Can't have enough merino.
Light and soft, the SmartWool Sopris Glove Liner is the perfect liner if you're looking to add a dose of microweight warmth and comfort to your glove shells or some dexterity to your mittens. Outfitted with thumb and index finger reinforcements as well as contoured seams, the Sopris has a super low-profile fit and a long cuff for better coverage, and is made of 96% merino wool and 4% elastane NTS Micro 150 fabric for a slightly stretchy fit and dry comfort.
- NTS Micro 150 fabric (merino wool blend)
- Thumb and index finger reinforcements
- Contoured seams
- Long cuff
- Item #SWL0882
- Q & A
I love Smartwool, but these gloves suck.
The Gloves completely fell apart within 2 months of using them. I've never seen anything fall apart that easily... If you can imagine wearing paper-towels for gloves.
Liners, not gloves
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I purchased these somewhat by mistake. I hadn't looked closely enough to the details to notice that they were liners and not gloves. Still, these liners do actually work when I try to use my phone. I'm happy that I have them because now my hands are still covered when I remove my gloves to use my phone--and I can still respond to text messages.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love SmartWool. I have countless pairs of their socks and rave about them to everyone. If you have fingernails, even just short natural ones like me, unfortunately these are not for you. I've had 4 fingers break through these liners and after mending them I'm giving up and buying a different pair. They need to be better reinforced at the finger tips.
I'm trying to get a sense of the weight and warmth of different wool liners. Would it be accurate to say that of the three, the Smartwool NTS Mid 250 are the heaviest and warmest, then these, and the Smartwool Liner Glove (with the 46% 46% 8% blend) the lightest and least warm?
Yes, that is an accurate conclusion. Generally with numerical grades like that, there's a positive correlation between a higher number and a tighter weave of the fabric, therefore necessarily leading one to deduce that there is more fabric within the higher numbered garments than there is in the lower numbered garments. That number is the gram weight of the fabric and refers to the weight, in grams, of a 1 meter x 1 meter piece of that particular weave. So in this case, the rating would be 150g/m^2.
Hope this helped!