This is a solid deal. I wear merino drawers for cycling, camping, hiking, and travel. My go to brand for years is Devold, which are awesome but pricey. I got 3 pairs of these last month and was impressed. They’re a little heavier gauge, but not by much. Not itchy at all. I’m in for another 3. BTW, I size up 1 size, wash them on wool cycle, tumble low about 5 min, and hang dry. Minimal shrink.