Base Layers

Smartwool Bryan Iguchi Mountains Merino 2020-2021 Base Layer Review

  • Material: Merino Wool
  • Colour: Bryan Iguchi, Black/Grey and Blue/Red (Top) & Black, Gray and Navy (Bottom)
  • Size: S/M/L/XL/XXL
  • Price: N/A

A good base layer is key for feeling comfortable on the mountain. Smartwool continues to partner up with Bryan Iguchi to bring you the best of the best. Take the Smartwool x Bryan Iguchi Mountain Merino 250 top, for example.

Known for their expertise when it comes to producing high-quality merino wool products, it makes complete sense that a legend like Bryan Iguchi himself chooses to work with the brand. Designed to withstand the harshest of weather conditions, the Smartwool Merino 250 base layer is made out of 100% merino wool. Its lightweight and slim fit give the base layer a second skin kind of fit. The closer to your body the base layer sits, the better it can trap air next to the skin and insulate your body from cold (keeping you warm in the process).

“Designed to withstand the harshest of weather conditions, the Smartwool Merino 250 base layer is made out of 100% merino wool”

Merino wool is the creme de la creme of base layer fabrics. It’s soft, breathable and odour resistant, meaning that even when your heart rate starts to rise due to more strenuous activities, you won’t need to worry about the sweat sticking to the fabric and leaving an unpleasant smell.

We all know how flattering a tight-fitting base layer can look, hence why strolling around in one might sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable. Luckily, Smartwool’s decided to crack that code for 20/21 by upgrading the fit for their Merino 250 line: relocated shoulder seams to enhance the upper muscles and contoured seams to enhance the bum area. We all know what we’ll be rocking at Après from now on…

The new fit upgrade though isn’t just there to make you look good. The tweaks also improve the base layer’s functionality and comfort. You really ought to make sure a slim fitted base layer is comfortable, and as the Smartwool Merino 250 is 100% made out of merino wool it’s probably as close you’ll ever come to feeling like you’re wrapped within a sweet, sweet, cloud. Also, let’s face it, if it’s good enough for the Guch it’s definitely good enough for us too.

The model in the photo is 5’8” (173cm) tall and wearing size M.


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