Rated 5 out of 5 by NippyinIndy Silk(y)
Fits well and works very well as advertised: perfect FIRST layer. Wore it under a shirt on a moderate temperature day and it kept me warm and comfortable. Have not tested it under nasty conditions, but am confident it will be the perfect first layer. WIll buy another and matching bottoms.
March 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by wanthappyfeet Miss the old quality & want better sizing
My husband and I loved the old LL Bean "silks" as a go-to base layer for skiing and other winter outdoor fun. I have turtleneck tops that are more than 25 years old, and yes they show it but I can still use them! And, they were machine wash AND dry.
No more reliability like that lately. Newer ones are flimsier, and seem to snag easily and the snag turns quickly into a hole.
That being said, they still do the job as a comfy, soft, thin, wicking base layer. So, I still like to try them, and I hope that maybe the lower quality ones we've had have been a bad phase.
Now, I am buying them for a 6'3" teen son who is tall but not beefy. I need to buy him many things in tall vs. regular sizing. So, why is the smallest tall size L? Why not a tall size M? He still has the tall L shirt I got him last season, but it has holes from where it snagged on the next layer of clothing he wore, and it is baggy on him anyway. I just bought him this regular size M, and it fits his torso well, but the arms are short. I hope it won't come untucked when he's being active.
And silk pants: Why not an option to buy them in tall at all? They aren't stretchy like tights, so one inseam length doesn't really work for all leg lengths!
February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by birdiegal great undershirt
I have worn silk myself for many years, and find it irreplaceable in winter weather.
I bought one of these shirts for my husband, and he loved it so much that Santa brought two more.
When wearing silk, thickness is not necessary for warmth. Try it and see....so superior to synthetics that it is well worth the price.
I bought a very inexpensive delicate garment bag in the laundry section of the grocery story, put silk things in that, and machine wash (line dry)with no issues at all.
January 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by RandyGA Pretty Thin
I ended up returning just because with the white it was too think/see through, and i've found thicker ones for less. Not a bad garment to wear as an undershirt. Item is pretty light for serious warmth. Returned
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimisham works in bitter layering
This past winter, we had record cold in Rochester, NY, and record snow. I was out in it every day clearing out 100-yd. driveway. But I was warm by adding this extra bottom layer which is lightweight and unencumbering. Also wore these on photo trip to SE Alaska, where it was cold and damp. Layered it with a Tneck, sweater, and shell. Perfect. Not too hot, and not chilly and damp like the weather. And it takes up virtually no space in drawer or suitcase.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thinkcasual soft and comfortable
Everything you expect from silk underwear. Exceptional quality you expect from LL Bean.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bev9876 Great fitting undershirt
My husband has been looking all season for these shirts when I finally found them on your site. They are light weight yet warm. He likes to go for a walk outside early in the morning, these shirts keep him toasty warm. He likes them a lot. The fit is great.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tlcshopper Warm and cozy Men's silk underware
LL Bean quality and great fit made me repurchase this product in several colors over the years.We have never found a warmer and better quality long silk underwear product any where. We have been happy with the crew neck top and also the silk bottoms. True to size .
February 19, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by aebteacher Women's silk stockings, not men's underwear
Once you put it on, you realize that the material is what ladies' half-transparent silk stockings used to be made of. Don't dare to wear this into men's locker room.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptCurt Light Weight Warmth
The silks work great as a base layer on moderately cold days and as a first layer under an additional base layer (see powder drys) on really cold days. Wicks well to keep you dry and warm. Great fit and feel.
February 6, 2015