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Which THIN tights?
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todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Which THIN tights? on 08/15/2012 20:48:58 MDT Print View

Hi all,

I sleep better when in the woods if I have on my baselayers, esp tights. Even if not needed for warmth, I like how they keep my quilt or bag cleaner. Also tights help me avoid that "sticky" feeling of my legs touching each other, which has bothered me occasionally as a side sleeper.

Are thin silk layers durable enough? I don't want this pair for warmth, but for the above reasons, and even my thinnest poly or wool layers are too warm sometimes.


Kimberly Wersal
(kwersal) - MLife

Locale: Western Colorado
Re: Which THIN tights? on 08/15/2012 21:01:02 MDT Print View

I always sleep in long-sleeve/long pants base layers for the exact same reasons you state, though, being a bit of a cold-sleeper, I usually use a heavier weight material The silk baselayers I have had were pretty light, but still durable. I would think they would work out fine for you.

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Lightweight silk baselayers on 08/15/2012 21:04:48 MDT Print View

I'm the same way. I have a set of lightweight silk baselayers that I'm pretty sure are from REI. They're durable enough but do snag. When it comes time to replace them, I thought I'd get Capilene 1's instead.

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North
Lightweight silk baselayers on 08/15/2012 23:53:35 MDT Print View

Me too so I use a pair of long silk shorts (85g - by Patra, UK) - bit heavy. They are (or seem to be two years in) hard-wearing enough.

I am on the lookout for something more versatile though (full length, probably synthetic, but lighter) as 3/4 pant boosters for early morn/evening....

Edited by edhyatt on 08/15/2012 23:54:40 MDT.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Which THIN tights? on 08/16/2012 19:35:56 MDT Print View

Thank you everyone!

Sounds like they should fit the bill.

Which are lightest?