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#3308130 - 07/31/13 07:47 PM Best base layer?
Tenn.Guy
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I usually wear under armor but I sweat so much I have a very hard time getting the smell out.

I hear a lot about merino wool... .??? Anyone have opinions , recommendations.

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#3315561 - 08/08/13 06:40 AM Re: Best base layer? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
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Personally, I prefer polarfleece next to my skin. It wicks moisture well, and for me, is warmer than any of the other synthetics. I have different sets of base-layers made of different weights of polarfleece, from 100-weight to 300-weight.
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#3315643 - 08/08/13 08:08 AM Re: Best base layer? [Re: BSK]
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Once it cools down, I use Kuiu and First Lite Merino wool base layers.
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#3317150 - 08/09/13 11:36 AM Re: Best base layer? [Re: Poser]
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Merino wool is great, I use merino wool socks on long distance hiking trips and it takes a couple days for them to start smelling, a cotton sock starts to stink quick and you can never get the smell out.

I would suggest checking out Serria Trading Post and looking at the Icebreaker merino wool line. You can get it cheap, especially if you sign up for email alerts...typically they send you a 30% off coupon. No tax and cheap shipping too.
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#3319451 - 08/11/13 06:40 PM Re: Best base layer? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Personally, I prefer polarfleece next to my skin. It wicks moisture well, and for me, is warmer than any of the other synthetics. I have different sets of base-layers made of different weights of polarfleece, from 100-weight to 300-weight.


^^^ This.
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#3319454 - 08/11/13 06:42 PM Re: Best base layer? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Personally, I prefer polarfleece next to my skin. It wicks moisture well, and for me, is warmer than any of the other synthetics. I have different sets of base-layers made of different weights of polarfleece, from 100-weight to 300-weight.


^^^ This.
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#3319506 - 08/11/13 07:22 PM Re: Best base layer? [Re: AllOutdoors]
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I use cabelas micro fleece.
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#3329954 - 08/20/13 10:56 PM Re: Best base layer? [Re: muddyboots]
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arctic shield base layer I had the ua and its crap compared to my arctic shield
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#3334473 - 08/24/13 06:07 PM Re: Best base layer? [Re: deerhunter10]
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Polypro or the best............SILK.

Laugh all you want, but it is the best moisture wicking fabric known to mankind. Light also.

I wear silk boxers when I am on a long haul with the bike, no sweat means.........no chaffing and uncomfortable riding.

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#3349027 - 09/06/13 06:08 AM Re: Best base layer? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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You must have the UA 1.0 base layer. It is hard to rid the smell out of. I found that the 3.0 is easier to descent though I don't do a lot of walking in the top. It works great keeping you warm.
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