Massdrop x Peak to Plateau Yakino Wool Sweater
Massdrop x Peak to Plateau Yakino Wool Sweater
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Yaks are pretty incredible creatures. To survive high in the mountains, where temperatures dip to 40 below, they’ve developed long, coarse hair and a soft down undercoat for extra insulation ... Read More

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kim.suarez
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Nov 16, 2018
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Hi Everyone! We’re so excited to announce this new drop in partnership with Peak to Plateau: The Yakino sweater and accompanying beanies and neckwarmers. All are made from the same yarns, a new blend of 50% yak wool and 50% merino wool, what we're calling yakino. We’ve been working with Peak to Plateau for months now to develop the concept of a yak wool sweater than offers the highest technical performance in wool and looks great for around town. Peak to Plateau founder Stefan Warnaar has been working with Tibetan families mostly in the Quinghai region of the Tibetan Plateau which is around 3000m+ high in elevation, where the yaks withstand harsh conditions like sleet and snow. Fiber collection happens once a year in the region in late Spring/early Summer, making securing these yarns challenging. Once collected, the yarns are dehaired to separate the coarse fibers from the finer fibers, which only produces about 15% usable fibers from the original harvest.  What makes yak wool great as compared to merino is that it’s up to 40% warmer, 66% more breathable, 17% faster at pulling water away from your skin, softer and just as strong at wicking and odor resistance. These are offered in unisex sizing, so women will want to size down one size when purchasing. Thanks! Kim  1.11.2019 UPDATE: We are now offering free returns and exchanges on this sweater within 30 days of delivery in the US. For more information and to return/exchange, please contact Massdrop Support: https://www.massdrop.com/support.
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Nov 16, 2018
Rdabest
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Dec 25, 2018
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Where can I find care instructions for the sweater? My package didn't seem to come with instructions.
Dec 25, 2018
kim.suarez
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Dec 26, 2018
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There is a tag inside the left side seam of the main body. The care instructions are to hand wash or to use the cool delicate cycle, wash inside out, use mild soap (Woolite for example), do not wring out, do not use bleach or a fabric softener, do not dry clean and do not tumble dry.
Dec 26, 2018
kennyglenn
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Apr 2, 2019
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Ive gotten like 3 reminders about this sweater. I just came to say its ugly AF stop sending me emails about it.
Apr 2, 2019
Stir
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Mar 8, 2019
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I would totally buy one of these if the color was solid, looks like great materials
Mar 8, 2019
stamps_stamps
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Mar 3, 2019
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I wish there was a solid color version of this. I would be in.
Mar 3, 2019
SlickWilleh
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Feb 15, 2019
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No offense intended . It very much reminds me of Wesly Crushers sweater in star trek tng
Feb 15, 2019
smallbit
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Feb 8, 2019
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What is that bag the dude has in the picture though? 0.0*
Feb 8, 2019
octavecat
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Jan 13, 2019
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Just got mine. Sizing is really odd. I wear S everything but this is like an M for someone 5" taller than I am. Makes me wonder if we're paying for a botched product run being marketed as an exclusive.
Jan 13, 2019
octavecat
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Jan 14, 2019
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Thanks Duncan but the cut of these is so weird that i don't really trust the XS is the right size either. There is something very off about these. I'm just going to have the sweater tailored for $15 locally.
Jan 14, 2019
Duncan
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Jan 14, 2019
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Fair enough. Feel free to share some before and after pics with us. We're definitely taking note.
Jan 14, 2019
damx
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Jan 1, 2019
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Somebody already asked where is this made and didn't got an answer. I guess when the product sells they get too arrogant to answer such questions.
Jan 1, 2019
stefanwarnaar
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Peak to Plateau
Jan 2, 2019
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The sweaters are made in China.
Jan 2, 2019
natesaint
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Feb 6, 2019
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Thanks for the sourcing info! I will look elsewhere for a sweater.
Feb 6, 2019
micahk
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Jan 1, 2019
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Hard to beat unisex and yak.
Jan 1, 2019
Smarticus
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Jan 1, 2019
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Jaja, say FREE SHIPPING Worldwide but Mexico is not available.
Jan 1, 2019
JakeWright
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Dec 31, 2018
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I have a sweater i paid $250 for in 1998, i made the mistake of washing it and hanging it, it was now 25% longer and wider. I washed again and used the dryer to carefully shrink it bit by bit. Use the process to ruin wool sweaters to save a stretched or overly large garment. User be ware. But it can work. Lay on floor or towel to dry. It can be shrunk more, went from L to Xxxl now xl ... Lol
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Dec 31, 2018
JakeWright
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Jan 1, 2019
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Lol. Bought it because of a portrait Karsh did of Ernest Hemingway. Karsh lived 5 min from me back then. 20yrs old and it's like new, i got fatter so it fits now, if i get in shape again it's yours.
Jan 1, 2019
RayF
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Jan 1, 2019
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Knew I recognized it from somewhere!
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Jan 1, 2019
Neven
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Dec 31, 2018
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So where is the Peak to Plateau sweater made out of curiosity?
Dec 31, 2018
stefanwarnaar
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Peak to Plateau
Jan 2, 2019
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It is made in China.
Jan 2, 2019
Uzuzu
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Dec 28, 2018
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Massdrop you need to change your policies on clothing, especially 'massdrop-made' clothing. How can people buy confidently when they can't know the fit? I'd buy one of these immediately but alas, I won't for fear of bad sizing.
Dec 28, 2018
123zorn
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Dec 10, 2018
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Frustrating that the beanie and neck warmer are not available for order at the same time, even though it is mentioned on the sales text.
Dec 10, 2018
ApathyCorps
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Dec 8, 2018
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Just wanted to throw my experience in here. I ordered a small and they run really large. The sleeves are fine, but it's very wide. I'm not a large guy (5' 8", 140lbs), but this is a pretty large sweater. Massdrop won't help at all with exchanges. They just keep parroting their no refunds or exchanges policy for group buys at you, regardless of this being an "In Stock" and "Massdrop Made" item. I want to like this sweater, but since wearing it makes me look like I took my dad's sweater, I'm going to have to find someone to gift it to. Definitely won't be buying another sweater just to be able to wear it.
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Dec 8, 2018
greatgibson
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Dec 17, 2018
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With that return policy I guess I’ll stay away from clothes and shoes on Massdrop......
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Dec 17, 2018
valiqout
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Dec 7, 2018
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Would love to have purchased one, unfortunately the XS is still too big :(
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Dec 7, 2018
Hallelujah
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Dec 22, 2018
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What chest size do you have?
Dec 22, 2018
BReal38
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Dec 6, 2018
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How do I get the add-on option to work? I would like to add the neck warmer for $20 more.
Dec 6, 2018
stefanwarnaar
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Peak to Plateau
Dec 12, 2018
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I believe you now have to purchase the neckwarmer separately through it's own separate drop.
Dec 12, 2018
Socrattez
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Dec 6, 2018
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Purchased two XL and they are too small (1 grey/blue and 1 blue/green). Anyone buy the XXL and find it too large and would you want to trade? Or trade for anything else? I would also be open to a purchase offer. Shoot me an email bobby.a.byrne@gmail.com
Dec 6, 2018
Socrattez
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Dec 4, 2018
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Disappointed with the sizing. Most descriptions in this discussion mentioned the sweaters fit larger than expected. I found the opposite. I'm 6'1" around 230lbs with rounded midsection (not fat but not slim). I bought the XL and found that the armpits were a little tight, the sleaves were a little too short, and the waist was slightly too small. I normally wear a large or XL depending on the brand, but typically the XL is loose. Here I would need an XXL if it didn't shrink at all after washing.
Dec 4, 2018
Casuistique
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Dec 2, 2018
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I thought that PtP was a rather young company. How come they are trying to sell a stock of ugly sweaters that were obviously made in the eighties?
Dec 2, 2018
kshelton
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Nov 30, 2018
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I have received and already worn my sweater. It is great and I love it. I hope more color options become available and perhaps a hoodie design.
Nov 30, 2018
Saucy_Puppet_Show
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Nov 30, 2018
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Anyone able to give their opinion on durability? I was waiting to hear from people before buying. I won't be doing anything wild with this sweater but for $100 it better last years if I give it proper laundry care.
Nov 30, 2018
stefanwarnaar
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Peak to Plateau
Nov 30, 2018
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It should last very well with proper care. We were very careful with the stitching details to ensure they are very strong, so as long as you don't get any holes in the knit (like with any knit garment) it should perform very well.
Nov 30, 2018
14themoney
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Nov 29, 2018
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Be sure and read abela's post before buying this. I'm not a sweater guy, so there was little chance of having my mind changed.
Nov 29, 2018
Smeagel
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Nov 25, 2018
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Mine came yesterday, and I must say I really like this sweater. The design is nice, minimalist but not plain. It's quite warm, but breathes well so as not to make you hot or sweaty. I wore it under a wind breaker today in relatively cool weather and was warm the entire time. It's pretty soft, not cashmere soft, but that's to be expected - it's certainly softer than a regular wool sweater. The sizing is a little big, but not that much. I got a medium and if I had to guess the size without knowing, I'd guess "Medium". All in all, pretty happy so far.
Nov 25, 2018
kim.suarez
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Nov 26, 2018
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Great to hear! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. Much appreciated!
Nov 26, 2018
climbthemtns
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Nov 24, 2018
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I just received the medium blue and green and is too big for me and they won’t let me return it. Anyone hear in need of this size and color?
Nov 24, 2018
bin31z
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Nov 20, 2018
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What's with these fuddy duddy colors?
Nov 20, 2018
kim.suarez
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Dec 20, 2018
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Love the idea!
Dec 20, 2018
DrScholl
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Feb 7, 2019
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Same here. I could have gone for a brown/grey one but I was put off by the stripe which I find totally ugly both in concept and color... Makes you look like the nerdy guy with the knitted-by-Mom scratchy sweater. Ok I know they're not scratchy but please no stripe ;-)
Feb 7, 2019
climbthemtns
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Nov 17, 2018
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Athletic fit?
Nov 17, 2018
climbthemtns
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Nov 17, 2018
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Thanks a million. Just placed my order. Cheers!
Nov 17, 2018
kim.suarez
647
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Nov 17, 2018
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Would love to hear how it works out!
Nov 17, 2018
kornwall
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Nov 17, 2018
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Is the sweater machine washable?
Nov 17, 2018
stefanwarnaar
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Peak to Plateau
Nov 17, 2018
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Yes, either hand or cool delicate machine wash. Any gentle/wool cycle on your machine will be fine.
Nov 17, 2018
abela
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Nov 17, 2018
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Hey all, I have had the oppertunity to test out the sweater for the last couple of weeks, and thought I would share my thoughts. First, a bit of background... I have been testing outdoor Yak wool garments pretty much since they hit the market, from most of the brands out there (very very few) that have released outdoor Yak wool garments, including Peak to Plateau and Kora, the two most well known brands. I have over 1,000 days of wearing different garments from those two companies. So, all that to simple say, I have tried out pretty much all of the different 100% Yak wool, and blended Yak-&-whatever-fabric garments out there. I used the very first Peak to Plateau garments (from their kickstarter campaign) to their second generation fabrics (Yak+Eucalyptus) and now this latest Yak+Merino blend. Kora, the premier Yak wool garment maker in the market, switched to using Yak wool + Merino wool a couple years ago for their higher-end garments. They, as PtP discovered, realized that 100% Yak wool was just too susceptible to fiber break down. I am not sure why PtP decided to go the route of Yak+Eucalyptus for their second generation, instead of just going with Yak+Merino, my guess is a cost issue, but it is really nice to see them finally make the switch to using Merino wool, so, huge props to Massdrop for their involvement in making that happen! So, backstory explained, what are my thoughts on the Massdrop x Peak to Plateau Yakino Wool Sweater? I like it. It is a really clean looking garment. I have started wearing it as an around-town garment. Unlike most other 'outdoor' garments, which are designed more for performance than looks, this really is a nice looking garment. Oh, btw, I got the 'Gray/Black/Red' version. I am not usually a "striped" garment kind of guy, but this is a clean enough design that I have enjoyed wearing it around town. The previous PtP garment, the Yak+Eucalyptus version, was a really soft to the touch fabric, but this new Yak+Merino version feels even softer on the skin. What is sweet is that they have gone with a 50/50 blend. That is uncommon, even for PtP, which used a 65% Yak / 35% Eucalyptus in their current line-up of garments. Kora, on their blended garments, uses 70% Merino / 30% Yak wool. By going with a 50/50 blend it should mean that the garment will be a lot less likely to break down during washing of the garment, which is the big killer of Yak wool garments. One thing to note is that this garment is not a tightly woven garment. This makes for a softer garment, a more luxurious garment, a slightly stretcher garment (which can be good if you need a non-athletic style garment ;), but on the downside is that the garment will let in more air, and not be as warm as a garment with a tighter woven design, and may (?) be more susceptible to thread pulling (??), not an issue that I have had with mine in the last couple of weeks, but maybe over time. So, would I use this out on the hiking trail? Nah, probably not. While the 50/50 blend is really nice, the amount of air that flows through the garment just seems to nullify any thermal aspects that might be gained by the blend mix of wools, as great as they are. But, for a nice around town garment that looks really good, that can be worn over just about any shirt, even a nice dress shirt, to help add a bit of warmth, and still look good, yep, perfect situation for this garment. Totally worth buying for mild-weather conditions, and/or around town, but not for out on the trail in colder conditions. All in all, I am really liking mine. If you are somebody that likes super soft around the town shirts, and made of unique fabrics, that looks really good, and hey, at $100 bucks, awesome price for a nice shirt, I'd say go ahead and hit that "Join drop" button and pick up one of these.
Nov 17, 2018
memtkmcc
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Nov 17, 2018
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Very balanced and informative review, thank you. I have skipped the Kickstarter campaign out of fear that who knows if the quality will be good, then after seeing the backers feedback bought the post Kickstarter several base layer variants plus neck warmer and beanies for me and my wife, then was so pleased with fantastic quality of the 100% Yak that bought even more! I agree that 100% Yak is more fragile but if you are careful, it works excellent. Me and my wife never had any issues, besides single little hole made by one of our dachshunds. 100% Yak is amazing! Still curious to try this variant. The stripes are an excellent match to their Yak socks I have backed on Kickstarter. I can say only the best things about PtP high standards and excellent customer service. Keep up the good work! Cheers!
Nov 17, 2018
TheBeardedCakeasaur
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Nov 17, 2018
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I appreciate your website, reviews, and that you took the time to post this on MD. I have the beanie/neck warmer from the last run, and they are still going strong. I'd have purchased this blind, hoping to use it as a nice 2nd layer for cold weather hiking/backpacking, if it wasn't for this review. I feel that the beanie is too thin for me to be thermally efficient in colder weather, and the wind whips right through it. When paired with the neck warmer, however, as a sort of Balaclava setup, it's worked really well for me to keep my ears warm. I was worried that the sweater would be the same way, and that I'd have to always wear my 250 merino layer under it for it to work the way I wanted it. Nothing against the quality of the items, though, as mine have both held up well, and I even bought a second set for the old hag that lives with me! They've been great for around town, and at work.
Nov 17, 2018
Atomkinder
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Nov 17, 2018
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I wish there were a toned down pattern, the stripes just kill it for me personally. Which is too bad because this looks like a great option for an intermediate layer for chilly to cold weather hikes.
Nov 17, 2018
memtkmcc
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Nov 17, 2018
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Not a fan of the stripes either but having PtP Yak socks in exactly this design style from Kickstarter I can see it as a very cool match 😎
Nov 17, 2018
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