Marino Wool

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  1. JAY

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    Is Marino Wool long johns worth the extra money?
     
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    I think so. They are warm, light, made from a natural material and are anti-microbrial (stink less).

    Try to get them on clearance in the Summer or after Christmas.
     
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    My favorite base layer
     
  4. KFF

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    Worth and then some, could just live in a cocoon of merino when the winter comes.
    Sadly, can't afford a cocoon.
     
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    Jep, it consist of long fibres and therefore not itchy like normal wool.
     
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    I wear Merino everyday. I love it. Worth every penny.
     
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    Marino wool is worth three times the hype. If i could afford it every article of clothing i wear would be made of it.
     
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    Where is a good place to get merino. I looked at REI, but they have co-op, smartwool, Etc, What is best. If I'm paying that kind of money, I want good quality as well, even if I have to spend a little more.
     
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    I get all mine from WoolX - I usually purchase from the sale/clearance section but for the past year, it's been slim picking there for men. Their return policy is just fantastic. I don't like the fact that the products are made in China but I haven't seen any 100% merino wool clothing made here in the USA. I believe they must have some pretty good clothing standards that has to be met, as everything is well made and if you see a flaw, just call, they send a return slip and will refund or replace at no cost to you. 1st time buyers get a 10% discount. I am in no way affiliated with the firm, just a good, satisfied customer.
     
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    Once the weather here loses its grip on sanity, I wear one or two layers of merino, ( a heavy and a light), under my warm winter things... Worth every shekel,,, at least to me...
     
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    It's worth it as long as you can get him still long enough to shear his locks off.

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    Seriously though, merino wool base layers are good stuff. They wick and insulate well for it's weight, they are antimicrobial and seemingly last forever. Look up doufold long underwear. There is a merino/polypropylene blend, works great, and can be found at very affordable prices. I've used it for years.
     
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    I live in my Minus 33 marino long john’s during hunting season. Best base layer I’ve ever tried and worth every penny.
     
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    Minus 33 here too. Amazing stuff. Warm and comfortable.
     
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    Don't know anything about long underwear down here in the south, but my merino wool blend socks and the merino wool watch cap I have are excellent. Socks last a really long time (Thorlos brand- made in North Carolina).
     
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    Merino wool is my favorite for cool to cold weather hunting.

    Checkout Firstlite too. I have their stuff, Folson, and Smartwool.

    Absolutely worth it
     
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    ZOMG! Don’t get me started. Absolutely frickin’ love it. Cold weather, hot weather.

    I love winter camping. I do most of my camping in winter (with Marino). But Marino is at least as good in summer.
     
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    You would love Merino wool on a hot muggy August Georgia night

    EDIT: Seriously. In case people think I was being snarky. I go out year round in Georgia. The summer is the hardest. Merino is your best friend then.
     
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    Nah- no snarky-ness taken... I wear those socks exclusively and they are the best that I've found- even in the hot-as-hell summer. Not the watch cap though- that's just for "cold" weather.
     
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    Walmart and Kmart used to carry indera brand Merino wool for around $20 a pair. And then they would go on clearance for around $10 a pair.

    They are decent quality, especially considering the cost, and I've gotten 4 or 5 years of use out of them.

    They are only 30% Merino wool, but it's enough to keep the stink down, which is a huge advantage of wool over polyester.

    Edit to add pic

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    You should try merino *after* a hot damned sweaty humid Georgia day.

    Put it on at night.

    In the morning, you will be dry and the clothes you took off to dry overnight will still be wet. If they weren’t wet, they will be. But you won’t be.
     
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    Honest... there is NOTHING BETTER, NOTHING MORE COMFORTING, than slipping into Merino long underwear on a hot hot muggy night of Georgia heat.

    I know it is counterintuitive.
     
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    You may have enlightened me... I'm willing to try anything a time or two :)

    Down here it's hot as hell day or night in the summer. And humidity is so high nothing dries out unless you're paying Georgia Power to run the a/c.
     
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    Great stuff! I use mine all the time! That's the doufold stuff I was talking about, but just a different brand. I got my tops for about $10 on sale!
     
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    yes.
     
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    No?
     
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