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swip326676 wrote a review of on February 12, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I think these shirts are really the sweet spot in Stoic's merino line-up. 17.5 micron merino is as good as it gets for backcountry use-- maybe a little less durable than 18.5 or heavier, but warmer for the weight, better able, I think, to manage moisture, and much better feeling. Not sure why, but Stoic's merino seems to manage odor better than some of the other merino I've used. Colors available are, admittedly, better suited to another planet. Note to BC--we need more midnight/midnight/paprika in medium.

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swip326676 wrote a review of on February 7, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

At least for the shirts I got, there seems to be insufficient weight and thickness, hence warmth, difference between the 200 and the 150, given their theoretical fabric weights, with the 200 being only slightly warmer, if at all. For example, a merino zip-neck in size medium, 150, weighs 7.9 oz, and in 200, 8.8. The 150 seems less densely woven, though softer, with about the same diameter of thread used in each. By contrast, an Ibex Woolies long sleeve zip-neck in 150 weighs 6.3, and in the new 220, 8.65. and is noticeably thicker.
Think both the 150 and the 200 are excellent products, but would guess the "200" is really a "175". The 150 is probably not as durable as the 200, but I would give 5 stars for its warmth and feel.

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