View Full Version : Acrylic sweater okay?

jingle jangle
04-11-2013, 14:40
Found a cheapo acrylic sweater in Goodwill - light, warm. Couldn't find any wool. Need it as a layer for cool hike days, around camp on my thru hike comin up (NoBo April 21). People have some input on how acrylic stands up in the great outdoors?

Thanks & Cheers

04-11-2013, 14:57
It stands up just fine. It's usually not the first choice of many, but it works fine. Most of the military sweaters issued nowadays are all acrylic. I was using one of the brown sweaters i was issued for quite some time backpacking until I found a nice wool one at a thrift store.

04-11-2013, 15:01
Should be fine. It may pill a bit, but will be serviceable for sure.

My favorite 'beater' sweater is an acrylic blend I wear for camping and the occasional very cold weather hike when I am car camping.

EDIT: I suspect iron belly and I use the same one! :D


The Snowman
04-11-2013, 16:31
works like a fleece lots of hikers use cheap manmade sweaters instead of wool.

maybe clem
04-12-2013, 06:29
That'll work fine.

04-12-2013, 15:01
That would be the one Mags!