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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
Price $109.95 at Amazon$92.00 at Amazon
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Pros Great thermoregulation, comfortable and fitted fabrics, great patterns and colorsWide range of thermoregulation, cozy materials, no odor after long wear, longer fit through torso and arms, versatileGreat thermoregulation, exceptional at wicking, impressive durability, least itch factor of all wool tops testedCozy fleece interior, easy to layer, warm, high quality performance, versatile, stash pocket, tight fitWarm, durable, breathable, thumb loops, 1/4 zip design vents well, excellent value, no odor
Cons Poor durabilityStretches after wearing for several days, thick construction isn't ideal for warmer daysNot very cozyMore expensive, not super breathableNeed to size up on fit, shorter torso and arm length
Bottom Line Impeccable comfort and thermoregulation, but not without some durability problemsComfort and excellent thermoregulation with quality constructionA lightweight base layer that packs in amazing comfort and versatilityVersatility and performance all in one packageA high value contender built to take on the elements of all seasons
Rating Categories 185 Rock'N'Wool Long Sleeve Merino 250 1/4 Zip Merino 200 Oasis Crewe Rho LT Zip Base Force Heavyweight 1/4 Zip
Warmth (25%)
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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 185 Rock'N'Wool... Merino 250 1/4 Zip Merino 200 Oasis... Rho LT Zip Base Force...
Fabric Weight Midweight (185 g/m²) Midweight (250 g/m²) Midweight (200 g/m²) Midweight (185 g/m²) Midweight
Measured Weight 5.1 oz 8.4 oz** 5.8 oz 7.0 oz 6.8 oz**
Material 100% merino wool 100% merino wool 100% merino wool Torrent (84% polyester / 16% elastane) 80% polyester, 20% wool
Cuts avaliable Crew, 1/4 zip Crew, 1/4 zip Crew, 1/2 zip neck 1/4 zip neck 1/4 zip
Smelly over time? No No No Yes No
Odor Control Fabric Naturally odor resistant Naturally odor resistant Naturally odor resistant Polygiene Naturally odor resistant
Thumb Loops? No No No No Yes
UPF (Sun Protection) No No No N/A N/A
Length (short, medium, long) Medium Medium Medium Long Medium
Fit (Based on 5'7, 140-lb woman wearing size small) Fitted (not tight), true to fit. Fitted (not tight), true to fit. Fitted (not tight), true to fit. Tight and long, true to fit. Fit is small, size up
Accessory Pocket? No No No Yes (on arm) No
Flat-lock seams (prevents chaffing) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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