Merino wool comes off the back of one of the world’s toughest animals – the merino sheep, which thrives in New Zealand’s high country. These extraordinary animals grow a fleece that is luxuriously soft, yet strong enough to cope anything nature throws at it
New Zealand produces the longest, strongest and whitest merino wool in the world. This free-range fibre doesn’t itch like traditional wool, isn’t clammy like synthetics, and isn’t stinky like cotton. What’s not to love?
How does Icebreaker merino perform?
200 Lightweight merino buffers your body against extremes of heat and cold, breathes to prevent clamminess, resists odour for weeks, and protects against sun and fire. That’s because it was road-tested in the mountains, rather than made in a lab
Why layer merino?
In summer, the merino’s fine, lightweight, breathable fleece keeps him cool in the heat. In winter, he layers up for warmth. We’ve translated this all-weather fleece into a lightweight clothing system for people
Where is Icebreaker merino from?
Mountains, fjords, forests, lakes and snowfields – the extraordinary landscape of New Zealand’s Southern Alps isn’t your typical environment for a sheep. But then, the merino isn’t your typical sheep
What are you saying about us?
How was it for you? Are you wearing Icebreaker to hike the Himalayas, base jump in the European Alps or hang out at an après-ski bar? Check out Icebreaker adventures and media reviews here
Freedom to try
Like taking risks in the outdoors, but would rather play safe with online shopping? Our No Strings Trial lets you order all the sizes, colours and styles you want, then simply send back the stuff that doesn’t work for you
Icebreaker feels good. It feels REALLY good. That’s why we’re confident enough to replace your Icebreaker within 90 days if you’re not completely happy with it