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Socks, boots, and baselayer can now live in harmony.
High alpine sheep don't wear boots, but if they did, they'd probably shear the wool around their ankles. Bunching is bhaaaad. Patagonia cropped the Men's Merino 3 Midweight Boot Top Bottom's inseam by six inches to let your socks, boots, and baselayer live in harmony while you hit the slopes all day. This baselayer bottom insulates and regulates your heat with the natural power of merino wool, and Patagonia threw in Capilene to expedite drying time and wicking and spandex to add stretch. With a smooth jersey face, The Merino 3 Boot Top slides easily beneath layers, and there's next-to-skin softness because of the brushed elastic waistband. Say goodbye to heat spots and clumpage.
- Merino wool, Capilene and spandex blend
- Jersey-knit construction
- Brushed low-bulk elastic waistband
- Functional fly
- Boot cut inseam shortened by 6 inches
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Very happy with these
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
First off, order a size down. I am usually a M, but ended up with a Small in these. I'm 6', 170, 32" waist FYI. And the small is not snug at all. Its a very comfortable fit. As for the fabric blend, these are my go to for all winder activities outside. dont wear any of my other stuff. Love 'em
Warm and Comfortable, Runs Big
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
I needed something with less insulation as my old capilene 4 but, warmer than my capilene 1. I went with the merino 3 because its the only thing I wear under my bibs, so they have to be somewhat warm to keep my toes warm, I just sweat so much in the capilene 4 and then bam they are cold until you can dry them.
The nice thing about merino is that it will hold almost 80% of its warmth even if its wet, if it gets wet, it will be damp all day. That whole "dries quickly" is bull, yeah it dries quicker than cotton but, synthetic dries the fastest I just feel like its tough to sit and dry my bottoms when I am ski touring. When you are backcountry skiing you can always change your top, put a jacket on, take one off and so forth. With bottoms you get one chance in the morning. You cannot take your pants off, change your socks, you can only open or close vents. I can dry my tops, I cannot dry the bottoms so I will deal with the lack of wicking but always warm.
These fit large. I was pretty taken aback at how loose these are. I like that though, if you want something skin tight, go with Ice Breaker. When you wear these you definitely have to pull them up around your belly button, seems weird but I never feel my Gore-Tex bibs on my back anymore. I am 5'8", waist of 34", inseam 30" and the Larges fit the way I like them, slightly baggy. I could get in a medium but, I like the way the larges fit and they are definitely long enough.
As for warmth I used them the other day and it was probably 30-35 degrees, wet heavy snow, both vents wide open. I normally run really cold, my fingers and toes suffer, I feel like these would work until 0 degrees, once I see the negative numbers the Cap 4 comes out or I have to start walking faster. If I was only skiing in resort I would wear these everyday until April most likely.
I will spare you all the picture.