SmartWool Midweight Zip T
Source: received it as a personal gift
Previous mountaineers use only strong and waterproof skins with wool underwear and base layer like for expeditons on Everest after long period of new unnatural wear few years ago some companies start to make wool items back just because this natural material fits better than others.
- Top and my spouse wear it at Elbrus with joy!
- Only if you wash in hot and machine wash!
Much luck to all Alpine Climbers and I hope that you share my mining for wool like I do for you all about down items.
When U Climb, Climb Good !
Price Paid: $50
Fact: this top is my favorite piece of clothing. If you look at any of my other reviews you will see that I spend most of my time in that fine, kind, merino. That being said, this top (of which I own 2), is my most used piece of clothing. It doesn't seem to matter if I am hiking with weight in the 60's or stopping for a break in the low 40's. I spend the majority of my clothed life with this shirt on.
The zipper is a huge plus in terms of thermal regulation over the crew. It allows you to open and vent to cool off or zip up and seal off your neck to heat up. It will not smell after days on the trail and will not melt if an ember finds its way to your body. I love this shirt
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Smartwool's Midweight Zip T features chaf-free seam construction and panels that offer more comfort with a pack.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Midweight Zip T is made from SmartWool's heaviest NTS fabric. Warm, yet still breathable for stop-and-go activities, it's ideal for cold weather.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Smartwool's best selling, and warmest, baselayer, just got a little more refined with an improved fit, chaf-free seam construction and panels that offer more comfort with a pack
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
The men's SmartWool Midweight Zip-T top offers natural stretch, insulation and breathability during stop-and-go activities in fluctuating temperatures. The SmartWool Midweight Zip-T top is made of merino wool to help maintain comfort whether the climate is warm, cold or in-between. 8 in. front zipper ventilates on demand; raised collar keeps your neck warm in the cold. With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. Shoulder panels eliminate top shoulder seams, reduce chafing and optimize comfort under pack straps. Rear body seams wrap around to front to enhance fit, and sculpted side panels also enhance fit. Flatlock stitching eliminates abrasion, increases comfort and enhances fit by reducing bulky seams. The men's SmartWool Midweight Zip-T top does not itch and will not shrink; machine wash and dry.
- REI refers to the men's version