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Old 11-23-2013, 05:01 PM
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I know that wool is a great natural insulator and great at whisking away moisture
However in todays market alot of companies are using micro fleece as an insulator

My girlfriend is allergic to wool so I am looking for an alternative.

The question of the day is how well does micro fleece compare to natural wool
in getting wet but still keeping you warm
and as an alternative to wool?
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In my experience micro fleece does not work effectively when wet. However, it is much lighter than wool and if you use a wind breaking layer (gortex or similar) it works great. Wool is great, but heavy.
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Wool is completely obsolete! The newer synthetics are so vastly superior in every way it is beyond me how anyone can still cling to the notion that wool is better than anything on the market. I pretty much live for winter and skiing. We have real "Winter" here in Wyoming and I wear nothing but synthetic clothing.
Micro fleece is comfortable and robust. Get her some. She'll love you for it.
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Yeah the benefits of micro fleece are that it's lighter and insulates pretty good. If it gets wet, it's easy and fast to dry out. Without a wind block membrane, they aren't very wind proof, but that's not their purpose.

Quality Merino wool is still good as a layering piece and outer wool is good as a camp garment where you can snuggle up closer to a fire, but if it's anything heavier than the modern lightweight Merino wool lightweight and mid layers the weight becomes a detractor; of course the other downside to quality wool is the price. Several fleece options are more than adequate.

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Wool is completely obsolete! The newer synthetics are so vastly superior in every way it is beyond me how anyone can still cling to the notion that wool is better than anything on the market. I pretty much live for winter and skiing. We have real "Winter" here in Wyoming and I wear nothing but synthetic clothing.
Micro fleece is comfortable and robust. Get her some. She'll love you for it.
X2 on the fleece.
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I also agree with the fleece.
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Get her the fleece and tell her She'll be fine. After all, women have that extra layer of fat!
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You wear different cloths in different places. Where it is dry like Wyo lots of people who WORK out of doors just layer up with cotton. Sweat shirts work really good here.

But when I was in Alaska in the summer there would be all day long drizzle and 40 deg temps. Wouldn't have made any difference how many layers of cotton or anything else like it you put on you would have froze. That is when I LOVED my thick wool shirt.

Wear wool in Wyo, not on your life, the wind blows right through it.
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I use a couple of Serapes when camping. They are made of hemp. They are warm and bullet proof and they serve as a coat when worn s a serape, and they double as blankets. Effective when wet but not as fireproof s wool. I believe Fleece is pretty flammable so consider than.
You may also look into Alpaca wool which is costly but is not from sheep so she may not be allergic to it.
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Serape . Heck of an idea .
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Yeah! Wool is outdated as hell! You guys can go ahead and mail all your wool to me.
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I'm in Wyoming myself. Fond of wool myself, real fond. I layer clothing out here , use a cotten sweatshirt or quilted poly jacket under wool usually. For the girlfiend of course if she is alergic to wool use something else.
I don't mind the occassional itch but I do like to stay warm . Wear what works for you by all means . I seriously doubt if wool is obsolete.
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You guys are forgetting one very important point.
Wool comes from @#$%&*@ SHEEP!!!! Those #$%@^^&$ range maggots should be extinctified!!
Does it work? Of course it does. Has for thousands of years and a thousand years from now it will still work.
I may actually get some of the alpaca wool stuff and even the super expensive vicunia wool clothing. Llama wool is supposed to be real comfortable too.
You will NEVER see me wearing anything that comes from those stinking &*((($# lousey critters that should be all shot on sight!!!
I'm not the only Wyoming resident that hates those F$%^@&* wooly bugers!!!!
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Just as a side note here??? After TSHTF???
I and my friends will shoot any sheep we find. They will be actively hunted and SHOT!!!
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This is Cabelas windstopper fleece. They sell it in several cammo patterns including my own favorite, Outfitter cammo. It really works. Lots of styles and cuts to choose from.
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cloth...3Bcat468325080
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...AL%3BIK-944451
These guys have all the fleece you are looking for. There is no need to buy wool. Trust me. This stuff works!!
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I don't know about micro fleece, I have worn regular fleece and I like it all right. What I find though is that it takes a long time for fleece to dry once wet, wool on the other hand seems to dry faster once wet when worn. I am still a pretty die hard wool fan, although don't appreciate the itch. LOL
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I may actually get some of the alpaca wool stuff and even the super expensive vicunia wool clothing. Llama wool is supposed to be real comfortable too.
Dood, Alpaca wool is AMAZING! 1/3 less weight and 1/3 more warmth by my measurements and judgement! I imagine Vicuna and Llama are the same, they're the same family of animal. I'm pretty sure with Vicuna, you're paying mostly for the softness, though.

The Army steered me away from microfleece. My "bearsuit" smelled like the inside of a dead goat after about day 3 in the field, lol...
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You guys are forgetting one very important point.
Wool comes from @#$%&*@ SHEEP!!!! Those #$%@^^&$ range maggots should be extinctified!!
Does it work? Of course it does. Has for thousands of years and a thousand years from now it will still work.
I may actually get some of the alpaca wool stuff and even the super expensive vicunia wool clothing. Llama wool is supposed to be real comfortable too.
You will NEVER see me wearing anything that comes from those stinking &*((($# lousey critters that should be all shot on sight!!!
I'm not the only Wyoming resident that hates those F$%^@&* wooly bugers!!!!
biathon ,
You sound like a rancher/cowboy hating sheep . My wife's family had a few sheep and I spent beacou time wrestling them for the shearers,docking and trying to keep the coyotes from eating them .You are right they are a lot of trouble. Still they have meat and wool . Was worth it.
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Tom Horn is still a hero in many parts of Wyoming. Kudos to the yodel dogs for eating them.
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