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Icebreaker Helix Mossy Oak® Shirt - Merino Wool, Full Zip, Long Sleeve (For Men)
Discontinued. An impressively warm midlayer or mild weather outer layer, Icebreaker's Helix Mossy Oak shirt features MerinoLoft wool insulation, a recycled polyester exterior that's water resistant, and a merino wool-lined interior.
Average Rating based on 5 reviews 3.600000 0 5
Reviewed by Jeff - elk & deer hunter from Idaho/Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 13, 2016First of all, think of this garment more like a sweatshirt or sweater, and less like a jacket. People tend to think of jackets as impervious to wind and rain, and this isn't that. The poly outer shell will deter a lot of wind and a little rain, though, so it's not useless as a jacket, it's just not the same thing. But it's not supposed to be, either.
The warmth-to-weight ratio of this item is comparable to a down jacket I have. In my mind, the two pieces are interchangeable. The guy who said it's too loud for hunting is crazy. I would have not problem taking this in the deer stand with me, and for elk - well, it's just a non-issue. And as for the zipper - yeah, it's on the left. All the Icebreaker stuff is like that - mens and womens. I don't know why, but it's not a big deal either.
Personally, I like this item in a layering system. I wear a merino base layer and a thin merino vest under it to make it super warm, and they're all so light and compressible that it's easy to shed a layer and stick it in my pack.
There are three pockets on here - 2 hand and 1 inside chest pocket. They've been great for holding smaller gear. The jacket fits me well, meaning I can maneuver without feeling restricted with no "extra" room or material. That's exactly how I like clothes to fit for bow hunting - no cloth to get in the way and screw up my shot.
Finally, how I would improve this garment:
There seem to be a lot of extra colorful 'flourishes' that the designers added to make the piece look cool, but don't do me any favors in the woods. The brown underarms, for example. I would prefer for the whole piece to be covered in camo. It's a different material than the front and back, but I know they can do it, since they print their merino hats and base layers in camo. There's also an orange zipper and logo tag. I don't mind the tag being there, but can those pieces be brown or black instead? I don't want to give deer or elk the tiniest advantage of seeing me in the woods. I know they're not supposed to be able to see orange, but still, something that matched the camo better would be preferred.
All in all, this is a great item. I would highly recommend it to anyone, even with my minor gripes.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Redpin from MO on Monday, August 29, 2016Nice warm wool but too much noise from liner to use for hunting...
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Serge from Kiev on Friday, August 5, 2016Very comfortable and heat. Great product. I`m 192cm high and 103kg. Use size XL. Looks like athletic feat. I`m happy with this jacket.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Randy from Wisconsin on Friday, July 29, 2016This jacket is mislabeled as a men's jacket. Sizing is significantly smaller and zipper is female sided
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Robert from Hawaii on Tuesday, May 24, 2016Not much to criticize here. It's basically a light weight puffy that really performs.... Super comfortable and fits true to size. And you can't beat the STP price