Few days back I came to know about merino wool. This was from an article about travelling the world in just 20 lb or roughly 10 kg backpack. From the article -
My socks, shirts, and undies were all made from Merino wool and I tried to pick dark colors to conceal the inevitable dirt and grime build-up.
Merino wool is an amazing material. It has great flow and insulation properties (it will keep you warm when it’s cold outside and cool when it’s hot outside), it dries quickly, it has high odor resistance (you can go longer before washing), it’s not bulky or itchy, and unlike cotton it will still keep you warm if it gets wet.
Often times I’d jump into the shower wearing my shirt and undies, give them a good wash, wring them out in the sink, roll them up in my towel like a burrito, and step on it (to get more water out). Then I’d put the damp clothing back on and within minutes of walking around they would be dry and clean.
It’s the perfect material for the minimal traveler. - artofmanliness.com
I did some more research and came to know that most people think of putting clothes in layers, base layer and so on and so forth.
I come from Asia, so am used to temperate climate of 27°C or 28°C degrees and above are ok. For myself, 20°C or less is not good.
I hope to travel to Canada where it would be chillier than what it is at the present.
How can I keep warm myself there without getting too weighty.
Umm... I am fat and don't wear undies.
If I were to buy clothes (specifically merinoo wool clothes) in Canada, which brands would people suggest I look for without breaking the bank.
Somebody pointed that you can get "last season stuff" in a store, should I be asking at the store about "last season stuff" . Also does "last season stuff" equate to used clothes or not ?
I know there are multiple queries but all are related with each other. I did try my hand at asking at travel but was hammered as it's not directly related to travel.