Reviewed by Burque Girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday, January 17, 2015
These bottoms fit well and have a waistband that is not too tight. However, after trying them on, I decided that they were just too itchy. They may soften and be less itchy after washing, but I did not want to take a chance, so I sent them back.
Reviewed by Sierrafan from PA on Saturday, February 08, 2014
I had the opportunity to compare both of these excellent brands on the same hike - 15 -22 degrees F. temp, 9" snow with heavy crust, for 2 1/2 hours - Medima bottoms, Icebreaker top. Both garments performed beautifully. I got warm quickly with trail breaking, sweated and got warmer still, then stopped to drive home and run errands in town for an hour, and began to chill. The ultimate test is which garment allows you to re-heat more quickly. Maybe not a completely fair test, but the Medimas seemed to stay drier and allow me to re-heat my bottom half more quickly. I wamed up a little more slowly in the icebreaker top but it wicked and allowed me to regain body heat as well. The Icebreaker top is a little softer but both are comfortable. I have washed each 3-4 times. Each time, they soften. I went with the Medima bottoms because I wanted them to double as leggings. Reviews of the Icebreaker bottoms mentioned that the knees bagged out a little too much for this use. I went with the Icebreaker top for the zip up turtleneck. My take is that Medima has the edge in wicking, warmth and fashion; Icebreaker the edge in softness and sports styling. Both are great products - you can't go wrong with either for a range of uses.
Reviewed by Ingrid the pet lover from Florida on Friday, January 03, 2014
These pants look and feel very soft , warm and non-itchy to wear around the house during occasional chilly winter spells here in Florida. I also bought a pair for my Mom who could enjoy wearing them as a baselayer during cold winters up North. I hope they will never be discontinued.