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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Last year, I got sick after wearing a Patagonia Better Sweater Hoody (dizziness and I felt faint) and I'm glad that Patagonia is being honest that some of their products are toxic.

While I believe Patagonia is going to the right direction with organic cotton, as I've been wearing their organic cotton product t-shirt since the late 90's, they need to phase out toxic chemicals that they add to their products, especially their outerwear.

In my opinion, those toxic DWR chemicals on their jackets are as bad or worse than BPA found in plastic bottles.


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Last year, I got sick after wearing a Patagonia Better Sweater Hoody (dizziness and I felt faint)
You're the guy who said you were scared to come to Chilliwack because there might be ticks, so it's not surprising you are prone to hypochondria and to confusing single-datum correlation with causation.
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Two years ago I bought some base-layer from a Store here in Chilliwack.
When I opened the pack, I was put off by the scent of the garment...off-gassing of the synthetic fibers.
I hung it OUTSIDE for four days, hoping to get rid of the smell, but in the end the still reeked of "chemical" and I returned them.

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Cotton? There is a reason for the saying "cotton kills", it's almost useless in the backcountry. It's also hard to imagine creating a any kind of high performance outer layer without some kind of synthetic material.

With the exception of greater availability of Merino wool products (highly recommend these as base layers), virtually all progress in high performance lightweight clothing has come from advanced materials and synthetics. Even down is getting a run for it's money these days. If 10 years ago someone told me I could have a waterproof, breathable, durable rain shell that weighs less than 200g, I would have laughed in their face.

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With the exception of greater availability of Merino wool products (highly recommend these as base layers),
Although I love my Icebreaker merino for fit and feel I find that it holds a lot of water (sweat) and therefore isn't a great base layer for high output activities; particularly in a cold environment.
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Has anyone informed this guy about the hazards of DHMO?
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With the exception of greater availability of Merino wool products (highly recommend these as base layers),
Although I love my Icebreaker merino for fit and feel I find that it holds a lot of water (sweat) and therefore isn't a great base layer for high output activities; particularly in a cold environment.
The great thing about Merino is that is keeps you warm even when you're wet. I've been completely soaked through to my base layer in poor conditions and never had issues with getting cold. Maybe its the brand I use, but mine are quite breathable and I've never has problems with sweat (mind you, I use fairly lightweight versions)
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Just part of the campaign to get rid of PFCs and PFOAs.

In the meanwhile, you likely don't want to toss your jacket on the campfire.
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