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Poll: How much clothing do you wear to cold nerf wars? (86 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Lynx

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:31 AM

Nerfing in the cold is fun. You get to slide, be outside, everyone (not just you) has problems with seals, and maybe freeze to death.

I like to cut down on the freezing thing with plenty of warm clothing, but I was wondering what other people do to keep warm when its fucking cold. Do you throw on too many layers then take them off as the day goes on? Do you freeze before wearing the "just in case" jacket? Do you prefer mobility or the warmth?

As the quickest nerfer in Columbus, I wanna know what you guys do so I can be extra toasty.

Also, do those toe warmer things work?
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#2 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:37 AM

Clothing very much depends on the temperature; what I wear when it's 30F out is significantly different from what I wear when it's 10F out. I do layer my clothing, since I warm up considerably during the day whilst running around, and so I can peel clothes off as the day goes on. I don't think layered clothing slows me down that much; heavy boots are the main culprit. Still, if there's a lot of snow on the ground, you want to wear boots. Being wet and cold sucks worse than being slow.

Your choice of gloves is very significant. Big heavy gloves are warm, but can make blasters difficult or impossible to operate. In particular, make sure you can get your fingers through the trigger guard! Darts are also very difficult to hold with heavy gloves. You have a trade off to make: hand warmth vs precision. Bring several pairs of gloves, and use what works best. You may want to wear lighter gloves while you play, and heavy gloves in between rounds. Hand warmers are nice as well (yes, they do work).
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#3 Zorns Lemma

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:53 AM

Winter is the perfect season to nerf in the nude.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:13 AM

Winter is the perfect season to nerf in the nude.


Are you sure that you aren't Canadian?

But I usally only wear sweats and a jacket. As for gloves, I use fingerless hobo gloves with surgical gloves underneath for dealing with snow.

Edit: The coldest I have ever nerfed in was -15 degrees

Edited by k9turrent, 27 November 2009 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:31 AM

I live in Texas. 60 degrees is not a problem.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 11:20 AM

Usually 1-2 layers on top or bottom. I wear 3/4 length sleeve raglans to most if not all wars because I can roll up the sleeves for warmer weather or let them down for colder weather. My mentality has always been more mobility = more running around, and that usually keeps me warm.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:24 PM

Yikes. A majority going with one layer on the bottom? Isn't that like "going commando"? I never knew winter nerfing didn't necessarily require underwear.

Long sleeves, then a waffle knit, then a windbreaker/cosby sweater is all I need. I even wear it while cycling.

Edited by CA13, 27 November 2009 - 12:24 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:55 PM

Personally, I go for mobility as warmth will take care of itself with some running around. A pair of windbreaker pants, boots, hooded sweatshirt, long socks, and I'm ready to go. As for gloves, I usually wear an old pair of paintball gloves with magic gloves underneath.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:08 PM

Yikes. A majority going with one layer on the bottom? Isn't that like "going commando"?


I sometimes wear spandex underarmor type stuff when it gets cold. And I don't wear it with underwear.

But I actually wear cargo shorts over them so its all good. I would go with mobility. I wear a lot of the same stuff I wear when I row, lots of light layers, spandex, with what I usually wear in the summer over that. For gloves, I have used BMX gloves before, they work amazingly well. Finger mobility is good, and I wasn't too much slower reloading. It was easy for me to retrieve darts from my cargo short pockets.
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#10 Zack the Mack

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:23 PM

With all the running around, I don't get cold. Instead of putting on long johns, I bust out the cold-weather arsenal: Wildfire, FuryFire, Crossfire, Stormfire, Firefly, Rapid-Fire 20, Strikefire, Triple Torch, and Vulcan.

I used to have problems with seals, then I started bringing a club to wars.

Edited by Zack the Mack, 27 November 2009 - 05:24 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:02 PM

With all the running around, I don't get cold. Instead of putting on long johns, I bust out the cold-weather arsenal: Wildfire, FuryFire, Crossfire, Stormfire, Firefly, Rapid-Fire 20, Strikefire, Triple Torch, and Vulcan.

I used to have problems with seals, then I started bringing a club to wars.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:18 PM

I wear what's appropriate to stay warm (I live in Minnesota, you have to do that to survive). Last war, I wore an under armor shirt (not Ice's), a t-shirt, my light hoodie, and my leather jacket. I also wore wool socks, jeans and brought 2 different pairs of gloves, one pair of light and another heavier pair. I took layers off when necessary and put them on when needed. I maintained my mobility, though!

Edited by Eh_Watt?, 29 November 2009 - 07:15 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:54 PM

Winter is the perfect season to nerf in the nude.


Yet another reason I am happy I don't nerf with you guys.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:36 PM

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#15 Lynx

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:47 PM

Aside from the douchy comments twas pretty cool.

I, personally, wear too many layers, then customize as needed. 2 hoodies, a windbreaker, a thermal long sleeve T and underarmor work fine for a skinny runner like me. I go with pj's and (too big for me) khakis on the bottom. It ends up fitting and being warm.

Other things: 3 layers of socks if its wet, 2 otherwise.
Hats and hoods work.
I have "bracers" and hobo gloves.
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#16 Zorns Lemma

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

Don't know what you meant by toe warmers, but hand warmers (the kinds that have a stainless steel disc that you snap to disrupt super saturated sodium acetate solution) generate a lot of heat really really fast, are super super cool, and can be easily reused. Good for heating up ears and hands in a pinch if you take off clothing between rounds and suddenly find yourself much colder than you should be. The main problem with nerfing in the cold is that exercise heats up your core really well, but blood vessel dilation and sweating and all that stuff means your extremities cool off faster.
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