Rated 4 out of 5Â by STPinNH2 Good quality, but new version has tight waistband
I am normally between size XS and S in Icebreaker (my waist is 26"). I like a loose fit, so I ordered a size S, which the size charts says is for a 27.5" waist. But the waistband is tiny, barely over 25 inches around! Plus, it's a low-rise fit, so the waistband hits several inches below the actual waist.
I can't stand anything binding around my waist, but I tried them on anyway. As expected, they fit fine except the waistband was just too tight for comfort.
I wonder if Icebreaker forgot to account for the low-rise when they choose the diameter of the waistband? My hips are 30" right where the waistband hits, so I went ahead and ordered a size M. Maybe that will work (though I'm worried the legs will be huge).
I'm disappointed with Icebreaker's new waistbands, but am happy that Icebreaker has a great return policy. I'd still recommend this item for people who like a very tight fitting and extremely secure waistband, or for anyone whose hips are slimmer than their waist (apple shape, but not pear or hourglass shape).
21 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TerribleTeaGuzzler Initially disappointed, but excellent warranty.
I wrote the earlier review about holes appearing in my Oasis leggings. I was pleased to be contacted promptly afterwards with information about the warranty (which I hadn't known about) and I was promptly able to process a claim for them. Knowing that I can get a replacement if I have issues pretty much fixes my problem, and I am glad to know that Icebreaker stands so firmly behind their products.
My leggings (and my daughters) are fast-drying, look great, feel great, and they are comfortable to wear and move around in. If you want clothes for use and reuse day after day with only a hotel room to wash and dry in, these are your babies.
01 October 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by TerribleTeaGuzzler Did not last two months.
I had two pairs of Oasis leggings delivered on July 7th, and it is now August 19th, just over a month later. One of my pairs is fine, but the other inexplicably has two holes in the butt - not even along the seam, where I might expect holes. I am very disappointed, as they feel fantastic, and fit really well. I am 5'2", 165lbs, got an XL, and they are just a little loose. The material is soft and light, and I've worn these for quick-dry road trip pajamas, rollerskating, and hiking, and they've kept me warm/cool by turns and wonderfully comfortable. Unfortunately, I just can't justify buying more with this price tag when they get holes so easily.
19 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Vauntastic Good fit, great feel
Fits true to size- XS is definitely XS and the length is perfect for a petite frame (I'm 5ft 4in). Feels great after a wash (but do not put in the dryer!). The only strange thing is that the wet fabric smells very much like a wet animal is hanging out in your room, since it's made from merino wool.
27 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chris007 The best
Warm good fit not too hot. Ideal for skiing and I hope golf in Ireland's cold winters
30 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Charlotte93 Excellent warm and comfortable for skiing
A really great product . Will use them for running when not skiing.
02 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Missrd perfect fit
Really good quality, comfortable & a great length. Very pleased with them
26 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ivonne my icebreaker sailing/motorcycling essential
There are many reasons why I love the IB base layers especially for motorcycling, also the leggings. My criteria? Warmth insulation/breathability, natural fibre on skin (frictional heat if crashing!), easy to pack away, non-chafing, durable, easy care and layering for quick adaptation to changing temperature, non-odour (limited storage on a bike). Stylish gear is very welcome:-).
That base layer meets all those criteria perfectly- either worn daily with biking jeans or functional touring gear. Soft, warm, breathable, non-chafing, (almost) no stink after a few days. Also due to the excellent quality of the wool. Being 180cm tall & long-legged, they end approx. 5cm above my ankle. Could they be longer? Yes, sure- but with OTC socks, that's ok. Long-term durability at exposed areas (bottom, inner thighs..) will show.
25 February 2015