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  • Hyper-breathable, four-way stretch Breathe material balances warmth, moisture-wicking performance and has an anti-pilling face and a velvety smooth brushed backing
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Like a glove

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I go backpacking a lot in Washington and it can get a bit cold at night, but I haven't experience a cold night since I got this bad boy. Really comfortable and breathes pretty well. I read some reviews to say that they are tight around the calves, and they are tighter there than the rest of the pants but definitely not bothersome. Definitely would recommend it.

Ehh

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs large

I generally love Stoic but was a bit let down on this piece. Its an okay lightweight mid layer but odd sizing. They are really long in the crotch and are tight around the calves. Don't get me wrong, I still wear them and they are alright, just not my favorite

Warm, but....

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

So yes, this are warm. 25 degrees F, and worn with a pair of jeans works well if you're moving a bit.



The one set back: these do not eliminate odor, they just trap it in. Without going into details, that is a set back if you've been real active all day.



After not even a couple weeks of wearing them, the stitching became undone along the waist and side leg seam.



I'd say it is true to size, but others are right, some quick adjusting is needed to get them fitted on properly. I wouldn't recommend these, unfortunately.

Good alternative to Capilene

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:Runs large

I would describe the weight of the Stoic Breathe's between mid and heavyweight bottom. They're definitely a good bottom for cold days on the Little Cloud chair lift at the Bird. The only issue with these is that they bunch up when you're putting them on so you have to manually pull up each section of the bottom. They don't slide on very easily unfortunately.

not the best fit

    Super warm, and tight on the calves (and I have small calves), but the stretch makes it fine. It is an odd fit above. I have the stoic merino micro lite long underwear as well and they fit like a dream but are not as warm. Your bing bong will definitely come out too, but another layer of briefs will do the trick.

    Happy in Vermont

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I've warn them several times, skiing and standing on the hill watching ski races. They have kept me warm in temps ranging from 0 yesterday to the mid 20s, as base layer under Obermeyer ski pants. They are a little long for me, 30 " inseam, but I am not aware of the wrinkles while wearing them. The ankle seams are pretty flat and cause no issues in my ski boots. Great weight and very soft. These will definitely knock my under armor out of the rotation.

    Sizing and thickness

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Following standard stoic sizing,these run a little long and more athletic (narrower). I'm 5'11 and 160 lbs (shorter legs), and they're about 1 inch too long. Dang! Not that it's a big deal though, I don't mind having a wrinkle in my long underwear when I got my shell on overtop. In addition, it's definitely thicker that what I was expecting. They're not really something you want to have on if you're skiing hard or skinning for a while and building a lot of sweat. I'd recommend something thinner for that.

    The barn door won't shut.

      Very comfortable and warm, although there is one major problem. I'm not sure if this is what they meant by "Breathe", but the fly will not stay shut! I bought a pair of these and a pair of the Merino 200 also from Stoic, which I would recommend over these. They are lighter weight, but fit much better.

      Terrible fit

        I am 5'11' with a 33" waist, 31" inseam, and weighing 200 lbs to give you of an idea for fitting. I am athlethic built in legs from lots of skiing, swimming, soccer, and biking. I was hesitant about buying the large vintage/black color from other reviews, but figured it had to work. It did not.. The waist was good, but the rest of the pant was baggy. The butt was huge and the front pouch stands wide open. I took them off before my wife could see and laugh. I returned them the next day. I unstead bought the Patagonia Capilene 3 Bottom and these worked the best.

        Do these pants act as a midlayer mainly, or should I say, Can you use these as a midlayer? Or are they more of a baselayer? Have new ski pant shells, so need something a little more than just a base layer

        Hey Dan,

        These Stoic Breathe Composite Bottoms are more of a midweight baselayer than a midlayer although they would be a good layer underneath your ski pants. I would recommend something like The North Face Expedition Tights (Item # TNF00V0) if you are looking for something warmer, that is what I use. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

        Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

        I generally wear large 36 waist. Bit I am...

        I generally wear large 36 waist. Bit I am 6'4" and need length 36 inseam? Will large giver the length?
        Fred