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Men's Cresta Wool Midweight 250 Base Layer, Crew
Item #: XQ264500
For a versatile base layer that can keep up with your cold-weather activities, keeping you warm and dry, you’ll find few better than our men’s midweight wool long-sleeve shirt.
Why We Love It
Fine merino wool fibers speed moisture away from your body and trap heat so you stay warm and comfortable during any activity. They also provide more warmth for the weight and naturally resist odors for the lifetime of the fabric. This exclusive midweight performance wool fabric is our most versatile weight for warmth during a range of activities and temperatures.
Fabric & Care
- Made of itch-free 100% merino wool, nature's best insulator.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Naturally resists odors for the lifetime of the fabric.
- Fine-gauge knit with flatlock seams for a remarkably soft, smooth fit.
- Thumbhole cuffs keep sleeves snug at wrist.
Men's Cresta Wool Midweight 250 Base Layer, Crew is rated out of 5 by 155.
Rated 4 out of 5 by GeorgianGirl from nice soft warm shirt Just bought this for my husband and it's a very nice shirt - you just can't beat merino wool for softness, helping you maintain your body temperature in many kinds of weather, washability and non-stinkability! The green is a nice deep rich green. The raglan style sleeves make for ease of movement and layering. 2 reasons why we didn't rate this a 5 - the stitching around the neck is a little itchy but haven't washed the shirt yet. Also the shirt runs a tiny bit short so I think if you have a long torso, regardless of height, you might want to order a tall. My husband looks very nice in this shirt and I'm glad that I bought it. Will get another.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by darwin1859 from Best LLBean purchase ever How long have I been shopping at LLBean...? A few decades now... Can't think of a better purchase than this Cresta Wool shirt. I've worn it under a soft-shell in flurrying Wyoming Novembers, as the only shirt in crisp Pennsylvania leaf raking days, and on misty Maine mornings in the summertime. Great in every situation. It breathes well, but is very warm when it needs to be. I guess it's meant primarily for a base layer (as the name suggests) but I have found myself wearing it as my only shirt quite often. Even though it is somewhat form-fitting, the shirt is thick enough that you don't feel like you're trying (unsuccessfully) to impersonate a jacked NFL player in Under Armour. Plus, it never seems to smell bad!
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarineArcticInstructor from Merino finely stitched I have used many brands, technology, weight, material, and price ranges of base layers. These are by far the most important layer. They decide whether you are wet or dry. The MAIN benefit of Merino over synthetics like polypropylene is that they don't stink. Have you gone out camping or hunting for three days in your Under-Armour? You stink. Wool does not absorb the bacteria that causes stench. Premium Merino wool is a great alternative to poly undergarments. Pros - 1) Doesn't smell 2) Wicks moisture 3) Does not melt when exposed to heat. 4) Easier to wash and clean (comp POLY) 5) Doest not loose effectiveness like Poly when dirty or old. Cons - 1)Expensive
Date published: 2010-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brandon12 from Excellent, as long as it's turned inside out I work outside year-round as a landscaper in the midwest and am always on the lookout for a warm, comfortable base layer. I am a big fan of wool and this base layer is great in every way. The fit is snug and form fitting-- just enough to trap the warmth in without being so snug that it's uncomfortable. I am tall and thin and the medium tall fits me perfectly. The material is very soft and feels great against the skin. My only complaint is in regard to the stitching on the seams. The seams are very bulky and stick out so much and rub against the skin that I finally just turned the shirt inside out because I couldn't take it anymore. It's much better that way. The shirt is too form fitting to have bulky seams up against the skin
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by thirdcoasters from Wool, durable, but SHORT I've had this base for over a year now, and it's held up incredibly well with heavy use - mountaineering, snowboarding, backpacking, biking, running. It's just way too short. I can barely tuck it in, and it frequently pulls out. The thumb loops are uncomfortable - the sleeves are stretched too tight when I put them on. Always air dried, but it's been like this since purchase and I thought I could live with it. I wear an XL, guess I should've bought an XLT (I've never worn an XLT anything in my life). In general I would expect a base to have a longer fit to begin.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by becbec from so soft yet durable This is the Mr's absolute favourite shirt! Base layer or regular shirt, doesn't matter. Warm and takes a while to smell. He wears a TM and it skims the body without sacrificing movement. Long enough to never ride up. Slim athletic build, 6' with a long torso. I'll usually air dry them, but they have made their way into the dryer without any consequences. One of the things I love is that when he eventually puts a burn hole in it (welder, so the more comfortable a shirt is, the more burns it gets), is that the hole doesn't or barely runs!! Huge plus and have gotten a few since the first one about two years ago. Side note, he never uses the thumb holes, so they're pretty useless.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by cholihan from Perfect Cold Weather Running Shirt I have finally found a shirt that I can run in when the temps drop below 32. It's a heavy enough base layer that it pairs perfectly with my Brooks LSD running vest for all my winter running weather needs. This is a heavy base layer, so I wouldn't wear this with a jacket. I know I would overheat quickly. Maybe the cresta lightweight base layer would work with a jacket, but it doesn't come in tall sizes. While this base layer keeps me warm, it does not block wind at all. That's where a vest over the shirt or a technical long sleeve under the shirt helps out. What I love about this shirt: available in tall, sleeves run long, keeps me warm without overheating. I'm 6'3, 220 and ordered a L Tall. Fits snug, not tight.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by RKDC from Inconsistent with Marketing First one delivered had a small defect in the wrist area that might have opened into a hole. Customer service agreed it was better to replace it than risk a future problem. The replacement had a stitching defect in the right shoulder blade seam that was destined to pull apart. It also came with two lovely ~10" gray (human head) hairs and two small hairs -- like eyebrow hairs -- on it. Not a lot of thought before sending it back. So LL Bean is 0 for 2 with me on these base layers, a statistic that sends a warning signal about LL Bean brand quality control. If you buy a Cresta, or anything from LL Bean, examine it very carefully.
Date published: 2018-01-26