Shrinking merino wool?

MuleDeerMike

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I have 2 pairs of Large Firstlite Kanab 2.0s. I've lost about 25lbs this off season and they were always a little long on me, so now they're just way too baggy and big all around. Does anyone have any tips on how to do a controlled shrink on these type of pants? I feel like a size medium would probably be a good fit.

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Hmmm maybe I'll post these in the classifieds for trade then.

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Wash them in hot water, then dry on med heat. If that doesn't work, wash them in hot water, then dry them on high heat.
Ya I'm just a little nervous that that technique is going to take them from an Adult large to a childs small.

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Ya I'm just a little nervous that that technique is going to take them from an Adult large to a childs small.

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I'd treat shrinking your clothes a little like reloading: start low and work your way up. Start with cold water and low heat. Then go cold/warm, warm/warm, etc and if it's still too big you can decide if you want to go for the nuclear option.

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I'd treat shrinking your clothes a little like reloading: start low and work your way up. Start with cold water and low heat. Then go cold/warm, warm/warm, etc and if it's still too big you can decide if you want to go for the nuclear option.

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Alright, I like that approach. I'm going for it.

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I'd treat shrinking your clothes a little like reloading: start low and work your way up. Start with cold water and low heat. Then go cold/warm, warm/warm, etc and if it's still too big you can decide if you want to go for the nuclear option.

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Cold water and low heat is how you should have washed them when they fit, so I was suggesting the hot water wash, with the med heat first. Slow is good!! You can always step it up as needed like Gorp2007 suggested.
 
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