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Even with long johns on my knees still freeze on the cold mornings. Just wondering, do chaps help keep some of the cold off the legs?
 

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Absolutely they do work. Chaps and lined jeans keep it good on most cold days on the South Coast.
 

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Chaps are great.
 

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Ditch the old school long johns as well, and get some Under Armour, or similar cold weather under garments.

Can't beat chaps for keeping the wind off your legs, and with the UA under neath, it can be quite enjoyable riding when it's cold out.
 

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Ditch the old school long johns as well, and get some Under Armour, or similar cold weather under garments.

Can't beat chaps for keeping the wind off your legs, and with the UA under neath, it can be quite enjoyable riding when it's cold out.
+1. These new style long johns are better than the traditional kind. I have a set from wally world and they are nice!! I use em for riding, playing ball and hunting.
 

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+1 on advice above. Chaps work very well in cold weather. I wear chaps even when it's not cold if I'm doing highway riding for general leg protection.
 

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How cold is the winter in Arizona

I rode my old beater bike few winters ago in teen temps just to go to work bout 8 miles

They didn't look good but my carharts worked best

Use chaps most of the time
 

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Even with long johns on my knees still freeze on the cold mornings. Just wondering, do chaps help keep some of the cold off the legs?
Yes they do but within a limited cold temp range. Each part of the country has different temp variations (dry climate vs damp climate)
and require different equipment to remain comfortable. I use several different levels of long johns (carhart long johns are great) along with heated pants when needed.
 

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How cold is the winter in Arizona



I rode my old beater bike few winters ago in teen temps just to go to work bout 8 miles



They didn't look good but my carharts worked best



Use chaps most of the time

Carhart and Walls suits are good stuff for being outside in the cold.
 

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Ditch the old school long johns as well, and get some Under Armour, or similar cold weather under garments.

Can't beat chaps for keeping the wind off your legs, and with the UA under neath, it can be quite enjoyable riding when it's cold out.
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Ditch the old school long johns as well, and get some Under Armour, or similar cold weather under garments.

Can't beat chaps for keeping the wind off your legs, and with the UA under neath, it can be quite enjoyable riding when it's cold out.
Solid advise! And yes chaps are great!
 

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Just picked up my first pair today and I'm getting ready to trim them up. But before should the belt be above or below my jeans belt? Does it matter?
 

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Just picked up my first pair today and I'm getting ready to trim them up. But before should the belt be above or below my jeans belt? Does it matter?
Below you belt. Especially if your older and you pants are pulled up. Lol
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I use chaps and flannel lined jeans between 30 and 20 degrees mostly, below that I switch to a pair of riding pants over the lined jeans. I got the riding pants at Cycle Gear for about $19. The work really well to keep the cold and wind out.
 

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When it starts getting cold here in the Northwest, I break out the gator skins. They work well against the wind.
 
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