Icebreaker Zone Half Zip Long Sleeve Tee

Women's Icebreaker Zone Half Zip Long Sleeve Tee

Category: Long Sleeve Running Tops
Summary: Mid-weight base layer. Ideal on its own or in colder months can be layered with a gilet / jacket.

Pros:

  • Lightweight feel
  • Extremely breathable
  • Merino material makes it feel 'natural'
  • Soft and cosy, yet not too hot
  • Natural odour-resistant properties that really do work
  • Flattering fit and colour

Cons:

  • I really can't think of any

Fit and Feel

I really love this top. I love the fact that it's long enough in the body to cover my lower back. In my mind, there's nothing more annoying than a running top, designed for winter that ends up being too short in the body. When I stretch my arms above my head I expect the top to still cover my tummy and to keep me warm.

This Icebreaker ticks all the boxes. The fabric has a gorgeous light weight, yet cosy feel to it. The high quality, finely woven New Zealand merino wool comes into its own, keeping me warm, dry and never over-heated. Even by the end of a hard workout it still feels fresh and comfy ~ amazing!


Features

This Icebreaker half zip top has no major bells and whistles and it doesn’t try too hard. It just is. Why try to reinvent the wheel... This is simply a high quality running top.

The two useful features are the half zip... always great to start the run with the zip up and then have the option of cooling down a bit half way through.

Also the thumb holes fit well and offer extra warmth over the hands. Again, as with the half zip feature, once you warm up they are easily adjusted and don’t flap about in any way.


Performance

Due to the high quality New Zealand merino wool, this is a great choice of top for the colder months. The other morning I wore it for an hour's session outside for squats, burpees etc. Naturally I built up a good sweat.

When I got back inside I made breakfast and did a few bits and bobs. An hour later I still didn't feel like I was in desperate need for a shower, as my top half felt dry and as fresh as a daisy.

Another major plus is the naturally odour-resistant 200g merino wool... it really does work! Honestly, if I didn't know better, I would have said there's no way I could have done an entire workout and still feel and smell so good :)


Verdict

This Icebreaker long sleeve tee is a high quality running top which is going to last. After several uses and washes I can tell it's going to be a favourite. I'm loving this top!

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