My midweight baselayer leggings arrived the day before Mother Nature dropped 50" of snow in 48 hours across South Central Alaska. With a dumping like that even Alaskan schools take a snow day, so my regular duties as School Resource Officer were shifted to patrolling snowy roads for stranded motorists.
Now one thing we northerners excel at is layering for outdoor activities. Therefore, I augmented my regular uniform with these leggings underneath and was very pleased with the result. The 10% spandex provided an unexpected amount of compression and support, while the 86% wool gave that all day comfort as wool does. These leggings went to work with me all week long stayed with me into the weekend.
I'm not a shy guy about wearing my wool for extended periods. My Wool&Prince t-shirt has been on my back every day for 14 months. These leggings went 8 days before they took a bath in the kitchin sink. There was no noticeable odor or decrease in performance over the week. As expected the leggings air dryed quickly at room temperature.
After the snow settled in, the temps bottomed out and I decided to deploy these leggings under my kilt in -26°F. Again, they performed as well if not better than I expected. They feel like a second layer of skin.
I guess the biggest problem with leggings is photographing them as they are worn under outerwear. Problem solved.