As I have been advised, it is not a good idea to wear clothes of cotton for understandable and obvious reasons. Like most backpacking gear the "backpacking clothes" (shirts, shorts, socks, underwear etc.) are all pricey.

At Target they have the Champion C-9 clothing line of synthetic wicking material. They appear to have a pretty decent selection of clothes, some even claiming to be meant for hiking. These clothes cost half and often less than price of the name brands you find at outfitter stores. Now I understand you get what you pay for when it comes to gear, however my life doesn't revolve around gear and having the best of the best. I care less to make a fashion statement on the trail, and would rather have function, especially at a more reasonable price.

Has anyone tried the C-9 clothes?


Edited by 12Step (03/05/08 01:51 AM)