The fabric on this thermal crew top feels wonderfully soft; it's the first thing I noticed when I took it out of the package. Be mindful that this top is very snug in fit, and you should probably go up a size when ordering if you're planning on wearing it for activities that require a lot of arm motion or if you like a more relaxed fit to your clothes. However, even though I ordered a medium and probably *should* return it, I don't want to do without it for even one day. I walk the dog early in the morning and late at night, in temperatures as low as 5 degrees, and this thermal top keeps me so warm, that I'm just going to order another one in large. If you want to compare your size, I'm 5' 6" and slender. So far I've washed it about 10 times and it's holding up very well. I only wish it were available in more colors.