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View Poll Results: Take your pick
Shorts, T, and flip flops at 50 F 11 42.31%
Bundled up at 0 F 15 57.69%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Which is more comfortable?

Assume that you have to sit outside for 3 hours and people watch. Remember 3 hours is quite a long time to be outside sitting and quite different from walking around the block or waiting at a bus stop for 10 minutes.

Would you prefer to do this at 50 F (10 C) in nothing but shorts, a tee, and flip flops OR you can choose to sit outside in 0 F (-18 C) wearing as many layers and accessories (gloves, hats, scarves etc) as you want.

Both conditions are cloudy days with no wind to rule out any sun warming effects or windchill factor...
You can not move around and exercise to keep warm- you must sit there in a chair. You can play with any electronic devices though as long as you're not obviously exercising.

Take your vote and justify your choice
If you are dressed properly for 0F weather and there is no wind you should be able to sit for hours without too much hassle. However the slightest bit of wind would be a bad thing. Also kind of unrealistic cause just about any movement in a heavy winter coat traps heat. The tricky part with dressing for winter is not getting too cold or too hot.

50F for three hours in shorts and you are likely to cause some health problem to kick up.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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50F won't give you frostbite, I tend to stay away from areas that hit 0F, I never can seem to stay warm, especially my extremities.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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I already do wear shorts, a T, and flip flops at 50F if it's not raining or windy.
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