What is icebreaker merino?
The merino is one of the world’s most ancient breeds of sheep. And one of the toughest. The merino’s fleece is built for extremes – breathable in summer, insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight.
Soft: Traditional wool is itchy to wear because its coarse fibres push into your skin. But Icebreaker merino fibres are so ultra fine that they don’t irritate your hair follicles - so no itching or prickling
Warm: In cold weather, our merino uses moisture absorbed from the environment to generate heat (a process called “heat of sorption”). Its crimped (wavy) fibres also contain millions of air pockets that lock in body heat to keep you toasty
Cool: In warm weather, Icebreaker merino keeps your skin cool by transporting moisture vapour away from the skin to be evaporated. And because Icebreaker merino breathes beautifully, moisture vapour escapes without making you feel clammy