That's interesting as the ONLY time I wear merino is when it's warm! The only advantage it has, in my opinion, is odor control. I can wear my merino's bases in September for a solid week without them smelling too bad.I don't care for merino when its warm. You certainly don't need it as a base layer under pants in warm temps. At 80 degrees I'd probably where my Tiburon shirt or more than likely just a cotton tee shirt.
Yeah I do wear them in Sept and no doubt the lack of stink is a huge benefit. But there was a couple hunts in CO and NM where the afternoon Sun was just so warm I did not care for the merino at all. I felt too warm. I would carry it with to put on when Sun started setting, but hunted in a tee shirt.That's interesting as the ONLY time I wear merino is when it's warm! The only advantage it has, in my opinion, is odor control. I can wear my merino's bases in September for a solid week without them smelling too bad.
Sitka Redline if you can find them. Can sometimes finds them on clearance on CamoFire, Hunt of the Day, Ali ton Outdoors, etc.Any suggestions ? Any specific brands /models to avoid? Haven't considered this outside of icebreaker and smart wool.
I think you should be fine with that then. Pickup some merino boxers from Black Ovis or something and you should be set.I do have the ascent set and some kuiu Tiburon, just wanting to make sure I'm not missing an opportunity to keep even cooler, I don't tolerate heat well but I hunt in it anyway .
Yep, 150 weight merino is great for warm weather. It's no warmer than my lightweight synthetics from Sitka.Agree on the above about double layers in the heat. But I'm in the camp of wearing merino as a single layer top when it is warm. I've worn the FL t-shirt and long sleeve shirt in some pretty high temps without problems.