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Jochen Herschel
Starta Merino

Exzellent!!!

A
Andreas B.
I love it!

Perfect!

R
Robert Morphis
Preliminary review

I have not worn this much.
One complaint, but makes it a definite 3 star instead of a 4 star:
The snaps that attach the hood to the body.
They do not have "spikes" holding them to the fabric, they are held on by friction.
But the fabric is stretchy, smooth and the snaps are stiff, so when I unsnapped the hood, trying to be gentle, I managed to dislodge one from the collar (it is loose inside the collar).
By carefully using my fingernails to get between the two sides of each snap I was able to get the rest undone with some difficulty.
The fabric is double-layered on the collar (and triple-layered on the hood).
I would suggest using the Sun-Grip snaps that Kits-Bow uses.
My other worry on the hood snaps is that there is one lined up with your spine and I worry about that being annoying (as I said, I haven't worn it a great deal).
OTOH, the hood is double layered, not bulky but nicely warm.
-Sizing:
I normally wear a Large Tall.
I bought an XL because the sizing chart indicated the sleeves would be long enough.
I am a bit torn, I like my base layer to be snug, by going XL it is just a bit loose, but NOT baggy. OTOH the sleeves ARE long enough I can use the thumb "loops" without issues.
Had I bought a large I suspect the sleeves would have been long enough for normal wear, i.e. without using the thumb loops.
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Just to state what should be obvious from the picture, this is a half-zip, not a quarter-zip. I count that as a definite positive, allowing substantially greater ventilation.
I find half-zip shirts actually allow cooling, much extending the comfort zone, or maybe the "non-sweat" zone, compared to quarter-zip shirts.

J
John Grover
Much warmer than expected. Great fit and detailing too.

Nice light pullover. The weight is perfect over a t-shirt etc. I would say the weight makes it perfect for temps down to 50º F. The hood is nice too, though having it snap off is probably how I’ll keep it most of the time, and have a separate wool beanie hat. The only slight downside from a moto perspective is that the universal use of velcro on every jacket sleeve means that it gets grabbed and tugged by the velcro which will ultimately pill it.
I used it over a t-shirt with a heated liner and a rain proof liner on top, and was totally warm at 35º and not overstuffed like a burrito in the combination.

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mitch martinez
Pajamas with a hood!

I’m gearing up for a ride through Canada and Alaska next June. My love of good Morino wool socks got me on the lookout for a Morino base. I’ve only worn the Strata kit in the living room while watching Alaskan adventure films planning my trip…I have to say they are very warm and cozy, it’s been in the sub freezing temps lately here in the foothills and my new PJs are working out just fine. I’ll let you know how they hold up being worn daily for six weeks at another time. 🤙

Strata Merino Quarter Zip Thermal Top

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Stargazer
Tobacco
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The Strata Merino Quarter Zip Thermal Top is a hardy travel companion. Lightweight, incredibly comfortable, and naturally anti-microbial make it a great choice for wearing day in and day out. Made from Nuyarn®a durable blend of twist-free Merino wool and nylon provides a next-to-skin or layering option for both on and off-bike use. Casually styled with a hoodie pocket, quarter-zip stand collar, and removable hood. This versatile piece works as great layering up for a cold night in your tent as it does layered under armor.

Understated and simple, the Strata Quarter Zip Thermal Top is a travel oriented base layer focused on riding as well as the moments in between. Open up the quarter zip to provide some added ventilation, while fully zipped, the stand collar seals nicely around your neck for additional warmth. Add the removable hood at camp or stash it for the day’s ride. Reinforced thumb loops help to keep the sleeves in place when layering over or under armor. With the combination of technical features and casual styling, this versatile piece is sure to become a close travel companion. 

The Strata Merino Quarter Zip Thermal Top is constructed using Nuyarn® technology, a lightweight, incredibly comfortable, and durable blend of Merino wool and nylon. By removing the twist of the yarns and drafting the fibers over a nylon core, Nuyarn® has produced a fabric with higher stretch and recovery, better moisture management, greater warmth and increased durability than traditional Merinos. It culminates to an itch-free, moisture wicking, and naturally odor resistant material to take the edge off in cool conditions.

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Features
  • Nuyarn® Merino technology 17.5 Micron Ultrafine Merino Wool 
  • Spandex-free stretch
  • Naturally Anti-Microbial
  • Moisture wicking and quick drying
  • Thumb loops for putting it on under armor
  • Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
  • Detachable Hood for on or off-bike use
  • Hoodie-style hand pocket
  • Flat lock seams sit flat next to skin
  • Tagless Heat Transfer Labels to reduce chaff
     
Materials
  • Nuyarn® Ultrafine Merino 85% Ultrafine Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 125g/sm
  • Ethically Produced in Vietnam
     

Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews
98%
(45)
0%
(0)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jochen Herschel
Starta Merino

Exzellent!!!

A
Andreas B.
I love it!

Perfect!

R
Robert Morphis
Preliminary review

I have not worn this much.
One complaint, but makes it a definite 3 star instead of a 4 star:
The snaps that attach the hood to the body.
They do not have "spikes" holding them to the fabric, they are held on by friction.
But the fabric is stretchy, smooth and the snaps are stiff, so when I unsnapped the hood, trying to be gentle, I managed to dislodge one from the collar (it is loose inside the collar).
By carefully using my fingernails to get between the two sides of each snap I was able to get the rest undone with some difficulty.
The fabric is double-layered on the collar (and triple-layered on the hood).
I would suggest using the Sun-Grip snaps that Kits-Bow uses.
My other worry on the hood snaps is that there is one lined up with your spine and I worry about that being annoying (as I said, I haven't worn it a great deal).
OTOH, the hood is double layered, not bulky but nicely warm.
-Sizing:
I normally wear a Large Tall.
I bought an XL because the sizing chart indicated the sleeves would be long enough.
I am a bit torn, I like my base layer to be snug, by going XL it is just a bit loose, but NOT baggy. OTOH the sleeves ARE long enough I can use the thumb "loops" without issues.
Had I bought a large I suspect the sleeves would have been long enough for normal wear, i.e. without using the thumb loops.
-
Just to state what should be obvious from the picture, this is a half-zip, not a quarter-zip. I count that as a definite positive, allowing substantially greater ventilation.
I find half-zip shirts actually allow cooling, much extending the comfort zone, or maybe the "non-sweat" zone, compared to quarter-zip shirts.

J
John Grover
Much warmer than expected. Great fit and detailing too.

Nice light pullover. The weight is perfect over a t-shirt etc. I would say the weight makes it perfect for temps down to 50º F. The hood is nice too, though having it snap off is probably how I’ll keep it most of the time, and have a separate wool beanie hat. The only slight downside from a moto perspective is that the universal use of velcro on every jacket sleeve means that it gets grabbed and tugged by the velcro which will ultimately pill it.
I used it over a t-shirt with a heated liner and a rain proof liner on top, and was totally warm at 35º and not overstuffed like a burrito in the combination.

m
mitch martinez
Pajamas with a hood!

I’m gearing up for a ride through Canada and Alaska next June. My love of good Morino wool socks got me on the lookout for a Morino base. I’ve only worn the Strata kit in the living room while watching Alaskan adventure films planning my trip…I have to say they are very warm and cozy, it’s been in the sub freezing temps lately here in the foothills and my new PJs are working out just fine. I’ll let you know how they hold up being worn daily for six weeks at another time. 🤙

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