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Love Pearl Izumi but this one is a bit thin
on January 4, 2014
I had my eye on this base layer for a while since I am trying to replace a Duofold mock 1/4 zip baselayer that I bought over 10 years ago and still wear (although tattered with the zipper sewn up now) - which is not made anymore by them. That one is thick, very stretchy, and very comfy and warm.
Although this Pearl Izumi top is stylish with the cool logo on the neck, it is thin and not very stretchy. You also need to buy a size up. I normally wear size Large (5'11 175), but this XL fits me and is still close-fitting. I am just now testing its warmth (not impressed so far). Although this was expensive, I am not fond of returning, so I will keep it and wear it - but it still doesn't replace what I had.
I have spent hundreds now, and I own too many of disappointing baselayers to count. But I continue on my search to replace what I had. The "baselayer" business seems to somewhat of a racket now. If I had known at that time years ago, I would have bought a bunch of them.