Great Performance - Questionable lifespan

Reviewed by Nelson from Upstate New York on Thursday, February 27, 2014
I'm not sure if this is a two star or a three star, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

Pros: I'm always cold, and this winter I've been much more comfortable indoors wearing these. I love wearing them.
Con: I bought 7 pairs in various colors, and in 4 of them the stitching on the elastic around the waist was coming loose after as few as two wearings. On one, eight inches of thread pulled out. On the rest, there was evidence they would pull out over time; I also ordered two midweight bottoms and they exhibited similar tendencies. Oh, and on some thread loops stuck up and had been cut off- those surely will pull out over time.

After wearing them, I was hooked. Given how many failed, I had no confidence that replacements would be any better (and at that time there were no more available). My sister, an accomplished seamstress, recommended I seal the thread ends with FrayCheck, which I just did with her help. I'm hoping this solves the problem.

I did return the first pair that did badly with no problems- kudos to STP for making it easy.
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