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Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Crew - Women's

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    Merino 250 Baselayer Crew

    The SmartWool Women's Merino 250 Crew keeps you warm on cold-weather adventures. The top's soft merino wool has an uncanny ability to keep you comfortable in a range of conditions, and is naturally odor-resistant for a fresh feel all day long. Its simple crew design and slim fit work seamlessly under other layers on really chilly days, or can be worn alone in cool temperatures where you just need a little buffer between you and the elements.

    • Baselayer top for adventures in the cold
    • Merino fabric is naturally odor-resistant for all-day freshness
    • Shoulder panels eliminate shoulder seams for added comfort
    • Flatlock seams prevent chafing
    • Slim fit works well under layers
    • Item #SWL0817

    Tech Specs

    Material
    merino wool
    Insulation Weight
    midweight
    Fit
    slim
    Style
    crew
    Claimed Weight
    7oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    comfortable and stylish

    • Size Bought: XS
    • Height: 5'1"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I love this shirt. I've worn it out to dinner, under and over other shirts and jackets, and I've worn it as a pajama/loungewear. Very versatile, but the dark green color is very stylish and the fit was very flattering.

    Multipurposed

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    This is one of my favorite shirts for skiing on cold days, or any day at work. It is quite warm, so I recommend saving it for sub 20 degree days on the slopes, but it can be worn casually any time during the cold months. The fit is really flattering and it is quite soft for a wool shirt. One thing I wish is that it had longer sleeves. Try sizing up if you have long arms.

    Great base layer

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    This is one of the best base layers. The fabric is so soft and warm. It wicks moisture well and is truly odor resistant. I am 110 lb and not a fan of tight fit; found small fits very well - not sung and looks slim. Awesome.

    Amazing Shirt

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    I own this shirt in five different colors. It is the perfect base layer because it wicks moisture and doesn't become smelly. I have worn this shirt as a casual top, as a base layer when skiing, as a pullover when biking, and as pajamas when camping. It is my favorite go-to top. I am 5"10" 140 lbs and DD cup and the medium fits perfectly.

    Super Soft

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: S
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    Review from Keri Schneider: These shirts are wonderful. Great fit, not too snug and not too loose, and they get softer the longer you wear them.

    Magical smart wool midlayer 250

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Smalll
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 143lbs

    Kudos to backcountry.com. My order of the smartwool top was cancel. Cool rep made it right by ordering another. The item is soft, breathable and totally magical! When it is on with a thin comumnia jacket, it made my backpacking trip in August at Point Reyes easy. I am 5”7 and half. 143 pounds. A small fits me.

    Dissapointed

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 124lbs

    I have 3 pairs of these shirt and they are warm, not itchy and great for layering. But, sad to say that after 3-4 washing its started to have small holes in front of the shirt. I hang dry them, gentle cycle with cold water during washing. Sad to say that I am dissapointed considering how much they cost.

    Not itchy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    I've stayed away from wool base layers because I thought they would be super itchy. They absolutely didn't itch. They were amazingly comfy. I would buy another pair in a heartbeat.

    Great Base Layer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I bought this mainly to upgrade my base layer for skiing and hiking, but I've been wearing it everywhere -- to run errands, throw it on over my tank to / from the gym, etc. It really does a good job regulating your body temperature rather than just warming you up. That makes it especially great for hiking as I feel like I don't have to take layers on / off as often. I am really sensitive to itchy materials and this one doesn't bother me at all. It does stretch out a little bit as you wear it but not so much that I wish I had sized down. I think the fit is pretty flattering for a piece of clothing that's mainly supposed to be functional!

    Love It!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I love my smart wool base layers. I never going snowboarding without them (unless its spring time and hot). They keep me warm. They fit well and they don't smell really bad after a day of use. I highly recommend smart wool base layers

    Warm Base Layer!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    This is a perfect fitting top. The sleeves are just the right length and the torso is not to short. It is very warm and breathable at the same time, if you do sweat in the shirt it keeps you warm anyways because it is wool. Plus it doesn't smell by the end of the day, so you don't have to wash it if you are using the same base layer a few days in a row. Just let it air out and dry before using the shirt again and it doesn't smell bad. Wool base layers is the way to go!

    Warm but with some minor flaws

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    Based on all the rave reviews, I was prepared for this to be THE baselayer in my wardrobe and I was even preparing to get more (at this good sale price). It's ok but not great, I think. It's very well made (and unlike some wool baselayers, has nice cuffs and hem) and definitely warm. I got a nice green heather. But - it's kind of itchy, super static-y, and stretches out during one wear. Other wool baselayers (Duckworth, Ibex) that I have don't do or are not these things. The fit is true-to-size but becomes kind of frumpy with the stretch out issue. The sleeves are (thankfully!) long enough, as is the torso, but it's kind of too womanly-shaped for my athletic build - broader in the bust and hips and very narrow in the waist. Still, it's functional and I am sure it will last.

    Versatile and Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    Super comfy fit, I originally bought this for layering in cold weather for running, but since it is so comfy I also wear it when I just go for a walk.
    You just air dry it and use it again...and again...
    I have 2 shirts, but will buy more whenever they are on sale. Bought a size M and it fits comfortably, I didn’t want it to be too snug.

    Very Happy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    This shirt is comfortable, well fitted, and runs true to size. I will use it as a thermal layer and can already tell it will preform great. Its not too thick or two thin.

    Does work.

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

    I gave this as a gift to a friend of mine for a fall adventure that she was headed on in the desert and she said that she was really pleased with how they work. As a baselayer, it works great and is really comfortable. The sizing is a bit large though, but wouldn't recommend a size up, just be prepared for a looser fit. With a down jacket only on top of this layer, she was really warm even in freezing temperatures. It works really well as a fall layer just on its own too.

    Merino wool is the best base layer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 118lbs

    Wool is a little pricey but totally worth it. It is a superior material for a base layer--keeping cold out but letting warmth escape. I love this shirt so much I was tempted to buy in different colors. It's cute enough to wear around town, too.

    Getting smartwool midweight bottom for my wife for christmas - also looking at the crew top - is it very long? she is about 5'10 and slender and wears a med. Just wondering if it's long enough. thanks

    Steve,

    I am a similar build and height and have trouble finding shirts that fit nicely. I think Medium would be a great size—these shirts aren't super generous in length, but fair for a Regular (versus Tall) size. I would suggest hand washing and definitely hang dry as they shrink a bit in the torso and arms.

    Are these shirts itchy? I usually stay...

    Are these shirts itchy? I usually stay away from wool as a base layer because I can't stand the itchy feel of wool on my skin. But someone said these shirts are different. Any feedback?

    Best Answer

    Nope! Not at all Onep!

    The Merino ram is a different breed than that which you think of when you imagine an old itchy sweater from days of yore.



    The fiber is a LOT smoother (on a microscopic level) which results in better comfort and less irritation. Google Merino wool and take a look!



    One HUGE hint: DONT put this stuff in the dryer. Let it air dry to avoid any shrinkage and prolong the life of the fabric.



    Because it is a natural fiber rather than a synthetic fiber they tend to break down faster than artificially created fibers. Thus it's best to air dry to get the most life out of your garment. Hope this helps!



    If you have any further questions don't hesitate to chat or call in and speak with one of our Gearheads.

    What size should I get if I wear a size...

    What size should I get if I wear a size small in American sizes?

    Emily,

    If you are used to wearing a small in most American brands I would suggest staying with a small in the SmartWool Midweight Crew. It will fit trim, but baselayers are intended to fit close to the body. If you would like to use this as a midlayer or prefer a slightly looser fit then you may be happier in a medium.