Merino 250 Baselayer 1/4-Zip
Luckily, you layered the SmartWool Men's NTS Midweight Zip Top under your waterproof shell before hitting the slopes this morning, especially considering the twenty minute lift-hold you endured in frigid, single-digit temps. This midweight baselayer features cozy merino wool for high levels of heat-trapping warmth and moisture-wicking comfort. Moreover, the seamless shoulders and flatlock body seams eliminate the scratchy, irritating feel common with many wool baselayers.
- Wool baselayer helps you endure bitter temperatures
- Merino wool regulates body temperature and combats odor
- Henley zipper opens up when you need let some heat escape
- Slim fit layers well under midlayer for a bulk-free fit
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What do you think about this product?
February 19, 2019
Perfect skiing baselayer
Sizing: 6’1 M 165 lbs - bought the L and the M and returned L without opening after trying on the M. Perfect tight fit which is what I wanted and the sleeves reach the wrists of my long, gangly arms. I got this because I’m always cold and wanted the warmest baselayer available. My philosophy when skiing is that I’d rather be hot/sweaty after a hard run in the trees than be cold going up the lift. This baselayer keeps me very warm and is also decent at dumping heat after a hard run. I just unzip the top at the lift line and once I’m on the lift I feel comfortable again. I also noticed that it does a great job wicking moisture, which was my only concern when buying this. Can’t speak to the durability because I’ve only used it 4-5 times but it’s held up being machine washed and dried flat so I’m feeling like it will last a while with care.
January 29, 2019
The Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer 1/4-Zip is by far my most worn apparel item I own. It's the perfect baselayer for just about any cool / cold weather high output activity. The merino wool has a perfect feel, soft without being itchy or bothersome. Layers well with most mid / outer layers and doesn't absorb odors like synthetic fabrics.
January 22, 2019
I used for the ski season in Vermont (1st week of 2019) with temperatures between 40/20 degrees and have absolutely nothing to complain about it . A T-Shirt , the Merino Baselayer and my Ski jacket kept me warm at all time . Im even using it on a daily base to go to work. Avoid the use of extra layers even in the lower temperatures as we saw in NY in the last couple of days (20/21 of January 2019) I would recommend it for anyone who has doubts if its a product you must buy for the winter season
January 17, 2019
Good ice fishing base layer
Gave this as a gift to my father in law who goes ice fishing in Wisconsin a couple days a week. He loves it - fits well and is really warm.
December 7, 2018
I bought this for my partner as he wore his last one out. He owned the original for 3 years and it saw heavy use. It has a great, stylish, slim fit for casual nights out yet still performs for all your outdoor adventures. The super soft merino wool ensures you will stay comfortable for years to come.
November 28, 2018
I purchased these as a gift for my brother. He said: "I use merino wool for all of my base layers, typically a 100, 150 and 250 with a shell or insulated jacket for almost all winter activities. This 250 layer works particularly well as an outer layer skate skiing or jogging throughout the winter. In the summer I'll wear this 250 layer as a single layer on cool nights or on casual outings. Smartwool makes a great product and this one in particular gets more use than any of my other layers."
November 9, 2018
Really enjoy the high neck on this, cuts down on the draft. Item is soft and comfortable. Keeps me warm
August 17, 2018
Smartwool 250 Merino Men's Apparel
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April 16, 2018
Really warm baselayer
It is very warm. I like how slim the shirt is which fits me very nicely. This is my first wool baselayer and I feel slightly uncomfortable wearing. It doesn't itch but not fully smooth. I can still feel like I am wearing something different than cotton or polyester. Still, for how warm and how it stay fresh and doesn't stink I definitely recommend.
January 24, 2018
The top is comfortable, warm, feels great, and fits well. Great base layer for skiing or hiking. I am confident in its ability to keep me warm through out the day.
January 11, 2018
killer base layer
looking for a base layer? look no further. this is the most comfortable base layer I own, it wicks away all sweat, dry's fast and keeps me nice an warm on the slopes all day.
January 11, 2018
Fit & Features
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November 28, 2017
am ordering another
my biggest fear was itchiness....turns out, not the case at all. Very comfortable and very warm.
November 27, 2017
So Good Had to Buy It Twice!
My dad can't stop wearing these shirts so these have been my go to present for all occasions for him!
April 28, 2017
Warm, breathable and therefore comfortable.
January 29, 2017
This is one of my favorite baselayers to wear. It's moisture-wicking and does a great job at not stinking after a few uses (I try to get a few days out of my baselayers...don't judge me). Super soft and fits great as well. Can't beat it!
December 19, 2016
Warm, comfortable, couldn't ask for more. I like the zip feature. Can wear several days will out camping without dreading the odor of the clothing.
April 6, 2016
Best baselayer ever?
For fit, I am 6'2" 170lbs, Long torso, arms. I wear Medium. Larges are just too long and don't give the "next to skin" feel. I love this shirt. I own 3 of them only because I use them nearly everyday from november to april. Stretchy, wicking, warm and breathable. When warn standalone it keeps me warm even when drenched. I prefer to layer over a light compression shirt to speed up the wicking. 1\2 length zipper is great for venting. I really miss the thumb holes the old funnel top had! Now this is the most important feature I look for in a base layer: It doesn't stink even if you wear it for a week straight. I know some people like the "feel" or the "warm to weight" ratio. But as a semi pro ski bum, I don't need to smell bad after touring day in and day out without the ability to do laundry. Take that capilene!!
January 20, 2016
I use this shirt as a baselayer for snowboarding, as well as overnight backpacking trips. It does the job. It's held up well after nearly a year of use, no holes or signs of wear. I machine wash it like normal clothing, although when I first bought it I hung it up to dry. I am 5'11 and 150 lbs and bought the small, because I prefer my baselayers to be skin tight.
January 6, 2016
Worth the $$
I use this as a base layer to snowboard in, and love it. I didn't think I would like the zip top, but it comes in handy when you get hot. The mid weight felt perfect. Not too thin, not too heavy.