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reina
03-14-2008, 10:32 PM
Hey, does anyone know of a very thin, light but warm sweater? Something that can be squished up into a cafe bag?? :) :) :)
If it's water resistant, too, that would be very cool, but not necessary.

Thanks :)

PanicKing
03-15-2008, 12:34 PM
Hey, does anyone know of a very thin, light but warm sweater? Something that can be squished up into a cafe bag?? :) :) :)
If it's water resistant, too, that would be very cool, but not necessary.

Thanks :)

Cashmere is great, but usually pricey unless you get lucky with a online sale. If you search for "Banana Republic cashmere" on ebay, you can get nicely priced stuff that is pretty good quality. Many sellers seem to sell new-with-tag items from the outlet stores (blue marker on labels).

For something more sporty, Icebreaker (http://www.icebreaker.com) merino clothing is really nice.

reina
03-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Awesome!! :) :) :) Thank you!!!! :)

PM4HIRE
03-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Google "Polartec 100" or "200" for light pullovers, vests and jackets. Also,
checkout http://www.patagonia.com for their R2 jacket that will probably
met your needs.

Darcy
03-17-2008, 10:55 AM
Sierra Trading Post often has great deals on sweaters as well as various outdoor gear:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com

PM4HIRE
03-17-2008, 11:18 AM
The problem with outlet stores like Sierra Trading Post is they never
have the size, style and color you want. If you are going to do
business with these folks, best to call in your order so you can
verify they actually have the items you want in stock. A lot of
these places on the Internet love to bait and switch since they
have your credit card number already in hand.

Tom Bihn
03-17-2008, 01:27 PM
I must confess to buying from Sierra Trading Post a couple of times every year. While sometimes their stuff is a little odd (it is an outlet after all), they always send me what I order. I don't have much experience with other on-line outlets though.
I hike a lot, probably close to 75 miles per month, so I go through a pair of hiking boots every 12 - 18 months, and Sierra Trading Post almost always has some odd pair of Asolo boots for about half what they go for at REI or similar. Often the boots are some weird color (I don't care - I have other things to look at when I'm hiking), and Asolo boots fit me so well I don't even have to break them in!
Regards a light sweater: check out http://www.mec.ca/ - they have some nice merino wool on sale right now.

reina
03-17-2008, 09:40 PM
Cool, thanks everyone!!!! :) :) :)

lutkin
03-17-2008, 10:09 PM
Icebreaker and Ibex both make nice sweaters. Another place that has them on sale sometimes is

www.backcountrystore.com

or

www.moosejaw.com

be sure to check their outlet stores as well

I prefer the Icebreaker garments as I like the feel of the wool better.