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Patagonia Wool 2 Turtleneck

in Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL

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5.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Richard Lyon
( richardglyon )

Bridger Mountains
Patagonia Wool 2 Turtleneck on 06/13/2007 14:19:07 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

While I couldn't find a fabric weight on Patagonia's website, I think this is the lightest weight wool base layer I own. (I also have tops from Ibex and MEC and Skin 200 Leggings from Icebreaker.) Also a somewhat looser weave. Great fit (size XL) on a tall, lanky guy with very long arms, and it's long enough so that the shirttail never pulls out in the back. Absolutely remarkable insulating capability and totally breathable, from -10 (under a sweater and parka) to +70 F (on its own); works as well as synthetics weighing twice as much, and doesn't stink. As I am cold-prone I especially like turtlenecks in the winter. I do get a static charge the first time I put the shirt on after a washing but not otherwise. After a good season's use it looks like new. I like this turtleneck so much that I bought two more.
UPDATE: Patagonia now lists the weights of its wool products, and Wool 2 comes in at 111g/m2, twenty per cent lighter than Icebreaker's lightest weight.

Edited by richardglyon on 06/17/2008 13:35:09 MDT.

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Jason Malone
( redwood22 )

Santa Cruz/Scott's Valley CA
Simply the best on 02/20/2011 23:23:30 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Great shirt - highly recommended. in fact, all pata wool is great.

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