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Costco merino

Oct. 26, 2014, 7:54 p.m.
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Long sleeve merino shirts at costco for $20. True north brand. They are good bang for the buck. 4 pack of merino socks is $12. Fuck paying woolie boolie prices now.

Oct. 26, 2014, 10:19 p.m.
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Yeah they work! My wife picked up a couple. They are my go to trail building shirt for the past year. They work . Cant beat em

Oct. 26, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
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Nice, thanks for the tip.

Oct. 26, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
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Cool! Which location? Willingdon?

Oct. 26, 2014, 10:58 p.m.
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What percent merino?

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Oct. 27, 2014, 3:46 a.m.
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Poco, 100% for the shirts. Not sure about the socks.

Socks are 70%. Same as woolie boolies

Oct. 27, 2014, 9:19 a.m.
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ORLY….will go check it out. Anytime I have seen merino there before it has been a fairly low percentage, thanks for the heads up.

Oct. 27, 2014, 9:38 a.m.
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I picked up couple of the tops last year. Nice and light, warm and not itchy. I don't have any other merino wool gear to compare it to, but at $20 per it seems a great price.

Oct. 27, 2014, 9:48 a.m.
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ORLY….will go check it out. Anytime I have seen merino there before it has been a fairly low percentage, thanks for the heads up.

That's always been my issue. Wish I had got some now.

Oct. 27, 2014, 9:53 a.m.
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Can someone please pick me up a few shirts? I'm happy to Paypal. Won't be back in lower mainland til spring though.

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Oct. 27, 2014, 10:21 a.m.
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ALL my merino of various brands has holes in it, my latest Merino wool jersey I purposely used only for around town, it has never seen any harsh use but the elbow is wearing thru [HTML_REMOVED] there is a hole where my watch has worn thru the cuff, to its credit wool definatley does not stink like the plastic stuff can BUT poly wears WAAAAY better than merino IME so IF you will be close to a washing machine to sink the stink … go plastic

What I am a fan of is the very thin wool t-shirts cuz they are cheaper, wear em under your plastic layers which will take the wear/hide all the holes and still stop the stink

Oct. 28, 2014, 1:23 p.m.
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^^ exactly, wool is best as a base layer. Just not very durable unfortunately.

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Oct. 28, 2014, 1:49 p.m.
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Weird I have a few icebreaker baselayers that have a few seasons of skiing and mtb use, no holes yet. Maybe the cheapo brands break down more quickly? I can't imagine the stuff at Costco is icebreaker calibre quality.

Oct. 28, 2014, 9:36 p.m.
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Weird I have a few icebreaker baselayers that have a few seasons of skiing and mtb use, no holes yet. Maybe the cheapo brands break down more quickly? I can't imagine the stuff at Costco is icebreaker calibre quality.

It does breakdown fairly fast. But for the price who cares. Get 18 months and toss it. Its a baselayer. I aint in no fashion show!

Oct. 29, 2014, 8:25 a.m.
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I am not hard on clothing but I got some brand of merino bought at MEC/MEC/icebreaker/smartwool ….every brand you can name and they all have holes

my dad thot the merino craze was great when he found out about merino being available again cuz they used to wear it in the tropics post WWII so we got him some, he put holes in his merino wool and all he was doing at 80yrs old was sitting in front of a TV

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