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.
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.
Think of every trend that’s sparked your interest lately, then immediately check out this sale. Chances are good you’ll find it here — and interpreted in a way that surpasses expectations. Flowy satin jumpsuit? Check. Metallic boyfriend blazer? Check. Ruffle-front bib top? Check and check. (This one’s plaid.)
This sale is an intrepid runner's paradise. CW-X’s second-skin Conditioning Wear combines futuristic design with UV protection, moisture-wicking and other scientific advances. New Zealand's Icebreaker boasts a vast range of merino-wool layers, including short-sleeve T-shirts, zip pullovers, jackets and pants, that keep you on the trails through the fall and well into winter.
You don’t need Lindsey Vonn to tell you that it’s important to stay warm on the slopes. Start with Icebreaker’s merino-wool base layers, including camis, leggings and underwear, then pile on a crewneck top or a mock-neck zip-up. For outerwear, turn to Mountain Hardware’s sleek, waterproof jackets and pants.