Icebreaker figures they’ve pretty much got their Superfine190 (190 g/m2) long sleeve crew design dialed in. I agree
(see my 2004 Staff Pick)! This spring they bring out a limited edition of this thin, superfine merino wool crew with
patterns of nature (leaf, vine) designed by a New Zealand artist and dyed onto the front of the shirt. A super
comfortable and attractive shirt just gets nicer.
Weight: about 6 ounces
Icebreaker staff members Fran and Justin model the short sleeve patterned crews and display the long sleeve crews.
Ibex Nelson with 17.5 micron WoolElite fabric for the ultimate in next to skin comfort.
I posted about the Smartwool very light long sleeved crew in a Day 1 dispatch. Ibex also has a similar product;
their Woolies rib crew (18.5 micron, 6.5 oz). And an even finer 17.5 micron fabric WoolElite version n their Nelson
long sleeve crew for the ultimate in next to skin comfort.
Those of you who enjoy the thermal properties of a thin layer of wool next-to-skin, now have a choice! Website: www.ibexwear.com
"Icebreaker and Ibex Superfine Wool Crews First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/icebreaker_ibex_wool_crews_outdoor_retailer_winter_market_2005.html, 2005-01-31 03:00:00-07.