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.
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.
66 North's fleeces are just as warm as a Michelin Man sweater, but much more stylish. Parkas and jackets from Titanium by Columbia are equally functional and just as sharp looking. And Icebreaker's tees, meanwhile, make for warm and moisture-wicking bottom layers.
Stay toasty and terrifically stylish on the slopes with this assortment of warm gear, from waterproof hoodies and ski pants to warm, woolen undergarments. The après-ski selection is no less appealing, with layer-ready tops, wool dresses, and more.