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What do you have under your leathers...?

I see a lot of guys wearing underarmor long sleeve shirts and pants under their suits.

I have an issue with moving freely in my suit after things get too sweaty....namly in the knees...a little in the arms as well. To date I've worn gym shorts and a tank top on hot days .... and thought I should move into the new millenium.

My wife brought home an Under Armor "compression heat gear" shirt for me from a shopping trip the other day. It feels "heavy" in terms of holding heat in. But I realized that its high UV protection - which is nice if I were a runner/cyclist...but I'm less concerned about that aspect.

Are they all "compression" and UV like this...?

What have you found to work well?
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I see a lot of guys wearing underarmor long sleeve shirts and pants under their suits.

I have an issue with moving freely in my suit after things get too sweaty....namly in the knees...a little in the arms as well. To date I've worn gym shorts and a tank top on hot days .... and thought I should move into the new millenium.

My wife brought home an Under Armor "compression heat gear" shirt for me from a shopping trip the other day. It feels "heavy" in terms of holding heat in. But I realized that its high UV protection - which is nice if I were a runner/cyclist...but I'm less concerned about that aspect.

Are they all "compression" and UV like this...?

What have you found to work well?
Dunno about the UV and compressions stuff, but monkey butt powder may help with the sweating and even helps with friction / irritation



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Compression UA gear ftw.

I wear compression fit pants and long sleeve shirt.

Really, you feel like it holds heat in?
As soon as I put on my UA compression gear, I instantly feel cooler. For some reason, I feel cooler wearing it than I do when I have bare skin.

It also really helps with getting in and out of the suit when you're all sweaty.

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The Under Amour Hot gear allows me to get in and out of my suit with ease. I wear both the long sleeve shirt and the pants (compression fitting) and helps to wick the sweat away from my body also. I may have to pick up some of that powder for the noots to keep down that ball sweat tho.

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I wear the cheap (full-length) UA knockoffs they sell at walmart. Works great and I'm able to get in and out of the leathers without any issues.

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Our guys that race and run track days have either MSR or Answer mositure wicking "slicks" under their leathers.

Seems to do a good job of keeping them cool plus lets them slip into and out of the leathers without issue. Couiple of them just wear their bike shorts and an old MX jersey (O'Neal Hardware jersey to be exact).
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psycleskins 1 piece for me.
idk about the UV thing. seems like a gimmick since any piece of clothing will protect your skin from UV rays.

any spandex type material should be able to wick away moisture at the slightest breeze.

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psycleskins 1 piece for me.
idk about the UV thing. seems like a gimmick since any piece of clothing will protect your skin from UV rays.
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Fabrics such as unbleached cotton contain special pigments called lignins that act as UV absorbers. High-luster polyesters and even thin, satiny silk can be highly protective because they reflect radiation. Even if the piece of clothing has a good UPF, what you do while wearing it can make a difference. If the fabric gets stretched, it will lose some of its protective ability, because the fabric becomes thinner and more transparent to light. And once it gets wet, it can lose up to 50 percent of its UPF.
I wear the knockoff compression gear from target, its like 1/10 of UA prices...
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Dunno about the UV and compressions stuff, but monkey butt powder may help with the sweating and even helps with friction / irritation

lol i got a bottle of this for christmas
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I wear the cheap (full-length) UA knockoffs they sell at walmart. Works great and I'm able to get in and out of the leathers without any issues.
Starter makes the stuff they sell at WalMart. I like it, even better than the brand name UA top I have. For me UA's fit is fucked up, pinches me under my armpits. I like the Starter stuff, and it's cheap, like $10 or $12 for a top.

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