Thermal base layer

#1
Was considering buying some of this kit as I am about to start in training, question being would I be allowed to wear it and what makes are best?

thanks
 

tape

Old-Salt
#2
well helly hanson lifa gear is a firm fav of most people and is good for the money. as for training you wont be aloud to wear them but if you get a half decent traing team they may let you wear them on ex as long as no one can see them . it kind of a risk we took on our final exercise.

edit for mongy spelling!
 
#4
would be kind of pointless buying it if they might tell me to take it off!
I'll look into a green one maybe, hoping they might let me keep it on haha
 

tape

Old-Salt
#5
no you will use it after you pass out any way! just wear a green issued tshirt over the lifa top and lifes a good un! and even if you get cold im sure the DS will do all in there power to keep you warm... never ever admit your cold!
 

tape

Old-Salt
#8
refrance fence line... fence line and back GO!!! and as your on your warm up run you here LAST 10 GO AGAIN!!! (really good in a section of 11!)

edit i really cant spell!
 
#9
They actually issue thermal tops and trousers these days. No idea whether they're any good because by now we've all bought the green Lifas, which are the mutt's. As said above, whatever you wear you can always whack an issue wicking T-short on over the top. Just make sure you keep drinking; it's hard to know how quickly you're dehydrating when it's cold.
 
#13
SandysOpinion said:
Sounds good, dare I ask... what happens if you admit to being cold?
The same thing that happens if you get wet, tired, hungry or thirsty, sometimes you just have to put up with it and crack on regardless.
Soldiering is a little different to accounting.
 

untallguy

Old-Salt
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#14
Bravo_Zulu said:
They actually issue thermal tops and trousers these days. No idea whether they're any good because by now we've all bought the green Lifas, which are the mutt's. As said above, whatever you wear you can always whack an issue wicking T-short on over the top. Just make sure you keep drinking; it's hard to know how quickly you're dehydrating when it's cold.
We've been issued the new ECW vest in theatre. It's a top bit of kit and keeps you very toasty indeed. It's just as good as a Lifa (albeit a little bit more bulky to pack down) and it's free.
 
#16
fatmini said:
they trialed a load on the "Gadget Show" on channel 5 the other week including the new issue stuff it was good at keeping you cool while running about and stuff but not as good as the other civi ones at keeping you warm when standing about in the cold http://fwd.five.tv/videos/wild-challenge-part-2 the AGC SM is a bit of a t**t tho !
There's a whole thread devoted to him somewhere. Well, him and Suzi Perry's assets... :lol:
 
#18
Mountain warehouse is doing half price merino wool l/s tops & long johns, I believe there is a 25% discount voucher on money saving expert for them on top of that
 
#19
Jagythistle said:
Mountain warehouse is doing half price merino wool l/s tops & long johns, I believe there is a 25% discount voucher on money saving expert for them on top of that
I used to work for Mountain Warehouse, the stuff is bad, very bad, worse than Web-Tex. The Merino base layers are ill fitting, poor construction and the amount of returns I had to do on them was unbelievable.
 
#20
Bravo_Zulu said:
They actually issue thermal tops and trousers these days. No idea whether they're any good because by now we've all bought the green Lifas, which are the mutt's. As said above, whatever you wear you can always whack an issue wicking T-short on over the top. Just make sure you keep drinking; it's hard to know how quickly you're dehydrating when it's cold.
Yep! you just can't beat those T - shorts! :roll: :wink:
 

Latest Threads