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The SmartWool Women's Midweight Bottom has done a great job of keeping you warm and comfortable all day under your ski pants, so why put it away when the lifts close? It makes a fantastic après-ski legging when paired with a skirt (down skirt, perhaps?) and your fun, furry winter boots. In this new guise, you can enjoy the cozy merino wool into the wee hours, before you get up and do it all again the next day. Good thing wool has natural anti-odor properties, since it looks like this bottom is going to be getting a lot of use this vacation.

  • Soft merino feels great against the skin, insulates in cold weather, wicks moisture, and naturally inhibits odor
  • Wide self-fabric covered waistband is both comfortable and flattering
  • Flatlock seams go easy on your skin
  • UPF 50 protection blocks the sun before it can fry your skin

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5 5

Warm, comfortable and nice looking

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

They look great on their own or under a dress and keep my legs warm! In very cold weather I wear them with leg warmers though because they run above my ankles. I ordered a size small, although I think a medium would have been slightly better. I'm 5'8 and 130 lbs with slim, slightly muscular legs.

5 5

Warm and Cozy

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

This pair of long underwear kept me warm for my trip to Norway, I wore them layered with jeans and other materials Hiking/skiing/dogsledding and more and they are so comfy and I never got cold! They did develop a small hole in the knee though (worn about 15 times at that point). I will be using the warranty for new ones. I have the purple colour and it is very pretty, these fit normally .
I would suggest these to anyone looking for a midweight bottom layer.

3 5

I can't believe I'm saying this, but...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

I wanted to love these, I really did. I blame it partly on how much I was lusting for a pair after waiting too long to snatch them up and they sold out time after time this past winter. I guess I built them up in my head.
The Taupe Heather color that I purchased was lighter than expected, lighter than the picture I believe. The fit was good, not any particular complaints there. (A size L worked for me. I typically buy a size L for leggings, M if they are from Stoic.) They were soft, not scratchy. But they were just okay. Also, the pair of leggings I received were super fuzzy - like there were poofy fluffy fibers sticking out of the leggings and my legs looked like a teddy bear. Not flattering.
I have bought three pairs of merino leggings this winter: one from The North Face, and two from Icebreaker. In my opinion, those purchases surpass this product from Smartwool.

3 5

Unsure...

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

I am 5'10", 145 lbs, a size 6-8 tall in pants. I ordered a size large, because I have a muscular frame and booty. They were WAYYYY too big. I put them on and they instantly sag in the butt and the knees. I'm returning them, but unsure if I will size down and reorder in a medium or just outright return them. I'm afraid the material will sag with wear even in a smaller size. Too bad because the material is really comfy.

5 5

Best long underwear I've ever worn!

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

I wore my new long u'wear bottoms for 10 days straight skiing and snowshoeing over the holidays in Maine. Some of the days were bitter cold. This garment is very warm (can't beat merino for low-bulk warmth) and comfy. The wide waistband lies nice and flat. They're not itchy. They wash really nicely. I'm an athletic build, 5'6" and 145 lbs. and the size Large is perfect. (I bought the Medium for my daughter, 5'9" and 145 lbs. Both of us think we have the right size for us.) They hug nicely, don't bag at the knees. I've skied in New England for 50 years and this is the best long underwear I've ever had.

5 5

Comfortable, fitting, smart

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I wasn't sure how comfortable these would be due to I have sensitive skin, bu with putting these on for the first time I was feeling great! They are get next to skin. They stretch a little but not enough to be frumpy. I'm taking these to Europe to me for the winter!

5 5

Perfect!

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

These are WORTH THE MONEY. Yes, they're expensive. No, you won't regret it. I wear these as leggings with skirts/dresses/tunics. They're incredibly comfortable, they won't sag or bag, they wash beautifully in a machine (I hang mine up to dry). (And they dry surprisingly quickly.) Worth every penny you will spend. Bonus: They come in lovely colors. I'm 5'10", 170 pounds, and the large fits like it was custom made.

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Hey, I'm 5'9" 160 lbs. with an athletic build (larger thighs and hips ) would you say the large?

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Yes large should be perfect. I'm 5'3" 135 pounds and the mediums are perfect for me, a little on the longer side even, so being 5'9", a large should be perfect.

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I agree! I am 5'6" 155 lbs and the mediums fit perfectly, but I also bought a large. For your height L will be great!

5 5

Excellent, and Much Better than Others

  • Gender: Female
  • 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.

5 5

Best Underlayer Bottoms

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I LOVE these bottoms, Smartwool merino wool bottoms are awesome and this newer style is updated for the better. I have tried many different brands and I think these bottoms are great because they fit tight all the way to the ankles (which means no clumping in the ski/snowboard boots), they are warm and breathable (when I'm doing long ski tours my heat is regulated in these), and the cut is flattering enough to look good when hanging out after skiing in your long undies. The colors are really fun too. The wider band around the waist makes for a less-squeezed look as compared to Smartwool's older styles. The other pair I have (same exact material) has withstood the test of time- I don't have to baby them when I wash them and they haven't lost their resiliency. They are really soft and they hold their shape really well after wearing them everyday, all day for a week straight. They're not the cheapest but they seemingly last forever so they're well worth the price. I'm 5'5", 123 lbs and wear a size XS which fits great. If you are taller definitely size up, regardless of how skinny you are these pants are just the right length for me but barely.

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Got these for my wife and she loves them. Very soft, very warm, very comfortable.

4 5

Sleek Comfort

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These leggings are everything I hoped they would be. I purchased a pair in black. The fabric is thick enough to be warm but breathes beautifully. It's soft - not itchy like you may expect from wool. I've worn them with dresses and used them as workout apparel. It makes switching from day to night outfits easy! I've also worn them for several days without washing and they don't stretch out or smell differently. It's the perfect base layer and I want a pair in every color!