Ibex Zepher Zip T-Neck
The synthetics wick better, I have to admit (in comparable…
Fabric: merino wool
Price Paid: can't remember -- on sale
The synthetics wick better, I have to admit (in comparable synthetics, I usually use EMS bergelene or LL Bean PowerDry long sleeve zip necks), and dry quicker. But wool tops impart a feeling of warmth that I never feel with synthetic tops, a real plus in stop-and-go activity in cold weather (or even in just "go" activity in really cold weather). This is a marvelous top as a baselayer, or as a second layer on top of a thin baselayer. Plus, unlike most synthetics, it does not become stinky.
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Crafted from New Zealand merino wool, the Ibex Men's Zepher Zip T-Neck serves as an excellent first layer for skiing, mountaineering, boating, or under a sweater when the temperature drops closer to home. An 11 inch zip allows you to vent excess heat, while the 2.5 inch collar traps warmth when the zipper is pulled all the way up. Natural elasticity adds to the Zepher's comfort when stretching, which also lends to the shirt maintaining its like-new shape after extended wear. The Ibex Men's Zepher Zip T-Neck is machine washable for easy care, and the natural antimicrobial properties keep the stink to a minimum, even after successive days of 24 hour wear in the backcountry.
- Altrec Outlet refers to the men's version
The men's Ibex Zepher Half-Zip merino wool shirt can be worn next to your skin or over a lightweight layer to keep you warm on your cold-weather hiking trips and ski adventures. Midweight 18.5-micron merino wool helps maintain a comfortable temperature whether the day is hot, cold or in between. Moisture-wicking merino wool naturally resists odors and offers itch-free softness. 11 in. front zipper with locking zipper pull offers easy temperature regulation. Flatlock side seams are soft and designed to eliminate chafing. Ibex Zepher Half-Zip T-shirt is semifitted and machine washable. Closeout.
- REI refers to the men's version
The warmest Ibex baselayer gets the zipper treatment. 18.5 micron, 230 g/m2 merino fabric ensures maximum warmth in the toughest conditions. The Zepher can be worn alone or over our lighter bases to create an ideal environment for all you do in the cold.Tech Specs:Warmest Ibex Base LayerSemi-fitFlatlock Seams11 inch Zip Neck w/ locking zipper pullSmooth Fabric Surface for LayeringMachine WashableHigh Performance Interlock18.5 micron100% Zque New Zealand Merino Wool230 g/m2Garment Weight: 11.2 ozCLOSEOUT
- Second Ascent refers to the men's version
The Ibex Zepher Zip T-Neck is a versatile midweight performance baselayer. Semi-fit, so you can wear it as a baselayer or on its own. The Zepher Zip T is ready for wherever your outdoor passion takes you. 100% 18.5 micron New Zealand Merino wool, 230 g/m^2 Soft next to skin Superior temperature regulation 11'' zippered neck Raglan sleeves Flatlock seams Machine washable Made in the USA
- OMCgear refers to the men's version