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Awards Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award   
Price $110 List$68.95 at Amazon$90.93 at REI
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Pros Soft next-to-skin, super warm for its weight, durable and all-naturalUltra-lightweight, fast wicking and quick drying, breathabilityExtremely warm, super cozy, terrific temp regulation, breathableWarm, super comfy, durable, great fit, versatile, don’t stretch out100% recycled polyester, light fabric weight, impressive loft and warmth
Cons A touch heavy for fabric weight, slow to dry after washingThin material is not warm, articulated seams could create constrictionsStretches out between washing/drying cycles, saggy crotch, slow to dry, expensivePricey, below-average breathabilityQuestionable durability, saggy bottom
Bottom Line These 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 super warm and versatile pair of bottoms perfect for ventures into the deep coldA 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 Ortovox Rock'N'Wool Pant Enigma Bottoms SmartWool Merino 250 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 Ortovox... Enigma Bottoms SmartWool Merino... Arc'teryx Rho LT... Capilene Midweight...
Material 100% Merino wool driRelease (88% recycled polyester, 12% wool) 100% Merino wool Torrent (84% polyester, 16% elastane) 100% Recycled polyester with HeiQ Fresh
Fabric Weight 185 g/m² 155 g/m² 250 g/m² 175 g/m² 147 g/m²
Weight (size M) 6.58 oz 4.97 oz 7.55 oz (size S) 5.57 oz (size S) 5.88 oz
Insulation Weight Midweight / Lightweight Lightweight Midweight Lightweight Midweight / Lightweight
3/4 Boot-Cut Available? Yes No Yes No No
Fly? No Yes Yes No Yes
Dryer safe? No No Yes Yes Yes
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