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I use this mainly when I go running or just lounging. My favorite part is the neckline. It comes to a kind of squared neck which isn't too low or too high. It is very flattering and very light weight. I don't recommend it for warmth. I am a top heavy at a 38D and it is only slightly snug around my chest and fits very comfortably around my waist.
I bought this in a size M though I wear most of my Hardwear stuff in a small. It has a nice relaxed fit but is NOT flattering... because of the side stitching it makes you look kind of fat in the abdominal area. That said, I do love the fabric and I wear it for my daily workouts. I did just buy another one, the elbow-length sleeve one, so I do like it but it is unflattering. Still, very comfortable, for sure.
This is my fourth shirt in the Pandra "line" and I love them all. I purchased the 3/4 sleeve hoody this summer and was very pleased with the cut, so I decided to go for this one. It's great--very flattering, with a nice neckline. The side gathers are cute too. I purchased the green, which is a beautiful color that the website photos don't do justice. The style is versatile and the fabric holds up very well for something so light and soft.
These shirts are machine washable and dryer-safe; however, I prefer to line dry mine since they do pill slightly (not more than I would expect for wool blend, really) after extensive wearing and drying over a couple of years. No wrinkles, no stretching out of shape, no fuss.