Smartwool Thermal Shirts ROCK!

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical at first of Smartwool.  Not that I'd heard anything bad about it, but you know how it is, cross-country skiiers are creatures of habit and we don't like to change a working formula (something about doing 50km in sub freezing conditions does that to a person).

However, as all my thermal shirts are in tatters, I figured I'd head on over to CyclovaXC and pick up a Smartwool thermal shirt to try out.

And the results?  To put it simply, I've been amazed.

First of all, Smartwool has that awesome thumb hole that you can see in the above photo.  I didn't even know that was on there when I purchased one for my wife, and she squealed in delight when she found it.  The thing is, after your head, your wrist is the part of your body that is most prone to losing heat (lots of veins near the surface).  So just adding that extra layer of covering makes your whole body feel a lot warmer (not to mention the fact that the thumb hole makes it easier to keep your thermal on your arm when you're pulling on a tight ski suit).

The other advantage that Smartwool has over something like craft is that its neck isn't so tight that it chokes you the whole time you're out skiing (am I the only one that's had that problem?).  And as far as warmth goes, these thermals are top of the line.  I've been doing all my winter roller-skiing in just my Smartwool top and my CyclovaXC warm-up jacket.

You better head on down to the shop and get some of these because the next time I'm up there I'm picking up all the larges that are still in stock.  These tops are perfect not just for skiing, but for the Inca trail as well!

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