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    +20 on Merino wool. I really don't have a favorite when it comes to it. If you are moving it's great, if you aren't sweating and sitting still for long periods of time it usually ends up not being enough. That's when the thicker UA type base layers come in handy.

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    I will also agree with everyone here. I switched over to First Lite merino layering last and was very pleased with the switch. I like the merino under layers and synthetic outerwear. So far I have really liked the Sitka outerwear compared to the others I have tried. Rhe timberline pants are my favorite Sitka Pants.

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    Another vote for the First Lite merino wool base layers. I also have the First Lite Kanab merino wool pants and have been very pleased with them as well. Surprisingly warm, given their light weight. Also, they breath well when you are hiking hard.
    I have a pair of Filson wool pants that I like if it is really cold and I am going to be sitting still. Other than that they are on the heavy side and it doesn't take much to start sweating in them pretty heavily.

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    Get on the daily hit for camofire.com

    In addition to the daily offerings, they have merino from 2 or 3 of the leading makers. They are still running their 20% off on Sitka gear.

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    Buy some wool base layers. You won't regret it. They truly make a difference in reducing the stink factor and do a great job regulating temps (hot and cold). Kuiu and First Lite are great. I also have a Kryptec shirt, but have only worn it around the house vs in the field. They're a little more affordable. If you buy any other brands, be sure to check the label. You don't want any blends.

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    Wool is amazing. Just have to remember not to skimp and get high quality stuff so it doesn't itch.
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    I think many people say "wool" and simply mean "not cotton!"

    lots of options out there nowadays.

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    Another good brand of merino wool is Minus 33. I recently bought some expedition weight (400 g) tops and bottoms.
    These are made for extreme cold and are reasonably priced and quality is very good too. They also make a lighter weight version if 400g is to much for ya.

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    400 gm doesn't sound like too much in the winter. I also have some Minus 33 and have been happy with them.

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    Every review I have read on Filson pants raves about them - lots of guys say they have worn the same pair for 20 years, which is pretty amazing, depending on how much they hunt and whether they are stand hunting. I was thinking of getting a pair and maybe a wool shirt.

    I also just got a Mont*Bell Alpine Light Down jacket for a mid-layer and it is very warm and super-light, though it sounds like maybe the Umcompaghre might be better because you can wear it as an outer layer.

 

 

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