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.
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Another Smartwool favorite for versatility and functionality. The super soft Merino wool keeps you dry and comfortable from one thing to the next. The zip neck adds in functionality to help with breathability. The flattering princess seams and sleeve panels add comfort while eliminating backpack chafing.
A SmartWool base layer for cold-weather aerobic activities, the PhD NTS Light 195 Printed Zip T offers next-to-skin merino wool performance and warmth.
Adorned with a pretty screen print on the sleeves, the women's SmartWool NTS Light 195 Printed Zip-T long underwear top makes your favorite cool-weather activities more comfortable. Lightweight merino wool helps maintain a comfortable temperature by wicking moisture away from skin, drying quickly and offering light insulation. Fabric protects skin from harsh UV light with a UPF rating of 35. Breathe easy after a long day of activity thanks to the natural odor resistance of merino wool. 7.8 in. front zipper ventilates instantly and protects skin with a zipper guard. Unlike traditional wool, SmartWool items do not itch and can be repeatedly washed and dried without shrinking. Sculpted side panels eliminate side seams for reduced chafing and a body-enhancing fit, and chafe-free flatlock seams enhance comfort. Contoured sleeve cuffs and droptail bottom hem increase coverage. The women's SmartWool NTS Light 195 Zip-T long underwear top features a heat transfer logo at left sleeve cuff.
The SmartWool Women's Lightweight Zip-Top is the smart choice whether you're headed out for a morning jog, a backcountry tour, or merely a visit to the coffee shop. This do-anything top's natural merino wool fibers move moisture while it is still in vapor form (before it has a chance to condense on your skin) so you stay drier and more comfortable throughout your entire workout. Cozy in winter and comfortable in warmer conditions, this top features an invisible zipper on the collar for increased ventilation when you up the pace. Sculpted side panels and flatlock-seam construction reduce chafing, while contoured cuffs and a drop tail provide extra coverage. To top it off, wool's natural anti-microbial properties help prevent odors from accumulating.