Deciding on the Icebreaker thermal clothing for you!

Icebreaker have a wide range of clothing perfect for all activities and lifestyle. Due to their huge range, our customers sometimes find it difficult to choose which item is the right one for them so we've created a blog with a handy guide for you!

Every Day Pieces

If you're looking for an every day thermal base layer where the main function of the item is to keep you warm then we would recommend the Everyday Range. Perfect for wearing under work clothes, walking the dog, watching the kids play football etc. This range is 200gm and is available in short and long sleeve tops, half zip sweaters and leggings.

If you're looking for something more technical that can be used for all cooler weather activities such as Skiing, Snowboarding, Hiking, Rambling, Climbing, Running, Cycling, as well as for wearing under your every day clothes then the Oasis Range is for you. This range is 200gm and is available in Underwear, Short and Long Sleeve Tops, Half Zip Sweaters and Leggings.

For use in colder weather we would recommend the Tech Range which is a thicker weight at 260gm. For Women we also stock the Vertex Leggings

Remember with Icebreaker Merino Wool Clothing, the higher the weight, the warmer you will be.

If you're looking for a thicker and warmer, more casual sweater there's also plenty of choice. The Original Long Sleeve Half Zip for men is made from a warm 320gm 100% merino wool and features a classic sweater styling. For women we highly recommend the Dia Pullover Hoody which is made from a cozy 200gm RealFLEECE fabric made of 87% merino wool, 10% nylon and 3% lycra. 

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Performance Pieces

If you're looking for more of a performance piece for sports and exercise there's a wide range to choose from. 

The Zone Range is Icebreaker's latest range of technical clothing made with their BodyfitZonetechnology and designed specifically for high impact sports. This range has strategically placed merino mesh for ventilation, gusseted side panels for ease of movement and athletic styling. At 200gm this range is perfect for year round use and is available in long sleeve crewes, leggings and half zip sweaters for Men and Women. 

Looking for a warmer weight? The Quantum Range has Hooded Sweaters made from 260gm Merino Wool with 2% Lycra. This range comes in gorgeous bright colours with mesh underarms for maximum breathability, reflective zips for safety when exercising outside and secure zippered pockets for your essentials!

The Oasis and Tech ranges are also widely used by our customers for all sports and exercise, but if you're looking for added technical features like the gusseted side panels or mesh underarms then we would recommend the Icebreaker Merino Wool Zone and Quantum Ranges as described above.

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We hope that has been helpful in explaining the differences between the ranges and helping you decide which is the perfect range or product for you. 

And remember with Icebreaker Merino Wool Clothing, the higher the weight, the warmer you will be.

If you're still unsure of which is right for you, give us a call and we are always happy to go through your requirements and assist you in finding that perfect item.


Handy Guide


 Range Weight Fit Merino Fabric
Everyday 200gm Slim Rib Knit
Oasis 200gm Slim Jersey Knit
Zone 200gm Slim Jersey Knit
Tech 260gm Regular Jersey Knit
Quantum 260gm Slim Jersey Knit

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