An incredibly comfortable and environmentally conscious vest designed for technical outings in nature, the Women's Ellipse Vest is a hybrid-construction layer that uses strategically zoned insulation for core warmth and protection where you need it most. In the chest panels and upper back Icebreaker have used 70g MerinoLoft insulation, which provides a warm, breathable and natural alternative to synthetic insulations, with a recycled DWR-treated polyester face fabric.
In the lower body and shoulders, the Ellipse features a super-soft and quick-drying 230g/m² waffle fabric that blends merino wool and polyester to actively manage moisture during chilly, high-output days in the mountains or out on the trails. Zipped hand pockets and an internal stash pocket secure all your small daily essentials.
- Body: 75% Merino wool, 25% polyester (230g/m²)
- Chest & back panels: 100% polyester
- Insulation: MerinoLoft (88% Merino wool, 12% polylactide)
- Chin guard
- Inner stormflap
- Zipped inner pocket
- 2 zipped front pockets
- Drop tail hem
- Centre back length: 69.1cm
- Heat transfer logo
- Weight: 370g
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.