Smartwool Sizing Chart
|U.S.||6 - 8.5||9 - 11.5||12 - 2.5||3 - 6|
|Euro||22 - 25||26 - 28||29 - 32||33 - 36|
|U.K.||5 - 7.5||8 - 10.5||11 - 13.5||1 - 4.5|
|Small||Medium||Large||X Large||XX Large|
5 out of 5
Perfect Lower Base Layer
January 09, 2011
I have not worn these out in extreme conditions, just around town in the lower 30's under jeans and out for runs. Extremely comfortable, not itchy and very odor resistant. After wearing them running as my underwear layer, one would expect them to be a little gamey. Not so, not a bit. I am really developing a strong affection for merino wool, and Smartwool is one of my favorites. Other great brands I've tried so far- I/O Bio and Minus 33. I wish Altrec would start carrying Minus 33 as their pricepoint is a bit lower than I/O and SW. This is a wonderful pant though.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, virtually odor free, Cons: Cost
Itch Free Warmth
February 03, 2012
These can keep you warm without itching. The benefits of merino wool: proper warmth and moisture control. Sizing is good, while I either take a medium or large depending on the cut of the item, these in medium worked fine. Quality seems good, but only have used them a few times, all with good results. Recommended, as you get what you pay for.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Performance
February 01, 2012
I wear these hunting and also for hiking in cold weather. They fit snug but not tight. The wool does keep body odor to a minimum even after a full day of hiking. They dry rapidly and also function well as an base layer. I also own the matching top and they are also a valuable asset in my outdoor wardrobe. I am 6'1" and weigh 210 and have both in size large and they fit well...snug but not super tight.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Can't go wrong with smartwool!
January 31, 2010
Bought these for my son along with smartwool snowboard socks. He used them snowboarding for the first time last week in single digit, windy conditions. He came back saying both his legs and feet were warm and comfortable. Can't go wrong with smartwool!
March 30, 2011
I have a couple of pairs from other companies, and think the SmartWool bottoms (and tops) are the best value for the money. The quality is apparent right away, and they are warm and comfortable. Altrec got these to me quickly, and anyone who shops the gear sites online much knows how frustrating it can be dealing with a "fly by the seat of your pants" outfit that ships 5-7 days after you place your order. Nice job, Altrec!Pros: Performance, Great value
Can't get enough of smartwool.
December 16, 2009
There is nothing like smartwool midweight bottoms in the winter. Well just about anytime. The chill of cold weather is really eliminated by having this extra layer next to the skin. I love it so much, I never want to take it off. I'm addicted! Finally figuring out a lightweight way to stay warm has significantly changed my life for the better.
Great first/second layer
November 26, 2010
I bought these to run in on the colder days but have ended up wearing them as a general first layer (under pants) whenever I spend anytime outside on colder days. I have learned through previous experience that merino wool does not stink after runs, but I feel overall that the icebreaker products are of higher build quality than smartwool. Something about the weave makes them seem more robust. Note that these have a fly and cannot be worn as an outer layer in most instances.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Wears quickly
Smartwool Is The Best!
December 16, 2009
I have purchased various Smartwool products and each has more than met my expectations. I can't believe how comfortable it is, how it holds it shape after many wearings and HOW IT KEEPS ME WARM! I will continue to buy it for myself and to give as gifts. It has withstood many visits to the washing machine and always surprises me how it retains its color. You can't go wrong with SMARTWOOL! You will love it!
February 12, 2011
Merino wool is always my choice for woolen wear in the winter. Very warm and very comfortable under outer layers. SmartWool products are well made. I use these under pants for timber cruising at temps of 0-30F when there is no snow.Pros: Build quality, Performance
Worth the money
December 25, 2009
It is light and comfortable, and the most important thing is: it is warm!
February 16, 2010
These bottoms have a nice soft feel that is very comfortable. They also seemed to wash up well for me.
November 03, 2010
Was skeptical of any wool underwear being "itch free," but after trying them on, i hardly notice them, except that I have been very warm. Quality item!Pros: Build quality, Performance
March 05, 2011
skied three days in these in a variety of conditions from bitter cold nights to nice sunny days. My legs were perfectly comfortable regardless of conditions. This wool feels better than cotton on your skin, because it is just as soft but never heavy.Pros: Build quality, Performance
January 21, 2011
Smartwool is simply the best! Comfort, performance, if you wash with woolite they last for years. I have used smartwool for years, great product! Altrec carries great brands and has always come though. Thanks!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value
Very Warm and Very Comfortable
December 08, 2010
This is my favorite Base Layer option. They are lightweight yet very warm. They are too warm to ride in but for walking and lounging around the house they are just right.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
the cadillac of long johns. . .
January 02, 2008
warm when cold. cool when warm. great temperature control. super soft to wear. in conclusion, i love them. i wear them everyday.
January 12, 2011
Expensive yet hopefully worth it in the long run. Ive used these along with the top while on shift at the fire dept and they work great. Warm and comfy. Unsure about durability.Pros: Performance, Cons: Cost
January 07, 2011
although pricy, smartwool undergarments and socks are among the best performing outdoor acessories around. they will soften abit after a few wearings/washings. Great breathability and dont collect odor like polys.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Warm and keep your sweat out.
May 28, 2010
Smartwood has amazing quality to take the sweat out and yet keeps you super warm. It is like a thermostat keeps your temperature at steady warm temperature. Highly recommended!
Smartwool is the Smartest Choice in mid Layer
October 30, 2010
Without question the best under-layer i have purchased. I waited out last year working with my well-worn poly railing against the price of mid-weight smartwool.... It was a mistake I don't intend to repeat. Simply the best in every respect. Extremely comfortable, warm when it should be, easy care, excellent fit. Odors don't easily attach or cling to smartwool thankfully. Easy field wash and dry as well. I'm a pro woldlife photographer spends a lot of time outdoors in virtually every climate as you might expect. I don't know that I will be taking this with me to tropical climes (unless at altitude) but I can easily envision them being a staple pack list item. If/when these wear out or a bear takes a chunk out of my butt I'd replace them with the same item in a heartbeat (assuming, again, that there was enough of my butt left). I purchased XL for tops and bottoms. I am 6'3, 207 Lbs. 36" sleeves, 34 inseam and a 40" waist. These were the right sizes. I wish they were cheaper but won't care in February in Alaska. In the final analysis I'd bet I will be considering this purchase a bargain. I like the zip-T feature rather than the crew-neck. Personal preference there. No itch. No regrets.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, comfort, Cons: Cost
Black, Graphite and Olive Heather.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: s, m, l, xl, xxl.