it will make it easier to get the beer from the glass into your mouth during a heavy session

"The close body fit enhance moisture transportation during high intensity activities, making HH®DRY™ the perfect year-round insurance for you to perform at your highest level."

£17.95 seems alot to me. you can pick up nike pro ones or umbro's 37 degrees range of base layers for approx £10 in sports soccer.

i bought a few from lidl last year for £8 and they had coolmax which adidas promote.

neiltaylor83;4667200

Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme … Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme endurance event in January. This involves running in freezing waters (-10 outside) and interminably going in and out of water.Would this be suitable? Or am I thinking wet suits!?



I think you would probably be better of with sealskinz sealskinz.com/

askfareed;4666827

2 questions:1) Are these the ones that can make you cool when it's too … 2 questions:1) Are these the ones that can make you cool when it's too hot and can make you warm when it's too cold?2) Are they A LOT better than the Nike Pro range that are about £15-£22?



They are all about the same, just different names. They sit tight to your body and act as a second skin to keep you warm when you are cold and to wick away moisture (sweat) when you perspire during exercise. They also aid performance and recovery post exercise by compression of your muscles.

BTW You can get Nike Pro compression tops in white, blue or black from Costco for a tenner.

neiltaylor83;4667200

Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme … Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme endurance event in January. This involves running in freezing waters (-10 outside) and interminably going in and out of water.Would this be suitable? Or am I thinking wet suits!?


I'm thinking 'why would anyone want to do that - in January too?'.

neiltaylor83;4667200

Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme … Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme endurance event in January. This involves running in freezing waters (-10 outside) and interminably going in and out of water.Would this be suitable? Or am I thinking wet suits!?



Depends on the conditions. A friend of mine entered Tough Guy on one of the coldest years ever - there were a lot of people stripped of wet clothes and trying to recovery from hypothermia (not funny) - so this wont really help (if its wet).

Perhaps a dry suit will be in order if the conditions are as freaky next year? Check the tough guys forums for recommendations IMO.

On the other hand a good thermal base layer makes training more pleasurable and Ive loved Helly Stuff.

IMO, you should go for the next size up unless you have a very athletic build, as I am normally a medium or large and found the Large stripe cut too narrow across the shoulders.

My teenage daughter is doing her Duke of Edinburgh bronze award in a few weeks, would this be good for her? Blooming thing has cost us about £400 in equipment already!

tessb;4669505

My teenage daughter is doing her Duke of Edinburgh bronze award in a few … My teenage daughter is doing her Duke of Edinburgh bronze award in a few weeks, would this be good for her? Blooming thing has cost us about £400 in equipment already!



I love the Dry range of clothes - so I would recommend them and suggest you get one if she doesnt have anything like it so far.

Multiple layers are always the answer to regulating heat during activity. its the layers of warm air trapped between that maintain the heat ( much better than a tradional big jumper) and its easy to take a single layer off it need be.


FWIW the Warm (or Ice) range of Helly clothing is not quite as good it used to be and IceBreaker is a better brand from what I have been told (100% merino wool).

neiltaylor83;4667200

Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme … Does anyone know much about these? I am entering Tough Guy an extreme endurance event in January. This involves running in freezing waters (-10 outside) and interminably going in and out of water.Would this be suitable? Or am I thinking wet suits!?



Be no good for Tough Guy unless you plan on wearing a completely sealed waterproof layer over the top mate. Baselayers are brillant at regulating your body temperature, but only if you keep them dry (when it says 'Lifa Dry' it means it wicks away sweat, it isn't waterproof).

When I did it I was completely saturated by the end of the first field (and ditch), luckily wasn't wearing much. If you're cold, run faster! Good luck!
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