Icebreaker Rock Zip
Fabric: merino wool
Excellent light sweater/midlayer.
I am a believer in wool when it is really cold. It's not as light as synthetics, and it doesn't wick quite as well, but when it is really, really cold, wool feels warm to me and synthetics don't (this is especially true for base layers).
I have used this piece a lot in the Adirondacks for winter mountaineering in combination with a light baselayer (either synthetic or wool, depending on the temp); that combination carries me most of the way up to tree-line on single digit days (maybe starting off with a softshell jacket or vest that reappears at tree line). It is an excellent piece, and well sized.
One gripe: the cost. Thank goodness for EMS's panicky approach to clearing out stock. As good as it is and as versatile as it has been, I wouldn't pay the price you usually see for it.
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The Icebreaker Rock Zip is another classic that will never let you down. Warm mid weight, super-soft merino with stand-up rib collar and thumb loops. The contrasting panels ensure you'll look cool while staying perfectly warm. Rib collar Set-in Icebreaker embroidered logo and pip label
You can tell you worked hard on those last ski runs. And your friends can tell you did, too, because that sweaty-smelling synthetic shirt makes sure to torture the entire car on your drive home. Next time try the Icebreaker Sport320 Rock -Zip Top. Midweight merino wool in this shirt naturally blocks odor and regulates your temperature. The front zip lets you dump heat on mogul runs and the color panels add style when you lounge around the lodge.
- Backcountry Outlet
This is another classic Icebreaker that will never let you down.
The warm, mid-weight Rock Zip from Icebreaker will never let you down with super-soft merino wool and a look that makes this performance top appropriate anytime.
- Mountain Gear