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Marie wrote a review of on March 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This is the perfect weight. It's light weight, but very sturdy. It looks great by itself and layers well. It also looks like a real long sleeved t-shirt and not a work out top or long underwear, so I feel comfortable wearing it to work. The sleeves and body are both nice and long which I love for layering. I would wear this shirt everyday if I wasn't worried my co-workers would start to notice. I'm glad someone is making merino clothing for more than just exercise. I love merino for active use, but I want to wear it ALL DAY - even if I'm sitting at a desk.

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Marie wrote a review of on February 3, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is nice and soft and the fabric has held up well to regular washing, but after the first wash the whole thing twisted like it's bias cut and no amount of blocking can get it to lay straight. It's still functional, but it doesn't look great and if it were the layer right next to my babies skin, I'd expect the twist would be irritating - like a t-shirt that just won't hang straight due to poor cut.

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Marie wrote a review of on February 3, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

This is so cute, but the sizing is bizarre and the fabric felts when washed according to the label. My average sized baby wore this a total of 4 times and grew out of the length of the 6-12 month size before he ever even reached 6 months of age. The shoulders were plenty wide, so I suspect it was supposed to fit a baby built like a short linebacker. The length fit best when he was barely 3 months (just 50th percentile for his height)

I have a lot of merino so I've very familiar with it's care. I always wash this in cold on the hand wash cycle and hang it to dry but after just 4 washings it's 100% felted wool. This is the only merino item I've ever owned that has felted. There are still several months of winter left and I wish we could still use this to keep the little guy warm, but it's so short, the buttons just pop open and the fabric feels heavy and scratchy instead of soft and snugly. For what I paid, I really expected something better and I wish it wasn't too late to return this. So disappointing :(

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Marie wrote a review of on February 3, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

The fabric is feels wonderful, but this is really short compared to it's width. It seems to have been made for a short heavy child. I had this problem with anther Nui one piece and decided not to take a chance on this one. My average height baby grew out of the length of the other outfit before he ever grew into the shoulders.

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Marie wrote a review of on November 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This is my new favorite merino wool top. It's so lightweight and comfortable. It looks great by itself and layers nicely. I also love the raglan sleeves and seeming details. I own this in multiple colors and only wish it came in more. Just in case there are any other new mom's out there looking for a cozy merino top, zipper offers adequate access for nursing on the go.

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Marie wrote a review of on March 11, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I found the fit of this top odd and unflattering on my normal figure, however, it almost works well as a maternity top. It's cut wider in front than in back just like a maternity top, so I hung onto it despite my reservations because I was hoping to get pregnant. If it were a few inches longer in front it would be almost perfect. Now, at 5 months pregnant it actually looks okay with a long tank underneath to make up for the abbreviated front. The fabric is so soft, comfortable and cozy. Pregnant woman like merino too! As a maternity top, the only complaints I have are that it's too short in front and that the ribbing on the bottom of the front does this strange ruffle thing after washing (as per directions). The back ribbed hem lays flat, so I'm not sure whats going on in front. My tummy isn't big enough to stretch the fabric yet, so I think it's just a flaw in the design. Anyhow, it's a descent maternity top if you're desperate for merino, but I can't fathom how it could possibly flatter a non-pregnant body.

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Marie wrote a review of on November 29, 2012

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These undies are incorrectly advertised as merino. They contain 0% merino wool and are 100% synthetic - 70% polyester + 30% polypropylene. I did try them on and I liked the style and fit so I'm giving them two stars, but I don't do synthetics, especially for this price. If you're looking for actual merino, don't buy these.

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Marie wrote a review of on October 26, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are so amazingly warm and comfortable. I carry most of my weight in my thighs and LOVE that these are cut full in the leg for the perfect relaxed fit. I just have a couple of complaints. The waist is really high. The slight dip in the waistband just barely misses my belly button so I roll it over for a lower fit. The other downside is that the crape texture makes these truly look like lounge/active wear. For this price, I'd really prefer something refined enough to wear to work (as well as lounge/active wear).

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Marie wrote a review of on October 26, 2012

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I just got these and they are going right back. The fabric is awesome, but these undies are cut with the back and front rise equal. What this feels like (to someone with an average amount of junk in the trunk) is like there is way too much fabric in front. The backside coverage feels good but no waistband should feel higher in front than in back - so awkward! Seriously, these are like up to the belly button grannies in front and cute boy shorts in back.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 28, 2012

4 5

Like another reviewer said, the neck on this is really wide and I almost sent it back, but decided to give it a chance. I paired it with a colorful merino racer-back sports bra (ibex balance) and think it looks great with slim fit capris or leggings. It's "oversized" as described, but the drape is really flattering - straight to the hip and then ever so slightly clings at the hip without actually hugging. The back is a touch longer than the front and it just covers my backside - a bonus in my opinion. It's so comfortable and I'm so glad I decided to give it a chance. I only gave it four stars instead of five because it's not innately bra friendly, but I do think it would be cute over a long sleeved T in the winter so I look forward to enjoying this year round.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 28, 2012

5 5

This coat is so comfortable and flattering. It's attractive enough to wear to work and warm enough to wear for long weekend walks in Oregon in the Winter. On the occasions that I was caught walking in the rain, I stayed warm even soaked to the skin. I wore this 4-5 times a week all winter and it still looks great. It's true to size. I'm at the higher end of the size small measurements, so I ordered the small and found that this was comfortable even over two layers. I'm sold on the Merino Real Fleece. I can't think of a single con.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 28, 2012

2 5

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.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 28, 2012

2 5

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. 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.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 28, 2012

5 5

These are my new favorite leggings - so soft, so stretchy, and really cute! The waistband on these melts right in to the leggings so I don't even notice its there and there's NO muffin top (and yes, I have some womanly padding). I only wish they came in more colors. These are a perfect, light weight for summer but I'm sure I'll also wear them under skirts this winter for a little extra warmth.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 22, 2012

5 5

I have zero complaints about these knickers and lots of great things to say. The self binding in place of elastic is the best thing ever! - no chaffing leg elastic or glaring underwear lines. The fabric is so soft and the fit hugs my hips and butt while staying in place without fail. These are great for every day wear as well as for high impact workout. I also really love the low rise - so nice not to have to worry about panty peek over the top of low rise jeans. I'm devastated that Icebreaker no longer makes these. What will I do when they eventually wear out?!?

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Marie wrote a review of on June 22, 2012

4 5

These are nice, but not perfect. Like another reviewer mentioned the band (while not uncomfortably tight) does cut in if you have any womanly padding. They could benefit from a lower profile or slightly looser waistband. I LOVE the elastic free legs because they nearly disappear under active-wear (no obvious underwear lines). They do ride up a tiny bit, but I think that could be solved with a lower profile waistband and by making the backside from a continuous piece of fabric to do away with the mid-line seam. I hardly notice these undies (a very good thing) unless I lift up my shirt and see the slight muffin top. I also have one pair that developed a tiny hole (in the fabric, not the seam) on the first wearing but it hasn't grown after 4-5 more washings+wearings. My other pairs don't have holes so hopefully it was just a fabric defect. These are the undies I pick when I want to wear fitted pants with something more substantial than a thong.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 22, 2012

2 5

I own (and love) my siren bikinis so much, but when I found out they were discontinued I ordered these instead. The fabric feels great, but the fit is horrible for my figure. The siren hipini has elastic at the waist and leg which isn't uncomfortably snug, but does create unsightly lines under fitted clothing. They also feel baggy in the backside and the leg elastic chafes after a long day of moderate activity. These are a sad backslide from the fabulous low rise siren bikini which doesn't have any elastic (uses self binding instead) and looks great under active wear while hugging my butt and staying in place. I wore a pair of these hipinis for two different 24 hour blocks just to give them a chance and have decided to return all of the unworn pairs I ordered. Please bring back the elastic free bikini. PLEASE!

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Marie wrote a review of on June 6, 2012

2 5

This is so adorable, and I wanted it to fit, but it just doesn't. I'm 5'4" with narrow shoulders and I ordered a medium to accommodate my 34C chest. The chest on the medium is so wide that it gaps in front and back while the straps attach in my armpits. There are adjustment ties, but cinching to keep the chest from gaping left several inches of excess fabric hanging in the back (not flattering). I wanted to love this so much that I ordered the small to give it a second chance. The chest width and strap placement of the small are correct for my body but the bra isn't long enough for my breast size. It feels like I'm either going to fall out the bottom or spill over the top depending on where I have the straps adjusted. I can't find a happy medium. I'm so disappointed.

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Marie wrote a review of on June 6, 2012

2 5

This isn't just next to the skin, it's trying to get under my skin. Ibex sizing seems really inconsistent. I ordered a medium in another Ibex top and I'm literally swimming in it while this one is so tight I can hardly breath. It's like undersized control top panty hose, only instead of creating a smooth line, it just accentuates the imperfections. I'll be sending this back.

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