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      MichaelB10398 reacted to gerardcarey's post in the thread Merino Wool Shirt Sheep Smell with Like Like.
      Being a kiwi I spent a lot of time with luverly sheeps during my lifetime. Had to. From memory they outnumbered us peoples. 80 to 1. All my friends they still are. Never struck one that smelt as bad as a sweaty human. They're getting a bad rap...
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      MichaelB10398 reacted to JamesG's post in the thread Merino Wool Shirt Sheep Smell with Like Like.
      I've been wearing 100% merino wool for a number of years and have become a true believer..... love the product. One of the attractions advertised was it wouldn't smell after extreme use, so before investing I bought a couple of items, socks and...
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      My guess is it might be the brand. I’ve worn Icebreaker merino products for years with no smell issues.
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      Pure merino wool won't smell like sheep. Either the fabric has been blended with cheaper wool fibers - which give off that funky sheep smell when wet - or the fabric has been treated with a chemical that interacts with human sweat - or both. Hot...
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      MichaelB10398 reacted to HBS60's post in the thread Merino Wool Shirt Sheep Smell with Like Like.
      Update: I wore it today for a morning walk. After walking 3 1/2 miles in 90% humidity, it started to get wet with perspiration. I could smell it but because I was outdoors, the smell seemed to dissipate so it was tolerable. I took this selfie of...
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      Having spent many of my school days in Ireland sat beside racks of rain-saturated duffel coats, I know what wet wool smells like. I've never had this smell from any of my merino clothing.
    • MichaelB10398
      In my personal experience, I have never encountered a problem with Merino wool clothing. I have worn all kinds of wool clothing throughout my life, so I may be biased. The idea is to be comfortable and confident in what you are wearing. If would...
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      MichaelB10398 reacted to OTH86's post in the thread Merino Wool Shirt Sheep Smell with Like Like.
      I've been wearing Smartwool and Icebreaker tops since 2014, and have never had an issue with unpleasant odor. During the earlier years, I also wore wool blended with synthetics but replaced them due to the odor. Fortunately, it was a simple fix...
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      MichaelB10398 reacted to HBS60's post in the thread Merino Wool Shirt Sheep Smell with Like Like.
      In preparing for my upcoming Camino, I’ve been wearing 100% polyester t-shirts, which dry reasonably quickly, but I didn’t like how they felt on my skin, and I felt that they retained too much heat when out in the sun. So, I ordered a couple of...
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      MichaelB10398 reacted to VNwalking's post in the thread Cheating with Like Like.
      Sure, this happens sometimes. But why get hot under the collar when a local gets a discount? It's not cheating, it's preferential treatment because you're perceived as the tourist and he's not. You'll be much happier when you let it go.
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