I hate writing product reviews about my underwear, but I’ve had such a good experience using Super.Natural’s LS Top 175 this winter, that I wanted to tell you about this new brand.
Half wool, half synthetic, the Super.Natural’s LS 175 Top has become my go-to cold weather baselayer for winter hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking and cross-country skiing.
Made from 48% Merino Wool, 48% Polyester, and 4% Lycra, I can wear the LS Top 175 continuously for several days without stinking. That’s important in the close quarters, co-ed ski club where I hang out over the winter.
This top also wicks incredibly well, so my skin is never wet when I’m cross-country skiiing or snowshoeing. The fabric that the shirt is made out of is very thin and porous, which helps it move moisture away from my body into my midlayers. But it still keeps me warm on frigid days, when I need to strip down to a baselayer while climbing a peak to avoid overheating.
Washing this Super.Natural top is also easy, since I can throw it in with all of my other clothes in the washer (cold/cold) and dry it with them on high heat. The LS Top 175 doesn’t shrink in size after washing either, like so many other wool baselayer jerseys I’ve bought over the years. I never would have guessed that this shirt even contains wool, had I not known it from the label.
Until I tried this new Super.Natural shirt, I’d basically given up on wool baselayers for winter. Of course at 48% Merino Wool and 48% Polyester, it’s something else entirely. Highly recommended!
Disclosure: Philip Werner (SectionHiker.com) received samples of this product from super.natural for review.