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    100% merino wool vs Paradox wool blend

    How do these fabrics compare. I see the Paradox merino blend at a much lower price point. Is it an inferior product?

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    The 100% Merino is the real deal. Real wool from non-itchy Merino sheep, so you get all the heating, cooling and wick benefits from a natural fiber.

    The blends gives the fabric that stretchy feel and will be more comfortable as well as faster dry times. Look at the blends %

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    Look at the percent of wool in the garment. alot of those blends will have 10-20% wool...so it will act like synthetic clothing, with maybe 10 percent of the benifits of wool-pointless if you ask me. If you're intrested in wool layers, drop some money on good, 100% merino wool layers. Rapha is having a sale now. I'm going on 6 years of using a wool base layer from them and it performs as good as the first day.

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    Recent converter to 100% merino wool. There is a difference. I'm sold. Sierra Trading post has some great deals on 100% Merino wool baselayers for prices between $30-$50

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    I bought a lot of 100% merino from Costco the last few years at 19.99 CDN a pop. Seasonal but a crazy deal.
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    Thanks for the info. The paradox blend pops up on eBay all the time at a nice price. I figured it wasn't as good as the real thing.

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    I was on Costco website and did a search on merino wool but only see socks. I assume the base layers I want are out of season or not doing the correct search?

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    They will be back next fall.
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