MTN OPS Merino Wool

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Howard Mee

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I don’t have any FL, so I couldn’t say. No idea.


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cityhunter

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thanks for doing this review. Stupid question maybe? have you reviewed these relative to kuiu / firstlite? guessing there's some really nice savings to be had in that department?
 
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thanks for doing this review. Stupid question maybe? have you reviewed these relative to kuiu / firstlite? guessing there's some really nice savings to be had in that department?

I have not. I’m sure someone else on here has some experience but I don’t. Sorry.


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Buzby

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Despite what each company says, I have a hard time believing these aren’t made at the same chinese factory. Most corporate CS employees would have no idea what’s going on in the contract factories that are making their items. FYI Duckworth makes good merino grown and made here, If someone is looking for non-chinese wool.
 

CoMtnMike

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agreed, like more options for merino. My 15-20 year old ibex (USA made) and Icebreaker are still going awesome, but ibex went out of business and all my newer icebreaker has holes in it. Been looking at FL, but the prices are made me hesitate... maybe all 3 will have good deals this month!
 

yellarcat

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Has anyone tried the Sitka merino core, specifically the lightweight? Looking for something for September elk.
 

ezwy

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Did you find you used the kangaroo pocket at all?
I thought that was a nice touch, but wasn’t sure how functional it would be.
I’m still hoping to see “zip off” bottoms from black ovis. Their merino is really the only that I have any experience with due to price point. But I love it and wouldn’t mind adding a few pieces to the closet.
 

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Alright Finally updating my review here as we are into our 2nd week of rifle season here in Virginia and I just got home from a Mule Deer/Whitetail Hunt in the Sandhills of Nebraska.

Overall I have to give this Merino Wool an A+ from Mtn Ops, I have worn it in bow season, muzzle loader and rifle season in Virginia, as well as on a couple squirrel hunts with dogs (lots of moving and walking) here in Virginia. All you eastern guys, I would guess, based my expereince you could wear this as a base layer under a t-shirt for 85-90% of bow season and be comfortable.

During my week hunt in Nebraska temperatures ranged from low 30's to a high of 78, it worked well as a 1st layer during the colder mornings and evenings, and as a stand alone layer, or a layer just below a cotton t-shirt on the hotter days while we were out there.

It wicks moisture well, is very warm for it's warmth to weight ratio etc. I can see myself using this for many years to come as long as it holds up, and look forward to when they will offer pants as well. It has a permanent spot in my layering system
 
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