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Jeffrey Dunning
(boredomhero) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
SmartWool source on 10/06/2006 18:27:31 MDT Print View

Anybody know of a source for SmartWool or some other similar Merino wool?
This is as loce as I've found.

Ben Strickland
(ben_strickland) - F

Locale: Georgia
Re: SmartWool source on 10/07/2006 16:14:05 MDT Print View

I found some organic merino interlock at It's not a synthetic blend, just 100% merino. I have purchased some swatches and it's pretty nice... much like Icebreaker. It's a little heavy, more like midweight type thermal material, but is nice and stretchy and very soft. Only downside is the hefty price tag.

Jeffrey Dunning
(boredomhero) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
$$$ on 10/09/2006 09:22:41 MDT Print View

You're not kidding. $29/yd. The "midweight" label kind of ruins it for me as well. Thanks for the tip.

Jimmy M. Harris
(jimh) - F
I just asked the same question on another board and... on 10/10/2006 15:13:50 MDT Print View this response;

However it appears they are currently out of Merino Wool.

Linsey Budden

Locale: pugetropolis
merino on 10/11/2006 00:49:41 MDT Print View

A bit off the beaten path, but REI currently has merino rectangular (sleeping) bagliners on sale for $45.00. The sale ends soon.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: MontBell merino on 10/11/2006 05:13:21 MDT Print View

They don't have them in the stores yet, but here in Japan MontBell is introducing a new line of merino wool underwear with a special stretch weaving process. Not sure about much more than that, but they look like something I want to buy. They should be in the stores some time next week.

Edited by butuki on 10/11/2006 05:14:51 MDT.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: REI merino bag liner on 10/11/2006 07:25:44 MDT Print View

It being my nature to be quantitative ...

the REI merino wool bag liner is 28x78 inches and weighs 17 oz. The weight appears to include a drawstring and a snap but no zipper so it's mostly fabric wt.

56 (2x28) by 78 is 3.37 sq yds and at 17oz that'd be 5oz/sqyd ... well into the midweight range?

If that's what you are looking for, it works out to be $13.35/sqyd

Linsey Budden

Locale: pugetropolis
REI merino bag liner on 10/11/2006 21:50:49 MDT Print View

Wow Jim, You are cool! As yard goods go, it 'seemed' like a deal. Thanks for doing the math.