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Wool vs Synthetic: Choosing a Base Layer For Thru-Hiking

When looking to choose a base layer for thru-hikes, you have two viable options, wool or synthetic. They each have some good qualities and sad truths, so today, I wanted to explore why you should choose wool vs. synthetic base layer for the trail. Choosing a quality merino wool base layer is highly beneficial if …

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12 Reasons Why Merino Wool is the Best Base Layer For Hikes

When choosing your clothing for a thru-hike, there are loads of amazing options available. Now you have a wide range of synthetics, wool, and then blends. This may make you wonder why is merino wool is the best base layer. Merino is odor-resistant and a near-perfect clothing choice for a thru-hiker, with the only true …

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