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JohnClimber
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Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:05 pm

I used to get my Merino tee shirt base layers from Planet X / On One.

They were good, affordable and no itchy. But they don't do them any more :roll:

Aldi ones I've found to be itchy.

So who makes "good, affordable and no itchy" merino tee shirts please?

Also what other alternatives such as bamboo etc are also "good, affordable and no itchy"

Please can you put in any web links as I'm lazy :wink:

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by htrider » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:16 pm

Helly Hensen are my go to. Dear normally but sport pursuit often have them at near half price.

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:36 pm

htrider wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:16 pm
Helly Hensen are my go to. Dear normally but sport pursuit often have them at near half price.
Had Helly Hansen and still have them but I prefer merino as a base layer

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Post by Escape Goat » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:45 pm

Alpkit ones are not itchy...I'm not linking you, get Googling!

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by Teetosugars » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:12 pm

Have a look at Sportspursuit John, they always have a great selection..

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:09 am

Teetosugars wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Have a look at Sportspursuit John, they always have a great selection..
Thanks

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by Shewie » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:24 am

Usually Icebreaker or Devold for me, the Crane stuff from Aldi is pretty good too.

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by htrider » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:06 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:36 pm
htrider wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:16 pm
Helly Hensen are my go to. Dear normally but sport pursuit often have them at near half price.
Had Helly Hansen and still have them but I prefer merino as a base layer
Ah Just seen that HH no longer do merino tees, only long sleeved

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:09 pm

I've used the DHB ones for years and they've lasted well. They're warm, non-itchy and have been washed a thousand times.
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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by jameso » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:27 pm

Decathlon. Think they're in the Forclaz range. Available with whimsy travel adventure slogans too but they're subtle. Really good for the money - used one for a week straight in S France with just a few rinses in rivers or fountains.

Edit - it's the one Woodsmith linked to :-bd

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by ripio » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:52 pm

jameso wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Decathlon. Think they're in the Forclaz range. Available with whimsy travel adventure slogans too but they're subtle. Really good for the money - used one for a week straight in S France with just a few rinses in rivers or fountains.

Edit - it's the one Woodsmith linked to :-bd
A few rinses in a week? That seems pretty excessive washing for merino.
I went two weeks wearing a merino t baselayer full time day and night, only came off for showering. No problem, still odour free after the two weeks.
Think it was a Decathlon one too, ten years ago though so they'll be different now.

Current 'go to' merino stuff is Isobaa on Sport Pursuit.

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by Huwblut » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:28 pm

Not merino & deeply unfashionable but far and away the best base layer I’ve
Used.

https://www.nordiclife.co.uk/products/b ... mo-t-shirt

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by Supernova » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:37 pm

I’m slightly obsessed with merino clothing and only wear merino t shirts every day now (I don’t have an office job!). The only brand that really strikes the balance between affordability and durability for me is:

https://www.edzlayering.com/

Their t shirts are 200gsm (most other brands are thinner and can be practically transparent) and the cut is good with a proper neck and sleeves that fit my 50 yr old body.

My only gripe is a prominent logo, but you can’t have everything.

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by jameso » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:14 pm

ripio wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:52 pm
A few rinses in a week? That seems pretty excessive washing for merino.
I went two weeks wearing a merino t baselayer full time day and night, only came off for showering. No problem, still odour free after the two weeks.
Think it was a Decathlon one too, ten years ago though so they'll be different now.

Current 'go to' merino stuff is Isobaa on Sport Pursuit.
Because I could, not because I really needed to : ) But salt crustiness gets uncomfortable after a few days - it was warm there and I had it on as only layer or under a flappy shirt when it cooled down. Still, didn't stink.

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by voodoo_simon » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:15 pm

Huwblut wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Not merino & deeply unfashionable but far and away the best base layer I’ve
Used.

https://www.nordiclife.co.uk/products/b ... mo-t-shirt
:shock:

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Post by johnnystorm » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:26 pm

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Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Post by Dean » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:20 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Huwblut wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Not merino & deeply unfashionable but far and away the best base layer I’ve
Used.
https://www.nordiclife.co.uk/products/b ... mo-t-shirt
:shock:
Seconded, I have worn lycra jersey/armwarmers and this vest for winter road riding and remained comfortable down to freezing, also worn with long sleeve 150 Icebreaker for winter hillwalking.

I can also confirm it does look awful.


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