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05-25-2009, 11:40
Hi - Just looking for a quick answer to what you use as a base layer (I figure the question has been asked a thousand times:rolleyes:)

Much Thanks.


05-25-2009, 11:54
PS. I posted this ? on the general forum but it was moved, so I apologize for being redundant. Also, price doesn't matter and I am also interested if anyone uses silk.


05-25-2009, 12:15
I used silk as my skin layer this weekend, top and bottom. It ok. I mostly hiked in my light loose wool sweater and hiking shorts, but the silk was a nice layer to add and packed really small. Mid-day Saturday I packed the sweater and tried the silk top because it was hot and I still wanted some UV protection, and the silk top was ok. I am not sure it was any better than the light loose sweater though, except in the sun. I will try my light coloured sweater next time. I prefer to keep the sweater on and the skin layer packed.

Got top and bottom for $40 on sale at LLBean.
Can't remember if that was $40 each or $40 total.

I would say worth $20 each, to have something different to try, but not $40 each.