Reviewed by Winter enthusiast from Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I tried on Smartwool everywhere to compare, because it's quite an investment at the normal retail price. I had put off buying it because of the expense, thinking what I had should get me through winter if I wore enough layers, but running errands in stores I felt like I was overheating, while still feeling chilly working (sitting) at home. I was excited to find the product for a lot less here. I ordered the size large (I am 5'7", with a 30" waist, 38" hips) because it was the only size still available, thinking maybe I could shrink them if need be because they're all wool. I was glad I got the large as they fit great. They seem to run smaller than where I tried on elsewhere, as I was trying on small which fit me fine at the retail stores. I wear them under my polartec power stretch pants for winter walking, and keep them on all day running errands and working at home because we keep the thermostat low. I never overheat. They are just a perfect layer of comfort! I have tried everything-heavyweight knit silk, duofold, hot chillys polyester. Wearing all wool long johns has been the first thing that finally allowed me to feel comfortable in winter-inside and out. I only take them off at bedtime as we sleep with a heavy down comforter.