SmartWool Lightweight Zip T
Source: bought it new
Good wool layer with easy care
- fit & feel
- easy care
- wears well
- not for direct pack strap contact
- neck a bit snug
This is a great under layer, or for single layer wear without a pack. It washes well and dries pretty fast. If you work up a sweat on the trail it doesn't wick super well and takes longer than other products to dry. Although dryer time after washing is pretty fast.
Fabric: merino wool
This is an excellent light base layer, and the zip-neck adds versatility as you can unzip to ventilate if you get warm. What they say about merino wool is true--it doesn't itch, feels drier than synthetics when you sweat in it, and takes a lot longer to start smelling ripe than synthetics. Besides, at least for me, the fact that it is a natural material is appealing.
I wear mine for hiking and trail running. The fit is just right and it can be washed and tumble dried without messing that up--shrinkage is minimal. I seldom wear my synthetic base layers anymore since trying Smartwool and similar products.
All Lightweight Zip T versions
In addition to the 2 women's reviews above, there are 2 reviews for other versions of the Lightweight Zip T.
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