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Old 12-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Alright, resurrecting this thread a bit since my question is related to the earlier discussion on merino wool socks.

I picked up 5 new pair this week: 2 SmartWool PHDs (ultra lights), 2 Point6 ultra lites, and 1 pair of Point6 Lites (buy 2, get 1 free). They all have 2 things in common - merino wool and no care instructions at all.

Do you guys wash them in cold and line dry them? Or can you warm wash and/or toss them in the drier?

I'd ask my fiancÚ her opinion but she doesn't ever do laundry...
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If your fiance doesn't ever do laundry you'll be in for a fun marriage.

A quick google search tells me:
-gentle cycle
-warm water
-use mild soap (not detergent)
-air dry

I just throw mine in with the rest of the laundry, they're still fine after a season's use.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Smartwool phd are good enough, but if you can get them Teko Merino are even better.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thicker the better for me(my boots have 300+ days on them), lots of good brands....smartwool is great.

PS......I gave up on Merino wool after my girlfriend kept on throwing my expensive Merino shit(two 70$ icebreaker shirts ruined) in the dryer and shrinking everything beyond comprehension, their now kinder gardener size :-\
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'd ditch the girl, not the wool.
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I'd ditch the girl, not the wool.
Nah she snowboards, backpacks, parties, works, puts out on demand and cooks like a pro....she's a keeper

edit...but she can't clean or do housework worth a shit it's a good trade up as far as I'm concerned
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I cold washy my socks and lay them out to dry. I'm either blind, and oblivious, or washing them that way hasn't hurt them.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:52 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I have a pair of alpaca socks and i was wondering if merinowool would be hotter ??
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I have a pair of alpaca socks and i was wondering if merinowool would be hotter ??
Alpaca wool is more expensive than cashmere, those are probably dress sock.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:38 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I use my Nike DriFit soccer socks, they keep my feet fairly warm
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