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I want really hot thermal undies (like M&S men's ones) but in a "ladies" style. IS THAT REALLY TOO MUCH TO ASK???

(24 Posts)
SpawnChorus Thu 06-Oct-11 19:14:45

Argh. Tempted to put this in the Feminism section. It is SO infuriating that women's "thermal" underwear is all the flimsy lacey crap stuff. I want maximum warmth brushed merino wool (comme ca but without a crew neck. V or scoop would be fine.

Do they not realise that lots of women spend frigging ages outside, hanging about in playgrounds etc? angry

BuckminsterFullerene Thu 06-Oct-11 19:17:29

Icebreaker do some lovely bits, at your local Cotswold Outdoor or Snow + Rock

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SpawnChorus Thu 06-Oct-11 19:36:58

They look too flimsy. I need mega-heat, but with a neckline that's not higher than my normal tops.

SpawnChorus Thu 06-Oct-11 19:37:10

Thanks though blush

jamaisjedors Thu 06-Oct-11 19:42:32

Some here

louby86 Thu 06-Oct-11 19:45:22

M&S have got a new women's range that looks quite good, saw an advert for it today, not actually tried it so don't know how good it is but it's got good reviews on their website. I'm on my phone or I'd link it, sorry

jamaisjedors Thu 06-Oct-11 19:48:08

Or someone linked to this site a while ago

kerfuzzled Thu 06-Oct-11 19:52:12

just seen some in the lidl catalouge that was pushed through my door In store from 10th october

AnnoyingOrange Thu 06-Oct-11 19:53:19

saw this today, nearly bought some

SpawnChorus Thu 06-Oct-11 20:04:49

CambridgeBaby one = too crew necky

Bella di Notte one looks kind of promising, although it's graded as "3" and the heat ratings are usually out of 5, plus it's about a tenner more than the men's ones in M&S, so that just pisses me off.

The Lidl ones are worth investigating further, but I'm not convinced about the inclusion of angora.

I've seen the M&S heat generating ones...might give them a go, but I'm not convinced they;ll be as warm as the men;s ones.


ladyintheradiator Thu 06-Oct-11 20:06:42

Brora have some lovely thermals, but they are pricey. V neck here.

wellwisher Thu 06-Oct-11 20:11:42

Uniqlo HeatTech is fantastic. It's thin, but it's got some kind of magic Japanese technology that keeps you SO warm.

jamaisjedors Thu 06-Oct-11 20:27:52

oh no I hated the uniqlo ones, they felt really synthetic and made me itch (mind you it doesn't take much!).

jamaisjedors Thu 06-Oct-11 20:30:43

ARe you sure none of the icebreaker@ ones are any good? there are loads

BuckminsterFullerene Thu 06-Oct-11 21:43:43

Icebreaker aren't flimsy. They're expedition grade base layers!

BuckminsterFullerene Thu 06-Oct-11 21:46:02

Although what you really want is a nice cosy down jacket! (or synthetic equivalent - I've got a lush arc'teryx waiting till it's cold enough to bust out!)

Icebreaker are amazing.

I had a couple of M&S thermal vests last winter when I was pregnant and they were lovely and cosy.

cerealqueen Thu 06-Oct-11 22:11:05


Still a bit 'lady' though, even old lady.....

BuckminsterFullerene Thu 06-Oct-11 22:33:33

Ali, I wore DH's icebreakers till I couldn't squeeze in any more! I love love them!

DrunkenDaisy Fri 07-Oct-11 13:09:38

Why don't you just buy the men's ones?

dexter73 Fri 07-Oct-11 13:28:23

She wants a v or scoop neck, not a crew neck Daisy.

talkingnonsense Fri 07-Oct-11 16:42:53

Millets, for Peter storm or other thermal tops and legs?

snowmummy Fri 07-Oct-11 20:18:32

Look out for some in Aldi. They do merino wool ski/snowboard thermals at really good prices from time to time.

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