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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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A buddy of mine was para sailing the other day and he was trying out some new clothing to keep warm. Most of the time he is flying about 25-35 mph. He had some ECWCS (extreme cold weather clothing system). I was on the ground when he landed and told me what he had and that he never felt the first bit cold that day. Air temperature was about 35-40.
I have been looking for something that wasn't going to break my pocketbook but keep me warm in the winter while riding. I went and purchased some the very next day. I love it so far!
It is very light weight, flexible, wind proof, breathable, and water resistant, and Gov't spec level 7. You can find it on the internet at various prices. So far I love it. I'm enclosing a link on Ebay Military ACU Army Gen III L7 Level 7 Primaloft Parka Jacket ECW ECWCS LR | eBay to locate what I'm talking about. The price on this stuff varies, but you can buy new cheap (compared to snow type suits) if you look. Google the term "Primaloft", ECWCS Level 7 clothing. Anybody have experience with this stuff?
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TBird looks really nice, dont look real big and bulky.

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TBird looks really nice, dont look real big and bulky.
...it's not and it don't weigh anything, just wash and dry it, no softeners.
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TBird looks really nice, dont look real big and bulky.
28 today with wind blowin 18 chill factor and all I had on with this was jeans, short sleeve t and long sleeve t shirt. Didn't get cold. Got two flats though, thorns.
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28 today with wind blowin 18 chill factor and all I had on with this was jeans, short sleeve t and long sleeve t shirt. Didn't get cold. Got two flats though, thorns.
jacket must work well,how did you get back with two flats

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jacket must work well,how did you get back with two flats
Just down the road comin home and noticed L rear running low, after fixing it at home I checked the other three and the R rear had a thorn in it as well but not all the way down yet. Got lucky, now gonna fix up something to fix them in the field if I need to.
I believe that I got into the thorns just before getting back to the road on the way home.
How much snow you get?
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Just down the road comin home and noticed L rear running low, after fixing it at home I checked the other three and the R rear had a thorn in it as well but not all the way down yet. Got lucky, now gonna fix up something to fix them in the field if I need to.
I believe that I got into the thorns just before getting back to the road on the way home.
How much snow you get?
With my ATV's I carry a plug kit along with a CO2 inflator adapter. My adapter can use those little BB gun CO2 cartridges which are pretty cheap. My adapter will accept either the threaded or non-threaded CO2 cartridges, and I highly recommend this. Some adapters will only accept the threaded kind and those cartridges are a lot more expensive. This kit has saved me and a couple buddys more than once out on the trail. With the Prowlers you have the luxury of more room where you can carry a 12V air inflator instead. I actually still carry both in my Prowler.

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With my ATV's I carry a plug kit along with a CO2 inflator adapter. My adapter can use those little BB gun CO2 cartridges which are pretty cheap. My adapter will accept either the threaded or non-threaded CO2 cartridges, and I highly recommend this. Some adapters will only accept the threaded kind and those cartridges are a lot more expensive. This kit has saved me and a couple buddys more than once out on the trail. With the Prowlers you have the luxury of more room where you can carry a 12V air inflator instead. I actually still carry both in my Prowler.
Great info, where did you get your Co2 adapter to use BB gun cylinders?
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Great info, where did you get your Co2 adapter to use BB gun cylinders?
I bought mine years ago. So don't remember. But I need to buy another one for my Prowler as I've just been borrowing my ATV one. I know I've seen both styles at Walmart, but the one came in a whole kit which I didn't need. But for you the whole kit may be the best option. I'll let you know what I find out.

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This is similar to the one I have. It will accept both the threaded and non threaded CO2 cartridges. But check your local Walmart. I'm pretty sure I saw one in a complete tire repair kit, but don't remember the price.

Innovations Ultraflate Plus CO2 Bike Tire Inflator Pump Only New Presta Schrader | eBay

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-In...lator/21674382

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