Fit is not great but still a good buy
Reviewed by NantucketSunrise from Somewhere, US on Saturday, January 24, 2009
I love Icebreaker products and have some leggings I bought in 2007 from the 2006 production and they are PERFECT. I was hoping these leggings would be similar, but they are not. In fact, I had to buy and return to STP 3 different sizes of these to find a size that would work. Always in the past, I have worn Icebreaker extra small women's leggings. But this time, the extra small, the small, and the medium all fit badly, so I returned to the medium in the end. The extra small hardly fit on one of my thighs, the small was really tight and constricting, and the medium is sort of baggy everywhere but at least not constricting. My aim for these was to wear them as sleepwear with the matching-color Altitude 260 Icebreaker shirts also on sale on STP, and so I don't mind if the leggings are a bit baggy as no one really sees me in them and they don't need to fit under trousers or skiwear or anything. I also think that this 150 fabric is a little on the thin side (though great if you need just a touch of warmth). I recently bought from another retailer a set of Icebreaker leggings that were manufactured in 2008, and I took the small size in those, and when held up and compared together, they are the same size as the mediums I got in these particular leggings. Therefore, I wonder if this particular run of leggings simply had a sizing problem and maybe that's why they didn't sell so well before they made their way here. Also remember that Icebreaker wool has a potential shrinkage of 5% even when hung to dry after washing, so it might be best to go a bit big when ordering these.
- Best Uses: Cold Weather, For sleepwear
- Cons: Fit is off
- Describe Yourself: Occasional Exerciser
- Fit: Feels too small
- Pros: Lightweight, Moisture Wicking, Natural, Quality, Soft, Warm