Merino is not hot! Sunscreen is hot! Polyester is hot! "
Thanks for educating me. Especially about the sunscreen and the hat and all the rest. Maybe cut back a smidge on the espresso or something. LOL
FYI I also have and wear the Ibex indie hoodie, and the similar merino hoodie from MEC. I have hiked in the conditions Tony asked about, and with some of the garments he asked about. My 2 cents for Tony is that, for me, the merino hodies would be too hot a lot of the time, and always take a SW crew as well. Who the hell knows why, but once I get fully warmed up I the ibex goes back in the pack. I find the hoodie (or anything similar) generally end ups layered over something lighter in the late afternoon, or at stops, and for sleeping. The "something lighter" is what I usually end up most comfortable in most of the day, above about 60F, specifically while exerting myself. And yes up to now it has been a SW capilene crew. And yes Hartley, I manage to take care of my neck via other means, but thanks for the concern.
It will be interesting to see if the SW merino crew (the exact one Tony and Erik were talking about) is an improvement for me, but as I mentioned haven't had a chance to try it specifically in the sierra yet, just here on the coast in 70-80 weather. I was hoping it might be the best of both worlds, at least for me. FWIW, I even like the silt color, and wear them at work.
However, I am also smart enough to know different people feel comfortable in different things in the same conditions, and not to pontificate too much on the issue. Just another data point for Tony to digest.