The sheep that produce Merino wool are raised in their natural environment
in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. They are shorn by hand with blade shears
to leave them with enough wool for plenty of protection throughout the winter.
You get the benefit of a completely natural fiber grown by animals built to
survive a vast range of temperature and weather conditions. The sheep get humane
treatment in their natural environment, so this is one animal product you can
buy with a clear conscience.
Icebreaker makes a range of layers and accessories for men and women for all of your outdoor adventures including running, mountain biking, hiking & climbing. Men's
Icebreaker clothing comes in varying weights for different conditions. For example,
the Lightweight Legging Baselayer with Fly is ideal for moderate temperature
conditions and layering underneath heavier items in cold weather. They help
keep you warm, and they also keep you dry as you sweat. The leggings have flatlock
stitching to prevent chafing, even with extensive all day movement. They have
a comfortable elastic waistband and a close fit for easy layering beneath other
One of the most popular Icebreaker tops, and one of our most popular baselayers
across all brands, is the Icebreaker men's long sleeve crew neck. It is lightweight
and highly breathable, making it ideal for strenuous activity and layering.
Even after repeated wears without washing, the Merino wool material resists
odors. Pushed forward side seams prevent uncomfortable rubbing. A slim fit makes
it easy to wear on its own or beneath other layers.
Women's Icebreaker clothing comes in a range of options, including tops, pants,
dresses and skirts. One of the most popular items is the Lightweight Legging
Baselayer for women. They are made with many comfort features, including flatlock
stitching, a soft elastic waistband and a gusset for easy freedom of movement.
The leggings provide soft and breathable insulation, so they keep you warm and
dry without causing overheating. They have a close fit, perfect for wearing
on their own or beneath a second outer layer.
Humans tend to go for the latest high tech synthetic materials, but this is
one case where the more natural option also provides the best performance. Merino
sheep thrive in temperatures ranging from -4 degrees Fahrenheit to 95 degrees
Fahrenheit, so their wool keeps you comfortable in an unbeatable range of temperatures.
It is also conveniently machine washable, so you do not have to waste money
on the dry cleaner's like other wool products. Merino is nature's ideal fiber
for athletes, and it will always provide the utmost in performance and comfort.