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Comfortable but wears out fast

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a year of moderate use this shirt is full of little holes which I keep on darning, but will probably stop now & let it fall apart. It also tends to stink after just one or two wearings--faster than my other merino shirts. I'm afraid that I'm going with other brands such as Ibex now.

excellent

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

This is a great base layer. The zip lets you lose a bunch of extra heat in a pinch, and the thumb holes are great so the sleeves stay sleevin'. I have gotten a hole in mine after a while on the wrist since it is thin material but it was only after extreme abuse. definitely would buy, wish i had gotten it this much on sale!

Weak Sauce

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

I had high hopes for this merino base layer from Stoic, but it failed to deliver. When I first put it on it was slightly itchy, which made me feel like the wool wasn't the greatest quality. After wearing it for a while the itchiness went away, but I think it was just because I got used to it. My other merino products aren't nearly as itchy. I wore this on a backpacking trip and ended up wearing it by itself most of the time due to the weather being quite warm. It did breathe well and was comfortable even at temperatures in the high 60's. As other reviewers have stated, the shirt gets holes wicked easy. After the first day I had holes in the wrist area on one sleeve. I'm not even sure how they got there as I was wearing a jacket most of the first day. More holes appeared near the belt buckle for my pack. The shirt must have snagged in the buckle. If you use it as a base layer for cold weather activities where it will be protected, it may be just fine. However, I can't imagine that it won't snag on something at some point and get a hole no matter how easy you take it on this shirt. The shirt did seem to breath well and dried fairly quickly. It also performed well at resisting odors. All in all, I don't see this product holding up well in any situation. It looks good and performs well enough. However, it won't hold up against normal wear and so I don't see it lasting very long.

For my hubby

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

I bought this shirt for my husband, but I can relay what he has expressed so far. He loves it! Its breathable and comfortable. He's a sweater once we really get moving on our hikes and climbs, so he loves the fact that he doesn't get over heated and sopping wet.
My point of view from a esthetic point, he looks crazy sexy! It fits him snug in his most attractive places (arms, chest and back) and is a little looser around the belly (he loves his IPA). All and all its a win, win!

Looks Great but Weak Quality

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

I loved the feel and look of the Stoic Merino long sleeve when it first arrived. But after wearing it about 10 times over the first couple of months, the material started to tear at weak points. I eventually returned the product after finding holes along the shoulder from it hanging in my closet. Solid design with merino wool but poor execution in quality, especially for the price.

Agree w/ Aaron - I wore my yellow/green Bliss shirt just a few times in 2014 (maybe 20 total riding days) then went to put it on late Jan 2015 and riiiiiiip - tear in the sleeve by the thumbhole. I'm not out trashing my gear or wearing it daily for yucks, so I'm bummed about this ...a killer looking shirt. Hoping BC will stand by product and allow a return. Maybe the newer version is better material (?). I'd expect this type of thing from Sierra Trading Post, not a BC.com product, so I'm bummed and hoping this is not the new trend, maybe just one bad apple.

Stoic levels are high!

This shirt has been my go to for the past year from summer hikes to ski touring! This photo is in front of Annapurna II in Nepal.

Stoic levels are high!

Great Shirts

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

I bought a 200 series a while back, and loved it. Upon seeing new colors, I picked up two of the 150 series. These shirts are great. You can wear them multiple times without having to worry about them smelling funky. I've worn them as a snowboarding baselayer, to work, around town, and on the plane. The chest pocket is perfect for an small ipod and the thumbholes keep it from bunching up when putting on a tighter jacket or sweatshirt. If you're looking for a warm, comfortable shirt, then look no further. Steepandcheap has these on sale quite often.



I'm 5'10", 180lbs, 41" chest, 33" waist and a large fits like a well-tailored dress shirt.

Quality merino!

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

Stoic puts out a quality product in the Merino Bliss 150. The quality and feel of the wool is on part with other brands of higher price. Considering you can find these on Department of Goods in the neighborhood of $20 makes these things an unbeatable value! I've picked up quite a few of these over the last year due to their quality/value.



Fit is appropriate to size, and a nice athletic fit keeps things tidy. See the sizing chart and match your measurements accordingly. You can then order with confidence and piece of mind.



Feature set is pretty limited (as it should be) but I'd like to see a thumb loop on the sleeves. When throwing on a fleece lined shell the sleeves are prone to ride up.

Great Fit and Super Useful

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

I started using this shirt a month ago in the New England area and it has worked wonders. It is a great base layer for the cold with a fleece or down coat over it. The high neck is great when I am wearing my down jacket which has a smaller, less protective collar. The long zipper is solid for dumping heat quickly and the thumb holes make for a tight, trim fit down past the wrist. I am 6'3'', 215 lbs and the XL has a tight, but athletic fit.

Too Baggy.

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

The quality of this shirt was great, and I really wanted to like it and keep it, but the shirt fit really sloppy, and looked too long and baggy for me to keep. I'm 5'9" 138 lbs. with a 38" chest, and thus a medium should have fit me perfectly, but it didn't. Back to my endless search for a good fall merino hiking shirt.

Stavros, Sorry, you ordered the wrong size. 36-38 is still a Small. 38-40 would only be a Medium in Athletic or Euro fit shirts. Have Backcountry send you a Small. I can almost guarantee the shirt will fit you. I have the other problem, but I'll have to make do with a XXL (Losing weight, so the XXL will fit in < 2 months)and hope you were correct when you said the shirt ran large....

Well Worth the Money

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

I've been wearing this shirt, and the short sleeved versions, for quite a while now. Several cold, wet and snowy seasons here in Alaska. I mainly use it for daily bike commuting, hiking and camping. I bike most days in the fall and a lot in winter and it is always comfy, doesn't stink and a small fits me well. (I'm 5'8" and 145lbs) I've owned lots of wooly shirts from all the major brands and the Stoic shirts have stayed in use the longest without getting holes or stinking. I also like the thumb holes and the longer sleeves for keeping crap from getting up my arm.

One recommendation would be to use some of the special wool wash occasionally as all my wool shirts, these included, eventually do get a little rough or scratchy. Otherwise I wash them with the regular laundry.

Well worth the money and generally way cheaper than Icebreaker, Ibis etc...

The Best Shirt Period

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

This shirt gets it right. Good neck coverage, deep zipper for dumping heat, chest pocket for gu/chapstick/topo etc, thumb loops (!!!) and enough length to stay put. With the deep zipper and ability to roll the sleves up, this thing can be every bit as cool as a T shirt and if you throw a 4oz windbreaker (ala patagucci houdini or rab cirrus or arcteryx squamish) over the top of it, the system can get you through some seriously gnarly weather. Stoic's wool quality is top notch (as good as ibex, smartwool, icebreaker...yes, I have them all) and while sometimes the company suffers from fit/construction probelms, these shirts are absolutely dialed in. I have three of them and wear them every time I'm hiking/climbing/skiing. Buy a few, get off your computer and get outside! I'm 42" chest, 34" arms, 33" waist and wear a large.

For temp control I like to be able to roll...

For temp control I like to be able to roll up my sleeves. Are the sleeves stretchy enough to pull up above your elbows?

Hi: Have some one can help me? I'm 182cm...

Hi:
Have some one can help me? I'm 182cm tall and 86kg,I don't want to wear too tight,so choice L or xl? AND the shirt will shrink?

Will the small size still be next-to-skin...

Will the small size still be next-to-skin if I'm 5'8 and 125lbs? It doesn't seem like it from what I gather.

The photos don't look very tight at all so this is a concern for me- I don't like loose fit.

I read a review below by wordsofglass and he says the small has baggy arms for him and he is a bit larger than I am.

Any other suggestions for Merino baselayer appreciated, especially with long sleeves that cover some of the hand. It would be nice not to have to resort to Womens's size.

Ok, so I know it's 17.5 micron, which tells...

Ok, so I know it's 17.5 micron, which tells me how soft it is, but anybody know the material weight (gm/m) and total garment weight (say, for a men's medium)? Thanks, sorry if I just missed it somewhere.

I have the Bliss short sleeve and it comes...

I have the Bliss short sleeve and it comes in solid colors, I have a charcoal shirt and I love it. Are we going to see this shirt offered in some solid colors sometime? I just can't get into the multi-color thing that this shirt has going on but I would love to have a couple of long sleeved Bliss shirts, the short sleeved one I have rocks.

is BC.com/Stoic thinking of making a hooded...

is BC.com/Stoic thinking of making a hooded version of this anytime soon? I think that would be a perfect garment for the majority of conditions in which folks do stuff outdoors. I'd probably buy 2!

Does the "Black/ Red/ White" look as much...

Does the "Black/ Red/ White" look as much like Spiderman in real life as it does on the web? Are people comfortable wearing the shirt in situations where they'd be able to wear a different color? I know it's a base layer, but the shirt being so thin and wicking so well, it'd be a great only layer in the summer, too...

I'm 5' 10" and 155#. Do you think size...

I'm 5' 10" and 155#. Do you think size medium?
RCL

What are people's experiences with this...

What are people's experiences with this top in terms of layering. Is this top fine for nordic skiing at 20F? Is it only a baselayer and should have a top layer when it gets below a certain point? What are your thoughts?

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This is the quintessential layering piece. Whether you use it as a base layer, midlayer, outer layer, or the only layer depends entirely on conditions and activity. When backpacking, I wear it as an outer layer over an ultralight merino base. This arrangement is good down below freezing as long as you stay active. Warmer layers go on top once I reach camp. For higher speed activities (biking, skiing), I like to have an outer layer that blocks the wind. Check out the rime and shift softshells. With these outer layers, it is sometimes too warm to keep the midweight merino, so i wear the softshell over the ultralight merino. If it is cold enough, i will wear all three layers. They key to layering is to have many different combinations available. For me, more often than not, this shirt is in my layering equation. But to answer your question more directly, this shirt alone will probably not be warm enough by itself for 20F nordic skiing.

I think you'd be ok in this thing for nordic in 20°F weather, as long as you keep moving. I sweat like crazy when exerting myself, even in cold weather. On a skin track, I strip down to the Bliss and some light gloves down to 10°F. If you get chilly, toss a windshirt over the top. Just be sure to layer up when you stop.

EDIT: Wow. Going around answering old questions today. Sorry!

I love my wool shirts but...I have an...

I love my wool shirts but...I have an icebreaker and after a year or so, the wrist cuffs seem to be stretching out from pushing them up during trail runs once I warm up...
Anyone have a longer-term durability review of the elastic in the sleaves of this woollie?
AC

isn't this prettymuch the same thing as...

isn't this prettymuch the same thing as the BC Merino baselayer?

The shirts are pretty similar, but the Stoic version is better in most ways. The collar is tighter, so you get less wind down the neck ( if you bike, row, or move quickly, this is a big deal ); also, the collar looks better folded down. The thumb holes are bigger, so you don't pull at the threading. The Stoic shirt is thinner, and a bit stretchier. But the easiest thing to notice is that it's softer.