Point6 Women’s Base Layer Mid-Weight Bottom and Socks – Incredible Softness and Durable

Point6 Women’s Base Layer

Simple, reliable and built for comfort, the Point6 base layer pants should be in everyone’s wardrobe. Using fine merino wool, these pants are especially soft making them comfortable to wear for the whole day. I wear these on their own as leggings just as much as I put them on under my shells to go ski.
Point6 Women’s Base Layer Mid-Weight Bottom

Point6 Women’s Base Layer Mid-Weight Bottom

These mid-weight leggings are perfect for 10º-30º days or for high output days where you are working hard (whether that’s skinning, snowshoeing, etc.). I wore them skiing on the resort in the bitter cold, high wind days and I did get chilled so they do have a limit… I also live in one of the coldest parts of the country. On your average winter day, these are the ideal base layer pants. 
Made of 100% extra fine merino wool, these base layers aren’t messing around. They’re incredibly soft and feel amazing on your skin. Their durability comes from the compact spun yarn which kicks pilling to the curb.
Point6 Women’s Base Layer Mid-Weight Bottom

Point6 Women’s Base Layer Mid-Weight Bottom

 

The flat seams prevent rubbing and they fit really well, not too tight, not too loose. They do stretch out as you wear them but go back to “normal” once you wash them. There is a wide, mid-rise waistband for maximum comfort. As for length, I have a 32” inseam and the bottom of the pants sit about two inches above my ankles. 
Despite being called a “mid-weight” layer, the material feels pretty thin. However, they do act like a mid-weight in terms of their warmth.
These leggings have a UPF 50+ rating (blocks 98% of UV rays) which makes them an incredible layer for sunny days. Another neat feature of the merino wool is the odor-blocking quality.
I “tele ‘till I’m smelly” so I can attest to its effectiveness. I think anybody working hard in the mountains will appreciate this. 
Bottom line: They are on the pricier side ($100) but they’re worth the money. I’d count on these to last a long time. 
Point6 Women’s Base Layer Mid-Weight Bottom

Point6 Women’s Base Layer Mid-Weight Bottom

Point6 Socks!

I consider myself a sock expert and know a good pair when I wear them. I have a pair of the Hiking Mixed Stripe Light Crew 37.5 and a pair of the 37.5 Ski Christie II Light OTC. I have worn both as “street socks” and as ski socks. They’re cushy without being too thick and I haven’t had any problems with cold or hot feet. 
Point6’s 37.5 technology is designed to keep your feet dry for longer periods of time increasing your comfort and performance. Here’s how it works: “37.5 fiber contains active particles that increase the surface area of the fiber, allowing the fiber to use body heat to evaporate moisture in vapor form (BEFORE it becomes sweat).
Point6 socks

Point6 socks

This helps regulate temperature and humidity next to the skin.” Pretty neat, eh? They have proven that with the 37.5 technology your body is spending less energy on cooling and can, therefore, perform better.
Most of their socks have the option of either standard merino wool or merino wool plus the 37.5 technology. So, with all that being said, these socks have some high tech science built into them. 
Their socks come in Ultra Light, Light, and Medium thickness options. I was sent two pairs of the Lights and I would have expected them to be thinner. They feel more like a medium to me so I assume the Mediums feel like Thick and Ultra Lights feel like Light. However, I am very pleased with the thickness.
Point6 socks

Point6 socks

I would consider the Lights your standard weight for hiking and ski socks. Ranging from $20-$30 (with the exception of sales), this is the standard price of quality merino wool socks. 
Bottom line: The bang to buck ratio is pretty dang good. 

Eliza Lockhart

Eliza Lockhart

Eliza Lockhart

Growing up snowboarding and hiking in the bitter cold winters and humid summers of northern Vermont, Eliza learned how to beat up gear and quickly became infatuated with new technologies. After moving to Colorado in 2015 to pursue a degree in recreation and outdoor education at Western Colorado University, her passion for the outdoors grew exponentially. Soon after, she picked up rock climbing, telemark skiing, backpacking, canyoneering, and is slowly learning to love rafting. Through these learning processes, Eliza began to understand the importance of the right gear and hopes to share her experiences and knowledge with others through Engearment.

Eliza Lockhart in water

Now working for Beacon Guidebooks as the ‘Wearer of Many Hats’ (yes, that is her official title), Eliza has learned the ins and outs of the outdoor industry. She has also worked on marketing teams, as a photographer, media coordinator, outdoor instructor and as a wrangler. She is especially excited to encourage other women in the outdoors and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.

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