The Icebreaker Men's Ellipse Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood offers a highly technical insulated midlayer with a hybrid construction. The Ellipse Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood is ideal for windy ridge climbs, alpine hikes, and anywhere else you need insurance against the unexpected chill. The hood and chest panels of the Ellipse are made with the Icebreaker MerinoLOFT insulation, which provides a sustainable alternative to synthetic insulations and features a recycled polyester face fabric. In the body and sleeves, a heavyweight jersey blend combines merino wool and recycled polyester for comfortable, highly breathable and quick-drying performance. The two concealed front zip pockets and an internal zip stash pocket can be used for storing small essentials, and the drawcord hem seals out cold air. Thumbhole cuffs add a touch of warmth and make for easy layering.
Since its birth in 1994, Icebreaker has been pioneering the use of merino wool found in the wilderness, by the fusion of nature and technology. The merino is one of the world’s most ancient and toughest breeds of sheep.
Nature created Icebreaker merino wool as protection against the scorching summers and freezing winters of New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alps mountain range. Technology has allowed Icebreaker to adapted merino wool into a system of layers for the outdoors, performance sports, and the city.
Sustainability is at the heart of Icebreaker. They are not concerned with creating the latest technical fibre for their garments. Nature has already done it, without the use of oil rigs. Found in the mountains of New Zealand, Icebreaker fibre factory is that of a sheep’s back. By putting the environment before profit, Icebreaker have created a profitable sustainability through a balance of ecology and economy.
Icebreaker merino garments are soft and non-itch, warm in the cold and cool in the heat, they breathe to prevent clamminess, and have a miraculous ability to warn off odour. Icebreaker have adapted merino wool into a system of lightweight layers. Wear a next-to-skin layer in warmer weather, then layer up for insulation in the cold.