Smartwool Midweight Zip T Base Layer
Smartwools Midweight Zip T Base Layer adds Comfort to Your Recreational Pursuits with the Simple Elegance of Merino Wool.
Steamboat Springs based Smartwool has been pumping out some of the sweetest merino wool garb since 1994.
Smartwools base layers are a great addition to any arsenal of cycling gear, or any active sport for that matter. With Merinos natural wicking and anti-stink properties, along with a soft comfortable feel, they offer a great return on your investment.
The Midweight Zip T has proven to be a great cool weather base layer as well as an awesome addition to the daily wardrobe when the temperature drops. Featuring a snug yet comfortable athletic fit the Midweight Zip T doubles as a great over a t-shirt piece for cold winter days.
As a base layer the Midweight Zip T, constructed of Smartwools heaviest NTS (Next-to-Skin) Merino, is geared towards cool to cold weather activities. It fits nicely under a typical long sleeve cycling jersey while the zippered neck allowed for easy on the fly cooling when needed.
A size medium fit me well at 5’ 10” and 165 pounds, it was snug enough to be worn as a base layer under other garments but also fit easily over a T-shirt for post ride beers. Since merino wool won’t absorb that rancid BO scent synthetic garments always seem to acquire, you won’t scare off other patrons if those post ride beers are enjoyed at a reputable establishment.
At $90, the Smartwool Midweight Zip T may seem like a bit of an investment, but with the proven performance properties of merino wool and Smartwools extensive knowledge with the material it is well worth the price for guaranteed comfort.