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Ultralite Hiker
(Ultralite) - F
Merino LS Top/Bottom on 07/27/2011 08:31:39 MDT Print View

Does anyone know the lightest merino long sleeve top and bottoms? Looking for a new sleep setup for my upcoming trip.

Tommy Franzen
(Tomlike) - F

Locale: Pacific Wonderland
Ibex on 07/27/2011 09:55:20 MDT Print View

I just picked up an Ibex Indie Hoodie, weighs 9.75oz. in men's size large. Slightly heavier than a regular LS due to the hood and half zip, but the hood is amazing for sleeping in. Patagonia Cap2 bottoms in men's size large weighs 7oz. Perhaps others can chime in with something lighter, but consider the hoodie, it's so nice!

Michael Trefzger
(michaeltrefzger) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
IO Bio and Icebreaker on 07/27/2011 13:35:30 MDT Print View

Good question. About a year ago I was thinking the same thing. Here's what I ended up picking up:

The IO Bio Contact 1 LS Hooded Shirt weighs in at 7.2oz in small. I have the model from last year and I am not sure if the weight has changed with their latest manufacturing run. The Icebreaker 150 leggings weigh in at 5oz for size small. Both of these are great and would recommend them to others.

Laural Bourque

Locale: PNW
io bio on 07/27/2011 14:17:30 MDT Print View

My boyfriend has the LS wool Contact top and it's 7.8oz in Large.

Edited by lauralbaby on 07/27/2011 14:18:35 MDT.

Ultralite Hiker
(Ultralite) - F
Montbell on 07/29/2011 21:14:10 MDT Print View

Ended up going with the Montbell LW series (130g/m2). They were 4.8oz each.

Simone Zmood
(sim1oz) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
Merino LS Top/Bottom on 08/08/2011 03:57:25 MDT Print View

Thanks for the tips. I like the look of the MontBell LW LS top for my husband. For myself, I think I want a hoody. I've never seen the IO-Bio in person before. Are they a close cut or loose fitting?

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Merino LS Top/Bottom on 08/08/2011 08:41:14 MDT Print View

The I/O fits close. I'm 6'1", 180 and wear a snug Large. Plenty long, though.

LOVE that shirt.

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: Merino LS Top/Bottom on 08/08/2011 19:17:24 MDT Print View

Icebreaker L/S Tech Lite

I love these. My short sleeve one in men's large weighs 5.4 oz. It's super comfy and cool.

Stephan Doyle
Re: Re: Merino LS Top/Bottom on 08/08/2011 19:43:25 MDT Print View

I agree with Todd's description of the I/O hoody (I have last year's version). Close fitting with extra drape if you need or want it. It's not skin-tight, but it's closer than an "athletic" cut.