A dream come true!
Reviewed by LuxuryOfDirt from Oregon on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
I love the shirt so much! I originally bought it in the orange and red color and have since ordered it the navy. It is so buttery soft, comfortable, fits true to size, and the fabric quality is simply amazing. Over the years I have owned many different kinds of base layers and for one, usually they never look good enough to wear alone on their own. This smart wool top is the absolute most comfortable best performing one I have ever purchased. I have worn it by itself just as a regular top, which I have to say is very cute and flattering, even with jeans or just yoga pants. The fabric is not exceptionally thick, but it is heavy enough to have a nice drape on the body when worn. It is extremely stretchy and all directions, highly breathable, and I have never felt damp or moist for one minute when wearing it. It is especially good for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, or just about any other activity under the sun that you can think of. I love wool for it's warmth and breathability especially during backcountry expeditions when normal polyester base layers will leave you clammy, soaking wet, cold, and not having a good time. This top is worth every penny, not to mention if you use an additional coupon on it to bring it down to what you would ordinarily pay for a regular fabric hoodie, like an under armor or something like that. there is just something so flattering about the way that it fits, especially the feel of this particular kind of fabric because of it's weight and weave. It looks much better than cotton or most other materials in my opinion. Even my husband commented on how much he likes it on me, and he is someone who barely notices what I wear from day today regularly! In the orange color I've purchased and worn a few times so far, the dye is of very high quality and I noticed that the colors did not run at all or even wash out in the water when hand washed! I accidentally left it in the wash tub overnight and even after soaking for nearly 18 hours there was hardly a trace of color in the water. That is seriously impressive considering how bright it is. I have an athletic body type and very long arms and torso and this is one of the only baselayers I have ever been able to find that's actually long enough without needing to adjust or pull it down constantly. It stays put, does not ride up, feels so cozy and soft I could live in it! I will definitely purchase in all three colors since this top is a lot longer and much more casual than the typical smartwool baselayers. They look beautiful all on their own and that is kind of challenging to find. If you want to go downtown and have a beer after a day outside you won't have to worry about feeling silly looking in tight, hardcore looking workout wear. Very classy and pretty!