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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?
 

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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).
Hope that helps and ride safe.... :thumbup



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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.
FWIW,
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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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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Don't your leathers protect you from UV rays?
 

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I put suntan lotion on my leathers...
 

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and UnderArmor under my armour.
 

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:plusone: for the knock off compression gear.

keeps me cool and dry and easy in and out of the suit during sessions.
i've been using the shorts over the pants, but may go to the pants to hide my dignity while i change.

got my stuff from Kohl's, cant remember the name but its the only one they carry. real cheap but nice quality with surger stitching on the seams.
 

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I use the UA heat gear. Long sleeve top and and compression shorts.

Keeps me from getting burnt walking around the pits with my suit pulled down to my waist and seems to keep me cooler. Probably goes without saying but white is the way to go.

I'm sure the knockoff stuff is great, I caught mine on clearance at Sports Authority a couple years ago.
 

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Thanks gang. I'll hang on to the overpriced UA shirt my wife bought for now and look to Wally world for shirt/pants.

I haven't worn the compression shirt outside at all...just pulled it on. Perhaps I was just expecting the fabric to be more porous. We usually have shade when we're at the track so I am not concerned about the UV benefits.
 

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I was at Big 5 this weekend and noticed they carry Nike compression gear. It's pretty reasonably priced.
 

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I have a one piece by psycleskins under suit, that I got from sportbiketrackgear, works real well, keeps me pretty cool in the heat. Leathers are also easy to get on and off.
 

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if its a really hot day i must confess i only wear leathers on my bottom half....
are you mad i hear you all think,no im not(thats a matter of opinion),i brought myself some good quality motorcross armour with elbow,shoulder,chest and back protection,slip an ice hockey shirt over the top and hey presto,comfort and protection with the coolness of the air travelling around you...
 

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I have the Nike compression pants and Dri-fit long sleeve top, and always feel comfortable and cool.
 
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