same great Smartwool fabric, new design
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Alaskan Lou from Alaska on Thursday, September 25, 2014
I have worn Smartwool bottoms, tops, socks, etc. for years and love them all. Just the right warmth, breathability, stretch, durability, everything you love about Smartwool. This year I bought two new pairs of the bottoms with the re-designed waistband. At first, I liked the wider waistband because it's more comfy to wear and makes my tummy look much flatter. They also don't ride so high so they are easier to layer under pants, skirts, or more layers of woolies. However, the waistband on one of my new pairs started to come unstitched in the front center and back center and has been stabbing me with elastic threads ever since. My second pair hasn't done that yet so I don't know if I got just one defective pair, or just got lucky with one good pair... In general, I like the new wide waistband but am disappointed with the poor quality seams.