The women's Smartwool Microweight V-Neck Top is great as a first layer in cool weather or by itself in warm, this long-sleeve is made from Smartwool's lightest NTS (Next-To-Skin) fabric. Features princess seams and set-in sleeves. Flatlock seam construction eliminates chafing.
Use it for hiking, biking, skiing or running, and you'll find the SmartWool Microweight V-Neck top for women is easy to love.
|Fabric:||(Mineral Pointelle) 98% merino wool/2% nylon / (Silver Grey Heather) merino wool|
|Fabric Weight:||150 gm/m2 / 4.5 oz/yd2|
|Flat Jersey:||100% Merino Wool|
|Garment Weight:||5.47 oz / 155 g|
|Material:||100% Merino Wool|
|Pointelle:||98% New Zealand Merino wool, 2% nylon.|
|Sleeve length:||Long sleeve|
|Weight:||5.47 oz ( 155 g )|
|SmartWool Microweight V-Neck SunnySports||$52.95|
These shirts are great. I spent a month hiking every day and wearing long sleeves kept my arms from burning, but these weren't too hot, even in the 90 degree weather. If I was in a pinch I could wear the shirts multiple times without washing them and still not smell too bad. Basically the entire upper half of my wardrobe was composed solely of Smartwool...couldn't have been happier.
A couple of minor things - I wish they were less prone to snagging. I don't think there's much to be done about it, so I didn't deduct a star, but it's still painful to get a hole in your 60 dollar shirt (and all of mine have a small hole somewhere). I did deduct a star (probably only half of one if that was an option) because the left sleeve on my shirt always seems to twist around so the seam is on top of my wrist. It's fairly minor when hiking, just slightly annoying, but it's a little more of an aesthetic bother when I want to wear it somewhere other than the trail.
I really like the violet color (and it has a nice pointelle pattern). The natural is fine for layering under something, but it's a bit transparent on its own.
This was purchased for my niece. Here's what she had to say: "This shirt is a great top layer for a run on a chilly summer morning. The size small is form fitting (for reference I am 5'6'', 112 lb) and the size medium is a little looser. Both sizes would work great as a base layer in the winter, but the size small could go under my dress shirts and keep me warm at work without being detected. The fabric is soft and surprisingly lightweight for something this warm. I'd expect nothing more from Smartwool.
There is absolutely everything to love about these tops - weight is perfect for layering, wearing alone or sleeping in (I do all three); sleeve and body length are long enough to cover long torsos (I'm 5'10") and arms; style is flattering; wool is cozy and soft and can turn the worst day into a dream. Re: durability, I've washed mine over and over again with no negative (shrinking) effects. I air dry, but that's my choice - I don't think you have to.
I love the 150g/m2 weight merino wear. This top is a great baselayer, and the black is substantive enough to wear alone. Honestly, for comfort, I prefer the Icebreaker Siren. It has more of a scoop next than the SmartWool V-neck. However, the SmartWool Microweight bottom is my favorite merino legging/long underwear. NOT ITCHY!