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This is my first official base layer of any sort (and first icebreaker product) and I've been wearing it consistently since I got it about a month ago while on a fishing trip to Eli, Minnesota (splurged and got it full-price whereas the wife got a rediculously expensive (for us being poor people) North Face pull-over sweater thingy - no tech, just style for her). The fishing certainly sucked (2 walleye, a small mouth bass, and 1 small Northern - just enough for a fish fry for four), but the BodyFit 200 kept me nice and warm with only my Salomon softshell over it most of the time, even though the last three days of fishing on the open water meant 50 degree weather and 30 mph winds. Brrr! Don't regret buying...get it on SAC or Backcountry if you can. Color (dark brown for me) looks great. The size medium fits all 6'2'' and 156lbs of me awesome (think roadie riding jersey fit) - not even too tight under the arms. Plenty of stretch for getting into and out of. Washed it for the first time this morning and it came out looking great (regular detergent with like colors in cool/cold water - hang dry). And like I said, I just washed it for the first time after a month and stink it did not - my wife never said a thing. Never had anything wool comfortable enough that I'd choose to wear it next to my skin. Especially loved the "baa-code" that lets you meet the sheep that donated it's winter coat to help make the shirt - though I haven't met "Smeagol" as I shall name the spry New Zealand sheepy who was my donor. All in all - keeps you warm or cool (and comfortable) as needed.

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