Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: North Vancouver, , .
Rab Meco or other synth/wool blends. Experiences?
So I'm coming to learn the disadvantange of thin merino base layers, i.e. once they're wet they stay wet. I don't mind this on day hikes as I can carry some spare dry layers, but with the several backpacks coming up in July I want to experiment with some other non-smelly, quick drying layers.
I've looked at and quite like the Patagonia Capiline layers, but also liked the sound of the Rab Meco layers which are 65% wool and 35% synthetic. They claim, and reviews back this up, to be quick drying, but how quick drying, could I spend a day hiking in the rain under my goretex and be dry again the next day?
The price is pushing me towards the Patagonia stuff, $54 per top instead of $90.
What baselayers would others recommend for exerting yourself on multi-day trips?