Merino vs. synthetic base layers: Best training apparel for hunters

Merino wool vs. synthetic base layers... which is right for you?

Training season is here, and it helps to have the right gear on while you're training to get the most out of your workout. Plus, these pieces will benefit you during hunting and scouting trips as well. In the video above, Gear Expert Paul Frame goes over Merino vs. Synthetic and helps you decide what is best for you!

Merino wool

  • Comfortable
  • Great next to skin
  • Wick sweat
  • Wear it day after day with no stink
    • Doesn't need to be washed as often
  • Perfect for a baselayer
  • Can be¬†susceptible to rips, tears, and damage from moths in storage


  • Abrasion¬†resistant
  • Great next to skin
  • Breathability and comfort
  • Longevity
  • Quick drying
  • Can hold sweat - may need to be washed more often
  • Can be a little hotter on your body

Products discussed in the video:

Plus, there are lots of other great options from Sitka, King's, Outdoor Research, and SAXX.

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