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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $125.00 at Backcountry
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$72.93 at REI
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$50.52 at Amazon
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$129.00 at REI
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$110.00 at Amazon
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Pros Cozy fleece interior, easy to layer, warm, high quality performance, versatile, stash pocket, tight fitWide range of thermoregulation, cute, super cozy, great fit, fantastic breathability, no odorGreat thermoregulation, exceptional at wicking, impressive durability, least itch factor of all wool tops testedImmensely comfortable, quick to dry, lightweight, huge range of thermoregulation, no smellGreat thermoregulation, comfortable and fitted fabrics, great patterns and colors
Cons More expensive, not super breathableLacks durability, absorbs waterNot very cozyLacks durability, expensive, harder to layerPoor durability
Bottom Line Versatility and performance all in one packageUntouched and unmatched, this base layer is all-around supremeA lightweight base layer that packs in amazing comfort and versatilityLayering issues aside, it's one of the warmest and most breathable base layers out thereImpeccable comfort and thermoregulation, but not without some durability problems
Rating Categories Rho LT Zip Merino 250 1/4 Zip Merino 200 Oasis Crewe Capilene Air Crew 185 Rock'N'Wool Long Sleeve
Warmth (25%)
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9
8
8
8
Breathability (25%)
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Comfort And Fit (20%)
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Layering Ability (20%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Rho LT Zip Merino 250 1/4 Zip Merino 200 Oasis... Capilene Air Crew 185 Rock'N'Wool...
Fabric Weight Lightweight (185-grams) Midweight (250-grams) Midweight (200-grams) Midweight (147-grams) Midweight (185-grams)
Weight (oz) 7.0 oz 7.4 oz 5.8 oz 5.1 oz 5.1 oz
Material Torrent (84% polyester / 16% elastane) 100% Merino wool 100% Merino 51% merino wool/49% recycled polyester seamless zigzag knit comprised of 18.5-micron-gauge lofted wool 100% merino wool
Cuts avaliable 1/4 zip neck 1/4 zip, crew, 1/2 zip hoody Crew, 1/2 zip neck Crew, hoody Crew, 1/4 zip
Smelly over time? Yes No No No No
Odor Control Fabric Polygiene Naturally odor resistant Naturally odor resistant Naturally odor resistant Naturally odor resistant
Thumb Loops? No No No No No
UPF (Sun Protection) N/A 50 No No No
Length (short, medium, long) Long Medium Medium Medium Medium
Fit (Based on 5'7, 140-lb woman wearing size small) Tight and long, true to fit. Fitted (not tight), true to fit. Fitted (not tight), true to fit. Fitted (not tight), true to fit. Fitted (not tight), true to fit.
Accessory Pocket? Yes (on arm) No No No No
Flat-lock seams (prevents chaffing) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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