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Re: [RC] [RC] riding in heat - Glenda R. Snodgrass

I used to wear cotton, but got to trying lycra tights and coolmax or 
dri-weave, type shirts at sporting goods stores, Nike makes alot, they all 
have tags saying they transport the  sweat from inside  out, they ususally 
have an 'interesting weave"(I sew).They are very pricey (in horse catalogs 

I sew too (buy all my fabrics from The Rain Shed at
http://www.therainshed.com/), but I must say I don't care for the coolmax
fabric in shirts (haven't tried dri-weave).  The coolmax doesn't feel soft
against my skin like 100% cotton does, and in particular when I wear a
camelback or fanny pack, the coolmax in close contact with my hot skin is
quite uncomfortable.  I only wear the coolmax shirt for barn-work days.  
It is cool and breatheable but not soft.

I agree with you on tights, cotton lycra tights are only for the (2 months 
of) winter.  My favorite for comfort, softness and breatheability is the 
Supplex Nylon Lycra, while Spandura is very tough (resists tears from 
thorny vines) and breatheable and just a bit less soft.

sales. I now have 4 or 5 "cool" shirts, I paid from 4.00$ to about 15.00$ 
and I look year round. They are in the  spoortswear or activewear ailse. 
Ususally they are "biking" shirts , tennis or running shirts".I ride  alot 

Most of those shirts I've seen in the stores are made to fit rather close.  
Is that what you wear or do you find different styles that are loose or do 
you just buy super large sizes?  I find the bigger and floppier my shirt 
is, the cooler I feel.

Glenda R. Snodgrass

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Re: [RC] [RC] riding in heat, Laurie Durgin