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catp325896 wrote a review of on February 3, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I'm 5' 6" 120 lbs with a small waist and a round full bottom. I found the seam on the backside chaffing. The garment wasn't too tight. The waist was too loose and drooped and puckered in the back. Walking around the house, trying to get a sense of these, they kept threatening to scoot down too low in the back. The colors were really pretty. The fabric is not as soft and resilient as the Smartwools or Ice Breakers (even in their lighter weight fabrics), but had they fit, the price would have been right!

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catp325896 wrote a review of on February 3, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I don't mind close fitting baselayers, but this was a little too tight to achieve their full warmth. Too bad! They lied flat and seemed like they would not scoot down like so many do. I also really liked the classic color, the fabric, and that they're a little lighter weight that the Smartwools I already own. I'm 5' 6" 120 with a small waist, full round bottom, and athletically curved thighs and calves. I ordered a medium, and they were just a hair too small. They were a little longer than the Smartwools, too, which I don't mind. But if I were a shorter person,the cuffs would have puddled a bit.

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catp325896 wrote a review of on February 3, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tights are very warm, not scratchy, and are good for athletics,under not-tight pants, attractive enough with a skirt or dress to wear to work. They maintain shape, color, and texture even when worn and washed frequently. I wash mine by hand or in the machine inside a small mesh bag. I hang them to dry. These fit me well, and the best of the several brands I've tried. I'm 5' 6" 120lb with a small waist, a full bottom, and solid thighs from athletics. I bought a medium and these are body skimming, but not snug. By no means loose. These don't bite my crotch or thighs, the waistband lies flat, and they don't scoot down like other brands do on me. Again from my sports I have slender ankles yet muscular full calves, and these tights have room for my calves, too. Some brands like the Ice Breaker Body Fit 200 are too snug for me. The cuffs are perfect, and the length is right around my ankle. Not droopy and not riding up my lower calf. If I had longer legs, I might find these too short. But I love them. I've tried these, Ice Breaker, Stoic, and Patagonia. I now have three pair of these: black, dark aquamarine, and the heathered wine color.

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catp325896 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

In the size S, this top is smaller than other comparable brands. I'm a 5'6" 120lb ballerina body. The torso was perfect around, but could have been longer, and the sleeves were just long enough. What caused me to return it is that it's quite high under the arms. I'm very lean in the shoulder area and small busted, and still found this uncomfortable while trying it on. The Medium fits perfectly in three ways, and is slightly loose in the torso. If my bust were more than 32 I'd need it. A note on the color-- in person the blue is a royal-denim blue, not the slightly aquamarine tone shown on the website. The red, which I also got was a perfect color match. I order online a lot, and this is the only item off a major retailer's site that has not matched the color on my screen. Regardless, the workmanship is nice. Fabric is a light-medium thickness. A little thicker than the thinnest wool base layers I've seen. Smooth and slightly scratchy on the skin, but not in a bad way at all. For me, only Smartwool doesn't have some feeling on the skin.

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