Roundup #2

Interesting/New Products

Packing Lite wrote a review of the Wilderness Wear MerinoFusion Light 160 Long Sleeve Tee. The shirt is a very interesting blend of 50% merino, 50% Schoeller polypropylene. We haven’t seen anything like this before (and Schoeller fabric is what’s used in performance clothing like Outlier).

Sales

Pistol Lake is having a sale on some items through next Tuesday. Look for the products made with Eudae (while not included in the sale, the Minimalist Performance Tee we reviewed is made with their Lightweight Eudae).

CIVIC is offering 20% off through the end of the week (the discount will show in the cart).

A potentially interesting and inexpensive merino cardigan has shown up on Massdrop. However, note the low retail price — this means it is probably fairly rough wool.

Roundup #2

Roundup #1

Interesting/New Products

We ran across Oros recently. They make outerwear with a NASA inspired aerogel (what they use for insulation in space suits) they call SolarCore. Looks like a neat new insulation technology at a compelling price (their parka is currently on sale for $250 with a regular price of $325).

Outlier dropped some new shirts including the S140 Pivot (merino, almost flannel button-up) with one pocket or a hidden pocket and the Freecotton Button-Up in white.

Wool & Prince launched their Heavy Crew Neck in their merino/nylon blend.

We noticed an interesting fabric, Polartec Delta, in a clearance Outdoor Research tee.

We saw an advertorial about the Lee Extreme Motion jeans. It’s unclear if the author actually tried the jeans, but definitely something that could be interesting at the price point.

Sales

Filson is having their winter sale. One interesting piece is the Alaskan Heavyweight Zip Top, made from merino wool.

Bluffworks is having a holiday sale with up to 20% off. They make some of our favorite synthetic business apparel, including the Gramercy Blazer.

QOR has an extra 20% off sale with coupon EXTRA20. We haven’t tried any of their stuff, but they do have both merino and technical options. They have a few pieces either insulated with Polartec Alpha or made of various Schoeller fabrics.

Other

Abe of Outlier discussed why their Shelter from the Storm rain shell was made in China.

Roundup #1