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Shhh! I wear this as my outer shirt.
Reviewed by Faye Valentine from San Francisco on Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The MEDIUM size is a good fit for me (5' tall, 130 lbs, 34C, size 6 pants). This is a winter staple for me, I have several of these in my wardrobe. I always wash and then lay flat to dry so they don't shrink. The midweight is thick enough for me to wear as an outer shirt on mild days. It looks like a regular sweater and doesn't scream "underwear!!!!" to anyone who sees it. Shhh! Don't tell people I'm wearing my underwear out. ;) I'll add another shirt on top of this on colder days. On most days I am good with just this Smartwool shirt plus a down vest, and then I'll add a jacket/shell when going outside if I need more warmth. I love the longer length, enough for me to tuck it into my pants and it stays tucked in all day. The fabric is soft and doesn't feel itchy, however I realize everyone's sensitivity to wool is different. It is snug fitting, but doesn't cling in that bad/unflattering way. I definitely prefer the zip shirt over the crew shirt, the ability to zip up for more warmth when needed or zip down when feeling too warm makes a huge difference to me. This is also an essential layering piece for me when I travel to cooler climates. I wear this Smartwool top along with the Smartwool base layer midweight bottom (under windproof pants) on cold days down to the 30s/40s.