Athleta Midweight Pattern Bottom by Smartwool

Perfect merino baselayer

$100; athleta.com

Finding a well-fitting, technical, and comfortable baselayer bottom for women can be inexplicably impossible. Athleta and Smartwool filled the void with their Midweight Pattern Bottom, which is 100 percent merino wool; testers praised it as “a lady’s baselayer dream come true. On a winter trip to Joe’s Valley, Utah, I wore these around the fire, slept in them, then rolled out of bed and climbed on a few boulders while rocking these tights—for four days straight.” The wide, flat waistband is flattering on a number of shapes, and it doesn’t dig into your stomach or cut off circulation. Although they’re skintight, they don’t restrict movement, and they can easily be worn without a skirt or shorts because they’re not see-through, even with the highest of high steps. Men’s version is the Smartwool Men’s Midweight Bottom.


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