Icebreaker Women's Original Long Sleeve Half Zip
Warm and elegant
I usually choose from icebreacer only such pieces that work both for the office and the outdoors. I just received this long sleeve this morning, and it is just what I was looking for.
Plus points: 320 is warm enough even for 8 hours per day in a climatized office - personally I find AC worse than being out in a storm.
100% merino feels good, the fabric has a very nice touch.
The sleeves are long enough for me-I usually have trouble with that.
The blue color is quite decent, and breaks the monotony of my mostly black collection nicely.
The one point I took off is for the cut: a slim fit would have been better for me. A full zip would make it easier to take off during hiking. *hint-hint* to icebreaker.
11 December 2014
This shirt is sized too big
I bought my wife a gift of this shirt. She always wears a Medium sized top. This one was too big.
While in New York, we stopped by a flagship store and indeed she is a Small in this item. Comparing products in the store, it appears that this item is cut from a larger pattern of cloth. So, I would suggest buying a size smaller than your usual.
Otherwise, it is a wonderful garment and very functional.
02 December 2014
Gives me the wamth I was looking for
I was having difficulty finding a wool heavier weight midlayer and this works for that. I live in the Pacific northwest and hike and bike in the cold rain as well as cross-country ski in colder conditions. Yesterday I hiked uphill in the rain using a thin wool layer and rain jacket. I was cold and damp at the summit so put this on for the hike down. I was warm and toasty. The fit is just OK, not really flattering. Price is high. I don't need the longer arm length and thumb hole. The blue color is quite dull. I am 5'6" , 130 # and bought a medium.
29 November 2014
My go-to favorite
I bought my first Icebreaker 320 shirt at an outlet store near Portland Oregon and it immediately became one of my go-to favorites. I love the Merino wool, and when you live in the Pacific NW, warm wool layers are essential. I've tried many synthetics over the years but keep coming back to wool. It's warm when wet, it doesn't stink even after a day of intense mountain hiking, and it washes up beautifully. I especially like the longer sleeves with the thumb holes. It's a perfect design for those days when my hands get a little chilly, but I don't want to wear gloves. Also it fits snug enough to be able to add an additional layer over the top, but loose enough to not be confining. This has gone from a hiking shirt to also a wear-around-town shirt in the winter.
08 November 2014