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Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Crew - Men's

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Merino 250 Baselayer Crew


  • Warm baselayer crew that can be worn alone or layered
  • Merino wool keeps you warm and ventilated
  • Flatlock seams prevent chafing when you're out and about
  • Slim fit reduces bulk while layering
  • Anti-odor feature of merino keeps you fresh
  • Item #SWLZ86T

Material
100% merino wool
Insulation Weight
mid
Fit
slim
Center Back Length
[medium] 27.5in
Style
crew
Anti-Odor
yes, natural attribute of merino
Claimed Weight
9oz
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, backcountry snowshoeing, backpacking, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, hiking, nordic classic, nordic skate, nordic touring, ski mountaineering, snowshoe hiking, winter camping
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Perfect!

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

I love my 100% merino wool, Smart Wool 250 base layers! Have gone with me everywhere over the last 3 years. Don’t fix what isn’t broken, Smart Wool!!

>Rating: 5

Finally Warm

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
210 lbs

I bought this for my husband to keep him warm. We are in our 70’s and he gets cold just around the house. I’m an all seasons hiker and live by wool but I finally convinced my husband this is the way to go, even at home. He loved it. .soft and warm, not itchy. The close fitting style was fine for his older body although he is used to looser fits. The closer fit is also how it helps hold in the body heat so he is getting the concept. We’ll get more!

>Rating: 3

Love the base layer, but ..

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Height
5` 5"
Weight
125 lbs

Website measure of chest suggested a medium which was too large. The exchange for a small worked well - but the back and forth of driving to UPS, trying to find a phone number, confirming that both packages were delivered and finally connecting to chat was cumbersome. As Thoreau wrote: Simplify, Simplify.

>Rating: 5

So good

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Med
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

Bought 1, such a good layer I bought 2 more. They look nice, feel like solid quality, and are a warm & breathable layer. Med fits nicely (tall lanky guy)

>Rating: 3

Color nothing like photo

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
165 lbs

The Tibetan red is nothing like photo. In real life it is a very ugly burgundy. This is the second time backcountry photos are off on anything “red”. The shirt itself is great, color aside, but had to dock a couple stars because of false representation on the photos. I know web colors are off but this color is nothing like the photo and truly hideous.

>Rating: 5

Absolutely the Best

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 9"
Weight
132 lbs

I won't repeat what I said in my companion review of the Smartwool bottoms I bought in the same order except to say this is yet another top-notch product. This top does not fit like a second skin, which is how my other Smartwool top fits, but that makes it somewhat more versatile. It definitely fits like it was made for me, but it's not tight and doesn't look like a sausage casing. It's extremely pleasurable to wear. I didn't want to take it off - so I wore it for three days. Inside. Which means it breathes nicely while keeping you warm. The colors are rich and classy. It may just look like a t-shirt on the website, but when you see it and feel it for real, you'll go, "wow," and you'll say it with reverence. I can't wait to take it for a spin next season!

>Rating: 5

Great Fit

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 3"
Weight
210 lbs

Haven't field tested it yet, but it's very comfortable around the house. Plan to pair it with the 250 bottom base layer for fishing, snowboarding and hiking. Will report back with results.

>Rating: 5

Loving it!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"
Weight
210 lbs

Bought it for some colder skiing days and loving it. Can't go wrong with Smartwool. Buying more lighter ones too now.

>Rating: 5

Great baselayer

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 8"
Weight
154 lbs

This is my first Smartwool baselayer, which is particularly good, breathable, warm, and comfortable. It can also guarantee a certain amount of warmth when wet with sweat.

>Rating: 5

You are going to need this.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
175 lbs

Seriously. When it gets -30 degrees F. All the ideas go out the window. You will need this.

>Rating: 5

Great Shirt.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
200 lbs

Amazing product. Warm and soft. Never seem to overheat. Long enough to tuck in. 5’9 200. Large is perfect.

>Rating: 5

Smarter Than Patagonia Capilene Air

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 8"
Weight
130 lbs

Will test it in my next trip to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier this August. At first glance, Smartwool 250 feels smarter and sturdier than the Patagonia Capilene Air I have

>Rating: 5

Best Baselayer

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

Used on a trip to Boston. Temperatures mostly in the 60s and felt comfortable to wear by itself. I am 5’10” and 160 pounds and the medium felt just right. I liked the slight longer length that stayed tucked in. I hope to use it in colder temperatures on future trips. Also looking to get the 150 for comparison. Also used another brand that was 50% merino and 50% polyester but the wool felt much more comfortable.

>Rating: 5

Love it!

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

This is my first baselayer from Smartwool and I love it. Feels great, fits great and it is very warm. I'll get more of these for sure.

>Rating: 5

Love the fit

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
145 lbs

I am 5'6, 145 lbs and this baselayer fits me well. I especially like the slightly longer hem.

>Rating: 5

Love it

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
195 lbs

I bought mine for a 3 week long trekking trip and they did not disappoint. Besides the fact that it's very comfortable It kept me dry and odorless.

>Rating: 5

Cozy

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

I thought base layers were supposed to be thin things that were awkward to wear just as a shirt. But the 250 is a dream come true. It is a base layer still (100% wool mind you) but its thick enough to wear as a calm shirt outside or around the house, especially while watching a movie. I love this Shirt.

>Rating: 4

Nice Product

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
large and medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
195 lbs

Finally wore 2 of them out of commission a couple years ago. Some years of almost everyday use. Hot or cold. Snow. River. Tried off brand merino shirts for a while. OK. Not great. SmartWool quality seems about the same as before. Sizes are a bit off for a base layer.. 5'11" 195lbs Tried medium and large Med. Tight enough for base. Sleeves too short LG. Loose. Sleeves right length Very comfortable material none the less Not the right forum I presume. But through the exchange process with Backcountry.com. Some of the best customer service in modern times. You get a human on the phone. Really nice people. Quality product Excellent sevice Thank you Backcountry.

>Rating: 5

Great Base Layer

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Very comfortable and a great base layer. I like this product because not only is it soft but keeps you warm and is not bulky. I have worn this snowboarding and it kept me warm. It is very durable and looks great after several washings. I would definitely recommend this product for someone who is looking for a crew base layer that can also be worn alone or as a layer.

>Rating: 5

Great Base Layer

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"
Weight
175 lbs

I'm 6'2" 175lbs with an athletic build. I bought this and the matching bottoms in size Large. The top fits perfect. The bottoms are a little loose but the right length. They are very comfortable and warm. Great base layer for snowboarding, I highly recommend.

>Rating:

is it machine washable

All of my Smartwool gear does fine in the washer!