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The merino is one of the world’s most ancient breeds of sheep and one of the toughest.
Very different to a regular sheep who chews grass in the lowlands, Icebreaker merino live in the extremes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps where regular sheep would freeze to death up there.
The Southern Alps is an extraordinary landscape that stretches like a spine down the South Island of New Zealand. It consists of dozens of mountains, thousands of glaciers, ice-carved fjords, forests, alpine lakes and huge snowfields.
The merino have learned to handle these extremes by developing a high-tech coat of exceptionally fine wool that is light and breathable in the summer and highly insulation in the winter.
The merino’s fleece is built for extremes – breathable in summer, insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight.
The Perfect Fibre
This wool makes for an amazing fibre used for clothing, that is natural, breathable and extremely comfortable.
Unlike traditional wool products that are produced with thick fibres, which make it warm, but also heavy and itchy.
Merino Wool is the perfect fibre for comfort and performance - invented by nature and engineered for people.
- It's comfortably soft and non-itch.
- It's thin natural fibres make it warm in the cold and cool in the heat.
- It's light and breathable to prevent clamminess.
- It's easy to care for, quick drying and perfect for travelling.
- It has a miraculous ability to warn off smell, so perfect for active wear.
How to Care for Merino Clothing?