If there's one thing New Zealand has a lot of, it’s merino sheep. Luckily for you outdoorsy types, the Wellington-based clothing label Icebreaker discovered the perfect use for all that wool: turn it into exceptional base-layer clothing and gear for hiking, skiing, and running. Known for its warmth and breathability, Merino wool doesn’t itch or hold odor — major advantages when you're hiking to the South Pole, or simply too lazy to change your shirt for four days. Since its founding by Jeremy Moon in the mid-1990s, Icebreaker has expanded its collection of men’s, women’s, and kids’ clothing to include everything from underwear and socks to T-shirts, fleece jackets, and leggings. As an added bonus, customers can click on a bar code (or “baa code,” in official Icebreaker parlance), located on the company website, to learn more about each purchase — from the sheep that produced the wool to the farms where they live.
Whether your plans include going sledding or strolling around town, this collection has the perfect coat to keep your cutie warm. The Teddy Plush Pram gives little ones head-to-toe protection from the cold, and the 4-in-1 Sporty Jackets are ideal for active outdoor enterprises.
When it's time to hit the snowy slopes, chic performance snow gear from brands like Marker and Columbia is just the ticket. Weather-ready insulation and standout hues like orchid, fiery red, and liquid blue combine in this mix of zip-vent pants, soft terry jackets and hoodies, thermal leggings, and waterproof parkas. Just clip on your lift ticket and you’re set.
Hit the slopes in style with this fabulously toasty assortment of gear, including everything from waterproof hoodies and ski pants to warm, woolen undergarments. The après-ski selection is no less appealing, with layer-ready tops, wool sweaters, and more.
Hit the slopes in high style with this colorful assortment of performance gear. Insulated jackets, multi-pocket pants, pullover sweaters, and more will have you looking chic — and staying toasty — as you zip down the mountain.