Friday, January 20, 2012

Icebreaker Merino Wool Apparel Review and Give-a-way ends 02/04/2012...

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!






I am so excited to introduce you all to Icebreaker ClothingIcebreaker creates their clothing using Pure Merino Wool. 

The New Zealand Merino is one of the world's most ancient breeds of sheep and not to mention one of the toughest.  The merino's fleece is built for extremes - breathable in summer, insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight.  Icebreaker merino is naturally anti-microbial to keep you odor free, and breaths and insulates brilliantly to regulate your body temperature.

Icebreaker has pioneered the use of merino wool in the wilderness since 1994, and now they’ve fused nature and technology to create merino layers for the outdoors, for performance sports, and for the city.  Their collection includes items for Men, Women and Children.

Another thing that we think is just so neat is that once you purchase an item you can go online and trace the wool from your apparel back to the sheep farm though a unique Baacode sewn inside many of their garments!    We did this and I will tell you about it below...



Icebreaker was so kind to send us 2 items from their collection to review.

They sent my husband a Men's LS Ace Zip which is available in 2 colors - Monsoon/Black and Planet/Splash like he is wearing in the above picture.  

First it has a Baacode in it so we had to trace it right away!  This is what it said "Out of 120 sheep stations, the fibre in your garment has been traced back to the following group of stations"  1.  Otematata Station  2.  Lake Heron Station or  3.  Mount Nicolas Station  Then you can click on each station and learn so much information about the places where the merino lives and it's wool came from.   I especially loved watching the video's about the family who owned the farm and hearing their accents - so neat! 



So back to the shirt, the Men's LS Ace Zip - this zip neck long sleeve is built for speed, refined for every facet of your running workouts: The smooth merino fabric has tons of stretch for better mobility, while giving you amazing breathability and drying quickly for temperature and moisture regulation to make comfort second Nature. Cord loop at neck for tunes and reflective piping for visibility.

Special design features

  • GT200
  • Zip neck collar
  • Cord management loop at neckline
  • Set-in sleeves
  • Reflective piping at right shoulder
  • Front zip stash pocket
  • Icebreaker logo, GT wordmark and pip label

    My husband LOVES this shirt, I just can't tell you how incredibly soft and stretchy this is. Perfect for running in. He loves how light weight it is, but even though it's light weight it keeps him really warm on a cold, chilly day here - like today!





    The next item sent was a kids Camper Hoodie which is also available in 2 colors - Horizon/Mystic and Planet/Stealth like we received.  Icebreaker's revolutionary Realfleece fabric - nature's alternative to a synthetic fleece - is ideal for active kids. It's super insulating, yet as lightweight and low bulk as a synthetic fleece. Realfleece is also highly breathable, so the youngest campers in your family won't overheat or feel constricted. The well-shaped hood ramps up the cosiness even more.

    Special design features

    • Realfleece260 fabric
    • Raglan sleeves
    • Forward side seams with slash pockets on seams
    • Set-on elastic at hem and sleeve cuffs
    • Icebreaker pip label

      Oh my once again this is sooooo soft!  My little boy loves wearing this.  Most wool is just so scratchy and this is so, so soft and fuzzy on the inside. We love this adorable little hoodie and know that it is going to keep him so comfortable and warm.  It's easy to take care of, just wash and hang dry.



      Watch this video to learn more  - you will LOVE all of the benefits merino...




       
      We are in love with this brand!  Let me show you a few other items we are adding to our wishlist...


      I am loving this Women's Powder Hood - love the color and the stripes!
      It's winter here and we all love some warm socks - the Icebreaker Hike Lite Socks for men, women and children all look so warm and comfy!



      I can so see my husband in this Men's Eclipse Crew - loving the color and the stripes!



      To view ALL of the wonderful products that Icebreaker has to offer please visit:




      Now for the give-a-way - I'm so excited to tell you that 1 lucky reader will win a Baselayers set - Bodyfit 200 Oasis Crewe ripple for girls  $50 OR Bodyfit 200 Oasis Crewe splash for boys $45 either choice will receive a coordinating bottom!



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      Disclosure: I received a product sample from Icrebreaker to facilitate this review, no additional compensation was received, and opinions are my own and may vary from yours.

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