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Well, not as a "base layer", but over an UnderArmour or similar wicking layer.

Don't laugh. I have tried all manner of synthetics, and I have not found anything that compares to a lightweight cashmere sweater for it's warmth, comfort, and light weight. Wool also retains it's heat properies when wet.

I have hiked the AT in the 20s with only the base layer, cashmere sweater, and North Face goretex shell, and been totally comfortable. When stopping, I would use a North Face Nuptse 700 fill down vest to throw over the sweater, and been totally warm.


29 degrees. Our water bottles all froze that night.

Millions of sheep can't be wrong....
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Cashmere is really good wool - but u better make that millions of GOATS though...

Sheep wool is a bit "itchy" for me but I can wear Cashmere no problem.
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i believe cashmere is a little expensive mid layer, don't you think?
maybe there is more reasonable fabrics.
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i believe cashmere is a little expensive mid layer, don't you think?
maybe there is more reasonable fabrics.
Not really, when you compare a similar North Face or Columbia fleece, a cashmere sweater is actually around the same price.
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Yes, actually you right, mind that in North Face or Columbia case you pay half the price for the brand. sad, but true... i prefer to seek for stuff less known but still in the same quality (plus, minus).
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Don't knock it till you rock it, you have to do what works for you. As far as columbia brand is concerned, My opionion ,half of thiere products are just hype, no better quality than some of the junk at China-mart. I like johnson wool products myself.
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