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I have a high-end gore-tex jacket and my wife has Paramo. I also have Paramo trousers. They are quite different: Gore-Tex is designed to be a physical barrier that prevents water getting through, while Nikwax Analogy (the fabric in Paramo jackets) is designed to be highly water-repellent and wick water quickly from inside to out rather than being actually ...


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Merino wool is amazing. There are many brands of merino wool underwear, such as Icebreaker and Ibex. It is simultaneously the coolest and warmest fabric I've encountered. It never smells (I wash mine every 10 wearings just because I feel obligated), it drys in minutes, and it wicks moisture like sheep evolved their fibers for millions of years (because ...


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Hold up two pieces of cloth in front of the sun, one black and one white, and see for yourself which passes more light. Dark cloth can be very thin and still block light effectively. Re-emission of energy from darker colors may be a little faster but I think other factors (see below) are much more significant. And don't kid yourself into thinking people ...



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