Patagonia has added a line of Merino Underwear that will be in stores around Labor Day. The Merino comes in three weights:The #2 is 145g/mThe #3 is 230g/mThe #4 is 265g/mThe weighs listed on the web site all seem to be the same. I ordered a #2 LS Crew this morning that was listed at 7 oz. I mentioned the weighs for all seemed to be the same and the sales person said he would send a note to the web site folks and have them check and correct the web site.I will weigh mine and hope it will be lighter. I asked about a #1 version and was told they are working on it but because the fiber for the #1 is so light they have had some durability issues.
Edited by bfornshell on 08/09/2006 11:02:16 MDT.
The #2 wool is already a tiny bit lighter than Smartwool's microweight, which apparently has durability issues. Did they tell you how light the #1 stuff will be?(Also, your weights should be per meter^2, not per inch^2).
Bill,Are you sure about those wts? 145g is approx 5oz .... per sq inch?
1.- I changed the inch to (m).2.- They did not say what the weight of the #1 was just that they were working on it. 3.- I should get mine about the middle of next week and will weigh it. It will be size large.4.- Maybe Ryan and Crew will see them at the OR Show and ask about the #1 weighs etc.I told them I would take a #1 and let me worry about how long it lasted.
Edited by bfornshell on 08/09/2006 11:03:18 MDT.
I just got a call back from my sales person. He took a #2 wool crew size medium and weighed it. It weighed 3.5 ounces. He also took a #3 wool crew size medium and weighed it. It weighed 6 ounces.With that information I am hoping my #2 wool crew size large will weigh in the 4 ounces plus a bit range. I asked about the weight of the #1 and he said he has never heard them say but if the #2 weight is 145g/sq m then the #1 might must be in the 100g or less range. I asked about a vest and he said they were working on a sleeveless version.
WOw! Now that's something I'll be ordering. Maybe they'll make a #2 hoody like the shadow :)
Icebreaker have a 190 gram and a 200 gram pr. m2 "fabric".And it just work super. I have no problem with it. Using every day during winter and also during summer activities.www.prolitegear.com have them.
Hi Kim, I like and own two Icebraker products. However the long sleeve (Called the U Turn 190) cost more and weighs more. 9.4oz for the large size. The wool weight rating between the two are 145g and 190g which might allow the Patagonia #2 to dry faster than the Icebreaker U Turn 190. I was ready to buy a U Turn 190 but was waiting to see what new stuff was shown at the OR Show this weekend. I got an email from Patagonia this morning about their new stuff and was surprised to see the Merino products.
anyone tried the new capilene line yet? Im picking my capilene 2 crew and bottoms up tommorrow but I was wondering about the new gladiodor and if it works or not. If noone has used them yet I will post a report soon.
Edited by jtgish on 08/09/2006 13:57:36 MDT.
I'll be interested in hearing your experiences with it... looks pricier than Smartwool, but less so than Ibex or Icebreaker.A sleevless #1 might make a very nice base layer...
UPS just delivered my Patagonia # 2 Wool Crew in size large. To the scale and it weighs 190.4 grams or 6.7 ounces. I am sitting here with it on and I think I could wear a size medium. If I am ever any place where they have a medium for sale I will try it on. I will not sent this one back.It looks very well made and the material is soft. I am wearing it next to my skin and if wool makes you itch you might not like this as a skin layer. Try one on first if you have that problem and want something as a skin layer. I can sleep on old army blankets and just don't think about the itch. The feel of this next to my skin is just a little scratchy. Also not enough for me to worry about.
Bill,My experience with Smartwool Merino is that it is a little itchy right off the shelf, but it completely goes away after one or two washings.Tom
Thomas,That is what I am hoping. I have 2 Icebreaker items and they do seem to get softer with washing.You notices that I did not say I was returning them. I get the bottoms on Friday.
Edited by bfornshell on 08/17/2006 09:25:40 MDT.
I just recieved my Patagonia #2 Wool Bottoms, size large. They wiegh 179.8 grams or 6.34 ounces.
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