- The 19.5-micron merino wool is Australia-sourced and certified non-museled
- Backpack-friendly seams help reduce chafing and irritation
- Snap fasteners let you adjust airflow
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Durable, comfortable merino
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Having worn merino from Arc'Teryx, Minus 33, SmartWool, and IceBreaker, I have to say that this is my favorite. The blend includes just enough polyester to increase the durability of the shirt without undermining the advantages merino has over synthetics.
The problem I've had with the other brands is that despite following the care instructions, if you use them daily and not just for trail excursions, they wear out far too quickly for how expensive they are. The Tolowa solves this problem. The fabric looks, feels and performs as well as the 100% wool shirts, but has lasted much longer and retained it's sharp appearance (no pilling).
Sizing and fit are good. Fits like a standard T-shirt, not a compression fit. At 5'9" and 165 lbs a Large fits perfectly. Medium was too tight under the arms and across the shoulders.
I only wish this were available in more colors (e.g. olive drab). Availability appears to be limited.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought three of these to wear during a recent cycling trip. I was concerned about warm temps in the afternoon turning to cooler once the sun went down. The shirt was perfect, cool during the day and warm at night. No scratchy wool feel, no odor retention and it laundered well. The different - somewhat waffled - texture of the fabric on the back of the shirt really helped it breathe. Highly recommended.