Reviewed by mark the global mercy worker from Villavicencio, COLOMBIA on Wednesday, December 03, 2014
I purchased these for a winter skiing trip for use under soft shell ski pants... but they're just so buttery soft and temperature regulating and flatteringly form fitting (not constrictive skin tight) that even a month before the trip I'm lounging around in the house in them and wearing them as the most comfortable pajama bottoms ever. I also appreciate the no-fly design.
As a performance garment they are perfectly gusseted between the legs for movement, the waistband never rolls, and the 3/4 length legs stay put just above mid-ankle. I have LOTS of Icebreaker merino and this one meets their high quality standards for form and function. And the fabric is... luxurious.
The 200 level merino is so thin and wicking that I am imagining wearing these back down in the tropical heat and humidity of Colombia as both fitness and loungewear. They're that nice.
Reviewed by Vik from Chile on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
This is a great base layer but buy down a couple of sizes. I bought an XL of this and an XXL of the Icebreaker Drive tights and these are too loose and the Icebreaker Drive tights are just right. Other than this, love these... can be used with a loose shirt over for yoga with knee protection and no fly.
Reviewed by Clevelander from C-Town on Friday, February 14, 2014
I bought these along with the Icebreaker Bodyfit 150 Crew Base Layer Top, and they make a great pair of wool long underwear. I love the 3/4 length of these bottoms. They are warm, and work perfectly with my long smartwool socks. I had to wait for a BIG sale in order to justify buying them though, as they are expensive.
Reviewed by AdAmAnKoz from Colorado on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
I took these tights right out of the, as usual, timely arrival from STP, and put them right into my backpack. Before crawling into my sleeping bag at 10,500 feet on December 30, I striped off my sweaty layer and donned my new Icebreaker tights, then slept quite comfortable. The tights stayed on as by bottom layer in the morning as I began my accent of Pikes Peak. They didn't hike up, nor down, keeping me comfortable, warm and dry. Welcome back wool, so long poly!
Reviewed by BerkleyBiker from Michigan on Sunday, March 10, 2013
Great base layer for colder weather. I wear these now in conjunction with tights, mid-calf socks, and a pair of shorts. Very comfortable, no itch whatsoever, and very good fit. Really like the idea of 3/4 length merino wool undergarment. Double coverage to down below the knees with the tights. Triple coverage in the crotch area for warmth in the private area. Very Important!
Reviewed by MB from Seattle, WA on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I am a larger active woman (size 16)and had trouble finding merino wool base layers for women that fit me well. I bought these in a men's xxl and they fit great! I wear them under pants, shorts, and skirts for added comfort (warmth & wicking) and even as pj's. These fit well and are comfortable. I plan to try them out in the summer as well since merino wool works to keep you cooler.
Reviewed by rad dad from east coast skier on Friday, February 15, 2013
Simply the best base layer for skiing. As others have said, the 3/4 leg length is perfect to keep ski socks and tights from bunching up in the boot line. Icebreakers are perfectly temperature regulating, no-itch comfort (you'll never even know they're wool), and you can wear them for DAYS at a time without smelling like a dank Yeti.
Reviewed by Duff from Portland,OR on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
These are the most functional baselayers I have ever owned. The icebreaker wool is super comfortable and the three quarter length is brilliant. The overlap of the tights and ski socks is below the knee instead of at the ankle where it can bunch up in your ski boot. The fit is perfect and the design is functional.