This baselayer wicks the sweat away from the rider on the hottest days, and yet provides an extra layer of insulation when the temperature begins to dip. It was very comfortable against the skin and not too bulky. I tried it out around Lake Tahoe and it proved to be a bit like a Swiss Army knife... something I could wear early when the temps were cool, and continue to wear as the day went on and the temps began to heat up.
I like this underlayer shirt. The snug fit takes the chill off when heading out on cool mornings. The breathable fabric doesn't feel stuffy when the temperature warms up. The material moves with me so it is not at all restrictive.
I ordered a ML which should be 42 to 44 inch chest - I have a 39 inch chest and it fits quite snug, not complaining other than the size chart is off by one size, definitely size up one size for a snug fit, I probably could have used a Large XL too and got by with it fine. (knocked off one star for the miss on sizing) I've used in cool cold weather and it performs well in that environment - will have to wait to next year to test it in heat.
I've known Showers Pass since it was started here in Humboldt County. The new owners have expanded quite a bit, this is my first SP baselayer and I'm going back for more when it show's up in Leader's Club or Daily special. Since the weather here is rarely hot enough for a sleeveless baselayer, I usually wear Pearl Izumi, which I like a lot. The SP seems to work better in a wider range of temperatures than PI and, so far, the fabric doesn't hold body odor and holds its shape (I got a ML, I'm 5'9 155 and it fits well) after several washings.
I have not tried this in the rain yet but I find it comfortable with just the right amount of compression and warm. It allows sweat to wick away. It drip dries quickly and does not seem to hold onto odors. I plan to use this in the rain and also in the winter as an additional layer to keep me warm.
I've been using this in cold weather (30 to 35 degrees) as a baselayer and it does the job, nice compression without being restrictive and very comfortable. Merino wool and wool blends are my first choice for socks and base layers, it's especially nice when you can get a great deal on them.
Waaaayyyy better than the bargain t-shirts I have been using. Comfortable and durable. Great base layer, helps keep other layers dryer and free to move. Less expensive than some of the big name cycling wear companies (of which I have plenty of outwear - lol)
I had planned to wear this as a casual tee. But at 63 and 175lbs. (Im athletically thin) the LXL is too tight aesthetically as a casual tee. However, the shirt is identified as a base layer and in that intended role, it performs perfectly. The shirt is comfortable, easy to move in, long waisted, and just what you expect from Merino in terms of breathabiility and not getting stinky. I usually wear a medium tee for a trim, but not skin-tight fit. This shirt is designed to fit more snugly and works great as baselayer under a cycling jersey or under a long-sleeved XC ski kit.
I got this on sale and decided to try it. I bought it to wear as a base layer under cold weather gear and it seems to work fine. I realized that after I bought it, it's intent is for warm weather riding. Seems to work great for the cold weather stuff, in my opinion. I'd get another if they still had my size at the sale price. It's form fitting with some degree of stretch to it. I wear an XL and the XL I bought seemed true to size. Feels comfortable next to skin. A very nice product.
Very nice base layer. Good fit and feel. Seems to work as a base layer should and good for cooler weather. The collar height is perfect for me but I feel like the length could be just a bit longer.
I got a white one & a grey one.
The grey one rides up at the hem, but the white one doesn't.
The itchy is surprising since the merino content is small & merino isn't that itchy anyway.
Overall pretty good & the close fit make you look buff.