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Baselayer leggings 3/4 or full length?

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Pondering a purchase and deciding between 3/4 and full length. I've always had full length in the past and never had an issue, but I'm attracted to 3/4s to prevent an unecessary extra layer in the boot. Are there any disadvantages to a 3/4?
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Apologies, just discovered the search function. This has already been covered here: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=81720

Consensus seems to be only put socks and legs in ski boots.
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I have been investigating this thouroughly and now have a selection which I'll be using in a couple of weeks, I'm going to do a review on my blog. I've tried them for general comfort at the fridge but that's not a real test of warmth.

In a nutshell..

hagloffs 3/4 are very much a base-layer rather than insulation
Ortovox 3/4 (see snowshepherd) Warm merino wool, snug fitting
RAB 3/4 : in between a fleecey mid layer and a base layer. Close fitting.
Sweet Protection 3/4 : almost a mid-layer fleece.

I'll probably be wearing the Sweet protection as a mid with one of the others underneath depending on conditions. I'm wearing them with Helly Hansen Odin shell salopettes.

I much prefer 3/4 over full length, as I always rucked them up around my calf, I find anything other than socks in my boots is a recipe for pain.
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Just cut yer Ron Hills off below the knees. Custom fit is the way to go.
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I prefer 3/4 lengths, I use Skins which for me do seem to work well. My view is let the socks do their job properly for proper boot fitting & don't get any extra clothing in the way, so yes, socks and legs in ski boots only!
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I prefer the full length fit. I have no issue with the overlap with the sock as i feel that i get more out of having the compression on my calf too.
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justatheory, 3/4 Icebreaker 200's for me, sit just above boot cuff, perfect.
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Mosha Marc, And use the offcuts as a makeshift headband and neck buff eh? wink
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Just as an aside. I've a pair of 3/4 length Icebreaker GT 260 bottoms (courtesy of Sportspursuit) which I'll be wearing under a pair of Marmot Goretex Pro Shell trousers. I've worn similar before but only at Easter. I do feel the cold and am bit concerned whether I'll be warm enough at the PSB and in February.
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Markymark29 - I've just ordered a pair from Edge & Wax, £32 in the sale Very Happy
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justatheory, Good man, great deal that btw
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Markymark29, nah, sell 'em on ebay as "Salomon Ski Cuffs, essential transit protectors" £45 a pair. wink
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Sport Pursuit have the Sweet Saviour 3/4 pant on offer atm.

www.sportpursuit.com
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I have 3/4 2XU leggings and 3/4 length cycling bib knicks. Both designed to keep my knees warm in cooler weather. Great for running and cycling in.

Paired with a top that is moisture wicking and drapes low enough to cover the front and rear, it’s perfect for those days where it's too warm for full-length leggings and too cold for shorts alone.

Worn in a dignified way, anyone can wear 3/4 leggings.

It’s got nothing to do sexuality either despite ignorant belief.
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Puzzled rolling eyes
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@Tom Doc, might be a BOT. 1st post on 7 year old thread and writing about cycling and running. Ermmm
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Cycling, runny and sex....
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pam w wrote:
Cycling, runny and sex....

@pam w, split-crotch leggings eh, 50 shades of fleece? Shocked

I can see the many practicalities . . . but euw!

Pam, me old fruit, the time clock on this forum seems to be 'locale' sensitive and I'm a bit 'squiffy m'sen (been to a Hen bash . . . I really have to stop being so "british" that young women trust me . . . Or more likely they think I'm too decrepit to be dangerous rolling eyes) But I think you might want to 'temper' the pre-dinner' cocktails Toofy Grin
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Runny sex?

I'm in.
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