I read this post last summer and I have to say I was intrigued. I remember thinking the guy writing this sounds like he actually thinks MeCo is that much better. I needed new base layers so I got the MeCo 120 top and bottom for a trip to Nepal this winter. Check out the amazing!
Odor: I spent 33 consecutive days wearing my MeCo. Took them off once on day 5 to jump into a river and wash off, and once to rinse and dry them about midway through. It took about a week before I noticed a funk of any sort, and about 2 before it was a constant. Even then, the funk was less than a hard day in Capilene. By the time I got back to Kathmandu you can bet I was ready for a shower, however the MeCo was still holding on. It had a funk that's for sure, but I've come out of the woods many times smelling far worse on much shorter trips. Win!
Dry Time: Typically on day trips I take two upper base layers, one for the approach, then a fresh and dry one for the climb. Not anymore, the Cocona actually works that well! Now I just strip down to my MeCo at a route and by the time I've cooled off, downed a snack and some water, I'm dry. Win!