Aug 9, 2006 at 9:12 am #1219239
Patagonia has added a line of
Merino Underwear that will be in stores around Labor Day. The Merino comes in three weights:
The #2 is 145g/m
The #3 is 230g/m
The #4 is 265g/m
The weighs listed on the web site all seem to be the same. I ordered a #2 LS Crew this morning that was listed at 7 oz. I mentioned the weighs for all seemed to be the same and the sales person said he would send a note to the web site folks and have them check and correct the web site.
I will weigh mine and hope it will be lighter. I asked about a #1 version and was told they are working on it but because the fiber for the #1 is so light they have had some durability issues.Aug 9, 2006 at 9:36 am #1360754
The #2 wool is already a tiny bit lighter than Smartwool’s microweight, which apparently has durability issues. Did they tell you how light the #1 stuff will be?
(Also, your weights should be per meter^2, not per inch^2).Aug 9, 2006 at 9:45 am #1360756
Jim ColtenBPL Member
Are you sure about those wts? 145g is approx 5oz …. per sq inch?Aug 9, 2006 at 10:00 am #1360760
1.- I changed the inch to (m).
2.- They did not say what the weight of the #1 was just that they were working on it.
3.- I should get mine about the middle of next week and will weigh it. It will be size large.
4.- Maybe Ryan and Crew will see them at the OR Show and ask about the #1 weighs etc.
I told them I would take a #1 and let me worry about how long it lasted.Aug 9, 2006 at 10:45 am #1360769
I just got a call back from my sales person. He took a #2 wool crew size medium and weighed it. It weighed 3.5 ounces. He also took a #3 wool crew size medium and weighed it. It weighed 6 ounces.
With that information I am hoping my #2 wool crew size large will weigh in the 4 ounces plus a bit range.
I asked about the weight of the #1 and he said he has never heard them say but if the #2 weight is 145g/sq m then the #1 might must be in the 100g or less range.
I asked about a vest and he said they were working on a sleeveless version.Aug 9, 2006 at 10:59 am #1360771
@pivvayLocale: Rocky Mountains
WOw! Now that’s something I’ll be ordering. Maybe they’ll make a #2 hoody like the shadow :)Aug 9, 2006 at 11:08 am #1360773
@skaarupLocale: Cold, wet and windy Scandinavia
Icebreaker have a 190 gram and a 200 gram pr. m2 “fabric”.
And it just work super. I have no problem with it. Using every day during winter and also during summer activities.
http://www.prolitegear.com have them.Aug 9, 2006 at 11:40 am #1360776
Hi Kim, I like and own two Icebraker products. However the long sleeve (Called the U Turn 190) cost more and weighs more. 9.4oz for the large size.
The wool weight rating between the two are 145g and 190g which might allow the Patagonia #2 to dry faster than the Icebreaker U Turn 190.
I was ready to buy a U Turn 190 but was waiting to see what new stuff was shown at the OR Show this weekend. I got an email from Patagonia this morning about their new stuff and was surprised to see the Merino products.Aug 9, 2006 at 12:56 pm #1360781
@jtgishLocale: Coppell, Texas
anyone tried the new capilene line yet? Im picking my capilene 2 crew and bottoms up tommorrow but I was wondering about the new gladiodor and if it works or not. If noone has used them yet I will post a report soon.Aug 9, 2006 at 1:28 pm #1360785
I’ll be interested in hearing your experiences with it… looks pricier than Smartwool, but less so than Ibex or Icebreaker.
A sleevless #1 might make a very nice base layer…Aug 16, 2006 at 4:14 pm #1361237
UPS just delivered my Patagonia # 2 Wool Crew in size large. To the scale and it weighs 190.4 grams or 6.7 ounces. I am sitting here with it on and I think I could wear a size medium. If I am ever any place where they have a medium for sale I will try it on. I will not sent this one back.
It looks very well made and the material is soft. I am wearing it next to my skin and if wool makes you itch you might not like this as a skin layer. Try one on first if you have that problem and want something as a skin layer. I can sleep on old army blankets and just don’t think about the itch. The feel of this next to my skin is just a little scratchy. Also not enough for me to worry about.Aug 17, 2006 at 7:06 am #1361262
My experience with Smartwool Merino is that it is a little itchy right off the shelf, but it completely goes away after one or two washings.
TomAug 17, 2006 at 8:00 am #1361264
That is what I am hoping. I have 2 Icebreaker items and they do seem to get softer with washing.
You notices that I did not say I was returning them. I get the bottoms on Friday.Aug 18, 2006 at 4:59 pm #1361356
I just recieved my Patagonia #2 Wool Bottoms, size large. They wiegh 179.8 grams or 6.34 ounces.
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