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Lightest baselayer top and gloves
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.
my DeFeet wool gloves weigh 2.1oz I use them on the bike, snowshoeing, xc ski, hike etcmy Icebreaker 200 long sleeve is 7oz
Marmot Midweight Baselayer Glove. My mediums weight 0.8oz.Hard to find now, but found them here on sale:http://www.hermitshut.com/product/marmot-midweight-baselayer-glove/HTHKJ
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow, 0.8 oz is not bad. Is that for the pair?
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