Within 2 days I smell in my merino baselayer. Do I just have super bacteria on my right armpit, or do other people with merino wildly exaggerate their experiences?
I have stink problems. My left armpit almost never smells, but my right armpit more than makes up for it. In the summer, especially, I have to wash my clothes the same day I wear them. Deodorant, even the non-scented versions, just makes my b.o a different shade of smelliness. I've been successful in covering my body odor with jackets, changing clothes often, and immediate washing machine protocols, but it's frustrating and the constant washing is so wasteful.
So when I heard about the anti-microbial properties of merino it seemed like the Second Coming. I got an Icebreaker 260-weight 100% merino baselayer
in February, and on Day 2 the armpit area started smelling funky. Day 3 I couldn't handle it, so then I washed it, to my dismay. Yeah, it's better than becoming a human hazard within a couple of hours, but I was expecting to be able to wear it for at least a week without washing it. I'm so envious of the accounts I read of people never
smelling, and never
washing their merino.
Does merino just not work for me, or should I lower my expectations?