Dec 22, 2007 at 9:14 am #1226406
Winchester thermal base layer
100% "super fine" merino wool
Sold at Walmart. Ive been wearing one to work the last couple of days (no heat)and it seems fine to me, worth the money. Not as fine and high quaility as my Smartwool of coarse -but still its a machine washable wool thermal top for 20.00 bucks!
Could not find it on thier site though but there in my local store.Dec 27, 2007 at 9:35 am #1413829
At Walmart? Nice… sporting goods or men's underwear?Dec 27, 2007 at 10:10 am #1413838
In the Sporting section. It is sold as a base layer to the hunters. Im wearing it right now, and Im impressed. But be warned- Ive never had any of the "itchy" problems some people seem to have with wool but, It feels so soft to me I find it hard to belive any one but the most sensitive would have any issue. I think a second pair is in the future? They only came in black and only the XL where left but thats my size. Sizing is on the big side, mabey room for shrinkage? I washed mine and no shrinkage -but I air dried it and didnt use the drier.Dec 28, 2007 at 8:17 am #1413939
I'll definitely check my local walmart's to see if they have'em… of course I recently bought a pair of Icebreaker bottoms… but if nothing else I can compare the two…Dec 29, 2007 at 6:11 am #1414013
Steep and Cheap has been selling a ton of Icebreaker Layers the past two weeks.
50-60% off. All different weights and styles.
frankDec 31, 2007 at 3:24 pm #1414340
@mad777Locale: South Florida
Yeah, I added to my Christmas bills by picking up a Icebreaker 320 top. I mean, how can you resist!Dec 31, 2007 at 5:27 pm #1414354
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
You might look at minus33.com for lightweight, machine washable and dryable merino layers. I just discovered them and have been very pleased with their products and service. I bought top and bottoms for my son and a balaclava and bottoms for myself. Very soft, very warm, half the price of Icebreaker, although not as cheap as Walmart. Worth looking into.Jan 1, 2008 at 5:24 am #1414393
Craig S StewartMember
@cstewartLocale: Southwest Germany
Thank you for the help finding affordable merino wool. Do you know how much the balaclava weighs?Jan 1, 2008 at 9:48 am #1414418
I checked my Walmart and they didn't have any.
I am in Maine……..where in New England did you find a Walmart with them?
AJan 1, 2008 at 10:25 am #1414421
Im in MA the store is in N.Reading.Jan 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm #1414431
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
Craig – the balaclava weighs 50 g. or 1.8 oz. on my postal scale.Jan 3, 2008 at 4:35 pm #1414762
Couldn't get the merino at my Walmart but LLBean has its Freeport Sweaters (80%lambswool/20%nylon-machine washable) on sale for 19.95………not on their website-only in the catalogue: codeVG50945–no I don't work or own stock for LLBean………just trying to help out anyone who wants a good deal…….I bought twoJan 4, 2008 at 12:50 pm #1414830
i was in target the other day and saw 100% merino wool v neck shirt/sweaters on clearance for $21. They were all hanging up with a big "30% off clearance" sign above them. They look nice for town too, although the weave isn't very dense. Definatley worth a gander. I would call it mid-heavy weight for a base layer.Jan 19, 2008 at 6:33 pm #1416821
@back2basicsLocale: Southeast USA
Check the label again. I recall seeing "marino wool" items in Target around the holidays, but forgot about it until now. Does anyone know the difference between the two? Are they one and the same? I'm not having much luck with search engine results online.Jan 20, 2008 at 1:32 am #1416832
The Merino is a breed of sheep that is bred for wool production, hence the references to "Merino wool". "Marino" is likely to be a mispelling of "Merino".Jan 20, 2008 at 9:35 am #1416850
Ben 2 WorldParticipant
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
If the package or tag says "Marino" — that's not an innocent misspelling at all. Much more likely, that's "regular" wool trying to sound like the better (less itchy) and more expensive thing! Often, you get what you pay for.Jan 20, 2008 at 10:36 am #1416857
I thought Marino retired…Jan 20, 2008 at 11:06 am #1416862
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Actually there's no attempt at deception…there's a BRAND name called "Murano" that sells all kinds of clothing, not just "merino", including some "merino" wool sweaters. I referenced them for $7 in last week's post. They're a good deal!Jan 21, 2008 at 9:50 am #1417001
i just checked my sweater which i accidentally washed on hot :(, it is merona brand 100% merino wool. Any suggestions on making it fit again?Jan 21, 2008 at 10:11 am #1417003
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
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