Pros: Fabric feel, comfort, warmth, sweat handling, price versus other wool brands
Cons: price versus comparable synthetic tops.
I've seen ads touting Merino wool over synthetic fabric as a base layer, but didn't give them much credence until trying the Minus33 mid weight bottoms and 1/4 length zip top that I recently purchased. Wool costs more than synthetic and normally I went for what looked like a bargain. However, I had a chance to pick up some Minus33 base layer clothes at a price just a little higher than a good synthetic version and decided to give it a try for the ski season. I'm glad I did. I haven't had a chance to try them in a full winter onslaught yet, but I was able to use them exercising outside on a cold, windy day and they performed well and felt...(read more)