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Tue Oct 16, 2018, 10:19 AM

Which one is warmer - fleece or cotton flannel lined jeans?

It's time to shop for winter clothing.
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Fleece lined jeans
1 (20%)
Flannel lined jeans
4 (80%)
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Reply Which one is warmer - fleece or cotton flannel lined jeans? (Original post)
In_The_Wind Oct 2018 OP
procon Oct 2018 #1
In_The_Wind Oct 2018 #3
Aristus Oct 2018 #2
In_The_Wind Oct 2018 #4
FSogol Oct 2018 #5
OriginalGeek Oct 2018 #6
mnhtnbb Oct 2018 #8
Talitha Oct 2018 #7

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 10:51 AM

1. Its a trade off because they each have different properties and functions.

Cotton wicks moisture away from your skin, so if you stay dryer you won't feel chilled by damp clothing. Most fleece fabrics are manufactured from a combination of synthetic fibers, including recycled water bottles, and the fleece contains air pockets that trap in body heat which can keep you warmer, but is also absorbs moisture which will make you feel chilly.

The best solution is a combination of a moisture resistant body suit of cotton or silk fabric, this wicking layer is worn next to your skin. A light insulating layer like fleece or flannel goes on next. If a heavy insulating layer, like lined jeans or quilted outerwear is needed to trap heat in the body, that goes on last.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:45 PM

3. It's difficult getting Mr. ITW to dress in layers.

I threatened to pack his unlined jeans away until warm weather. He's thin and getting older. He doesn't need to catch a chill while he's out walking our old dog.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 11:07 AM

2. Flannel.

So warm, I can barely stand to wear it. Except in the very coldest weather, after about ten minutes, I have to shake the flannel garments off like they are on fire.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:52 PM

4. Thank for your input. Two more flannel lined jeans are on the way.

Estimated arrival Friday, October 19-Wednesday, October 24

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 01:04 PM

5. I'll suggest an alternative: Buy some lightweight polypropylene long underwear and wear under

the jeans. I wore them under my climbing pants back when I did a lot of mountaineering and seldom got cold. (If money is no object, silk long underwear is the warmest).

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 03:41 PM

6. I reckon it's because I have always lived in the south

but I had no idea there was such a thing as lined jeans.


I do admit that I occasionally get a little jealous when I see people on TV in their fancy coats and sweaters. An overcoat and a briefcase look mighty dapper to me. Ugly christmas sweaters look like fun!


But good luck talking my wife into moving anywhere that those things would used often.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 05:51 AM

8. I have a nephew who took a job in Wisconsin

because his wife wanted to live where she could wear coats in the winter after she finished graduate school in southern California!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:38 PM

7. For me, flannel's better than fleece...

But IMHO, thermals are a Girl's best friend.

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