Isis Lotus Foldover Turtle Review
Looking for a seamless base-layer for your winter pursuits? Look no further than the Isis Lotus Foldover Turtle. The Lotus Foldover features a seamless construction, which is perfect for layering and next to skin comfort, no matter how demanding the endeavor. I have been wearing the Lotus Foldover while running, skiing, and snowshoeing. I have yet to be disappointed by the top’s incredible moisture-wicking capabilities during high intensity activities, while remaining soft against the skin.
The Lotus Foldover Turtle features a turtleneck style. However, the name of this top is misleading because I have yet to “foldover” the neck of this top. In fact, it is more comfortable and provides greater warmth if worn straight up. I felt that, when folded over, it was a bit too tight and constricting around my throat. (My neck size is normal for my tall, slim proportions.)
As for torso-sizing, I tested a Small, as the size chart suggested for me. The fit was perfect, not to loose and not to constricting either. I was able to wear a quarter-zip mid-layer over it without feeling weighed down. The arms are plenty long and kept my wrists covered, while the extra body length allowed for easy tucking-in with base-layer bottoms.
Like the going trend with many companies, the name of each color can be difficult to decipher. Here is a listing of the color offerings and the description, or my interpretation, of each color in parenthesis: Danish Blue (medium blue), Fig (light brown), Glamour (cranberry), Jet (dark gray) and Tidepool (light gray). The Lotus pattern is in a dark gray/black color and gives the top a bit of style without going over the top.
The Lotus Foldover Turtle is available in sizes Small to Extra Large.
The fabric of the Lotus Foldover Turtle is a combination of nylon and spandex. Despite many wears and washes, the top has remained snag-free and odor-free. Like many who play outdoors, I am constantly looking for a base-layer that can perform, looks great, and doesn’t hold onto smell from the previous session. So far, the Lotus Foldover Turtle by Isis has achieved all three!