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This is some very warm wool underwear. It sells for about $60.00 for a top. It is loop weaved and is the stuff those guys wear who trap crabs in the artic. I got a top to wear and it is incredible warm. They say you can wear the same top for over a week because it doesn't pick up odor. Check it out on the web. I have the 200gr, they have 400gr , 600gr, and 800gr, which is like a jacket. Fox Ridge Outfitters seems to have a good price. That is if there is such a thing as good at these levels. King of the Mountain reccomends wearing this under their products. Just an interesting choice. Buckfever
 

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Thanks Buck. I checked that out--sures seems like something worth looking into further. If it is good enough for all those expeditions as well as the Navy seals, then it should suffice for those of us during hunting season. I may just buy one of those shirt type garments.

Also, I liked the feature in that they will not pick up odor. In this years upcoming Ak moose hunt, I doubt that there will be many showers...<grin>

Buck, you say that the 200gr keeps ya warm. Would the 200gr keep one warm in 30 degree temps coupled with a good jacket? I am talking 200gr while sitting in a tree stand, thus with very minimal activity.

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Eyesore, Ullfrotte

I was told by the King of the Mountian Wool company that most guys on expedition have a 200gr for next to the skin and a 400gr for on top of it. It gives them the ability to adjust from walking to sitting with an outside jacket. The stuff looks great but it is expensive, so whats new? Remember the 200gr is suppose to fit just right , not tight but not baggie. That would keep me from washing it in water, not much margin to shrink.
I am using it in my treestand in Canada this fall. Buckfever
 

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If you are looking at the Ullfrotté 200 gram/sq. meter you can save some money and get the Stanfield's Superwash Merino Wool long underwear. Its about half the price and when matched with lightweight Comfortrel polyester longs from Sierra Trading Post for $10 as a base layer, works as well. Plus, you can machine wash it. For layering consider the closeout merino wool sweaters often found on Sierra Trading Post for around $20. Beats paying $85 for Ullfrotté 400 gram/sq. meter stuff and they will work. I generally don't mind spending money on good stuff (the Filson in my closet attests to that) but I can't see spending more than I need to if something else works as well.
 

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This Comfotrel is is come in different weights? Do you wear it as a first layer? If you hunt for a week do you need a different set for each day?

Less $ spent on clothing that works is more $ for hunting trips.

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The Comfortrel comes in lightweight, midweight and expedition weight. I use the lightweight as a base layer and layer on top of that. Depending on the weather I'll either wear the Stanfields over the Comfortrel or the just the Comfortrel or Stanfields alone. I have worn these for many days on spike and have never noticed them getting rank, so I don't think either absorb body odor like the old polypropolene did. A hunting partner uses the Comfortrel midweight and only has two pair, so he is wearing them multiple days during a season. If it is real cold (-20) and I will be sitting I have some Polartec 100 longs that I use, but they are almost too warm most of the time, especially if you need to take a hike. Over the underwear I have various wool shirts and sweaters that I mix and match depending on the situation.
 
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