- December 27 2011
For colder weather this is a wonderful underlayer. I just wear this with my Arcteryx insulated jacket and it is plenty warm to keep me toasty in 10F that we had in the past week. This midweight is warmer than the micro weight smartwool but wearing indoor is just as comfy and not overly warm.
- December 16 2011
SmartWool does it again. The fit and quality are both great. It's soft and warm without being too thick or too hot. While I haven't replaced all of my fleece with wool, I'm headed in that direction because wool smells better longer, wicks moisture better, and keeps it classy.
- December 9 2011
best baselayer for cold weather
This was my first merino wool purchase (prior to that it was patagonia fleece or capilene). This was the smartest purchase I made for the winter months. As a baselayer, it takes the place of 3 cotton layers. I wear it next to skin and do not experience any itching at all. I have capilene 3 shirts from Patagonia and as much as I like them, the smartwool NTS midweight is by far superior in cold weather. As far as care - I wash it in cold water and dry it on low - no issues with pilling or shrinkage. I'm 5'9 145lbs and fit into a size M for this shirt. The only negative is that it's pricey however if you can get it on sale or with a discount coupon, it's worth it -- i own 5 of them.
- April 16 2011
Purchased top-bottoms after purchasing the lightweights. Wore the midweights all winter while on shift at the fire dept and they definately helped keep me warm and dry. Hope to get years of use from them, but i cant speak to long-term durability at this point. Definately recommended. I love Smartwool products. Pricey, but worth it in my opinion.
- February 14 2011
1st smartwool item
I was initally going to buy a merino wool top from Patagonia but they were all sold out. Thus I decided to give Smartwool a shot. I was impressed with the quality of the midweight crew top - very comfortable , form fitting and warm. I wear the top a couple of times a week as a casual top at home and out (not for working out - I use patagonia capliene for workouts). I then bought the zip top midweight and boxer briefs from smartwool - this has now become my favorite brand for baselayer clothing. I'll probably buy a couple more of the tops before the winter is over.