• dan26dlp

    Why does he reccomend the 50%cotton 50% polyester? it seems like it would not do anything Merino would do and is really not an alternative. Polyester and cotton notoriously retain wetness and smell, and are very hot.

    • NomadicJake

      My point is that merino wool t-shirts generally lack a lot of style and are only conducive to ultra-light packing or hiking.

      I’ve since found a merino wool shirt I like, but it took a lot of trial and error and I still love the Prana V-Neck.

  • JY

    I’m not a fan of this article. Most people spend the money on merino wool for the practical benefits, not the “style”. There’s a reason that many seasoned travellers, outdoor enthusiasts and athletes endorse merino wool. Also, I am surprised you toned down the benefit of merino wool being odourless while playing up the negative of “no white colour”. Seriously? I’m sure most travellers worry more about having to wash their smelly clothes than not being able to wear white. Reading this article I would’ve thought the target audience were runway models and the like.

  • Tom Ford

    The only true point is that there is no optically white merino, which is the material only limitation. The closest you could achieve is with a blend or cotton face on the front and merino on the back.

    Everything else in this post that you lost as a negative is false. I don’t even lift and my merino tee has very trim well fitted sleeves.

    You must buy your shirts from REI garage.

    • NomadicJake

      You just made my whole point. If you lift, most Merino product simply don’t look good on you. The fit is made for skinny people. That’s my point.

      I’ve actually found a merino company I love, but most Merino stuff just doesn’t work for me because I spend a lot of time in the gym. So the cut is all wrong.