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    Hunting clothing thoughts please

    Hi guys and girls

    I have been thinking of replacing my fleece t's and tops with merino tops and t's but before I got spend $60 a pop on ech i would like to know if you have done the same and is there much benefit in going for the lighter but warmer merino ? Cheers

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    hi Dale, you have more of less answered your own question....merino is warmer per weight ratio, is still warm when wet (huge plus) and it doesn't start to 'stink' as fast as fleece.....

    believe me you will be a convert after one trip....speciality if you get wet......
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    What brand do you use or think is better. I have seen macpac has 40% off all merino

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    Merino as a base layer. self regulates heat. it doesn't have much of a wind proof aspect so maybe a fleece tee over the top?

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    I use macpac but its the lighter grade and it sure hates blackberry. You get pretty handy with a needle and thread

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    To me there much the same, ive got Kathmandu stuff that holds up well, blackberry, bush lawyer, barbed wire fence ect it all eats it up, just get the best 'sale' deal you can get.....after all its a base layer
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    barbed wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    barbed wire?
    Im a part time commando ninja....didnt you know?.....NO fence will EVER keep me out!!!!!!!
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    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Negative of wool is that it doesn't dry quickly.
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    I really hate the smell of dirty fleece, I have a ridgeline merino thats about 3 years old and no holes. Also some merino thermal ts from the warehouse that have holes but still are good.

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    I use a merino T as a first layer then fleece tops, it dosen't stink up like a poly top.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    i must have some cheap merino or somehting cause when mine get wet they smell like sheep
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    i must have some cheap merino or somehting cause when mine get wet they smell like sheep
    You sure you didn't go second hand off @BRADS?

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    wouldnt be going near any of the wool of @BRADS sheep..

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    Probably cheaper to buy NZ merino from the states. As silly as that bloody sounds.

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