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#3050550 - 11/26/12 08:31 PM Re: Cold Weather Gear [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
16 Point

Registered: 09/29/04
Posts: 10819
Loc: Middle Tennessee

If you can afford it, buy every single piece of clothing made of 100% Merino Wool. From your socks to your Hat. It is amazing the difference Merino makes.
There is only 1 Absolute.

#3051612 - 11/27/12 01:07 PM Re: Cold Weather Gear [Re: trealtree]
Pic IN the Casa
14 Point

Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 9756
Loc: TN

I'm all about layers of fleece.
Tolerance now means OBEY!!!!

#3053407 - 11/28/12 01:40 PM Re: Cold Weather Gear [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
6 Point

Registered: 10/26/04
Posts: 819
Loc: Hendersonville

I'm a mixture of old and new. UA as a base. Depending upon the temp either fleece or wool (I also have different weights of wool from Army surplus to King of the Mountain) as the insulating layer. I often wear a Walls insulated rain parka and bibs, or an old Woolrich down parka with insulated bibs. When it is really cold I have an insulated wool parka and bibs. I use a nylon wind breaker over the insulating layer and under the outer layer.

Hands and feet are important. As I age I find my feet and hands tend to get cold first. My old felt lined pac boots work just fine combined with liner and wool socks. I also spray my feet with unscented anti-perspirant deodorant to prevent sweating feet.
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