Icebreaker Women's Vertex 260 Leggings
Highyl recommended: Very warm, actually somtime too warm for vigorous activiy even in sub zero temperatures.
Used them for Ski touring underneath a light hiking pant in the Swiss alps. At -5 to -10 C minus, never got cold. Initially I felt that they were a little itchy - but after walking about 100 m I didnt even think about it anymore. The body heat must have softened it to a completely smooth baselayer. I did sweat in them and was worried that I might get cold during the rests, but as promised by the producers, it keeps you really warm, even when they are a bit moist and they dry very fast.
Huge bonus is also they they really DO NOT STINK - I had to wear them 3 days in a row and it was absolutely tolerable.
05 March 2015
This product keeps you snug as a bug in Arctic conditions
I bought these thermal leggings for a trip to Tromso in the Arctic. I went on Northern lights safaris and inland on a snowmobile safari and reindeer sledding where it was -7C. I was lovely and warm, whereas some of my travelling companions who had not invested in merino wool thermals were complaining bitterly of the cold. I was outside for prolonged periods of time both day and night and these thermals really keep the core of your body warm in the bitter cold. They fit really well and are so thin they fit under tight jeans so you can also wear them out and about not just under ski trousers. Overall I thought they were an excellent product but I would advise trying them on before purchasing them to ensure you get a good fit.
24 February 2015
Keeps you warm in comfort!
I have tried many brands of base units, and none compare to Icebreaker. Though, they are a little more expensive to purchase, you will have an investment for a lifetime. The quality and fit are superb and the garments keep you warm in the coldest of climates. Whilst we were skiing in Switzerland, I did not get cold once! I am also prone to sensitivity to wool garments, and I didn't feel the least bit of irritation to my skin. They are very silky and comfortable to wear. I would highly recommend this product!
26 January 2015
-10 temps and warm as can be!
These leggings are supersoft, extremely warm, and perfectly comfortable. Down here in Virginia, we get pretty mild temps, however, there has been a surge of Arctic air coming through this past winter. Negative temps couldn't come close to competing with my Icebreaker gear, these leggings were clutch to have. I plan on taking these to Alaska for my adventures up there! Thanks Icebreaker!
23 February 2015
An Amazing Combination of lightness and warmth
This legging will become your BFF on cold days. It is breathable enough to wear under pants to the office and yet does not add bulk. Excellent product and fit.
30 January 2015
Pretty but seem thin
The leggings are really cool - I love the stripes instead of just plain leggings. They are 260 weight so I expected them to have a bit more heft to them. So they are not as warm as I'd hoped. This is the first time I've ordered any icebreakers so I didn't know what to expect. To wear them in the cold, I add another pair underneath so wearing skirts isn't cold. However, they are really nice when I wear them under pants when out kayaking in cold weather.
24 January 2015
Warm, breathable, soft to the skin leggings that move with you. Have not found them to be baggy at the knee. Waist fits high enough for me -( I don't want them hitting below belly button- so I ordered medium instead of small). Not too loose elsewhere even out of the bag. Have not yet washed them, so can't comment about shrinking, but none of the other icebreaker items have shrunk for me. Thinking of buying a spare pair.
24 December 2014
Unfotunately i couldn't make these workâ¦The waistband fit awkwardly, the upper thigh area was baggy and the calves were so tight it was uncomfortable. I have normal sized calves, not fat or super muscular or anything. i think i may just need some leggings with a bit of stretch in them, so I'm sending these 100% wool ones back for some the Villa leggings that have a bit of elastic. I ordered a small and my measurements are 26 in waist, 35 in hips.
16 December 2014