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[Costco] In store $21.99 Merino wool men's long sleeve top. True North brand "Made in Canada"

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[Costco] In store $21.99 Merino wool men's long sleeve top. True North brand "Made in Canada"

Found at Costco Kingston - in store
Colors: Dark Green, Light Grey, Dark Blue and Black

Cannot find it online - Costco or elsewhere.

Regular price - warm deal but 100% Australian merino wool and made in Canada tops are usually over $40 .....

Previous threads:
costco-true-north-100-merino-wool-longs ... a-1395592/
costco-mens-100-merino-wool-long-sleeve ... a-1831665/
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I'd like to see Costco bring back the True North t-shirts.
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I bought two of them and use them as base layer when it's not too cold out there. (I work outside). They're quite nice. I would love to see a $x.97 clearance price and I would stock up hard.
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These things are fricken awesome and criminally underpriced for it being made in canada
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I bought one a few weeks ago and I like it. Nice for everyday wear in the winter.

If you compare this to Icebreaker etc. brand-name merino baselayers, the quality of stitching etc is not the same but it's 80% as good for 30% of the price. A+ from me.
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Nice shirts but I have gotten a lot of little holes in them. Very frustrating.
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wilbrod wrote: I bought two of them and use them as base layer when it's not too cold out there. (I work outside). They're quite nice. I would love to see a $x.97 clearance price and I would stock up hard.
They did put last year stock at .97 price during summer, I grabbed 3 when they did.
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Rishi wrote: I bought one a few weeks ago and I like it. Nice for everyday wear in the winter.

If you compare this to Icebreaker etc. brand-name merino baselayers, the quality of stitching etc is not the same but it's 80% as good for 30% of the price. A+ from me.
Do you have to wear a t-shirt underneath it or can it worn without ba t-shirt?
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Rishi wrote: I bought one a few weeks ago and I like it. Nice for everyday wear in the winter.

If you compare this to Icebreaker etc. brand-name merino baselayers, the quality of stitching etc is not the same but it's 80% as good for 30% of the price. A+ from me.
i have 5 icebreaker tees and 2 started getting holes in them. no longer spending $50-60 (on sale) on icebreaker.
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TransporterSD wrote: Do you have to wear a t-shirt underneath it or can it worn without ba t-shirt?
They can be worn as a base layer - not itchy at all.

This is warm - although the shirts themselves are an incredible deal, Costco sells them every year for the same price.
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How did this compare to Uniqlo heattech undershirts shirts (regular, extra warm and extra extra warm)?
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gr8dlr wrote: How did this compare to Uniqlo heattech undershirts shirts (regular, extra warm and extra extra warm)?
This is pure natural material vs fake plastic
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gr8dlr wrote: How did this compare to Uniqlo heattech undershirts shirts (regular, extra warm and extra extra warm)?
100% Merino much warmer and lighter. I have both.
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gr8dlr wrote: How did this compare to Uniqlo heattech undershirts shirts (regular, extra warm and extra extra warm)?
To add upon the others, I also noticed that merino wool also feels less... sticky and more breathable than the heattech when sweaty.
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I bought this and Icebreaker 200 merino this season and I must say this Costco brand is a go for the money. It is not a good fit like Icebreaker as it fits a little large but for the 1/4 cost of the Icebreaker that is definitely recommended.
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Wool garments like this can develop holes relatively easier than a synthetic base layer. Some people may prefer wool to polyester like some people prefer sugar to aspartame. A note that may or may not apply here is a decade or so ago there was reporting that the wool in Australia was harvested cruelly versus how it was done in New Zealand. I think it's called muesling. Not sure if it has changed. Some may look at this being a benefit of synthetics as animals are not used.
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Do these sink to two sizes smaller after a couple of cycles in the washing machine?
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I have at least 12 of these from Costco under the Cloudveil name. They look basically the same as this brand, made in Canada. Other than 2 that were thrown in the dryer by accident and shrunk quite a bit, I treat them with kid gloves. They are washed as a group in cold water in a front loader on the gentle cycle and hung to dry. Every single one of them has multiple holes over the past 2 years of casual use. They are now only used as base layer/undershirts because there are so many holes in them. I won't be buying any more. Switching back to 100% cotton long sleeve Tees.
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Rishi wrote: I bought one a few weeks ago and I like it. Nice for everyday wear in the winter.

If you compare this to Icebreaker etc. brand-name merino baselayers, the quality of stitching etc is not the same but it's 80% as good for 30% of the price. A+ from me.
I would say it's about 50% as good compared to icebreaker. It's not necessarily the stitching, it's the feel. The weave of the merino isn't as tight, light, and airy as icebreaker. It definitely doesn't breathe as well and it feels heavier because it doesn't breathe as well.

They're okay if it's your first merino base layer, but as someone who has and wears icebreaker, I wouldn't wear it for performance, it's more of a beater merino if you're going to get messy outdoors. That's just me though, I'm sure it's good enough for a lot of people.
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jellytime wrote: I would say it's about 50% as good compared to icebreaker. It's not necessarily the stitching, it's the feel. The weave of the merino isn't as tight, light, and airy as icebreaker. It definitely doesn't breathe as well and it feels heavier because it doesn't breathe as well.

They're okay if it's your first merino base layer, but as someone who has and wears icebreaker, I wouldn't wear it for performance, it's more of a beater merino if you're going to get messy outdoors. That's just me though, I'm sure it's good enough for a lot of people.
In short, if you are starting a thru-hike and are going to wear the shirt for 100 days straight you should probably buy Icebreaker / SmartWool / etc but if you are 99% of people on RFD and are just going to wear it to Costco to hunt for deals, the $22 True North version is perfectly fine.

I like mine for the same reason I like Costco merino blend socks compared to Icebreaker: they're not as good, but they both get shredded by hard use in the same amount of time and I don't feel as bad tossing $15/6 pack Costco socks as I do a $25/1 pair Icebreaker one.

I will still buy the Icebreaker item but I will get 1-2x for when I actually need the performance and 5x of the Costco version for everyday use. This basically applies to all Costco 'outdoor gear'. Costco Eddie Bauer down jacket does not compare to a $400 Arcteryx Cerium. But it's $50 and you won't cringe when your muddy dog jumps on you while wearing it.

Both items (Costco and Icebreaker/Arcteryx/Patagonia) are good value for their intended purpose.

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