Move to natural. Icebreaker takes full advantage of the temperature-regulating
talents of Merino wool. This multi-layered, natural high-performance fibre makes the
ideal companion for outdoor activities. Wear-resistant clothing for outdoor sports
and leisure activities greatly benefits from the added comfort of high-quality
fabrics: they protect against the cold, prevent overheating and remain odour-free.
Icebreaker’s philosophy is based on sustainability and its close ties with nature.
Today, the New Zealand manufacturer of functional fabrics is the market leader for
With more sheep than people, it should come as little surprise that New Zealand is home to an outdoor apparel company that bases all its products around Merino wool. Icebreaker has transformed the landscape of hiking and adventure clothing by taking advantage of the natural properties of Merino wool while most other apparel brands are chasing new fabric technologies. In the process, Icebreaker has become renowned for the high performance of its garments in environments ranging from alpine mountains to rainforests.
Why Merino Wool?
Icebreaker’s clothing is based around Merino wool, a natural fibre that is harvested from New Zealand-grown Merino sheep. These sheep need to survive in conditions ranging from -20°C in the winter to 35°C in the summer, which means their wool coats need to be adaptable to this wide range of temperatures. Thanks to that, Merino wool harvested in the summer is lightweight and breathable, while wool harvested in the winter is insulating enough to protect against extreme temperatures. Icebreaker Merino is naturally cooling when it gets wet with sweat and warming when dry. Unlike traditional wool, it’s lightweight, breathable and non-itchy. The feature that makes Merino wool particularly beloved by hikers is that the fibres are resistant to odours – so no matter how much you sweat into your Icebreaker shirts and socks, you won’t smell like you’ve spent the past few days outside. Another advantage of Merino wool is that it’s fully sustainable, in contrast to most synthetic hiking apparel. You can rest easy knowing that your Icebreaker hiking gear is safe for the environment as you set out to enjoy it.
Icebreaker Baselayers, Midlayers, and Socks
Icebreaker offers a full line of clothing to fully suit your outdoor needs. But the company’s Merino wool and blended baselayers, midlayers and socks are by far their most popular offerings – and understandably so. Icebreaker baselayers and midlayers outperform most synthetic competitors when it comes to wicking away sweat, yet they dry extremely quickly and won’t develop an odour even after days of trekking. The company’s socks are soft enough to prevent blisters, yet durable enough to cushion your feet over thousands of miles. Icebreaker has a variety of baselayers and undergarments, so you can customise your outfit depending on the temperature and your activity. Icebreaker midlayers are highly versatile and range from casual shirts to warm and breathable wool sweatshirts. These wool garments are shockingly lightweight, yet protective, making them an ideal choice for longer trips when weight is a concern. Of course, all of Icebreaker’s shirts and tops perform just as well for leisurely days in the city as they do in the mountains.
Icebreaker Jackets and Pants
Icebreaker has a diverse line of jackets and pants. Many Icebreaker jackets are constructed entirely from Merino wool, while others are blended with synthetic fabrics to add properties like water resistance, warmth and durability. Regardless of the exact materials used, all of Icebreaker’s jackets and pants are designed with an attention to detail and quality that the company prides itself on. Keep in mind that while Icebreaker’s Merino wool apparel is ideal for a wide range of activities, even blended jackets aren’t fully waterproof. Because of this, Icebreaker jackets are best suited for activities in drier areas or for days when there’s no forecasted rain.
Icebreaker Clothing at addnature.co.uk
The best way to get Icebreaker apparel is to shop our wide selection at addnature.co.uk. We carry Icebreaker baselayers, midlayers, socks, jackets and more, including both 100% Merino wool and blended fabric styles. Plus, we offer flexible shipping options and a 100-day return policy on all Icebreaker clothing.