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Backcountry Spruces Merino Baselayer 1/4-Zip Top - Men's

$99.95

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Why We Built The Spruces Merino 1/4-Zip Top

We're ready to ski some trees this winter, and we're glad that our Backcountry Spruces Merino 1/4-Zip Top is along for the ride. We made it out of an innovative blend that balances the active performance of merino wool with the durability of nylon. Merino provides renowned temperature regulating, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant comfort.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Quarter-zip baselayer top for wintertime play
  • Wool blend offers thermal comfort during active pursuits
  • Zip-neck lets you vent excess heat when working hard
  • Naturally odor-resistant for fresher smelling fabric
  • Flatlock seams deliver smooth, chafe-free comfort
  • Next-to-skin fit provides easy layering options
  • Item #BCCZ263

Material
91% merino wool, 9% nylon
Insulation Weight
240g/m² (midweight)
Fit
form-fitting
Center Back Length
29in
Style
1/4-zip
Thumbholes
yes
Anti-Odor
natural attribute of merino wool
Claimed Weight
[medium] 10oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
Activity
ski, snowboard, snowshoe

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>Rating: 4

High Quality but I Returned It

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

I bought both the 1/4 zip and crew options on a steep discount in the off season. This is a high quality piece of gear but I found the crew baselayer to be more comfortable so I ended up returning this one. Four stars because it high quality, it just wasn’t for me. As far as sizing, I’m 6ft and 175lbs. I wear a medium in most things but for fitted baselayers I usually wear large. I ordered large and it was pretty big on me, definitely bigger than the large I kept in the crew version. Seems like it runs a bit large and it wasn’t as form fitting as I expected it to be.

>Rating: 4

Good Value with one reservation.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
large
Height
6` 2"
Weight
170 lbs

The fit, zipper length & feel of fabric against skin is great. If worn as an outside layer, ie: spring, the material "pills" badly under pack straps & on back. Still comfy & warm & not stinky, but won't win any fashion awards!

>Rating: 5

Great value

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 5"
Weight
200 lbs

Great value base layer. Very warm and comfortable. I would highly recommend it!

>Rating: 5

Soft, warm and super comfy.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 11"
Weight
150 lbs

George Costanza famously said that, if it were socialy acceptable, he would drape himself in velvet. That was in the mid-90s and garment technology has come a long way. I can say with confidence that today, George would opt for a fine merino wool baselayer like this. Social acceptance is nice, but these baselayers are even nicer. When Superman retires, he'll have a closet full of these. Don't wait and let FOMO haunt you. Buy yourself one now and embrace your inner George.

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Is this Backcountry Spruces wool "ethical"? Part of the Responsible Wool Standard?

Hey Rob, This year we are not part of the Responsible Wool Standard.