Hiking gear is often sold as moisture wicking being a desirable feature. As we all know, cotton kills and we love to ridicule people who hike in blue jeans. Synthetics like nylon don't absorb water and are quick drying and are marketed as moisture wicking for this reason. However I got a bamboo shirt for Christmas. It is a very nice tee shirt. Very comfy, good fitting. I see that bamboo is also marketed a moisture wicking, but curiiusly for the exact opposite reason, because it is good at absorbing water so it pulls the water away. The difference between the bamboo and cotton is pretty striking. I did a load of laundry today with an ordinary cotton tee shirt with my new bamboo shirt . These shirts feel very similar (weight, softness). When taking clothes out of the , I was sorting the clothes that had dried from those that needed more time. The cotton shirt was completely dry but the bamboo shirt was still very wet. I'm not sure what to make of this. Is this the best hiking shirt ever or if I wear will you find my molding body among the pile of blue jean wearing corpses?
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