During the last several years I've relied on Icebreaker 140-150 weight long-sleeve shirts for most of my long-distance hiking three-season hiking. While I love the shirts, they get punched full-of-holes after a week or two. Also, Icebreaker only offers black and blue in its lightweight long-sleeved shirts while I'm much happier wearing orange or red. During the last few years, I began wearing merino tee shirts under my dress shirts to work and this year having converted completely to Stoic and Backcountry, have found their durability, appearance, and fit following routine machine washing and drying to be actually better than Icebreaker. The Stoic Merino 150 Crew-Long-Sleeve is a great shirt. It's soft, fits me perfectly in a large [at a height of 70 inches and a weight of 150 pounds, I'm happier with a loose fit], its a nice color, and, I'm hopeful that it will wear better in the woods than Icebreaker given the durability of Stoic tee shirts.