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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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 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