on January 12, 2013
The label on the neck was different than the short sleeve version I bought reatail. The hem on the sleeves did not match. One was done one way and the other another way. Looking down on them with arms together you see the difference immediately. The fit and sizing is fine, but give it low marks for finish and inconsistent, at best, labeling.
on November 30, 2012
I returned this 150 weight Icebreaker because it is too lightweight for my use in Fall/Winter in northern Nevada walks, I then ordered the 200 weight shirt which is what I need for my use mostly with a soft-shell over it. Fit of both the 150 and 200 weight tees is just as shown in the advertising photo, formfitting so no extra material to fold or tuck, and sleeve length just below my wrist break, perfect for me as the layer closest to my skin. I also like the neckline is not tight or high for a base layer so if I add a scarf or zip up my jacket high I don't feel as if I'm being choked, I don't like turtlenecks with modern high collar outerwear.
Merino wool seems to work for me in cooler/cold weather, and I've also ordered from amazon Icebreaker merino gloves and two merino beanies. I consider the 150 weight too light for my use, but it might work for warmer temps because it is very breathable, I plan on trying a short sleeve merino tee in 2013.
on February 16, 2013
This top is very thin. Probably, the 200 would have been a bit more sturdy feeling. It does feel nice, although my wife still finds wool itchy, regardless of how soft it is. I do like this and enjoy wearing it in our cool (temperture-wise) home.