Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCBeanBabe Cozy&Comfy
At first I wasn't sure but I tried it on, I wore it, I washed it, I love it. I wear it as an undershirt, as a sweater over a blouse and last night as a sleep shirt as it was really nippy on my visit to the mountains. I am 5'1" and it was great at 140lbs and now at 130. I am a DD and the arm movement is terrific and love the loopholes for my long arms when I need them as little half gloves . If it came in other colour combos, I would own them, too!
April 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by maplescones Quality insulation! Raglan sleeves!
Really appreciate the Cresta midweight wool fabric! It's warm, it breathes, and it is nice-looking and thick enough to wear alone without feeling too exposed. I am 5'4", about 130 lbs./36B or C, and a size small fits just right under a somewhat slim-fitting fleece tee without being too tight on its own. I also ordered a size medium to wear as a pullover for when the weather is changeable in the spring and autumn. Thank you for the raglan sleeves--they are very comfortable.
March 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by toolgirl40 Seams are scratchy.
So, I've been hunting for a 100% merino wool base layer (which is harder than you might think - many are blends) but only wanted it for home (I live in a late-1800's cabin with only a wood-burning stove upstairs - we sleep downstairs) and maybe a night or two of cold-weather camping, so I didn't want to pay that other well-known wool brand's prices. It fits generously but slightly awkward on me (loose in the bust/shoulders which is NEVER a problem and tapers in dramatically in the torso so sizing down wasn't an option), and it's got seams that I think are purely decorative and they're scratchy. So scratchy that I'm not sure I can wear this against my skin, and I'm not particularly picky in that regard...maybe it will soften with washing. I have soft tank tops that I'll probably end up wearing under this, but it was quite disappointing. The merino wool itself is softish but the brand-new, out-of-the-package material felt very synthetic, like there was a coating of some sort - again, maybe a washing will eliminate that. I like the thumbholes, which will keep my sleeves from getting pulled down when I toss and turn (and I sleep with my arm extended out so that covers can't reach). It also has a very high neck, so that will be nice if I wear it for an outdoor/upright activity, but may be too constricting to sleep in. (That's not what it's made for, so I can't fault it.) It doesn't seem like it will be very warm because of that coating/texture, but as soon as I got it, we hit a heat wave and it's been in the high 70's so I haven't been able to really test it out for that.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCBeanBabe One Great Buy!
It was on sale so I thought - I'll try it. Wish I had gotten two. It fits fine as an undershirt with no itch under a shirt and over a shirt as a sweater with wonderful range of motion either way. A terrific layering piece that doesn't over heat. Washes like a dream and I cannot lie, I just dried it like it was cotton in the drier. Did just fine. My only complaint is the sleeve ends get a little pilled looking when used as fingerless gloves. When it gets suddenly cold my hands aren't being scrutinised. LOL
January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigredtruck Base layer
This base layer shirt was a welcome addition to my winter wardrobe. Merino wool, no itching, not thick and bulky. I was able to fit a long sleeved cotton tee underneath, then with a Trail Model fleece vest and Primaloft Packable jacket on top I stayed toasty on the bleachers at football games and band competitions. Washes well, no noticeable shrinking. I'm a medium, 5'4" 140+lbs, size was just right.
July 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by OutdoorsOften Feels Scratchie Against Skin
The seams in my crew have flaps which create a scratchy feeling against my skin. In the overview, this garment was described as having flat seams. I do not call these seams flat. I compared the seams on my crew with the seams on the Cresta Wool Midweight 250 Base Layer long underwear and found the seams there to be flat, as described. I'm wondering why the crew seams are sown differently than the long underwear seams. To make the crew wearable for me I turned it inside-out since the outside seam is flat. It feels OK this way.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michiganrunner1213 Love this shirt!
I took my new Cresta Wool top for a 4 mile run this morning and I love it! It was 24 degrees and windy. I used a wicking tank under, wicking tee over, and my new Brooks Essential Run III jacket (from LLBean) over. This top performed beautifully! I have sensitive skin and never imagined myself wearing a wool top. No itch at all. Kept me warm and wicked sweat like a champ. It did remain damp afterward so I had to get it off. For reference, I am 5'7" and 145 with an athletic build. Though my measurements are a medium, I often have to size up to accommodate my broader shoulders. This fit perfectly in a medium. It is not super form fitting, yet I didn't find it bulky with my other layers.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ProudCanuck78 Soft and Warm
I bought the small size for my mother. It fits true to size, looks great, and keeps her warm. I'm anxiously awaiting for their supplies to replenish so I can buy one for myself in XS! Great price for a quality wool base layer - you can't go wrong!
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwftLJC Warm and Soft
I bought one of these shirts and wish I'd bought more. It is warm, soft and washable. The price is high, but it is a high quality shirt.
I've only washed it twice and hung it to dry, so I don't know about long term, but so far it hasn't shrunk or started to itch. I purchased the XS reg. I am 5' 4", weigh 110 lbs, athletic build and it fits just right. I will buy more if they become available.
January 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MrsEastCoast Itchy style
Stylish but caused a rash on my both inner arms the first time I wore it so had to return. Otherwise fit was perfect and nice multipurpose top. Unfortunately I cannot wear this material.
January 8, 2014