All things considered, I'm a reasonably hairy man. For many years, I've touted this as one of my many strengths and as part of the allure that has attracted many women, including my wife. Where I grew up, real men had chest hair--and mustaches, but that's another story.
Now that I'm part of this lightweight backpacking thing, I'm not supposed to care what I look like on the trail, and it has me rethinking some old assumptions. I figure if I removed some body hair, I could save 50-60 grams, maybe more. That's a freaking Clif Bar.
But is it worth it? I would certainly lose the insulating properties of said awesomeness, so it's a no-go in the winter. But what about summer? It can get chilly in the mountains at night. What's the better side of the trade-off here--weight or warmth?
Any experience shaving your chest, shoulders, back, etc. for 3-season hiking? Was the weight worth losing the warmth? Or does the awesomeness on your pecs make you more awesome at other things, kind of like Samson?