Icebreaker EXP 320 Raven Zip Thru
I bought this as an insulation layer for an upcoming…
Price Paid: $99 (got a great deal!)
I bought this as an insulation layer for an upcoming camping trip to western Tibet... I was concerned at first because it feels very light for wool. In fact, it felt much softer than a comparable weight merino piece I have from Ibex. This is good, as it has a soft texture I would associate with straight-up high-end casual wear. But insulation? As I have been wearing it in chilly (though by no means Tibet-cold) conditions, I find this merino consistently maintains a comfortable body temperature as it heats up and cools off. I have frequently put it on during a morning chill and then found myself still wearing it in late afternoon. The look is so stylish my friends tell me I look like some sort of British dj in it... An outstanding piece of clothing: great to look at, great to be in and fine technical performance.
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The Icebreaker Raven Zip : Yes, you can cover four seasons with one jacket. This is the ultimate blend of form and function. An ultra warm layering piece in winter, our Raven zip-thru has special looped fabric to trap in the warmth, still with ultra breathability. Icebreaker Raven Zip Features: Raglan sleeves with stand up collar Eyelet shoulder stripe with cover stitching Reflective zip Reverse zip side pockets Materials: Exp 320 Weight, 100% pure merino
The Raven is all about being natural. Merino-wool natural, that is. Synthetic material waits until you start actually sweating, and then it wicks the moisture (and stinks). The expedition-weight merino wool in the Raven Jacket transfers your excess heat in vapor form (before it becomes sweat) so you stay dry longer. This wool also naturally blocks odor, so you can wear the Raven on backpacking trips, as a mid-layer for skiing, or on walks downtown, all without getting stinky. When you realize you've worn this jacket all season without washing it, simply throw it in the washing machine with some mild detergent, and lay it flat to dry.
The Icebreaker Women's Raven Zip Thru is a midweight long underwear top that does it all. Zip up the Raven Top under your ski shell or winter coat-Icebreaker constructed this long-sleeve shirt with special looped wool that traps in heat. When the snow melts, hit the pavement running as this merino top breathes and stretches to keep up with you. Icebreaker made the Raven Zip Thru Shirt with eyelet shoulder stripes, raglan sleeves, and a stand-up collar so you can wear it as a style piece, as well. This mid-layer's 100% merino wool won't hold odor and regulates your body temperature better than a synthetic.
- Backcountry Outlet
On Sale. Free Shipping. Icebreaker Women's Expedition Raven Top (Fall 2006) The Women's Raven by Icebreaker is the ultimate blend of form and function with four-season use. Ultra-warm layering piece in the winter, and the perfect solution when you need a light performance piece in the spring and summer.Features: Fabric - 320 g/m Raglan sleeves with stand up collar Eyelet shoulder stripe with cover stitching Reflective zip Reverse zip side pockets 100% pure merino
Yes, you can cover four seasons with one jacket. This is the ultimate blend of form and function. An ultra warm layering piece in winter, our Raven zip-thru has special looped fabric to trap in the warmth, still with ultra breathability.
- Massey's Outfitters