Very thin windproof base layer suggestions?

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  1. Jazz62

    Jazz62 Long timer

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    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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  2. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I have the Aerostitch windshirt . It might work for you needs .
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  3. mookybird

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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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  4. eakins

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  5. spoon

    spoon Rubber's gone!

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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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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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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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  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    awesome piece. I have one too. NOT windproof unfortunately.
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  10. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    UnderArmor Cold Gear shirt, pants, and balaclava. Works great for me
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  11. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Running Free

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    Another option is to use a waterproof/windproof shell over your Airflow.
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  12. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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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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  13. Lesser

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    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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  14. Valker

    Valker Been here awhile

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    Very thin waterproof/wind proof layer?
    Skin.
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  16. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    +1 for me too
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  17. Jazz62

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    Thanks for the suggestions fellas. I've got very little room to work with underneath so it looks the Under Armor stuff is the was to go.
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  18. Herr Bae M. Vae

    Herr Bae M. Vae Insurgent Squirrel

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    If you want a very thin set of gear that are non-moto and look good with street clothes too Craft makes lots of good stuff with Windstopper. I have a few pieces of Craft stuff. good quality and understated. A google of "craft windstopper" will get you going.
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  20. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Bicycle windproof shirt or vest. Windproof in the front, mesh in the back. I have a Pearl Izumi that's so thin I can fold it up and probably shove it into the coin\zippo pocket of my jeans if it didn't have a zipper.

    For something a hair thicker look at a something made from gore windstopper or a sub 100wt fleece windstopper
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