I tried the Slalom and Technical T but this was the softest of the three, so I stuck with this one. Still using it after three weeks. Finally washed it yesterday and it seems even softer. It is warm enough for cool mornings and not too warm for uphill climbs. This top is the best and my favorite out of all the polyester high-tech tops that I have. Wish I could afford to buy more.
Maybe it was a different batch of wool but it the Slalom Zip was just too scratchy for me. It did feel very soft to the touch when I got it but I wasn't comfortable with the way it hung on me. Good-looking top though. Funny enough; I went with the Technical Zip Shirt and it is pretty darn comfy. I might just have to try different shirts until I find the one I like.