BPL beartooth merino wool shorts
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jim draucker
(mtnjim) - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah Valley VA
BPL beartooth merino wool shorts on 10/07/2009 20:50:09 MDT Print View

Hello people

Anyone have any feedback on these?


Thanks Jim

jim draucker
(mtnjim) - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah Valley VA
feedback on 10/11/2009 18:04:11 MDT Print View

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Joseph Jacaruso
(CaptainJac) - MLife

Locale: Southeast
Merino Wool Shorts on 10/12/2009 08:45:51 MDT Print View

Jim

I have not worn this shorts but I have worn the GoLite Stride shorts (same design just in poly). They are great. I felt a little strange in them at first but after a day of rain south of Shenandoah in June I was sold! No wet cling on the back of the legs like nylon supplex.

Draw backs are that they are a little slow to dry but hold so little water its not that big a deal. However there is no chaffing because of the fit. My experience with wool is that it dries a little slow also. The up side to wool is that it naturally does not hold oders. I wear wool shirts and its great to slide it on in the morning without that ammonia oder you get with poly after several days (especially with the humidity of the east coast weather).

For cold weather I wear them under long pants and then in
cool or warm weather I just wear the shorts.

Peter Atkinson
(sewing_machine) - MLife

Locale: Yorkshire, England
Merino Wool Shorts on 10/12/2009 10:25:37 MDT Print View

I find them great - light, warm, comfortable, good at not smelling! I run in mine, as well as walk. They stay warm when wet/damp, but yes they dry a bit slower, and because they are a tight fit the dampness is against the body (as opposed to say a traditional pair of shorts).

In short, really good. And I'm not a wool fan.

Edited by sewing_machine on 10/12/2009 10:27:49 MDT.