A highly technical midlayer top ideal for cold-weather training, climbing or skiing, the Descender Hybrid Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood is a hybrid-construction midlayer that uses strategically-zoned insulation for warmth and protection where you need it most. In the hood and chest panels, we used our MerinoLOFT insulation, which provides a warm, breathable and natural alternative to synthetic insulations, with an ultralight Pertex Quantum Air face fabric. In the body and arms the Descender Hybrid features our super-soft and quick-drying terry corespun fabric—nylon fibers wrapped in merino wool and blended with Lycra to offer added durability and strength while maintaining stretch and next-to-skin softness. Offset seams prevent chafing, and zippered hand pockets secure small essentials.
Corespun Corespun wraps Icebreaker´s superfine merino fiber around a high denier nylon core to create a durable fabric that retains Icebreaker’s signature natural softness against the skin, odor resistance and temperature regulating performance.
MerinoLOFT MerinoLOFT is a natural, intelligent alternative to synthetic insulation and duck down - MerinoLOFT is a machine-washable, wool blend, that provides highly breathable, super lightweight insulation even when wet.
Hybrid construction with MerinoLOFT front section for warmth and wind protection on the torso
Fleece with channels for heat and temperature regulation
Corespun technology for robustness
LYCRA for elasticity and freedom of movement
Lightweight Pertex Quantum Air nylon material for robustness and compressibility
Chin guard and windbreak cover prevent rubbing of the zipper
Offset shoulder and side seams prevent pressure points
set-in sleeves with raglan construction in the back for freedom of movement