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greengirlwrote a review of on November 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I wear this daily under lightweight to heavy tops for horseback riding in an indoor arena when the temps dip below 50°F. It provides enough light support for my D cups for light riding and afterwards I can continue wearing it alone or layered under a shirt at home. Same goes for skiing or, really, any sport or non-sport activity when the temperature falls below 50.

The wool keeps me perfectly comfortable in a wide range of temps and I've never ever felt sweaty, even while participating in stop & go activities. It's very soft, stretchy, and comfie and I'm here to stock up on a couple more. Highly recommended base layer that doesn't take up extra room under other garments. True to size chart.

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greengirlwrote a review of on October 29, 2009

5 5

I need to make a correction to my review below. I was mistaken in stating that there were changes to the shirts from last year. Last year, I ordered the "Midweight Zip T," rather than the "NTS Midweight Zip T" shown here. So, the "changes" I mentioned below are actually comparisons between the NTS and the non-NTS midweight, the non-NTS being the one WITH princess seams (and it still has them, including the standard shoulder seam and thinner borders at the cuffs and bottom edge). Sorry for the confusion! Still great shirts!

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greengirlwrote a review of on October 29, 2009

5 5

Smartwool keeps changing their shirts for better and worse. If you bought a women's shirt from them maybe 4 years ago, you should know that they run much smaller now. Also, the great princess seams that help accentuate the feminine form are now gone. There is now just a side seam. Also, the shoulder seam is different. It used to be just a standard seam; now it's two seams.

A great change is that the shirts are now much longer. The shirt I just bought measures a full 4" longer than the same sized shirt I got last year. Body length is 24" for M and 25" for L. Also, the cuffs and bottom edge of the top now have a wider border.

If you're on the fence between SmartWool and IceBreaker, Smartwool is softer, has more of a "nap," and conforms more to the body. Icebreaker is smoother, with less of a nap, but also rougher on the skin and generally does not conform to curves as well (although their BodyFit is as good at this). If you like your tops to hug your waist, I recommend SmartWool over Icebreaker.

As for size, I'm 36-27-38 and wear both medium and large. Both sizes still show off my figure without making me look like a guy.

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greengirlwrote a question about on July 30, 2009

Hi. What's the inseam for size 8 regular and tall? The size chart says regular is 31", but I've read elsewhere -- like on the North Face site -- that it's 32" and that talls are 34". But then I've read reviews here and elsewhere that say the inseam is way too short on the regular pant. So, does anyone know what the deal is?

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greengirlwrote a review of on November 19, 2008

5 5

Who knew a long puffy coat could be a bit stylish? This one is surprisingly slimming, not at all bulky, and is slightly shaped at the waist. It sports a huge collar that is tall enough to cover my ears to help protect them from the wind! That combined with the deep hood and faux fur gives it a stylish appeal that really performs in frigid temps and wind. The coat is quite long, hitting me at the lower knee, making the tall boots/short skirt look totally wearable even in the middle of winter in Nebraska. The lower edge of the coat can be cinched tighter, making it even more effective in the cold.

The warmth factor is amazing. I tried this on in a store. Of all the long down coats I tried on, this was the only one that made me feel really hot!

For reference, I am 5'7", 125 lbs, am quite busty, and have long arms and slightly wide shoulders. The small fits perfectly even with a bulky sweater, although I wouldn't be able to wear a bulky blazer or anything with a structured, padded shoulder. I normally wear a small in this brand, so the sizing seems to be consistent.

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