Extremely versatile with its lightweight merino wool, the Ibex Men's Woolies 1 Bottom is a warm baselayer for backpacking trips, extended hikes, and backcountry ski tours. Its comfort waistband keeps this baselayer bottom nice and secure while the smooth flatlock seams prevent irritation. Other key features include a fly opening, wide leg cuffs, and tag-free label.
- 100% merino wool (18.5 micron)
- 1.25-inch comfort waistband
- Flatlock seams
- Fly opening
- Wide leg cuffs
- Tag-free label
- Item #IBX007L
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
A lot of the "household" merino brand's products tend to be some sort of blend between merino, nylon and/or lycra. The reason behind it is b/c merino is super delicate and usually needs a little support to prevent wear and damage.
The Woolies by Ibex however are 100% merino. Yes, it means you need to be a little more careful with them (washing, pulls and snags, etc.) but they're able to maintain a SUPER light weight piece that way. Almost border-line see through (but doesn't matter when under ski pants).
Anyways, if you dislike bulk as much as i do when layering, etc., you'll appreciate these. And of course you still get all the other benefits of merino.
True to size. A little bit of a bummer they don't have a 3/4 version, but isnt that noticeable when folding up for ski boots.