Socks are more than enough to have underneath your boots—wear the Icebreaker Legless Bottoms when you ski or ride.
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Not very stretchy
I have narrow hips and beefy legs and found that these don't stretch enough in the leg to fit comfortably. They are tighter in the leg than the waist, so they slide down when I walk. I like to wear this sort of thing under skirts in the winter, so I can't rely on pants to keep them in place. I suspect they were designed for someone with average hips and thin legs. I wish they were stretchier. They also have a really high waist - yuck! I LOVE Icebreaker, but these are not for me. I did find what I was looking for in the merino Emu Ayr 3/4 legging - so stretchy, I'd expect them to fit any build.
Lightweight; good and warm
Ive skiied 10-11 times in these in 15-20 F. Very warm. Only gripe is that they tend to show a bit of bum cleave when you're walking around the ski condo - I'm 5'7, 136 lbs. Otherwise they do the job.
Perfect for Me
Very comfortable and warm. Soft, thin fabric. They are the perfect length paired with the Icebreaker Lite ski socks. I am short so regular length are always too long for me.
Worth it. I'm tall, and like them lots!
I have two pair of these, and love them--would never wear a full-length pair skiing again! I'm 6'00" and 165lbs, and size Large fits me--I'm usually borderline Med or Large so I guess they fit a tad on the small side, but not alot--they're supposed to fit snugly as a base layer. My only complaint is how high-waisted they are--they come to my natural waist. But hey, with skiing that might be better anyways.
I love these bottoms. Fit as advertised. I like the crop length as I am short and the regular length is too long. This way I don't have extra fabric under dressage boots or ski boots. A great alternative to alterations. These are comfortable all day and even as sleepwear on extra cold nights.
Which has a lighter weight wool.. these...
Which has a lighter weight wool.. these tights or the GT180 Strider Tight? I'm looking for warm weather sleepwear that will wick away perspiration, and not cause overheating. Thanks!
For Icebreakers, the lower the number, the thinner the weight.
A blessing for the short
I am a 5' petite and these legless bottoms are just the right size. Many times I have had to fold the legs of other products. If you are under 5'2", do not hesitate to purchase this. You will not regret it.
Order a larger size
I have another pair of icebreaker pants in an XS that fit great, had to return to get a medium in these. Otherwise like them a lot. Wear them kayaking or to the beach - legless is perfect for that! Dry quick and warm/cool depending on environment.
Not to hot, not too cold, just right!
I wear these pretty much every ski day, whether in the resort or backcountry, and they keep me very comfortable. They are very durable- I've had them going on 5 years! I love the 3/4 length as a short-legged girl, and while the waist is high, it rolls down nicely. The only negative thing I can say about these is that they do tend to loosen up a bit as you wear them. That might compromise a bit on warmth, but it makes them awfully comfy! Anyhow, I highly recommend these.
Are these merino wool? Is the waist tight...
Are these merino wool? Is the waist tight on the size?
Yes they are merino wool. If you look at the sizing chart it will tell you the exact waist measurement for each size.
Hi Judy, in my experience the waist loosens up quite a bit over time- however, mine are a much older version than these (5 yrs old). Hope that helps! And yes, pure merino.
Great for short legs
I got these because I have midget style legs and I didn't want stuff bunching at my ankles. They fit the bill perfectly. No itching, no pinching in the waist. Just warm cozy legs for sleeping and cold weather packing. And it's nice to have a color other than black or white for wool leggings.
My best buy this year
It's true the sizes are not huge and when washed you have to sort of wriggle in but oh my goodness, these leggings are great. There's no pinch in the ski boot like with longer leggings and the brown colour is very nice, softer than black. I also got the heavier weight ones but these lighter ones are the best. I wear them round the house, under jeans, they're just great. I hope they still do them next year, just the same... merino wool is just great and they wash well. I can't recommend them enough.
Comfy and Cozy!
Didn't want pant seams inside my ski boots, so I bought these, and they're great! Soft, warm, and thin, so they layer great under my (rather loose) ski pants and socks. The rise isn't low (more of a classic rise), but I don't care cuz no one sees them. And it's an eco-friendly manufacturer, which I dig.
messed up greatness
they changed the waist band and the fit on these. I have 2 older pairs, a large and an XL that both fit great. I actually have to fold over the waist on the XL, but i have always preferred that because it reduced the whole "sausage-waist" effect of most base-layer waist bands. But the XL pair i just bought are smaller than my old size Large and the waist band is skinny and tight and really uncomfortable. I am SO SO sad that I will have to return these as I love the old ones so much.
what do you mean by legless bottoms?
what do you mean by legless bottoms?
It means that they are shorter. They only come to mid calf.
Not so hot
Love the quality, hate the fit¦I am 5'1 and the waist on these went 2 inches past my bellybutton. If the rise on these were lower, I would still have them.
This might sound gross, but I've worn these literally every time I've gone skiing this season--25 days and counting. Don't worry, I do occasionally wash them, but they practically don't need it. Merino wool does not stink, no matter how much you sweat. The weight is perfect and I like the length, just past my ski socks.