Quick question for the merino guys. How do the light merino tops work in hot weather? Archery hunting in August here in NV can be damn hot, I really love my UH hot gear, it wicks the sweat and cools you down. I don't see myself switching to merino for this type of situation but I would like to hear if it's an option.
Light Merino does the same thing.
I love how we re-invent the wheel?
not that they had quality wool base layers in the 50's? perhaps they did, but I hear they're nicer/itch free nowadays?
btw aren't synthetics with their super wicking abilities suppose to keep odor down? I would think they would be less odor than wool...? but I have heard wool handles odor better.
also on a side note, synthetic dyes etc... we keep coming back to "natural" makes us wonder why we keep looking to alternatives simply for profit/cheaper goods? ie. the theory deer can see UV which most modern dyes synthetic glow under a black light but the older natural/wool type stuff doesn't, sometimes I wonder if back in the day those hunters were actually hunting "smarter" than we are today...?
I have been known to get a bit close to the campfire at times to warm up though. Attached is my backstory on the fire though.....
Last edited by Kevin Root; 03-20-2014 at 02:17 PM. Reason: typo
Good to know Kevin, I will keep it in mind next time I have had one too many cold ones around the fire back at camp!
merino all the way!
I have been one for UA but have worn out the couple I had. Last fall was terrible when I pulled my UA shirt out to wear it and I couldn't even stand to wear it when it was clean cause of the smell. I guess 4-6 years from that shirt was a pretty good life, but couldn't believe after it was washed how bad it still smelled. I will be trying merino this year and looking at First Lite Chama Hoody if I can find one.