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Old 10-01-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Very thin windproof base layer suggestions?

I picked up a BMW Airflow 4 jacket and pants over the Summer. It's my first foray into BMW gear and I gotta say I am

completely sold on the quality and functionality, nicest stuff I've ever had. I expected them to work well in the hot temps of

summer and they did not disappoint but I did a little experiment a couple nights ago to see how they did in the mid-50's and they were surprisingly

good. I have an Aeroflow shield on my 1150GS and I know that helps but overall I was comfortable. I don't ride year round

here in Shitcago but definitely do up until around mid-December and it got me thinking that I could get away with using

the Airflow 4 gear if I had a very thin windproof base layer under it. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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I have the Aerostitch windshirt . It might work for you needs .
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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Patagonia makes a nice windshirt that I have used on a regular basis for over ten years now, go lite also offers a pretty well reviewed one. They are spendy but compressed are smaller than an orange.

I've gotten a lot of good use out of the Klim revolt pullover which is a wind layer, it compresses into a mid sized pocket pretty easily and has a large opening to make it easy to pull on and off.

If you have room for a heated inner jacket you would really be well served, the gen 4 stuff is pretty thin and while it may not be totally windproof it would be my choice, plug a set of heated glove liners in and your golden.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #4
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Rev'it makes some nice stuff. I have been wearing one of there pull-over wind shirts since 2007. A very noticeable difference. I ride year around in the Rockies.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #6
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I bought mine from Aerostich. It's not cheap. I think I paid closer to $70 3 or 4 years ago. I'd pay there asking today for another. It will end your search for a lightweight windproof "shell". If you're looking for something that looks a little more normal for off the bike wear, then I'd just look for a windstopper shirt.

Another option is the Warm n Safe Generation WaterProof Men's Heated Liner.It is definitely windproof, but bulkier than their other liners. I haven't used it in the rain other than under my goretex jacket, so can't comment on the water resistance. Definitely windproof though. That would get you into colder weather.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:42 AM   #7
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Mountain Hardwear Transitons Jacket

Thin, windproof and warm. I love mine.

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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Klim Inferno Shirt. I have one and love it, a very good mid layer and you can wear it as a light jacket if you want. Here is a link: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-inferno-shirt
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #9
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Klim Inferno Shirt. I have one and love it, a very good mid layer and you can wear it as a light jacket if you want. Here is a link: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-inferno-shirt
awesome piece. I have one too. NOT windproof unfortunately.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #10
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UnderArmor Cold Gear shirt, pants, and balaclava. Works great for me
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #11
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Another option is to use a waterproof/windproof shell over your Airflow.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:05 AM   #12
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Gore Windstopper is the best material that I find still breathes well.

For fully waterproof buy a BMW liner from one of the other jackets like the RP3
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:37 AM   #13
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What he said...

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Gore Windstopper is the best material that I find still breathes well...
Gore Windstopper is the best thing going.

REVIT has a few options. They're not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

The $200 Samurai jacket is worth checking out. And it seems crazy at only $10 less, but the $190 Inca shirt is super thin and still has Windstopper built into it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:51 AM   #14
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Very thin waterproof/wind proof layer?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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Mountain Hardware's Tech Jacket has worked well for me. Thin and the zip-pits are a nice venting option as the day warms up.

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