Feel “These are the most comfortable next-to-skin merino layers I’ve worn,” declared one longtime wool fan. “The other lightweight merino baselayers I own aren’t nearly as soft.” The secret: extra-fine, 17.5-micron merino fibers and a special brushing process.
Fit Body-hugging but not restrictive, the Halti Pintas moved with testers on everything from Washington coast hikes to Iceland mountaineering trips. The top is cut long enough to stay in place under a pack’s hipbelt.
Wicking Hydrophilic wool fibers work by absorbing sweat into their cores, whisking moisture away so your skin still feels dry. One tester accidentally over-layered on a sketchy glacier crossing: “I was sweating a lot, but we had to keep hiking to a safe stopping spot,” she notes. “But I never really felt wet.”
Stink resistance Merino’s natural anti-odor properties let one tester snuggle into these for nine consecutive days without any noticeable stink. m’s XS-XXXL, w’s 32-46