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From what I gather around here the Patagonia Capilene base layers are some of the most respected around. I've pretty much decided I need to invest in these sometime before winter gets here. I heard something yesterday though that caught my attention and hadn't seen discussed here on the boards (not that it is some huge secret or anything).
What do you guys think of doubling up on base layers? Like if it's really cold wearing two pairs of Patagonia 3's. Does that work?
The reason I ask is because I want to invest in two pairs of this product. Initially I thought I'd buy a 3 and a 4 It seems strange they have 1 and 2 at all because if it were ever not cold enough to wear a 3 it seems then it must be in 40's-50's and in that case you don't need a light base layer you can just wear a fleece and jacket and be fine. (Am I wrong.) Anyway, back to buying both the 3 and 4 (I'm referring to top and bottom set btw), would it be smarter to just buy the more inexpensive 3 and if it ever got incredibly cold just double them up? It also seems like a good idea because if for some strange reason my 3 just got destroyed but it wasn't quite cold enough to wear a 4 I would not have to force myself to wear the 4 anyway and suffer and sweat. I'd have another 3 on standby.
Weird post I know. I analyze things too intensely, generate more questions than answers, begin to drown in self doubt and insecurity, and then come here and post something hoping for answers that will allow me to breath again.