This base layer bottom is thinner than I expected but is warm as merino wool should be. I shall be wearing it every weekend for my long walks. My only reservation is that I am about the same size as the model shown in the picture; I am 34-25-34 while the model is 34-26-34, and I am 5'4" while the model is 5'6". I expected to look like the model when I put it on, but I don't. It is too large on my waist by about 5 inches in circumference. There is also an added piece in between legs, which to me makes it look like men's clothing. Thank God, I can sew so will alter it myself. But this would work better on a person with a 36-30-38 figure. I give four star for the soft buttery merino wool.
I've never had merino wool before because of the price but we needed something warm for some high-altitude hiking. The Minus33 merino wool base layer top fits amazingly well. It is incredibly warm, very comfortable, and really feels nice on the skin, whether sweaty or not. The quality is excellent, the material is comfortably and smoothly fitting - not loose, not tight, and doesn't bind or gap anywhere. The sleeves are plenty long and the fit through the shoulders is good (I'm broad shouldered and this is sometimes problematic). I even slept in it very comfortably. it washes very well and hasn't lost its shape or fit, at least after the initial wash. I'm 5'5 and 130 lbs and the medium fit me perfectly.
I can't speak highly enough of Minus 33's 100% merino wool clothing! After scouring hundreds of online reviews, I purchased this Minus33 Women's 'Liberty' Merino Wool Lightweight 1/4-zip Base Layer Top in grey with the intention of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. This turned out to be my Every Day Shirt on the trail. Unless you try it, you just won't be able to believe how ideal this shirt is! The knit is fine and I did have to be careful to not catch it in the buckle of my hip belt. It feels like the softest thinnest t-shirt; not a single itch or scratch! What they say about Merino wool is true ... it does not hold body stink like synthetics do! The seams are all well made and comfortable. Never had any problems with the zipper. The sleeves are slightly on the long side but then I'm short and the sleeves served well to pull down over my hands somewhat when I didn't quite need gloves. This is NOT a heavy shirt! It's supremely lightweight. Machine wash and dry, too! (I was always sure to never dry hot) AND they have really big sizes! Just can't say enough good things about it! This is a hands down winner for me. It's going to last me forever, too!
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