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  1. #1
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    Merino on clearance

    Hi all,

    Kathmandu is a New Zealand/ Australian based chain of stores that sell outdoor wear/gear. Because it's summer over here a lot of winter stock is on heavy clearance (merino and fleece especially).

    Outdoor Clothing Outlet | Shop Clearance & Outlet | Kathmandu AUS

    They do ship overseas and have a flat rate of $29AU, however if you join the Summit Club ($10AU, which gives you further savings on most items, for example a further 20% off clearance items at the moment) and spend $100 in one transaction the international shipping is free.

    This morning I purchased (all merino) two long sleeve baselayer tees, a long sleeve hoodie and a v-neck pullover for $168 AU (~$130 USD). Full priced, these items would have set me back $720 (well, not true as I would not pay full price for a single item)

    Another NZ store with great items on clearance is Mac Pac. I picked up this merino bomber jacket for less than half price:

    Outdoor Clothing & Adventure Equipment Store Merino Bomber Jacket Women's | Womens | Clearance | Macpac

    Happy shopping!

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    Forum Member giuliof's Avatar
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    Thanks for the info!

  3. #3
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    Neat! Even if I never use it again, now I've joined up in their club; I like that it's (like REI's) a lifetime membership; I haven't had much call to shop at REI recently, but whenever I do I'm happy about that little perq. Good psychology -- too bad there's no 10pct off club for TB

    Just ordered two merino pieces -- a midlayer and a "jacket" that I suspect will for me be what I'd call a hoodie rather than what I'd call a jacket, but Hey -- semantics! Now I own 5 pieces of merino (these above, plus two ice breaker full-zips, one with hood, and an icebreaker scarf) thanks to this forum and to CoolTools, and I am a happy convert / fan.
    Last edited by timothy; 01-29-2015 at 03:38 PM.

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    Update: Holy moley, that was fast! And both things I got are perfect.

    I guessed correctly that (L) is always smaller than a U.S. (L), but that was the largest they had of the midlayer merino pullover, and it's an incentive not to gain too much weight XL in the merino hoodie, perfect; they layer nicely, too. As soon as they arrived (4 days?! From Australia? They must have been sheering, spinning and dying on the plane ...), I put them both on and took a nice nap.

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    I bought a macpac merino t-shirt on clearance in Australia a few years ago. It's the best merino shirt I own and has held up beautifully. I did have to darn a small hole which was caused, as far as I can tell, by mice in a game park hut in Africa.

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    Speaking of clearance, Ibex's winter sale started today.

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