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    Merino Wool Sweaters at Costco - $25

    Wanted to post this because there's a lot of talk regarding merino wool in the winter time. I was in my local Costco on Saturday and noticed a table full of Kirkland brand merino wool sweaters for $25. I have always wanted to try this in the cold months so I bought two and they do make a difference...just couldn't bring myself to pay so much for what I had found online earlier.

    They aren't too "dressy" looking at all and something I can wear on the ride in and for the rest of the day around the office.

    Get 'em while they're hot

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    dang and i just bought the Sugoi Men's Wallaroo 290 Jersey from the clymb. $64.98

    https://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/MHart504536

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Wanted to post this because there's a lot of talk regarding merino wool in the winter time. I was in my local Costco on Saturday and noticed a table full of Kirkland brand merino wool sweaters for $25. I have always wanted to try this in the cold months so I bought two and they do make a difference...just couldn't bring myself to pay so much for what I had found online earlier.

    They aren't too "dressy" looking at all and something I can wear on the ride in and for the rest of the day around the office.

    Get 'em while they're hot
    Are those super thin? I got two Kirkland merino wool sweaters at Sam's last year for $10. Use them as base layers.

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    it's not what you have, it's what you do with it. just because it's made of a certain fiber, doesn't mean it's made well. sometimes a more expensive version is worth the price. if you take care of the cheaper one, it may do just fine.
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    I wonder where/how Kirkland gets their merino wool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent pombero View Post
    I wonder where/how Kirkland gets their merino wool.
    Probably from enslaved sheep.
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    I got one of these a couple of years ago for $20. I've been kicking myself for not buying more. It's an excellent shirt. It's cut just like a polo shirt, but it has long sleeves. I'm going to run over to my local Costco today. megalowmatt, thanks for the tip!

    Everyone else, rush down to Costco and buy TWO of these.
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    I got one of these this year. Wearing it right now actually

    I got it to wear on the bike, but ended up saving it for work duty. Why? Because in the 30-some degree days that I wore it under a wind-proof jacket, I was POURING sweat when I got to work. Despite how thing it was, I was still getting TOO hot.

    Still been considering to buy another, they are pretty darn nice for the money. I don't really care for the collar, but I've got a tree-trunk for a neck so this is a common complaint for me.

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    Too bad there is no Costco near me, nor do I have a Costco membership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Wanted to post this because there's a lot of talk regarding merino wool in the winter time. I was in my local Costco on Saturday and noticed a table full of Kirkland brand merino wool sweaters for $25. I have always wanted to try this in the cold months so I bought two and they do make a difference...just couldn't bring myself to pay so much for what I had found online earlier.

    They aren't too "dressy" looking at all and something I can wear on the ride in and for the rest of the day around the office.

    Get 'em while they're hot
    Thanks for posting. I'm going to pass this on to my relatives in California.

    If I lived in the States I'd make a beeline for my nearest Costco. That's an outfit that pays its workers a living wage and offers quality products.

    http://www.businessweek.com/stories/...the-costco-way

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    I'm definitely going to brave the holiday shopping crowds to get to the Costco tomorrow. I need some "bagels" too.
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    Ok, I was curious if you were talking about the 1/4 zips or the V-necks since the Costcos here have both. I think the V-necks are branded Calvin Klein. The V-necks are a bit looser fitting and also have a seam running along the top of the shoulder so not the best thing if you carry a backpack. The 1/4 zip depicted is constructed differently so there is a seam in front and behind the shoulder instead.

    Also be careful you get the right item. Last I saw there were sweaters made from modal (rayon) which is more absorbent than cotton. There were also some cotton sweaters there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShartRate View Post
    I got one of these this year. Wearing it right now actually

    I got it to wear on the bike, but ended up saving it for work duty. Why? Because in the 30-some degree days that I wore it under a wind-proof jacket, I was POURING sweat when I got to work. Despite how thing it was, I was still getting TOO hot.

    Still been considering to buy another, they are pretty darn nice for the money. I don't really care for the collar, but I've got a tree-trunk for a neck so this is a common complaint for me.
    The wind-proof jacket is the culprit here, not the wool. (I assume you meant "thin", not "thing"). If you want wind-proof you'll do well to have some means of ventilating, like pit zips provide.
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