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Backcountry.com Merino Crew Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Women's - 2009 BCS
The Backcountry.com Women's Merino Crew Shirt offers all the softness and natural, performance-enhancing qualities of New Zealand Merino wool, without the flight-to-New-Zealand price. The Merino Crew’s ridiculously-soft 17.5-micron wool pulls infinite duty, from trail running to skiing, working out or just working on your couch potato technique. Flat-lock stitched seams glide smoothly over skin and under layers, so you’ll barely notice you have it on except for the fact that you feel as comfortable as a little lamb.
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so NOT scratchy!! love!
February 17, 2010
I have Ibex and Icebreaker merino shirts and these Backcountry shirts kick butt in the truly non-scratchy department! It's true that they're a bit sheer but not to the point of being obscene. Love the length, love the weight, love the non-scratchy perfection!
My n-ewe obsession.
January 18, 2010
This is my new favorite t-shirt. I have it in the aqua, as well as the tomato and both are less neon than the picture shows it (good or bad? I'll let you decide)...I love them! Despite being a bit see-through, it's an excellent shirt.I haven't worn it in temperatures over 75 degrees or so yet, but I don't really see "rather blinding" "sweat patches", to quote another reviewer, as being something I'd have to worry about. On a cycling trip in Florida over New Year's, I wore this shirt out to the local dive bars a few nights in a row...while I was sweating from hours of dancing, I didn't feel even half as soaked as my friends all looked, and I didn't see a single sweat mark on me.This is one of the softest, most comfortable shirts I own and it's excellent at temperature regulation. It's great for traveling since it dries so quickly, works great as a baselayer for some extra core warmth and doesn't hold smell at all...and I love that the sleeves are a bit longer, since I've got some great cycling arm tan lines going on.
hiking the Flat Irons in Boulder, CO
By: Sonya Hirsch
March 10, 2010
Sporting the aqua Backcountry.com Merino Crew while hiking the Flat Irons in Boulder, CO. A white bra will show through, but a greyish blue sports bra (being worn in this picture) isn't even noticeable...and for how thin the shirt is, it's unbelievably warm!
(It was around 53 degrees and sunny in the picture.)
I love sheep!
June 18, 2009
So I am a huuuuge fan of merino, which might make me a bit partial but I really like this shirt. I actually have 2, one large and one medium. I usually find backcountry.com brand to run a little small but because this shirt is super lightweight it is super stretchy, the large is perfect for me to layer something under it (So it is not exposing my bra for the world to see) and the medium is perfect for a base layer. I am 5'9" 155lbs. Love the bright colours, I have the aqua and tomato, and get lots of compliments on them.
The only problem is that it is fairly see-through so beware (Just watch the bra colour), really not a big enough issue for me to not love it.
Watch for it on steepandcheap!
January 30, 2010
I found these on S & C for a great price and decided all the ladies in my life needed on for x-mas. They were a big hit and I am told they are true to size too. I have the mens version (and a closet full of other merino wool stuff) and it feels wonderful next to my skin! It breathes nice and looks great too!
TWINKLE TWINKLE 5 STARS
May 2, 2009
THIS LITTLE LAMB SHOULD COME IN ALL COLORS!!!
January 13, 2010
its like a bloody tangerine color. not nearly as bright as the photos listed on the site. I am really excited and super pleased at the quality of this shirt. It is a very fitted shirt that fits great as a baselayer under by ski gear. Keeps me comfortable and happy on the mountain. If I were to wear this shirt in the summer I would size up. Also you can kind of see through the wool, but whatever who's looking under all my gear.
LOVE these merino tops
October 4, 2009
My favorite climbing & hiking top. I even run in in, in the dead of summer. No stinky, and dries quickly. I ordered the raspberry and aqua, then came back for tomato. The first two fit better somehow--did they change manufacturers? Anyhow, for the price and the fit, this is a great shirt. Very form-fitting and nice wool is the best thing ever for outdoorsfolk.
Backcountry.com Merino Crew Shirt
Merebea Danforth x4236
September 5, 2009
I absolutely love merino because it's soft, highly breathable, not-stinky, and pretty. Merino dyes really well, and holds color brilliantly. Backcountry's merino is high quality stuff from New Zealand at a more reasonable price than many other brands. I like this particular merino shirt for hiking, running, etc., though I find a bit tight for casual wear, or at least for my personal taste. It's also a bit on the long side. Based off of the sizing chart I bought a Small (though I usually wear medium shirts in other brands). I may have liked the medium better, but I think this shirt will be a bit on the tight side in all sizes.
Great, but a little thin
July 21, 2009
This shirt looks great (raspberry color), and performs great, too. It is a bit thin as others have stated, but 'see-throughness' was not really a problem with the raspberry color.
Because the material is thin, it works well in warm weather, but is is not the most durable. It is worth it if you like the colors, but make sure that you get it on sale as I would not pay full price.
Pretty good shirt - BC Merino Crew
June 16, 2009
As mentioned, the shirt is a little thin and for the price I'd expect something more.
It isn't the softest Merino; in fact, I'd say its pushing rough, but still comfortable with nothing under.
Fit is pretty short for me, I'm 5"8', 120, and wear bottoms low so I run into this a lot... but still.
The Aqua is a nice color but wish there were more options.
Basically: if I could go back, I wouldn't buy it but...now that I have it, its not worth returning and is worn often.
Great shirt, but have to be comfortable with your companions...
June 14, 2009
I love wool, I love the color of the shirt (Tomato), love the fit. Love that I can bike 25 miles to work and not stink. However...the shirt is a bit thin. As in everyone else can tell your sport bra's color. As I live in southern California where showing skin is the cool thing to do, it's not that big a deal, although I wouldn't go meet my boyfriend's parents wearing this shirt. Also annoyed because it was a $30 t-shirt; I knew the price when buying it, but expected a really solid shirt out of it.
even brighter than in pictures! wish it came in the men's colors
May 24, 2009
I got the aqua, and i can only imagine that the orange and pink are equally 80s neon shades. The ability to wear it multiple times without washing is great for hiking - but when wet it becomes even brighter turquoise, so your sweat patches will be rather blinding. The material is very stretchy, so it can nicely accomodate a larger bust without being too baggy around the waist. Despite the fact that the bust/waist ratio is designed for a woman, it is still long enough in the torso to be able to raise my arms without putting my belly on display (a rare combination).
I would love a similar comfortable, quick drying, no-stink shirt for more general travel purposes, but personally I would not wear this combination of color and style for anything except workouts or hiking. With slight modifications in color (at least slightly more subdued!) and style (like a more feminine sleeve and neckline) this shirt would be much more versatile for other types of casual travel without sacrificing its athletic function.
May 21, 2009
I bought this shirt for my roomie, who is a size 4, in a size small and it was a little too snug for her. I am hoping I will be able to return it for a medium as we both toally love it! The Aqua is the best color and actually is as bright as the picture shows. For the price and the style this shirt is totally worth it. I would just order a size up.