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Warm enough for late winter and early spring, but light enough to prevent overheating.

If spring hasn’t quite set in, you’ll appreciate the breathability and warmth that comes from the extremely lightweight Stoic Women’s Merino Full-Length Bottom. Not only warm, the natural merino wool fibers also resist odor and evaporate moisture as you sweat. The Y-Elastic stitch technique makes a smooth, extremely comfortable seam at the waist, which means less discomfort when you wear a pack
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3 5

Nice red color, but runs large

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

I ordered these in the Oxblood color, size large (I wear a large in Patagonia, The North Face, & Icebreaker leggings). The color was a really pretty red, but they were so big! The waistband fit ok but the thighs and knees were baggy. By the time I went back to order a medium in the oxblood color, they were gone. Shucks.

2 5

Very long & not the quality expected

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

I'm not tall, but at 5'2" size medium is way too long. Regardless I've been making them work until today when I punched a hole right through them just by pulling them up - which has to be done all the time. I was expecting better quality and will invest in different brands of merino products next time.

5 5

<3 Perfect Fit & Perfectly Warm <3

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

Bought in 2012, so mine are a year old & still like new.
I wear these under anything - except skinny jeans. They are not bulky, yet they are warm; they do not cause overheating when I am inside or in a car. I have often worn them under Gap or White House Black Market Blanc slim jean with absolutely no bunching, twisting, pinching, folding, riding up - nothing uncomfortable. In fact, I often forget that I am wearing them. I haven't worn my sweat inducing Land's End silk long underwear since I got these. I have happily divested myself of all of cotton & other long underwear.
I wash them after each wear in the washing machine w/ Tide & anything dark other than jeans then hang them to dry. They have accidentally been machine dried once or twice to my horror, however they barely shrunk!
One of my favorite aspects is the length: they are long enough to keep over my heels as I put on my outer pants & then slip up under the pant leg.
These are my most beloved winter staple.

5 5

Lifesaver for a busy mom

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

These are the greatest thing in my wardrobe; I now own three black pairs, plus grey and red, because I wear them almost daily. I don't use them as a technical baselayer, though I'm sure they'd be great for that. I wear them as tights with dresses and boots. I go to grad school full time, I have two little kids, and I live in the northeast where it's cold -- these things are a time-saving wardrobe lifesaver. They do run large; I have a 33" waist and the larges gape at the waist for me. Also, I'm 5'8" and I have to fold up the cuff a good 3"; they're nice and long. They are soft, they keep their shape after (many) consecutive days of wear, and they are warm enough outdoors without being too hot indoors. They wash and hang dry beautifully and don't run or tear. I only wish they came in more colors.

4 5

versatile

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

These are pretty nice, a bit high in the waist, but overall I am pleased. used them skiing in the winter and thy double as running tights.
I am 5'7" and 118 lbs with a 32 inseam, small fits good.

5 5

Great base layer indoors or out

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

I am 5.3" and about 112 lbs, and I am always cold. My husband got me a pair with the top for Christmas, and I just got my second pair in a size small. I did run them through the dryer once (but do not do that with the matching top).The pants are a little bit long, but that is just fine with me. I wear them hiking in the snow with a little bit covering the bottom of my heel and pull a warm sock on. No snow hitting my ankles no matter how deep it is. The pants are very comfortable and warm. The waistband is extremely comfortable and never rolls. I have also worn these under leggings, with a dress, and I have used them as pajama bottoms! My husband also got me a silk base layer, but the Stoics are by far my favorite. I love them!

4 5

Great fit, but not worth the price

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

I've reduced my star rating because I don't believe these are worth anywhere near $75. That said, I'm not a big fan of waistbands, especially on leggings. I find them tight and restricting and rarely find a pair of leggings that I can tolerate. I'm not a large woman (5'6" 137lbs) and I'm fit, but my hips tend to flow over them regardless of what size I get. But these are amazingly comfy and flattering! That said, here are a few more things that may help you decide:

1) $75 is outrageously expensive for these. $40-45 would be the ideal price. They're very comfy and flattering, but they tear easily and don't last very long. If you're looking for something durable, this isn't the best choice.

2) I really wish they had more pairs in black! Occasionally, they'll have a black pair available, but it's pretty rare.

3) They seem to run a size large. I usually wear mediums, but I need a small in these, or they get too loose by the end of the day.

4) I use these as an extra layer in 30-40 degree (F) weather and they're perfect for that.

So, overall, if you're looking for a flattering, moderately comfortable (they can be a bit itchy at times) base layer, I would definitely recommend these, provided you have disposable income (which, let's face it - most of us don't these days).

3 5

Nice Fabric; Not a Good Fit for Me

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I'm 5' 6" 120 lbs with a small waist and a round full bottom. I found the seam on the backside chaffing. The garment wasn't too tight. The waist was too loose and drooped and puckered in the back. Walking around the house, trying to get a sense of these, they kept threatening to scoot down too low in the back. The colors were really pretty. The fabric is not as soft and resilient as the Smartwools or Ice Breakers (even in their lighter weight fabrics), but had they fit, the price would have been right!

4 5

Bang for you buck!

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

I will start out by saying these are not as soft or nice feeling as say Smartwool or Icebreaker, but I got them because they are way less expensive. They are a great layer for the price! They did feel a bit scratchy when I first got them but after a few washes and wears, they softened up. The thing I like most about them is the wide waist band, it keeps your hips from getting sore with too many layers with tight waist bands. I should mention as well that they are actually 95% merino wool and 5% spandex.

5 5

So hot

  • Gender: Female

These base layer bottoms are great. The thick elastic waistband keeps them in place throughout a day of skiing or playing outside. They seem to run a little big ? I threw them in the dryer to shrink them a bit, but they stretched out again by the end of the day.

4 5

Good Base Layer

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

I bought the top and bottom for my daughter. The set is not only comfortable and warm but the style and colour are attractive. Fit is good!

4 5

Nice

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

These are a nice baselayer, kept me really warm under my ski pants while out in the snow. However, I will not be taking my ski pants off while in the lodge and wearing only these bottoms as I feel they are not opaque enough. You can see what I mean if you zoom in on picture and look at the photo on right of the back of the bottoms. I think they perform their job of keeping me warm really well when paired but are not a stand-alone bottom. Will look for a 250 weight or higher if I want to be able to change in public area I think.

Are they 100% wool? Do they come in...

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Are they 100% wool? Do they come in black?

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They are 93% wool, 7% spandex. They do come in black if they are in stock.

Can anyone tell me how high the waist hits?...

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Can anyone tell me how high the waist hits? I have a large posterior and some of the wool bottoms that I have purchased have a tendancy to ride down in back. It makes for very odd looking panty lines!

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They sit at the waist or a little above (even a little higher than I would normally like) and have spandex so I think they should be fine for you. Definitely not low riders.

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I got a XS (I'm 5'5") and they ride a few inches below my belly button, but I like them that low. :)

5 5

So far Great

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

Sent to my daughter in Buffalo, NY
So far she said she loves them.
Wears them under her scrubs for work.
And she gets cold quickly

5 5

Favorites

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

I'm kind of obsessed with these bottoms. I have a pair to wear under my snowboarding pants, a pair for running and they are so comfy I had to get a pair to wear as leggings under dresses for the winter. I'm 5' 10" and 155 and the larges were a little loose in the waist but plenty long.

5 5

Perfection

Keeps you warm without being bulky. Great base layer. Comfortable and does the job.

5 5

Best so far

these are the best bottoms we have purchased to date. they stay on your waist, which is a problem with my patagonias.

5 5

Great Leggings for the price!

The leggings were nice and thin so they fit well under my hiking pants that didn't have much room to spare. It was a relief. Within a few moments my body heated up with them on. I can tell they will be a very welcome relief for cold days out on the trail.

I also liked the wide waste band. I believe it will help it to lay flat rather than roll like cheaper leggings do. I hope they breath well but haven't tested that yet. Headed to Peru where the weather can be varied so I'm sure I'll get a chance to test them soon.
I am 5'10 1/2" tall and they were plenty long for me which I love. Cheaper leggings are ALWAYS too short so I was thrilled that they fit so well. They are a great investment.

5 5

Awesome Base layer

After researching the Stoic base layers and comparing my measurements to the Sizing Guide, I order the Medium Sugilite/Shale and I am pleased. I am 68", roughly 160lbs, waist is 34" and hips 42." They fit true to sizing, not transparent and fit comfortably. I live in Northern California, 5000 feet where it snows 20 plus feet per year. Currently at 10-20's at night and 30-45's for the day. These base layers act as warmth layer and even the wind, they KEEP You WARM! If I could wear there all day, I would. We are using these as a base layer for backpacking for:spring, summer and fall/early winter.

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