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.
Icebreaker has been pioneering the use of merino wool in technical clothing since its birth in 1994. The merino is one of the world’s most ancient breeds of sheep, favoured by manufacturers for its tough but incredibly soft wool. Using cutting edge construction techniques, Icebreaker has adapted the wool into a system of layers ideal for the outdoors, performance sports, and the city.
Sustainability is at the heart of what Icebreaker do. They're not bothered with creating the latest technical fibre for their garments; nature has already created the perfect natural protection against scorching summers and freezing winters. 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, extremely breathable, 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.