Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50* – Limited Time Only

If you’re in need of a lightweight baselayer, but don’t want coverage down to your ankle, the Stoic Men’s Merino 200 ¾-Length Bottom is the one. When the temps start to rise from winter lows, enlist the power of merino wool to keep your muscles warm without overheating. Highly breathable and ultra-soft, this natural fiber also does a tremendous job with moisture- and odor-management. The Y-Elastic waist band and flatlock seams are designed to limit rubbing and keep your mind on your tricky route when you’re on the move.

  • is the exclusive US distributor for Stoic products
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

What do you think about this product?

Have questions about this product?

Must Have For Skiing

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

These are absolutely awesome. As good as anything else out there in my oppinion. Merino is the best thing to have against your skin and the 3/4 length is the only way to go with ski socks and boots. I've worn them for cold weather climbing too. They simply rock.

Great baselayer for skiing, snowboarding

  • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I have several pairs of the womens version of these. Love the 3/4 length because they stay out of your boot. I have had no issues with them riding up over my knees. I bought the male version for my brother and boyfriend and they both love them.

Best bottoms, get 2 pair

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Cant beat these guys especially for the price when compared to other brands out there. Soft merino wool is great at managing temperature in all conditions. I wear these every day no matter the conditions under my shell bibs and am always happy. 3/4 length is the best for keeping them out of your boots and they dont ride up over your knees. Im a 33 waist and the medium is a great fit. Also pretty nice that you can wear them for a few days (or more) and not have them smell like gross baselayers. Wash with merino wash and hang dry.

wrong size

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

I am 6'1" 175 lbs and I purchased a large... these were definitely a bit baggy all around the pants. I wanted something tighter so i will be trying the medium/smalls or going for another item all together.

The perfect bottom.

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Now that we have some snow on the ground, I finally got to take my Stoic 3/4-length Merino 200-weight bottoms out for a few spins.

First of all, fit - I'm a 34"-waisted sort of dude with tree trunks for legs. The medium fit well, not stretching to the limit to accommodate me, but fitting snugly against the skin. Stoic's tendency to design high waists into their merino bottoms continues here, but that's a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Base layers aren't meant to be sagged. Knuckleheads.

The length is perfect for me. At 5'10" with a 31" inseam, the cuffs of these bottoms came down below the knee, but weren't so long that they interfered with my boots.

200-weight was about perfect for everything from 40* down to 20* under the Stoic Bombshell bibs and great under a pair of Schoeller Dryskin softshell pants in 40* weather. Anything under 20* may require some insulation.

So, there you have it: perfect merino bottoms for anything above 20*. Just pay attention to the size chart like Steve Brain says. These are one of the Stoic piece that run true to size.

Worked for me

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Used these with ski socks while ski-touring, and they worked great. Read the sizing chart carefully - I'm normally a large, but went for a medium here and was happy with my choice. I have proportionally long legs, but when used with ski socks experienced none of the gaps which other reviewers mentioned. For me, I like the 3/4 length option, of keeping bottoms out of my ski boots.


    I don't agree with high waistband reviews, it seems fine to me. Material is great, but they tend to ride up over my knees when sitting or taking a big step up. 1/2 length is probably more accurate.

    Update: I have had these for a while now and I actually but my finger through the middle of the fabric (not a seam) while pulling them on yesterday. I was simply hiking them up like I normally do and my ring finger managed to pierce the fabric somehow. I realize the draw backs of wool in terms of durability, but these had been gently used until this point and pulling them on shouldn't be enough to tear them.

    High Waist Band not cool Urkel

      So i just received these via steep and cheap and i have to say out of the bag i am disappointed. if you look at them the distance from the bottom of the crotch to the top of th waist band is almost a foot meanin these fit just like the stoic merino boxers that rode up past my belly button. After trying they on this confirms my fears. they sit at the navel...if i fold the waist band over they fit normally. i am keeping them but with reservations. if stoic can fix the high waist band issues these would be killer

      I will never go back to full length!

        Once you have a pair of these you will never go back to full length. Very durable, great fit. I am 5'10 and use M. Very flexible, the wool is killer. I put these in the dryer all the time and it has not damaged the fabric on bit. Very breathable, super soft, nice flat stiching.

        Great base layer

          These are very comfy, I haven't had any itching issues and they generally ride where they are meant too. The only thing that takes a little getting used to is the 3/4 length, which ultimately I like, it was about 5 or 6 wearings before it didn't feel weird.

          Great base for skiing.

            These things are awesome. I have always gotten long underwear and pulled them up so that they didn’t make any strange spots inside my boots. I never liked having my pants on the inside of my boot, but other people that doesn’t bother. On some of my long underwear, I would pull them up to my calf, and they would be a little tight and restricting. I always thought that was just what had to be done if I didn’t want to cut them. I found these and thought “finally someone knows what I need to just ski”. Not only are they the right size and fit that I want so they come in above my boot, but they are merino as well. Soft and won’t smell if I decide to ski for a week straight and only wanted to get one pair. I decided to get more than that by the way, so no, I don’t walk around in dirty undies all the time. Get a pair, they’re pretty awesome.

            Has anyone worn these under cycling shorts...

            Has anyone worn these under cycling shorts as a base layer for colder days? If so, how'd these work?

            Best Answer


            I have the full-length version of these pants and have worn them cycling a few times. The only thing I noticed was that the crotch was roomy compared to my cycling shorts, and bunched on one side or the other. It never caused me much of a problem as far as chafing; Merino is pretty soft, and the seams are low-profile. Very warm, and worth their weight in gold.

            Happy trails!