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May 25, 2011
Cham '11
This ought to get some fired up discussing the advantages of wool, one way or another :) All three pounds of it!

coldthistle.blogspot.com/2011/...
Mil Spec Dachstein sweater..
Mil Spec Dachstein sweater..
Dane
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May 25, 2011
I do remember those--wayyyy heavy. But I still use their
mittens--warm when covered in ice!!!
Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
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May 26, 2011
Tour Ronde North Face
I have that very sweater. Still gets used quite a bit. The comfortable temperature range is quite broad. Only thing it isn't good for is true driving rain. Otherwise, in cool to cold weather, it's a good piece of gear. Kai Larson
From Sandy, Utah
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May 26, 2011
Cham '11
Kai Larson wrote:
The comfortable temperature range is quite broad. Only thing it isn't good for is true driving rain. Otherwise, in cool to cold weather, it's a good piece of gear.



Agreed. Been a good while since I had last used one until just recently. I was really surprized just how good it really was in a broad range of temps and conditions short of full on rain.
Dane
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May 26, 2011
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Coeus
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May 26, 2011
Belaying at Ouray
Dachstein wool mittens with some OR gore-tex shells are great for very cold and windy weather. climber73
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May 26, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
climber73 wrote:
Dachstein wool mittens with some OR gore-tex shells are great for very cold and windy weather.


Still have that exact combo from purchase waay back. Also agree that the wool sweater is the best yet for all weather use. Lanolin coated wool does very well in the wet weather.
Woodchuck ATC
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May 26, 2011
I can't think of anything that wool does better than modern synthetics. Except maybe exude old-school charm. Kinda like a Ventile cotton anorak.

It's heavier. Takes longer to dry. Smells like a wet dog. Stretches out.

Having said that, you'll get my Dachstein mitts when you pry them from my dead fingers. Ditto my Woolrich Malone pants, and Peter Storm oiled wool sweater.

(That's about 10 POUNDS of sheep hair)
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