24th December 08, 04:07 PM
Which is warmer - a "TANK" or TREWS ???
Well our snow has changed to "freezing RAIN ( low 30s) Instead of 14" of snow, INCHES of Slush. (As you know for this "cold" spell, I have been wearing my Regimental wt. KILTS.) In order to "WADE" through the CRAP, I decided to wear my "high top" water proof boots & I decided to wear my 18oz MOD TREWS,tucked into the boots.
Temps in the low 20s, wearing Regimental Wt.(20-22oz),8 yard kilts = "WARM & TOASTY"
Today ( low 30s) wearing Regimental MOD TREWS (18oz) with LONG JOHNS,= NOT as warm, in fact by the end of my 3 mile walk, I found that I was not as warm overall, as I had been wearing my KILTS.
What is your take on this ???
24th December 08, 08:47 PM
A 'Heavyweight kilt' (16 oz, 8 yard kilt) with a nice thick set of hose will be warmer than a pair of trews and longjohns EXCEPT if there's an 'updraft'.
25th December 08, 04:22 AM
The comparison of warmth between a kilt and army trews is not really possible. Army kilt and trews both have similar rise, same fabric but the kilt has two layers of cloth at the front instead of one tighter layer in the trews. Kilts, on the other hand, reach only down, at most, as far as the knees and can take a draft from below. A good pair of heavy kilt hose can provide some isolation for the legs but, in general, less than tightly woven tartan fabric. One can, of course, add another layer or two such as a pair of full length socks under the hose--- or even break with current convention with overknees. Trews are also traditionally worn with full length socks. There are also differences in the rest of the garb which can provide different levels of isolation. Trews coats can be longer as there are no pleats to obscure nor the need of a sporran.
Both can be worn in rather cold weather. The question is which is cooler in a warm room (as they tend to be in winter). Here the kilt wins.
25th December 08, 04:24 AM
what I have always said kilt is warmer if you keep theupper body and hands warm
25th December 08, 06:32 AM
Its never too cold to wear a heavyweight kilt.
25th December 08, 06:35 AM
Yes, I've found the same.
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25th December 08, 07:40 AM
I have been wearing my maroon coat wool coat grade kilt out in the 18ins of snow and Ice trying to extract one of my autos from this crap. Been very warm (I don't know about toasty) even at 25*. My son and I were to go to Portland to my daughters for Christmas but it rained and snowed and is freezing again so I think we will be home bound for the forseeable future.
ENJOY THE HOLLY DAYS !!!
25th December 08, 07:48 AM
I have a pair of German military winter wool pants that I wear cross country skiing, of course in this kind of weather I wear silk long johns and wind breaker nylon on top to go skiing. I don't think I would even think of wearing a kilt in the weather we are having today with 20-30 mph winds.
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25th December 08, 08:28 AM
You can equate this theory to my observations at morning PT (Physical Training) formations here on the plains of Fort Riley Kansas. Gloves will keep your hands relatively warm when exercising, however, mittens will keep your whole hand much warmer than gloves because you can generate your own friction to keep the blood flowing and the circulation thus maintaining a toasty warm hand.
Therefore, like gloves, TREWS will generate much less body friction as opposed to wearing any heavyweight kilt.
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25th December 08, 11:12 AM
Thank you for doing the research. I think the warmth of the tank is the warm air chamber between the kilt and the body. Much like why Norwegian fish not underware works. With trews, there is not as much room to hold the warm air. OR, maybe I"m full of hot air.
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