Windproof Long John reccommendation

Reccomnendation request..

Im looking for a pair of windproof long johns for use under my duty pants for static work in extreme cold and windy conditions (-20C to -35 C). Ideally like the arcteryx Rho bottoms, but with windstopper or similar. Not for everyday general patrol, but for duties where I know I’ll be low movement for an extended period (directing traffic at events, etc). Bonus if they’re suitable for high output workouts as a standalone piece as well.

I was looking at the arcteryx Trino running tight, and the Gore R7 running tights, anyone have any experience? Alternate suggestions?

I had thought about the Rho or similar with a level 4 wind layer layered under my pants, but would prefer an all in one option.

 

thanks!

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Is this going to be for pre-planned duty, like event OT? Or also for stuck outside while on duty doing traffic on a fire or MVA? Can you just use pullovers?

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It would be for a pre-planned event, specifically event OT. 

 

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Both REI and Road Runner Sports have some good options for performance tights.   I don't know if anyone makes a full length, fully windproof long john.

I have an older pair of boxer briefs from REI with a windproof section that covers the jewels. Maybe they have a full, long john.

 

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My first reaction on seeing the thread title was to recommend layering your lower half not unlike your upper half:  wool base layers with a soft shell midlayer, followed by an outer hard shell.

I like my Arc wool stuff, but I also use a lot of Icebreaker when it comes to quality merino wool.

I was given a set of Svala windproof layer/long johns. Probably one of the best windproof base layers I've owned. The challenge is they're from Finland, so you may need to do some searching to find them.  There are a few guys from Finland here, maybe they'll chime in. They know something about the cold.

I've had the Trino. Eh, not sure the juice is worth the squeeze.  Well made like most things Arcteryx, but pricey and the feel was a little weird.  But that's probably just me.  

YMMV

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Yes, Svala has great products and I know the owner & company through work also. 

And if going static for any reasonable time in those temps, I would really recommend more than just windproof under layers. What sort of times are we talking about here?

Hour or two. 

I typically wear either merino or the rho layers, but something extra to cut wind would be nice. 

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A windproof base layer is going to be hot as in sweaty hot. Typically you want a breathable base layer and wind protection should come at a mid-layer or shell. The spousal unit is a sports industry clothing rep and she said she's not aware of any wind stopper style base layers. She said you may be able to find tights/leggings that are cycling specific that have a wind stopper panel sewn on the front covering the thigh to the just below the knee. Have you tried an expedition weight wool base layer?

Tuukka posted:

Yes, Svala has great products and I know the owner & company through work also. 

And if going static for any reasonable time in those temps, I would really recommend more than just windproof under layers. What sort of times are we talking about here?

You should tell your friend to find a better way to ship his products into the U.S. Svala makes great, durable gear so it wouldn't take long to develop a following. Plus it's getting harder to find someone to smuggle this stuff into the states

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