Icebreaker for the Win! Sadly/Happily, better than my Patagonia Capilene 3's

Verified Buyer Reviewed by thebrucekim from Kansas City, MO on Monday, December 22, 2014
I unapologetically wear my base layers for days on end during winter. They maybe get a wash between the end of November and the beginning of February. One. Wash. That's it.

So, my base layers have to work or else they get rotated out of my wardrobe. Plain and simple.

I've been a Patagonia believer for years and I love my Patagonia Cap 3's to pieces (literally) so I have high expectations for a base layer bottom.
Icebreaker surprisingly exceeded them and have become my new go-to layer.

My Patagonia's seemed to pill too quickly but these Midweight Icebreakers seem just as fresh as when I first bought (and wore) them. One month of consecutive day-after-day wear and look just as new as the first day I threw them on.

KC winters are typically in the 20's and 30's, sometimes low teens. As long as I'm not wearing a light pair of pants, these Icebreaker Midweight is going to keep me warm. They definitely regulate better than my Capilene 3's did and when things get very warm the Icebreaker keeps me cooler than my Patagonia.
Also, I'm a slim 5'10" 170ish lb, usually a size 32 waist, and the Mediums fit perfectly. Not too tight. Not too loose.

After 30+ days of wear they don't smell a bit. Not one.

Yeah, they're sort of pricey, but warmth and quality is worth the extra cost. If my Patagonia's were 4.5/5 stars, these Icebreaker Midweights are a 5/5.
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