Dale of Norway Feminine Base Layer Review
When you hear the name, Dale of Norway, images of wool ski sweaters probably jump into your mind. For over 125 years, Dale of Norway has been producing woolen goods that take advantage of wools natural insulating and moisture absorbing properties. These days, the trend toward sustainability is of utmost importance and fortunately wool is a natural-raw material that can be woven and re-woven into not only ski sweaters, but also luxurious baselayers.
I tested out the Feminine Long Sleeve Top with a zip neck that is comprised of 100% Skinsoft merino wool on numerous side-country and in-bounds ski days. I found the garment to be very soft next to my skin and having a very lightweight feel when worn beneath multiple outer layers. Dale of Norway states that the top has a body fitting design. I am not sure what this means, however I felt that the Feminine Long Sleeve has a close to body fit, which is a tad more fitted than some of its’ American baselayer counterparts. This may be due to our slight difference in sizing over here. With that said, I tested a size medium and was able to wear my usual tank-top as my underlayer without feeling like the top was plastered to my body.
The garment features a lovely raglan snowflake design along the sleeves to add some style. The seams on this top are flat-locked, which I loved due to the elimination of any bulk or potential chaffing when layering with other pieces. The stock photo above from Dale of Norway, makes the top look very technical, like it has a shiny sheen to it. This is not the case. The top I tested, was a rich red color, which was a lovely hue and had a more dull sort of sheen. With that said, I loved wearing the Feminine Long Sleeve Top both on and off the slopes. The Feminine Long Sleeve Top comes with or without a zip; I tend to stick with quarter zips to add a tad more warmth around the neck area. Finding this top may be a bit of a challenge in stores, unless you are vacationing in a ski resort. Your best bet is to check out dale.no/us for more information and links to local retailers!