Synthetics base layers ???

T3clay

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All, I have a set of Merino, but now I'm looking for a set of synthetics, specifically Kuiu Peloton synthetics.

Kuiu claims these are antimicrobial, and will not stink atleast for a couple days.

Anyone have experience with the Peloton or other synthetics, and have you had sucess wearing them for a few days without stinking?

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I wear Sekri pcu level 1 t shirt and long bottoms all summer working hard outside in Kansas. Hang dry after work and wear again….repeat for 4-5 days. No bad odor. Mine have 3% silver fiber in them and they make boxers, t shirt, 1/3 zip top and long bottoms.
After work they are usually soaked from 90+ temps all day. I wear they as next to skin layers in cold weather also. My costs have been around $20 per piece shipped and I have 5 full sets of all 4 pieces plus some extra bottoms and 1/3 zips. These base layers have performed in all temps for me flawlessly.
 

ianpadron

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I've run the Peloton 200 and 240 for weeklong hunts on several occasions and noticed no difference compared to my merino. Pretty effective at mitigating odors and about 1000x faster drying.

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I've run the Peloton 200 and 240 for weeklong hunts on several occasions and noticed no difference compared to my merino. Pretty effective at mitigating odors and about 1000x faster drying.

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This is my experience.

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T3clay

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You made up my mind....going with Peloton!

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snowplow

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The peloton zip off bottoms are a total game changer! And since they're a little bit higher they don't end up tucked in your boots when you want to change. And regardless of your foot situation they don't get wet when your feet do.

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T3clay

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I dont see the Peloton 200 zip offs on their website, I hope they didn't discontjnue them
 

HoytHunter24

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I have a Peloton LS and after a couple days of hard hiking it stinks bad. I will say, Sitka stinks faster and worse than Kuiu but it still stinks. I am now switching to only light weight merino base layers for this reason. Ive been running the synthetic only for a couple years and just added a merino this season and it made a huge difference.
 
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T3clay

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What's everyone's favorite other then the Peloton, Kuiu discontinued them....
 

Hathcock

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I dont see the Peloton 200 zip offs on their website, I hope they didn't discontjnue them
A year or two ago I asked them when they would be getting more of the 200 bottoms and they said they were discontinued. Then this summer they showed up again and sold out pretty fast. I expect they will be back again next year.
 

ebubedike

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I use lightweight merino from Patagonia as base layer then I have UA cold gear that goes on top of that. Seems to work well. The key is moisture wicking base layer then a mid layer that wicks moisture but also has a loft to it meaning fleecy, fuzzy or air pockets. Most manufacturers have options. I hear the mid and heavy weight sitka layers are real nice. I prefer my mountaineering and backpacking company stuff like Patagonia or smart wool.
 
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