Rating: 5 / 5
Backpacking Light Merino UL line
Color: Nomoon Black
Actual Wt: 5.1 oz
Fit: Comfy. I'm 5'11" and 195 lb. I have long arms and the sleeves tended to pull up a little past my wrist, but I could pull them back out when I wanted to do so.
The ad asks...
What do you get when you cross an anorexic sheep with a designer of backpacking gear?
The lightest weight superfine merino wool in the world: 115 g/m2.
...AND I add: a fantastic shirt!
It is extremely thin. It worked well in temps ranging from low 50F up to mid 70F.
Surprisingly for me, I did not stink it up too bad. My wife verified the lack of foul odor - just somewhat sweaty. This unfunkiness is new territory for me.
After a few days of wearing it all the time, I followed the instructions for Powerhouse Wool Wash and afterwards the handwashed shirt smelled fresh as new and fit as well as before I cleaned it.
Funny tag on the inside:
100% Merino Wool
See Back for care
Made in Fiji
(Back of tag)
Hand Wash 40C
Cold Rinse Well
Dry : Lay Flat to Shape
It is meant to be worn next to skin so you realize the maximum benefits of ultralight merino: moisture management, thermoregulation, odor resistance, and comfort. EXCELLENT resuls on this! I had no skin irritation. Its thermoregulation was incredible.
As for the limitations of Merino UL: after four days, it held up with no problems. I plan to wear it on my next trips so I will stress test it for sure.
It was not cheap, but it was well worth it to me.