Does anyone wear ski bibs around the house to keep warm and save on energy cost? I've found that I don't even need to layer when I wear them. I live in South Carolina by the way...
I started doing that about 5 years ago and such comfort! The first pair I found at a thrift shop but after that I found a dept store that sold them for $15 a pair in season. Granted they aren't the best quality but they work for me while doing chores around the property and just being comfy in the house. I find that I don't have to light my wood stove as often for heat now which, of course, saves right there! Once the hands start to get stiff, I light the wood stove and everything is hunky dory.
I'm an old woman living rurally so, eh, who cares if my fashion statement says hobo!
There is a big difference in warm to how you layer the same clothes with bibs. If you put the bib over a sweater or sweatshirt it is much warmer than if you put the sweatshirt over the bibs. That difference lets me adjust to the temperature with fewer layers which is handy when the temperature or activity level swings a lot during the day.
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posted 5 years ago
Hmmm good to know, I haven't experimented with it much but will pay attention next time I need to use a sweatshirt/sweater outside.
I did decide that getting them larger and looser for my frame was a good idea as the air pockets between the material and my legs would heat up I think. Also it allows for wearing sweats under them if needed.
I wonder if putting the sweats outside the ski bib would be even more effective.
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