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    Whatcha wearing to sleep?

    Please tell me about your clothing for winter sleeping in hammocks.

    I'm starting my shopping soon, but don't really have much of an idea for PJs. I'm looking to see what others are wearing; I don't need to be an original.

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    I like fleece for COLD winter sleeping outdoors...

    I typically wear fleece (polartec 100 with lycra, or powerstretch) long johns and a long sleeve fleece turtleneck of the same material. Being pretty close fitting (and stretchy) they're comfy, warm and don't shift or bulk up in the wrong places....

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    Check out Marshall's department store. 90% of all my thermals came from them at about 1/3 of what you would pay retail. I use polyester/wool blend thermals or the thick fleece thermals for really cold night. I also use a fleece hat.
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    I like heavy weight running tights for bottom base layer. I also use running lycra or spandex for my upper body base layer. I will start to hike in these but remove them if I start to sweat. I have fleece pants and fleece jacket from Beyond Fleece, but rarely go out when they are needed. I thru'd with them but sent the pants home in Hiawasee and the jacket home at NOC. Beyond fleece is nice stuff but bulky and pricey. These days I usually stick to the tights plus another layer (probably a pair of patagonia mid or heavy weight longjohns of light fleece jacket) and just put on my raingear if it really gets cold when I get up. I use Smartwool heavy weight sox. Fleece mittens and hat.
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    Whatever I hike in.

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    I wear wool only, unless I am very dirty (3 or more nights with out a shower ) then I use a silk base to help keep the dirt and skin oils out of my wool. I have almost all Smart Wool stuff but that is because it is older stuff. Several new companies have come along in the last few years that are producing top-notch wool gear for less, and prices have come down across the board for all really because of it.

    It costs more, but it lasts forever! I have a 26 year old field jacket that gets used everyday during the winter and the only thing wrong with it is a button is missing.

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    I agree with Hogn8r about wool. Wool camp shirts and pants I bought 35 years ago are still in perfect condition. Unfortunately I got fat and can't wear any of those great cloths anymore, but my son has them now and they are serving him well.

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    in cold weather i like using a top & bottom that's insulated w/ synthetic or down, sometimes referred to as "puffy" insulation.

    i also am wearing a thin wool shirt (ice breaker) as a base layer.

    this along w/ rain gear (used as a shell if needed) provides a wide range of comfort in the eve & morn & for sleeping.

    of course i have at least a couple or more options for head wear... something that just covers the ears for hiking, an insulating hat of some type, & a balaclava for cold eves, morns, & sleeping.

    fingerless gloves are great (& i often sleep in them) & mitts when needed.

    in really cold weather i wear long underwear (coolmax to be replaced by wool later?) also. ...tim
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    base layer is a merino wool/polypro blend and when freezing I add a polypro fleece top. Bag is synthetic -5Cel. Very comfy to about 30 F which is the lowest temp to test it in so far.
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    Check out Wal-marts hunting section for good deals on thermals.
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