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Icebreaker Everyday Base Layer Top - Crew Neck, Long Sleeve (For Men)

Discontinued. Stay warm with the insulating, midweight design of Icebreaker's Everyday base layer top, featuring soft, luxurious merino wool -- a fiber that naturally wicks moisture, controls temperature and makes an ideal thermal addition to any cold-weather wardrobe.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gary from Ohio on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    It's soft, fits great, looks even better and it keeps you warm. Love it.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by DannyA from Seattle, WA on Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Merino wool is so unbelievable. A true example of nature's intelligence (thank you little sheep). Instead of wearing plastic (aka Polyester) I always choose merino wool. It is stylish, warm when the temperature dips and is affordable on sale. This particular shirt is super soft and is a wonderful base layer. Icebreaker also has some pretty high ethical standards on how their farmers treat the sheep, something that is always of value to me since the big picture (sustainability, animal wellbeing) is important.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sierracanon from Sacramento CA on Monday, April 18, 2016
    I started wearing Merino baselayers back in 2003, when they first seemed to be hitting the market. In those days, it was Smartwool, and not much else. Most of the tops I purchased those many years ago, are now in tatters, so it was time to replace.

    Having had good recent success with Icebreaker, I found this shirt on sale, and took the bait.

    I have found Icebreaker's fit to be slightly on the small side, so even though I usually wear XL in most tops, 2XL seems to work best for Icebreaker. Having said that, the fit is comfortable without feeling tight, and emphasizing certain less attractive parts of my anatomy.

    The weave of the 200 weight/100% Merino is a little different from most jersey weaves, but I really like it, as it feels pretty substantial, and should hold up nicely. On a recent hike in the Sierra foothills, I experienced a variety of winter conditions. In the shady forest it would get chilly, but in the sunshine it would be pretty warm. Snowshoeing in Lassen, again, the conditions were changeable depending on the availability of the sun. The shirt was comfortable in both circumstances, and I didn't feel the need to adjust layers every time it shifted.

    Breathability is top notch. On this very steep foothill hike, I always work up a good sweat. But I was never conscious of it, and the moisture evaporated off very quickly. Not sure, but thinking it may have something to do with the nice weave. The low profile layered nicely under a wind shell and fleece. Construction is very clean... good stitching on all seams, the crew neck, and raglan sleeves.

    This is no only a great outdoor shirt, but also super comfortable for lounging around on a chilly morning. Highly recommended.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by holmesy from Adirondacks New York on Friday, April 1, 2016
    While in the Marines, we had to wear wool socks and they irritated my skin so much I would scratch to the point of bleeding. I thought that I would never be able to wear wool products ever again. I am the type that sweats a lot while hiking, even in below zero weather. I have been trying all the new "high tech" moisture wicking base layers out there and they all end up saturated, leaving my core wet and cold. While on an extended hike one day I met another hiker that shared my problems. He told me about Merino wool and how it wouldn't make me itch. He also told me how it retains warmth even when saturated. He convinced me enough to first, buy a pair of merino wool socks before spending the money on a good merino wool base layer. I bought the socks and was amazed. He was right. Not one itch. Next it was time to go for the base layer. I chose this Icebreaker top. The first hike I wore it on was a cold windy one. I saturated it like I always do and again was amazed. Usually when we stopped I would get cold because my base layers were wet but with the Icebreaker top, it kept me comfortable. Since the first outing, I have worn it 3 more times without suffering from the itching I had with straight wool. I will be buying more!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sierracanon from Sacramento, CA on Monday, January 11, 2016
    I started wearing Merino baselayers back in 2003, when they first seemed to be hitting the market. In those days, it was Smartwool, and not much else. Most of the tops I purchased those many years ago, are now in tatters, so it was time to replace.

    Having had good recent success with Icebreaker, I found this shirt on sale, and took that bait.

    I have found Icebreaker's fit to be slightly on the small side, so even though I usually wear XL in most tops, 2XL seems to work best for Icebreaker. Having said that, the fit is comfortable without feeling tight, and emphasizing certain less attractive parts of my anatomy.

    The weave of the 200 weight/100% Merino is a little different from most jersey weaves, but I really like it, as it feels pretty substantial, and should hold up nicely. On a recent hike in the Sierra foothills, I experienced a variety of winter conditions. In the shady forest it would get chilly, but in the sunshine it would be pretty warm. Snowshoeing in Lassen, again, the conditions were changeable depending on the availability of the sun. The shirt was comfortable in both circumstances, and I didn't feel the need to adjust layers every time it shifted.

    Breathability is top notch. On this very steep foothill hike, I always work up a good sweat. But I was never conscious of it, and the moisture evaporated off very quickly. Not sure, but thinking it may have something to do with the nice weave.

    The low profile layered nicely under a wind shell and fleece. Construction is very clean... good stitching on all seams, the crew neck, and raglan sleeves.

    After a couple of good winter foothill hikes, this has made its way to the front of my gear lineup. Looking forward to using it more, and getting out MORE this winter!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bicycle Gramma from East Snohomish County, WA on Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Without this lovely merino against my skin. I feel cold.
    Wonderful for layering without bulk.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anonymous from NY,NY on Friday, October 17, 2014
    a little tight
  • Reviewed by pdx flyer from Oregon on Monday, March 10, 2014
    In the winter months and all around chilly temperatures, this icebreaker long sleeve shirt does its job: keeps you warm and dry. Just another fantastic quality you expect from icebreaker. Simply perfect.
  • Reviewed by Happy customer from Colorado on Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    Perfect for late winter/early spring seasons. I am a mechanic at a ski resort. I carry heavy and mid weight sets of long underwear. And these will replace my light set.
  • Reviewed by Wool lover from Wisconsin on Saturday, November 2, 2013
    I bought this for my husband who is a police officer. He is in and out of buildings in cold weather. He really likes the weight of this piece, and it regulates his temperature. I have been wearing wool for years in law enforcement, but it's taken a little work to transition him to wool. He really likes it and I got it for a great price. I know it will see a lot of use.
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