Woolx Midweight Borealis Top
Sizes: XS to XXL
Colours: Emerald, Black, Emerald Stripe, Berry, Orchid Stripe
Price: $105.00 USD
Weight: 8oz/227g (medium)
Woolx Midweight Leggings
Colours: Black, Orchid Stripe
Price: $110 USD
Weight: 8oz/227g (medium)
Featuring the softest Australian merino wool on the planet, Woolx brand garments get my vote for feeling the best against your skin. A friend of mine with very sensitive skin has had success with Woolx wool clothing but no other wool brands. If you're still not sure, Woolx backs this up with their Woolx Guarantee. With 230g/m2 thickness, this is perfect for a midweight baselayer.
Woolx states that their material offers superior wicking with feminine features like a 3 inch cuff, drop back hem, female contour shaping, and comfortable neck shape. Woolx offers Women's midweight tops in 3 different styles: Turtleneck, 1/4 zip, and the Borealis regular neck version.
Both midweight baselayers are machine washable and dryable without shrinkage (turn inside out). Woolx has a large range of sizes and a good choice of colours.
Warmth- At higher altitudes Nepal is very cold and damp and the midweight baselayers were the perfect thickness for added heat to my layering system. Sometimes I wore them as pyjamas, sometimes as a baselayer during the day hiking. And there were a few days around the freezing mark I used them for both and never took them off!
Layering- Both the top and bottom layer well underneath other layers. The bottoms work very well under softshell pants and the top works well under vests, fleeces and down jackets.
Feminine touches- One of the things about Woolx I enjoy the most is the feminine touches that go into their baselayers compared to other companies. The tops have a feminine cut shape and details like longer lengths and longer cuffs. The bottoms have been cut to cover low backs and and long enough to fit over your ankle bones.
Durability- Woolx's material is super soft, but some may think that means it's not durable. After weeks of use in Nepal, material shows no signs of damage or wear. The midweight fabric is in for the long haul! The fabric washes well and there was no shrinkage.
Top-Keep the feminine design and colour options. Would love to see a thumb hole in the longer wrist cuffs.
Bottoms- Are perfect! Don't change a thing. Highly recommended.
Can't wait to wear these quality layers in the Canada this winter. They will be a great addition to my winter wardrobe and I'm sure will be worn on the ski slopes!
Best Uses: Baselayer for activity in colder weather
Disclosure: I was given the Woolx Midweight Baselayers for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed are completely my own.