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So, I’m thinking of buying some long underwear.

Why? Well, our house is between 63 and 66 degrees, depending on whether you are upstairs or downstairs. Today, I’m wearing socks, slippers, two pairs of pants (yoga pants and jeans), two shirts (a long tank top and a long sleeved shirt) and a jacket, and I’m having trouble staying warm.

Yeah. I think my body must have temperature management issues or something. I know other people manage to keep their thermostats lower than we do without freezing to death, but I don’t know how they do it! And there are still at least two months of really cold temperatures where I live. At least. Boo.

Aside from adding a hat to my ensemble, it seems that perhaps long underwear is one of the last options available to me (seriously, how many clothes can a person wear??). Having never worn long underwear except for some ill-fitting thermal stuff in my skiing days, I’m not really sure what is a good option. Is silk long underwear a good idea? Or is cotton where it’s at? Advise me! I don’t want to waste my money on something that’s not going to do the job and do it well.

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Friday 3rd of October 2014

Hi! Try the above link. I find that silk just can't keep me warm enough. I get very cold as well and keep my heat low. Nothing compares to wool as a base layer. You may find it slightly itchy at first, but when you are cold, you won't notice it.

Also, as a top layer, I find Casmere to be the warmest, softest, most heat regulating for the body. L.L. Bean has a nice waffle weave cashmere sweater, but I don't think they have it this year in 100% cashmere. When they do, they always have a half price sale on it once a year. Garnet Hill also has good Casmere at very low prices when they have a sale.

Stay warm!

Judi Gaither

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

I am a firm believer in Silk Long Underwear. I use it as my first base layer in extreme cold for outdoor activities, but I also use it as sleep wear. It is smooth and doesn't really bunch up. Be sure to get Silks with an interlock stitching because it will be elastic and better for sleepwear. Go to Overland Trails Discount Outfitters for very good prices on quality silk long underwear and other thermals and base layers.

Carol Talty

Tuesday 12th of November 2013

I want to buy cuddle duds with 95% bamboo and 5%spandex for night wear !!


Friday 18th of January 2013

Dear Kristen, If you are having trouble staying comfortable at anytime during the year, my advice to you is to purchase some JCP's Rock Face Brand of Long Sleeve 100% Cotton Raschel Thermal Knit 2 Piece Suits(Top & Bottom) of Long Underwear. This is the Best Choice of Long Underwear on the Globe and it's Insulation Quality for preventing Cold and Heat from ever reaching the Body and Skin is unmatched by any other Brands of Long Underwear. Give it a try! You will get a lot of Comfort, Satisfaction, and Enjoyment and Be Happy You Did.

I bought long underwear. Oh yes.

Thursday 4th of February 2010

[...] I am now the proud owner of some CuddlDuds. Yay!  This is the brand that many of you recommended to me when I asked for long underwear advice. [...]

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