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First merino base layer

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got this one and the Stoic Breathe Composite Zip T (long sleeve). I got the extra small (5'4" 105 lbs) The stoic is a nylon/poly blend while this one is strictly wool. Honestly I love both shirts but I favor this one in that it's more breathable and doesn't feel as constricting as the stoic. Which I think is strictly due to materials. The Isle color is gorgeous and it is very soft. The good thing about merino wool (in my experience) is that it gets softer every time you wash it. The chest zipper really doesn't zip far down (The stoic zips so far it showed the top of my sports bra - not a big deal but noted). It came with some really cool facts about sheep in New Zealand, but my only downside was that it was packaged (by manufacter-er) in it's own cardboard box AND had tags too, seemed a bit of a waste of materials. Still a badass shirt