That really sucks, because I love them. The Columbia shirts are really bad with stains, too. I don't know what I got on them, but every single one permanently looked like I'm wearing my lunch on them a couple of months after I got them.
Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
From the Zen Backpacking Site
Merino wool for me when it comes to hunting for extended periods of time. I use synthetic stand hunting for whitetails around home (mainly because I already have synthetic and I can wash it as needed).
I have some red ram merino wool I bought from Sierra Trading Post for a steal and does an excellent job.
My buddy wears Swift Wick merino wool socks all day every day (work, hunting, etc). He has worn the same pair for over 2 weeks and I kid you not they did not stink. Amazing stuff. I would never willing wear the same socks that long, but its a testimony to merino wool for sure.
The new kuiu ultra merino looks pretty sweet!
My First Lite has just about worn out in two seasons. I was impressed to start now I'm wondering if it was worth the money!
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That's crazy, stuff's not cheap! I got a few kuiu tops this spring and can't wait to put em through the ringer, I've been impressed so far but havnt hunted in em yet. I am excited to pick up the new stuff, I didn't get the lightest layer before and now with the vents on the side of the ultra I'm glad I waited.
I agree with Merino. However, my First Light bottoms barely made it through one year. I wear them from spring Turkey hunts all the way through cold weather duck hunts. I just watched the video introducing KUIU's Nuyarn Merino on their web site. Very impressive. My next base layer purchase.
I'm just excited to toss my stinky old Under Amour!