Dec 28, 2011 at 6:47 am #1283427
@timalanLocale: Mid Atlantic
Has anyone here ever heard of or tried Orca clothing? They've got a lot of New Zealand merino wool clothing, and some crazy-sounding 50/50 merino/seaweed blends, most of which is on sale at 80% off at 6pm.com.
6pm is also offering free shipping right now on ANY size order, so I bit and grabbed a couple of shirts for my wife and I to try. I'll post up here when it arrives and I can give an actual review, but since I have no idea how long this pricing will be available, I wanted to go ahead and post up. If it's any good, it will be the steal of the year for merino-clothing.Dec 28, 2011 at 7:12 am #1816587
And it's quite good, but also very different. No clue about their Merino stuff, which appears to be a totally different line of clothes. FWIW, a lot of the stuff appears to be only XL/2XL.Dec 28, 2011 at 7:21 am #1816591
@rbeardLocale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
had to try a shirt for 16.99. thanks for passing along what looks to be a sick deal.Dec 28, 2011 at 7:49 am #1816601
i normally wear a Large but will be trying this out in XL at that price. thanks!Dec 28, 2011 at 9:34 am #1816637
Just saved $160.00 on three items.
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Thanks for the heads up!Dec 28, 2011 at 10:04 am #1816651
@busguyLocale: Coast Mountains
Saved $276 on 5 items.
Went through mrrebates for 5% cash back and you can still use the 10% off code that Craig posted just above.
Nice find OP ! Much appreciated !Jan 25, 2012 at 8:51 am #1829441
@timalanLocale: Mid Atlantic
I wanted to follow up now that my wife and I have had our Orca stuff for a couple of weeks and have had a chance to use it.
* Quality is excellent, appears to be the equal of Icebreaker or Ibex.
* The SeaMerino (seaweed/merino blend) feels better than almost any other fabric I can think of — smooth, no itch, a little bit "elastic," and just makes you happy to have it next to your skin
* Fit on the half-zips we ordered is fantastic — long arms, and cut a little longer in the back than the front make them idea for casual wear, providing a little extra warmth — these have become my favorite casual wear shirts, beating out Icebreaker/Ibex for fit and comfort
* Price — for the money, at 70-80% off, this is easily the best deal I've ever seen on merino
* I tried three different non-zip shirts — a SeaMerino L/S, a SeaMerino V-neck S/S, and a 100% merino S/S, and I returned all three. They were well made, fabric was great, but they were cut a little odd. The arms/armpits were made in such a way that they didn't articulate — every time I would lift an arm, the shirt would ride up with it. The sizing seemed fine (I'm a Medium), but the cut was just wrong. I really, really wanted to like these, but just knew they would annoy me every time I wore them.
On the flipside, my wife got several of the same non-zip shirts that I tried, and she had no problems with the shirts riding up when she moved her arms. Maybe the women's versions are cut a little differently and the arms better articulated? I can't be sure.
I seriously considered just ordering some of the SeaMerino in an ultra-loose XL or something just to wear around as a sleep shirt, because the fabric is THAT comfortable. Would be ideal oversized for hiking, but not a good fit for fashion.
The half-zip shirts, which I love dearly, are all sold out, but if you ever see them, snatch them up. I'd say they'd almost be worth full price, and I don't say that about much of anything.
Any other thoughts/experiences?
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