Real wool surplus USMC sweaters are worth their weight in gold,
if you can find one......light, and comfy and keeps you warm even
Great 2nd layer for extreme cold days or top layer for cool days, with poly-pro base ....
Not really hunting related but I saw a Cashmere sweater today that was 100% acrylic. Which would mean not only did it not contain Cashmere wool, it didn't even contain wool.
In the United States, under the U.S. Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939, as amended, (15 Uction 68b(a)(6)), states that a wool or textile product may not be labeled as containing cashmere unless:
such wool product is the fine (dehaired) undercoat fibers produced by a cashmere goat (Capra hircus laniger);
the average diameter of the fiber of such wool product does not exceed 19 microns; and
such wool product does not contain more than 3 percent (by weight) of cashmere fibers with average diameters that exceed 30 microns.
The average fiber diameter may be subject to a coefficient of variation around the mean that shall not exceed 24 percent.
Keep an eye out in sportsmans guide for the surplus wool pants from Europe. You can get them for about $10 and they are very good. I've had a pair for 20 years and they look almost new. Only downside is they don't have any pockets on the legs like BDU's do, as they are dress pants.
Sierra trading post online has good deals on lots of different hunting clothes.
I bought some Browning full curl wool camo bibbs and a matching wool parka with down zip out liner for bout 50% retail. Maybe more. They still have them online for sale.
Sign up for emails and they will send you deals every couple of days. Put the things you want into your cart then you can check the prices with every new email and buy when the deal is best.
You can save some serious money with Sierra Trading post.