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Stoic Merino150 Bliss Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Women's - 2010 BCS
With its soft, naturally odor-resistant 17.5-micron Merino wool knit and \275 neck zip, the Stoic Women's Merino Bliss Lightweight Top covers you in functional comfort, minus the synthetic funk factor. We made this next-to-skin top with ridiculously comfortable New Zealand Merino, rub-reducing flat-locked seams and side panels, and a body-heat venting \275 chest zip so you can blow off some steam after a mean summit push or a tricky boulder problem. Merino wool transfers moisture while your sweat is in its primary vapor form, so unlike most synthetic fabrics the Merino Bliss Top begins to pull moisture away from your body before your shirt becomes saturated. And since wet usually means cold in the backcountry, warm Merino is the way to go. Stash your lip balm, energy gel, or other small items in the Bliss Top's side pocket for safe keeping while you're on the go. A reflective logo hit on the Merino Bliss Top's collar ensures a little more safety during your evening runs.
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September 12, 2012
This shirt is awesome! I bought it in the Helio and the Silver/Helio and they are just wonderful. I've worn them in temps over 90 degrees while cycling and I'm cool and comfortable. The silver is somewhat see through, but since I'm wearing a sports bra under these it's not something I worry about. Fit seems to be spot on normal athletic clothing fit. I'm 5'6", some what curvy and normally wear a 6 or an 8, and the medium fits perfect. The side zip pocket is great for holding an i.d., credit card, and my iPhone, sometimes even a full key chain of keys, but I try to avoid the keys. I don't find that the shirt sags too much due to the weight of the phone due to the placement of the pocket. I found the shirts the tiniest bit scratchy out of the packaging, but after one washing they feel like cotton. I also wanted to comment on the smell another person mentioned. I have not experienced anything that smells like pee, but after a hot ride (85+ degrees) with lots of sweat, I notice a bit of a wet wool smell, nothing unpleasant, and certainly not as stinky as pee or b.o. I can go 3 or 4 days without washing, probably longer, but thats about how long it takes the husband and I to build up enough wool laundry (socks, shorts, underwear). The shirts still look great after many washings in a front loading washer, on the hand wash cycle, with a homemade laundry detergent (3 Tbls. Borax, 3 Tbls, Washing Soda, 2 Tbls, Castel soap to a gallon of water). The only down side is the lack of rear pockets, but then again I don't like things on my back in hot weather and in cooler weather I can remedy this with a cycling specific vest with rear pockets.