View Full Version : Any Thoughts On Wool vs. Silk Underwear for sleeping???

09-28-2011, 12:06
Looking to save a few ounces, is there anyone who has used both.?????

Tipi Walter
09-28-2011, 12:20
I love my silk tops and wear them every chance I get on backpacking trips. I wear the below item as my cool weather baselayer with a synthetic t-shirt on top, and I sleep in this thing:


A long time ago I used both a silk top and silk bottoms but now I wear merino long john bottoms to hike and sleep in during cold weather. The silk top though is a fantastic item for sleeping or for backpacking.

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10-07-2011, 17:57
Thanks for the link tipi, just what i've been looking for!

10-07-2011, 23:28
Silk for sleeping, wool for hiking. It's real nice to have something clean and completely dry to put on for bed.

Del Q
10-08-2011, 17:00
I really like my Icebreaker lightweight merino wool long johns, for hiking, sleeping, great gear. Ditto their lightweght tee shirts

stars in her eyes
10-08-2011, 17:09
I like wool for daytime use. I've found silk to be much more comfortable than wool for sleeping, because it doesn't feel as 'stuffy' and wool can [sometimes] be itchy.