Jeremy Moon was introduced to a New Zealand sheep farmer in 1994. The young marketing graduate was shocked at how soft the wool was compared to the wool fabrics he had grown up with. He wrote a business plan in his bedroom to sell the first athletic clothing line made from merino wool. The following year Icebreaker brand merino wool was on the market.
I personally used Icebreaker brand merino wool base layers, underwear and socks on my recent thru-hike of the John Muir Trail. They kept me feeling dry, cool and comfortable. I washed my wool clothing in the stream then laid them out in the sun. They dried quick enough that I could put them on and continue hiking.
Hot Products From Icebreaker
1. Icebreaker Quantum GT260 Hoodie Sweatshirt - UPF 50+, Merino Wool, Full Zip (For Women) - Warm, moisture-wicking fabric, built-in UPF 50+, and extra-long thumbhole cuffs for chilly hands.
2. Icebreaker Bodyfit 150 Atlas T-Shirt - Merino Wool, Short Sleeve (For Men) - Silky soft and light as air, you won't even know you're wearing Icebreaker's Bodyfit 150 Atlas T-shirt — your go-to base layer for any season
3. Icebreaker Mondo Base Layer Top - Merino Wool, Zip Neck, Long Sleeve (For Men) - soft, performance-ready piece that's ready to go, no matter what the thermometer is doing.
4. Icebreaker Bodyfit 200 Base Layer Leggings - UPF 50+, Merino Wool (For Women) - The ultimate in base-layer comfort and cool-weather warmth, Icebreaker's Bodyfit 200 leggings are made of a soft, pure merino wool for wicking, temperature-regulating performance and offer a soft, trim-fitting design.
5. Icebreaker Mini Bike/Run Sock Grab Bag - 3-Pack, Merino Wool, Quarter-Crew (For Women) - versatile multi-sport socks that are ideal for everything from hiking to biking to running, complete with the power of merino wool and a light underfoot cushion.
6. Icebreaker SF150 Shoreline Tech Tank Top - Merino Wool (For Women) - Ready for everything from a sunset stroll along the sand to a rip-roaring day of jetting around on the speedboat, Icebreaker's SF150 Shoreline Tech tank top offers the performance and lightweight luxury of soft, moisture-wicking merino wool.
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