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Pros Warm, lightweight, breathable, versatile, comfortable, great thermoregulationSoft next-to-skin, super warm for its weight, durable and all-naturalUltra-lightweight, fast wicking and quick drying, breathabilityWarm, super comfy, durable, great fit, versatile, don’t stretch out100% recycled polyester, light fabric weight, impressive loft and warmth
Cons Not very durableA touch heavy for fabric weight, slow to dry after washingThin material is not warm, articulated seams could create constrictionsPricey, below-average breathabilityQuestionable durability, saggy bottom
Bottom Line A pair of bottoms that boast great warmth for how thin the merino is and breathe like a championThese bottoms offer top-quality performance in every category, and they’re super cozy to bootKiller breathability in a lightweight package make this a fantastic option for aerobic activityA bottom that stole our hearts, it's a comfortable fleece-lined synthetic bottom that fits like a gloveA light-feeling layer that offers midweight warmth, without sacrificing breathability or comfort
Rating Categories SmartWool Merino 150 Bottoms Ortovox Rock'N'Wool Pant Enigma Bottoms Arc'teryx Rho LT Bottoms Capilene Midweight Bottoms
Warmth (30%)
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Breathability (30%)
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Comfort And Fit (30%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs SmartWool Merino... Ortovox... Enigma Bottoms Arc'teryx Rho LT... Capilene Midweight...
Material 87% Merino wool / 13% Nylon core 100% Merino wool driRelease (88% recycled polyester, 12% wool) Torrent (84% polyester, 16% elastane) 100% Recycled polyester with HeiQ Fresh
Fabric Weight 150 g/m² 185 g/m² 155 g/m² 175 g/m² 147 g/m²
Weight (size M) 4.94 oz (size S) 6.58 oz 4.97 oz 5.57 oz (size S) 5.88 oz
Insulation Weight Lightweight Midweight / Lightweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight / Lightweight
3/4 Boot-Cut Available? Yes Yes No No No
Fly? Yes No Yes No Yes
Dryer safe? Yes No No Yes Yes
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