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Lightweight merino wool. Soft, comfortable and no…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $41.25 on sale +coupon

Summary

Lightweight merino wool. Soft, comfortable and no stink after days in the backcountry.

Pros

  • Merino wool
  • Soft
  • No stink
  • Durable

Cons

  • No women's shirt in larger sizes
  • Can't dry in dryer

The Icebreaker Sonic short sleeve shirt is soft to the touch, lightweight, and durable. There was no evidence of abrasion after wearing this shirt with a backpack for many miles. It was very breathable when exercising, I never felt like I was overheating. It dried quickly on the body and kept me comfortably warm as temperatures cooled. 

The shirt is well constructed, seams are finished well, and tags perforated for easy removal. The grey color didn't show dust and dirt. After four days of hiking and no deodorant used, there was no detectable stink. 

It can be washed in the washing machine, but not dried in the dryer. I contacted Icebreaker customer service to ask them what would happen if it accidentally ended up in the dryer. In addition to the expected shrinking of the item, they warned that the dryer could also damage the fabric and cause holes to form. I like the shirt enough to follow the care instructions and accept the minor hassle of air drying it. 

My only other gripe about the shirt is that they do not make a women's version in larger sizes. 

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