Amanda Lwrote a review of Smartwool Liner Glove on January 25, 2020
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
In 2009 I bought a pair of Smartwool glove liners to wear under waterproof mittens when skiing and by themselves when running. They were my go-to gloves and I used them every winter. So imagine my dismay when in fall 2019, I pulled them out of my coat closet and one of them had holes in it A moth had thoroughly enjoyed this wool. So I ordered a new pair of the same. I received the new pair and the fabric was stiff compared to my old pair, but I gave that a pass since they would probably soften up with wear. I tried them on and immediately felt knots in the tips of the thumbs and index fingers. This is a slim fitting glove so it's hard to ignore knots right on the part of your fingers where you pick up and hold things. Backcountry was great and swiftly sent out a replacement pair, but I found the same problems in the second pair. Sadly, the workmanship and/or quality of materials has noticeably declined since my original pair, which felt like a finer knit and had no seams or knots in noticeable places. My original pair was a great investment, lasting 10 years, but this current version is not a keeper. I will also add that the sizing runs larger than it used to. An XS was a perfect fit before, but there was some room to spare in the length of the fingers and in the palm in this version.