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post #1 of 16
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So does anyone have any favorite sources of synthetic turtlenecks?

Seems like everything on the rack now-a-days is T-necks. But turtlenecks seal out air leaks so much better.

Also, I haven't seen zipper-neck turtleneck in 20 years. I used to have a couple. They where nice and warm on the lift as the neck sealed out air leaks and you could unzip the neck if you get sweaty in the bumps. My last one fell apart about ten years ago.
post #2 of 16
I bought a nice zip-T from Nike at the beginning of the season. Think it's designed for running.
post #3 of 16
Try www.sierratradingpost.com for synthetic zip T-necks.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
I bought a nice zip-T from Nike at the beginning of the season. Think it's designed for running.
That's what I get every time I go to the freakin' store. I say, "do you have any turtlenecks" and they walk me over and show me a rack of T-necks. It's like going to the grocery store and asking for milk and being given orange juice. You can drink either but they are not the same thing.

Please no one else response to this thread saying I found a nice T-neck.
post #5 of 16
Ice Breaker-merino wool is my favorite!
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post
So does anyone have any favorite sources of synthetic turtlenecks?

Seems like everything on the rack now-a-days is T-necks. But turtlenecks seal out air leaks so much better.

Also, I haven't seen zipper-neck turtleneck in 20 years. I used to have a couple. They where nice and warm on the lift as the neck sealed out air leaks and you could unzip the neck if you get sweaty in the bumps. My last one fell apart about ten years ago.
I just bought a Patagonia Capilene mock zipper turtleneck when I was in Tahoe last week. It was so warm that I wore it as my primary layer.

I also have an Arcteryx sweater that is a zipper mock-turtleneck.

These aren't the full-monty turtlenecks but they are warm and allow relief when you get hot.
post #7 of 16
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Please no one else response to this thread saying I found a nice T-neck.
Sorry, no can do. I found a great synthetic zip up T-neck at REI last season. I had no trouble finding it at all. I had no idea that they were scarce or I would have bought another one.
post #8 of 16
LL Bean catalog! Every variety of material/blend you might want. And they sell very LONG ones as well!
And half the price of the brand name ones, and they last forever, provided you do not wear the same one till it can go skiing without you!
post #9 of 16
I just got some Hit Chilly "Peach Skin" zip t-necks and they are very good (and light too). Good price at Campmor.com. They have the little chin flap at the top of the zipper which I like.

I bought LL Bean for years, then they changed all of a sudden and started putting thumb holes in the cuffs, no chin flap at the top of the zipper, and they use some very heavy seam stitching around the arms and shoulders that actually digs into my skin when I use a pack. I haven't bought from them since. I would have stocked up years ago if I knew they were going to mess up the recipe.
post #10 of 16
I thought T-neck was short for turtleneck. I guess you mean T-shirt neck when you say "No T necks!" Is mock turtle an option? My favorite base layer shirt was named a T-shirt by the maker but it has a mock turtle neck and looks enough like a jacket that I have been asked to remove it to pass through checkpoints. I refused and used another entrance, but next time I'm going to strip to my snow white loose skin torso, just to make my ugly point. Uh, where were we?

Still rocking the cotton turtlenecks purchased in the eighties. No zip.

For serious weather, I use Mountain Hardware Goretex N2S long sleeve Tshirt (actually a zippered mock turtle). Current version is named Transition. N2S means next to skin, it's a base layer, but to fight funk, I wear an odor resistant Mountain Hardware long sleeve T (contains silver metal that kills stink) under it. Wear these under a fleece and shell and you are good to go down to about -0 Kelvin.
post #11 of 16
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I thought T-neck was short for turtleneck.
Me too. The original request made no sense. zip-T = zippered turtleneck.

Maybe the original poster is bemoaning the fashion decree that long neck roll-neck turtlenecks belong in the 80s and thus everything presented is mock turtleneck length? Or entirely too feminine?

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
I thought T-neck was short for turtleneck. I guess you mean T-shirt neck when you say "No T necks!" Is mock turtle an option?
I understand the confusion and really didn't mean to sound huffy.

"T-neck" is a mock turtleneck. Comes up maybe about 1" and doesn't fold over.

"Turtleneck" comes up several inches and folds over once.

A normal T-shirt neck is called a "crew neck" unless it has a little notch in front in which case it is a "V-neck".
post #13 of 16
hey, they 80's called, they want their turtlenecks back...

why don't t-necks work. They will keep you every bit as warm and most have zippers so you can get relief when the temps soar
post #14 of 16
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Ice Breaker-merino wool is my favorite!
This, I know the original request was made for synthetic turtle necks but if never tried Merino wool you're missing out. One of these and an UA shirt have kept me warm on all but the coldest of days, same goes for their leggings. If you insist on synthetics I recall Patagonia producing some quality stuff.
post #15 of 16
Screw the synthetic stuff, got with a Smartwool product! It won't make you itch and is sooooo comfortable and warm!
post #16 of 16
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I understand the confusion and really didn't mean to sound huffy.
No worries.

I can make a case that the 80s turtlenecks were replaced by

90s hoodies.
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