Icebreaker clothing is crafted using merino wool grown in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, where weather can be extreme. Unlike synthetic fabrics, Icebreaker merino wool is grown and field-tested in the mountains, rather than created in a lab. Engineered to perform in a variety of outdoor activities, Icebreaker clothing naturally regulates temperature, breathes to prevent clamminess, resists odor for weeks, and protects skin from the sun. Superfine merino wool is also much softer than traditional wool, so you’re never itchy or uncomfortable. ... Learn more about IcebreakerIcebreaker Bodyfit base layers come in a range of weights and thicknesses for unbeatable temperature regulation, and Icebreaker socks naturally resist odors. Try Icebreaker today and test the benefits of all-natural merino wool for yourself; you won’t be disappointed. ... Less
Reviewed by Margaux Jordan from Nebraska on Saturday, August 1, 2015
I've had a pair of these for over two years now and am looking at replacements. I'm sad to see they're discontinued and out of my size. I have a dozen different running shorts, but these are always my default favorites. I use them for running, hiking, walking the dog, and always include them in my pack when traveling. They've held up well for merino. I've worn and washed them on a weekly basis for the last two years and they're only now starting to show obvious signs of wear.
The waist band fits smoothly and comfortably compared to the elasticized waist bands on most of my other running shorts. The length is short enough to keep me cool, but modest enough that I don't feel uncomfortable popping into a store with these on. For reference, I'm 5'3", 117, with a 24" inch waist and the XS fits me well.
Reviewed by mountain maiden from hesperus, colorado on Friday, July 31, 2015
The shirt is the same width at the hips as it is at the waist. With the sticky, narrow hem, I don't see how it could fit anyone whose hips are wider than their waist, ie, virtually all women. Come on, Icebreaker, most women are not shaped like fashion models or men. It's time you started making clothes that fit regular people.
Reviewed by Arty1 from Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 31, 2015
These are very high quality and supremely comfortable. Worth the price. Size down if in doubt. I am 6' and 150lb and got the 30 which was swimming on me, the 29 fit much better and is still loose. (I can be anywhere from an 8 to a 12 in commercial clothes. In IB I usually get a L for bottoms). I am very picky about shorts and pants as they rarely seem to fit me AND be comfortable/flattering. In addition the fabric is wonderful: soft, lightweight (not bulky), not see through, not clingy, and yet sturdy. A nice aspect of the design is the drawstring for any slight weight variations. I have worn these in DC when 100 and they are perfect. In fact I have worn them most of the summer. These wash very well and come out like new thanks to the wool content (hang dry). I was worried about the back pockets puffing out after the wash, but they look as they did when out of the package. No shrinking (I kept the 30's just in case but will return). I appreciate the placement of the pockets and the seaming details with all seams nicely finished including those on the inside. Very pleased, and thinking of a second pair. I love IB items, and Sierra TP is the best for the $!
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