Many years ago I reviewed the Icebreaker GT150 Run Ace Long Sleeve Crewe and Icebreaker GT 260 Pursuit Crewe Product Review. Icebreaker was my shirt of choice for my Laugavegur trek – 3 of the 4 shirts I brought were made by them. Suffice it to say I’m a longtime fan.
Recently I was chosen by Icebreaker to take part in a gear test through Expert Voice. (Expert Voice is a platform for brands, stores, and media to connect and also get pro discounts – if you’re in one of those groups and interested in joining, shoot me an email and I’ll send you an invite.)
Icebreaker sent me their 200 Oasis Long Sleeve Half Zip to test out. It’s 100% Merino Wool like so many of their products. A zip neck offers temperature regulation, which is great when you start heating up. A drop tail adds coverage and also keeps the top tucked in when you need it.
The 200 Oasis Leggings were also part of the test. Once again, 100% Merino Wool. The elastic waistband is wide enough to stay in place and comfortable to wear. General fit is close to the body, but with enough give to allow for comfort and mobility.
The two pieces together provide an unassailable layer of warmth. Even wearing the leggings under a pair of denim jeans was comfortable, and if you know how little insulation jeans provide, you’ll understand the benefit. We’ve had crazy cold weather here (-11 degrees Fahrenheit for the high, anyone?) and I’m happy to have had these in my closet.
One of the best things about Icebreaker’s products is that they are comfortable for all-day wear. You can’t say that about many of their competitors.
As with previous reviews, it’s hard to find a negative with Icebreaker products. Some people complain about the prices, but I only just got rid of the earlier mentioned products – almost 8 years of wearing not just through the Winter, but at other times of the year as well. That’s a good return on investment.
(*Items provided for review purposes – all opinions are my own.)
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