Outside Magazine Fancies New Icebreaker Range
New Zealand garment manufacturer Icebreaker get the Outside Magazine endorsement, their new MerinoLoft insulation “coveted” by the publication.
“Icebreaker’s MerinoLoft is exceptionally warm, outperforming both down and synthetic alternatives, especially when wet,” Wes Siler writes for the American outdoors magazine. “The company’s woven merino wool garments offer exceptional temperature regulation across a wide variety of conditions, and are incredibly comfortable as a result, but don’t provide much in the way of outright warmth.
“Constructed from a body of its heaviest, 230-weight woven merino wool, augmented by zones of MerinoLoft across the chest and hood, the Icebreaker Ellipse half-zip hoodie should bring significant insulation to areas that experience the most significant heat loss, without adding weight or reducing breathability elsewhere.
“Worn as a lightweight insulated shell on chilly, dry days or as a mid-layer sandwiched between a light wool base layer and weatherproof outer layer when the weather’s colder, windier, or wetter, the Ellipse range (available in men’s and women’s versions, with this hoodie as well as vests), should prove ideal for high-output activities like cycling and running.”
Icebreaker was founded in Wellington in 1994 by 24-year-old Jeremy Moon. Former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe is the company’s executive chairman.
Original article by Wes Siler, Outside Magazine, April 12, 2016.
Photo by Icebreaker.