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Thermal underwear

Postby slug » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:20 pm

Gday all,

can anyone tell me what possibe differences, pros/cons there might be between polypropylene and wool thermal underwear. The cost difference is roughly double as far as i can see. Im assuming wool is warmer, but is it really worth paying double for?

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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:23 pm

I buy Damart thermals and whilst I know it is not wool I can't honestly tell you what it is. I do know it works really well & I would not consider buying pure wool in thermals.

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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby slug » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:57 am

With that recommendation and the price in mind how could i buy anything else?! :grin:

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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:12 am

You are most welcome slug.....You'll also find that Damart have various grades of warmth with 5 I think being the highest.

Washing also is pretty simple with Darmart items.

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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby Komodo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:13 am

I have both. Wool is warmer and easier to wear if wearing all day - ie not just at night.
Poly is good not quite as warm - but does become "clamy" and sweaty and tends to develop a smell quickly.
That said I sweat a lot when I sleep and have exceptionally oily skin (even with a pillow slip and pillow protector I still replace my pillows ever 6 months because of how oily they become - and I shower before bed) so your mileage may vary. I say start with the cheaper option and if you find that you use them regularly or want to try wool then step up to wool.
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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:34 am

I`ve always bought Damart,they seem to last forever,i`ve worn it,i`ve lent to other people as well,the only recommendation is to get a couple of sizes up to what you normally wear,i find the make small.
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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:45 am

Poodle Jewel wrote: recommendation is to get a couple of sizes up to what you normally wear,i find the make small.


I'd agree with that too...


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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby markcrook » Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:22 pm

All this talk about thermal underware has got me all hot under the collar! :oops: :***
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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:21 pm

markcrook wrote:All this talk about thermal underware has got me all hot under the collar! :oops: :***


It is not the section under the collar that we were aimng for Mark!!!!

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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:59 pm

I have used both poly and wool. The real advantage of wool is that it will still keep you warm even when it is wet.
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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby slug » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:46 pm

Hmmm, wool would be nice for the breathability, but i dont think i can justify the expense.

Am headed off in july for a two week trip through the deserts, moving most days so multiple thermals i think will work best.

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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby Demeter » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:15 am

Where are the Damart thermals sold usually? :)

Also, do they do kids sizes?
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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:38 am

veganbec wrote:Where are the Damart thermals sold usually? :)

Also, do they do kids sizes?



See link: http://www.damart.com.au/

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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby Demeter » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:30 am

Thanks Gypsy :)
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Re: Thermal underwear

Postby Demeter » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:27 pm

These ones are a little out of my price range at the moment. I've seen some at Target for about half the price but I'm not sure they're any good! Does anyone have the Target ones made of that polypropwhatsit stuff?
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