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Lightest baselayer top and gloves
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David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
Lightest baselayer top and gloves on 06/05/2014 12:41:49 MDT Print View

I'm looking at replacing my baselayer top to get it under 4 oz. I was wondering: Is this possible with merino wool? I use microweight Smartwool bottom baselayer pants at around 5.15 oz. Not sure what a microweight top would weigh. Maybe around 5 oz?

Additionally, are there superlight gloves for summer mountains where expected lows are 30s-40s? My MH Powerstretch gloves weigh 1.34 oz but have sprung several holes.

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Lightest baselayer top and gloves on 06/05/2014 12:50:49 MDT Print View

my DeFeet wool gloves weigh 2.1oz I use them on the bike, snowshoeing, xc ski, hike etc

my Icebreaker 200 long sleeve is 7oz

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Gloves on 06/05/2014 13:50:57 MDT Print View

Marmot Midweight Baselayer Glove. My mediums weight 0.8oz.

Hard to find now, but found them here on sale:



James Couch

Locale: Cascade Mountains
Re: Lightest baselayer top and gloves on 06/05/2014 13:53:56 MDT Print View

My Ibex Woolies Merino base layer (long sleeve) is 5.7 oz. Ibex lightweight (very thin) Merino liner gloves come in at just over 2oz. The new Woolies base is listed at 6.4 oz. Not sure you will find any wool much lighter.

Richard Fischel
i use manzella thermolite-10's as my go-to base layer glove. on 06/05/2014 15:28:30 MDT Print View

they are sufficently thin that while wearing them i can do anything that i could do bare-handed. they are also thin enough that all my other gloves will layer over them. I'm thinking the are sub 1 oz. for something a little warmer i also really like their silkweight windstopper Gloves. i'm guessing a pair is somewhere between 1 and 2 oz's.


Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Lightest baselayer top... on 06/05/2014 16:23:23 MDT Print View

My Patagonia "Merino 1" long sleeve (which is literally see-through), still weighs over 5 ounces...

Edited by Quixotic_1 on 06/05/2014 16:28:43 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Lightest baselayer top... on 06/05/2014 17:03:40 MDT Print View

Arc'teryx Motus in a size small weighs 3.9 oz, probabl around 4.7-5 in a medium. It's an excellent Sierra 2 season baselayer and is rated SPF 25. REI windpro gloves are about 1.5 oz and good down into the 30's.

David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
Re: Gloves on 06/06/2014 12:37:13 MDT Print View

Wow, 0.8 oz is not bad. Is that for the pair?