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unsuspected
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07/07/2020 12:46 am  

Just do it. I don't regret getting my merino ninja suit. Wore just a shell pants and jacket with it as I'm running very hot. Maybe a pro for next season? @pow_hnd is the pro even warmer?


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07/07/2020 6:27 am  
Posted by: @unsuspected

@pow_hnd is the pro even warmer?

In a way it's warmer. IDK if it's truly warmer, but the soft shell sure takes the bite out of the wind while you're touring. I run hot, so when I tour, I just tour with my AK457 High-Top pants and then Ninja suit only, no jacket or anything down to about 10˚ most of the time, so the soft shell really makes it nice and keeps the wind chill down and makes transitions that much more comfortable. 


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31/07/2020 9:37 am  

Re: ninja suits, I bought a Patagonia capilene one. Rarely wear it because I run warm and it's rarely cold enough in the Sierras for me to need it. If I was in Japan, the Rockies, or interior BC, I'd probably wear it more.

Re: merino, depends. I love merino for more chill days riding and multi-day trips. The anti-stink factor is awesome and it's definitely more comfortable for temperature regulation. If I know I'm going to have quick access to a washing machine and will be sweating a lot (touring or heavy duty hiking day trips), synthetic all the way. Merino still performs while wet, but that shit takes forever to dry. Also super fragile, every piece I've ever owned (probably coming up on a dozen or so) has eventually developed holes within a couple seasons.


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02/08/2020 8:39 am  
Posted by: @kimchi

but that shit takes forever to dry

Interesting, that hasn't been my experience at all, it doesn't dry as quick as synthetic, but it's not that bad, after a day of touring I'm pretty much dry by the time I get home and take it off. 


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03/08/2020 9:57 am  
Posted by: @pow_hnd
Posted by: @kimchi

but that shit takes forever to dry

Interesting, that hasn't been my experience at all, it doesn't dry as quick as synthetic, but it's not that bad, after a day of touring I'm pretty much dry by the time I get home and take it off. 

Not sure about you, but I sweat a LOT when I'm hiking/touring. I read up on this once, but I believe merino is somewhat hydrophobic, takes a while to soak through, and is pretty quick to dry if it's only superficially damp. But if you soak through the outer fibres into the fibre core, it takes forever to drive (not compared to say cotton, but dramatically longer than any synthetic I've ever used).


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