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Icebreaker Skin 200 Mondo Zip

in Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL

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4.80 / 5 (5 reviews)


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Harry Dodge
( harry@dodgekahn.com )
Icebreaker Skin 200 Longsleeve Zip on 08/23/2005 20:00:51 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

6.8 oz Not a "sizzling-HOT-weather" shirt, but acceptable baselayer up into the high seventies or so... because of the zipper i suppose. And then down into the fifties, esp. with a windtop.

Really a beautiful useful shirt. Regulates temp. etc.

Reasonably priced (comparatively) as well.

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Andrew King
( drewboy )

Locale:
Arizona
A great shirt on 02/05/2007 07:48:12 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

This is truly a great jem of a shirt. I've gone out in it several times over the past month and still marvel how well it can regulate my temperatures - especially when soaking wet. The fit and feel is perfect. This is my go-to shirt when temps fall below 70. I hike a lot in the Arizona Superstition Wlderness and it seems to be more durable to thorny underbrush than my other polyester shirts.

Richard DeLong
( Legkohod )

Locale:
Eastern Europe / Caucasus
Superb, versatile shirt, but a little heavy on 01/16/2009 17:29:04 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

This shirt fits my thin frame and longish arms (size L). I've worn it about 100 days (50 hiking, 50 in town) and it shows no signs of wear. I can wear it 10 days in a row in the mountains without it smelling. The zipper helps for thermoregulation.

In my opinion, this is just the right weight of fabric for the product. Something thinner will wear through more quickly, and something heavier will provide less insulation per ounce than synthetic jackets.

ADDED 6/4/2010:

I am not quite as enthusiastic about the Mondo Zip as I used to be. I have found PolarDry to be a significantly warmer layer at less weight and less cost. I don't think I will take the Mondo Zip hiking again because there are slightly better combinations for me, such as:

Icebreaker 140 Tech T
Marmot PolarDry long-sleeve shirt
CAMP Magic anorak

I'm always carrying a short-sleeve shirt as it is, so having that AND the Mondo Zip seems redundant, because the Mondo Zip, as all Merino wool, shines as a baselayer where it doesn't smell.

That said, I wear the Mondo Zip all the time (well, almost) in town and love it.

Edited by Legkohod on 06/04/2010 07:56:40 MDT.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Icebreaker Mondo Zip - Men's priced at: $39.99 - $90.00
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Barnett Childress
( Barnett_Childress - M )

Locale:
New England
Excellent on 07/20/2009 19:24:31 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I have been wearing Icebreaker 200 base layers for the last 3 years. The Mondo zip is very comfortable over a wide range of temps, durable, fits well & just works for me.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Icebreaker Mondo Zip - Men's priced at: $39.99 - $90.00
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Adam Frizzell
( adamf )

Locale:
Mid-Atlantic
Perfect for mild to cold temps on 12/21/2009 10:50:54 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

My Icebreaker 200g Mondo Zip top is my go to anytime I'm expecting temps to go into the 40-15 degree F range. Using this as a base layer and layering appropriately, I have taken it down to 18 degrees F with no issues at all. Also, I have taken it up to 55-60 degrees F and not gotten over heated. The wool does a great job at regulating temps and resisting odor. I pretty much throw this top on as I leave for trip and it doesn't come off until I get home, however long that may be. Excellent!

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