Discontinued. Non-bulky, insulating, supersoft and temperature-controlling knit merino wool is the show stopper of Icebreaker's Powder hooded shirt, featuring a zip neck and eye-catching sleeve stripes.
Reviewed by budding trail nut from MI on Sunday, September 29, 2013
I admit having a love of hoodies, especially those more interesting than the sweatshirt variety. When I encountered this wool knit one with the fabulously placed sporty stripes, high neck 1/4 zip and flattering shape, it was love at first sight. And as I'd expected, the placement of the stripes on the backs of the arms does great things for the figure besides just plain looking cool. The wool knit is a great quality, with a density and structure that provide an especially flattering, smooth look. The cut of the sweater is fitted, but not as close fitting as IB's Bodyfit garments. (I can wear an XS or S in the Bodyfit line, depending upon how many layers I want to wear underneath, but a S would be too big in this sweater.) It follows my shape nicely without exaggerating the sharp differential between my small waist and larger bust and hips. The lighter weight wools aren't quite so forgiving if they fit closely. Oh, and regarding the style...I love that it has the sporty stripes but has a single color everywhere else...no contrasting, highlighted seams or trim. I like contrasting seams, too, but this looks chicer without them and will take me more places as it's designed.
Reviewed by blueloki from Bend, OR on Thursday, January 3, 2013
Some Icebreaker sweaters have a closer to the skin, snug fit to be used as an underlayer. This sweater is very forgiving and has a more relaxed but not boxy cut. I'm 5'5" and 135 lbs and the medium is great for me. I could probably go with a small, but it would be snugger than what I was looking for. Like all Icebreaker, this washes well. Great piece, love the stripes across the arm. Wish there were more colors.