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    More than just a baselayer.

    The SmartWool Women's Midweight Bottom has done a great job of keeping you warm and comfortable all day under your ski pants, so why put it away when the lifts close? It makes a fantastic après-ski legging when paired with a skirt (down skirt, perhaps?) and your fun, furry winter boots. In this new guise, you can enjoy the cozy merino wool into the wee hours, before you get up and do it all again the next day. Good thing wool has natural anti-odor properties, since it looks like this bottom is going to be getting a lot of use this vacation.

    • Soft merino midweight bottoms for insulation in cold weather
    • Merino wool wicks moisture and naturally inhibits odor
    • Wide waistband is comfortable and flattering
    • Flatlock seams go easy on your skin
    • UPF 50 protection blocks the sun before it can fry your skin
    • Item #SWL0822

    Tech Specs

    Material
    merino wool (250g/m2)
    Insulation Weight
    midweight
    Fit
    form-fitting
    Anti-Odor
    yes, natural attribute of merino wool
    Claimed Weight
    6.7 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Hate the fit!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Sadly, I received these as a gift otherwise I would return them or exchange for a larger size. I am a solid size medium across most outdoor brands. I wear a 28/29 in Patagonia pants (aka medium) and a size 6 in Prana for reference. At 6'1" and 155 I have a slender athletic build that is thicker in the glutes and thighs. I own an older pair of these Smartwool bottoms in a medium and a pair of running tights. Both fit well. Unfortunately this fits terribly. The elastic band on the pants is very tight and is uncomfortable to wear even lounging around the house. This photo shows that the rise comes up to just below the belly button, but these sit much lower on my body. Lots of muffin top is produced around the waistband. Muffin top that is not present when wearing any other pant or base layer. The fabric in the legs fits fairly well, even stretches out a little with wear which indicates that this is a correct size for me. I don't think sizing up to a large would solve the stiff elastic problem. I also find that the area around the ankles is quite tight. I struggle getting my feet through them and they feel slightly restrictive around my calves. I noticed that there were small spots that have the beginnings of holes already. Overall I would rate this one star for the fit. I gave two starts because the fabric feels nice against my skin. Based on the fit of these bottoms I would not recommend purchasing this item.

    good ski gift

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 126lbs

    My aunt really enjoys the thermal underwear collection by smartwool and makes a great gift for her. Great for wearing as a baselayer while skiing or spending time outdoors in the winter. Slim enough to wear under casual pants as well. Great product that will get good use.

    Great Wool Leggings

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    These leggings are so soft, not itchy like some wool knits. They are a great fit and have a high waist band. They are great for lounging or under skinny jeans.

    They Get Low, Quick

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I really wanted to like these. I love wool, tend to love Smartwool, but these just missed the mark.

    The waistband is the first issue--it is quite wide and stiff, making it rather uncomfortable when wearing for an extended time. The fabric itself is very comfortable and warm, but sags/gets stretched out really quick. I had these as a baselayer on a backpacking expedition this summer, and ended up wearing them pretty infrequently with how quickly they would stretch out.

    Meh.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I am a big fan of Smartwool products, but did not like the fit on this one. The waistband itself is rather snug, while the rest of the pant is on the loose side. I prefer a uniform fit.

    Not so comfy

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 141lbs

    I guess I couldn't tell from the photo, but I thought I might be able to wear these under a casual dress. But they are, in fact, a base layer meant to be hidden with different color stitching that is not black. The waistband is thick and tight, so I wouldn't want a smaller size. But I could tell the knees would stretch out and quickly get baggy in the back. Not so hot. Bit itchy too.

    Close enough, runs small though.

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave these to a friend for her winter adventures and she said that they do what they need to essentially do. Sadly, they run a bit small and don't have much stretch. They are also a bit thinner than she would've liked for how cold it was outside. They did help keep her warmer than she would've been though. If she was too only wear one layer, though, she would've picked thicker bottoms.

    Runs small, not stretchy

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small

    Ordered in small but run very small, like an xs. Other smartwool baselayers are more stretchy than this one. If you are looking for very snug fit, order your size or one up.

    Quality has gone down, unfortunately.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    I used to wear smartwool everything and I've had socks and other layers that have lasted a decade. I bought these summer 2016, have worn them twice (sleeping in a tent)_and they now have 3 holes in them. It's not like they are too tight. They're actually slightly too big. I would not recommend them.

    Quality under layer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I wear these skiing and ice climbing under a pair of insulated pants. They are breathable and do not collect much moisture. They keep me nice and toasty on chilly winter days! Great mobility. They do stretch out a tad bit during wear but regain shape after being put into the dryer.

    Thin and get stretched out

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I ordered these expecting a midweight legging; however, they are very lightweight and thin. I bought them on sale for 40% off, and had I payed full price I would have most definitely returned them. I'm still slightly upset at having payed what I did. After a few hours of wear, the leggings get baggy/saggy in the knees and butt from sitting/moving around.

    Smartwool Mid-Weight Bottom

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I love Smartwool Mid-weight Bottoms! It is very cold where I live in Wyoming and I wear a lot of wool all year long. These bottoms keep me nice and warm for sleeping, too. They are very soft merino and the waistband is very wide and comfortable. I think they run a bit small. I am 5' 6" and weigh 120 lbs. I but a size large so I can put them on low in the dryer.

    Super comfy and warm, fit just right

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 128lbs

    I bought these in anticipation of moving to the Alps, which are much colder than the temperate PNW! Although I haven't tested them in sub-zero weather yet, I can already tell they will be perfect for skiing, snowshoeing, and layering under my looser jeans, or wearing with dresses or skirts.

    I was borderline between a small and medium since my weight is all in my hips, thighs, and booty, and is mostly muscular. I definitely could have fit into the smalls, but I'm glad I went with the medium because they have just the right amount of give. The smalls would have been skin-tight, which I find doesn't keep me quite as warm. The thick waistband is amazing. I really like the aubergine color (it really is spot on - maybe just a tad lighter and redder than an eggplant). I could see how someone without a curvy butt and muscular thighs might find extra room in this style, but it's perfect for me! Also, there is some room for longer legs (maybe an inch or two), in case there are any taller ladies checking these out.

    weird fit

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Tight in the calves, loose in the butt. Fabric stretches quite a bit and what fit well at first ends up loosening up a couple of sizes over a couple of hours. I've worn it a few times and although it did keep me warm, at the end of the day I was very uncomfortable with the extra fabric on my rear.

    Very warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'2"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    Bought these for my girlfriend who works extremely long hours outside in NYC winters. She absolutely loves them. Says they keep her warm and toasty.

    Light and Warm!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    Got these for my girlfriend. Here's what she had to say:

    I love these leggings. I wanted something thin and lightweight so I could wear them under my ski pants, but without sacrificing warmth. Only downside is that the material isn't the softest and can be a little itchy.

    Perfect for me

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I owned a pair of Smartwool long johns before, and I like the improvements. The wide waist band is great, and the sizing is better for me. I'm curvy, lately wear a size 14 in jeans, and bought an XL. The legs are just right - snug without being tight. I wear them under pants for hiking/backpacking and dog-walking, so I don't mind (and wouldn't notice) if the butt/waist sags, but it is a little loose around the waist, so it probably would a little if I wore them as leggings under a skirt. I didn't have any fuzzies unlike someone else's review, and they're very soft.
    They're perfect for my use - hiking/backpacking. Highly recommended!

    Keep you warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    These pants are nice and warm. The only complaint I have is they can be a little itchy. Other than that I love them. I ordered the aubergine and I love the color.

    Legs are a little skinny

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    My legs couldn't fit through the legs very well even though the sizing chart on smartwool's website said a size Small should fit me fine. I am 5'6" 125 lbs with a 27 inch waist, 37 inch hips and calves 14 inch circumference each. Everywhere else fit, except from the knees down. My calves were too big for these. I am not even that muscular yet if I had gone with a Medium it would have been too big! :(

    is the aubergine heather more of a dark red or a purple?