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    Best Base Layers on the Market

    Well after getting some first lite merino wool a few months ago, I have put it to the test every way that I could think possible to test its durability and insulating qualities. I have worn under armour, as well as many other brands of base layers of the last few years, and nothing has compared to the merino wool from first lite. I wrote up a short little overview of what I thought of the shirt I have been testing, as well as my view on its pros and cons. You can find my thoughts on first lite merino wool through the follow url:

    http://kevinunderwoodbowhunting.blog...t-of-best.html

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    +1. First Lite is the best I have found and I wear it everyday when guiding. Can't beat the Merino wool for moisture wicking, and when in the mountains for days at a time it doesn't start stinkink after long hours of hiking

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    Kevin,
    Thanks for the article. I have been looking for a good merino base layer. This really helps.

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    what weight do you prefer, the lighter or the medium weight ?

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    I've become a huge fan of the baselayers made by Icebreaker, a company based out of New Zealand. Great stuff. Comfy, warm, excellent wicking. Socially and environmentally sound to boot.
    People in SUV's and suburbs will kill more game animals than a man with a bow, ever could.

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    I haven't worn the medium weight stuff yet, so far I have only tried the light weight one. It is very warm for the weight though. I think that the light weight would work for my system during the early seasons. However, I think I would suggest giving the medium weight stuff for later hunts with a greater possibility of colder temps.

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    Kuiu

    FirstLite wool comes from "Global Merino", KUIU wool is from “The Merino Wool Company” a better bit better wool IMO. Both great products but I would go with the KUIU.

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    I agree with everyone 100%. I love the Merino Wool. I have the lightweight version from Smartwool. Since I found this stuff I won't hardly wear anything else, just wish I had the medium weight for Midwest whitetail tree stand hunts. I also agree about how it absorbs body odor and virtually does not stink. My feet sweat real bad and these are the only socks that keep my feet from stinking even on long backcountry hunts where weight and space are an issue. Merino wool is unbelievable and I highly recommend it. Two thumbs up from me. Never heard a bad word from anyone who has any.

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    Icebreaker and First Lite are made of the same Merino wool. I am fortunate enough to have known one of the founders of First Lite for over a decade now. He has provided me with their gear when they first started and continue to now with me always providing feedback. I am a true believer of all their products and especially when using multiple layers of their system it works from cold as hell mornings to early September hot hunts. I find myself wearing it constantly year round. I also have many Icebreaker layers and have nothing but good things to say about them also. First Lite is geared toward hunters, Icebreaker was not created with the "hunter" as a focus but it works plenty well.

 

 

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