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ActiveGearReview.com – Featuring Dart LS Half Zip – January 6, 2014

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The Icebreaker Dart Long Sleeve Half Zip is a versatile merino wool sports top designed for women. The days of wool being itchy are long gone as it has made its way into the mainstream as a go-to material for high quality active gear.

Icebreaker Dart Half Zip Material

As mentioned, the Icebreaker Dart Long Sleeve Half Zip is made primarily of 200gm merino wool, specifically, 96% merino and 4% elastane. This top has ultra fine fibers that are extremely soft against the skin and not itchy in the least. The Merino wool regulates body temperature and the breathable fibers pull moisture away from the skin so it evaporates quickly. While many technical fabrics (mostly synthetics) pull moisture away from the skin, they can often leave you feeling clammy still. The Icebreaker Dart Half Zip top remained dry or dried so quickly I didn’t notice it was ever damp…

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ActiveGearReview.com – Featuring Dart LS Half-Zip – January 2014

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The Icebreaker Dart Long Sleeve Half Zip is a versatile merino wool sports top designed for women. The days of wool being itchy are long gone as it has made its way into the mainstream as a go-to material for high quality active gear.

Icebreaker Dart Half Zip Material

As mentioned, the Icebreaker Dart Long Sleeve Half Zip is made primarily of 200gm merino wool, specifically, 96% merino and 4% elastane. This top has ultra fine fibers that are extremely soft against the skin and not itchy in the least. The Merino wool regulates body temperature and the breathable fibers pull moisture away from the skin so it evaporates quickly. While many technical fabrics (mostly synthetics) pull moisture away from the skin, they can often leave you feeling clammy still. The Icebreaker Dart Half Zip top remained dry or dried so quickly I didn’t notice it was ever damp. This feature was most noticeable when I was working up a sweat ascending while mountain biking or backcountry skiing then quickly transitioning to descending requiring a lot less effort. In both situations I did not get chilled from being damp during the descent which allowed me to stay out longer without getting cold.

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ElevationOutdoors.com – Featuring Dart and Drive Half-zip – October 1, 2013

LAYOUT_Icebreaker-Quantum+-HoodIcebreaker has a host of new styles that combine the natural benefits of premium wool with high-tech weather protection. Debuting in Fall/Winter 2013 are two water-resistant technical tops for trans-season running, cycling and other outdoor sports. The Dart LS Half-Zip for women and Drive Long Sleeve Half-Zip for men are lightweight technical tops that contain tiny nano particles with a ridged surface that reduces contact area, allowing water, mud and oil to simply run off. The Dart and Drive also feature Icebreaker’s Free Seam – a seam that is smooth against the skin to prevent chafing – and breathable eyelet panels. Both can be worn solo or under another layer. Also new this season are the men’s and women’s Quantum+ Hood, an upgraded version of Icebreaker’s best-selling hoody, with nanotechnology for water resistance. Stylish and dynamic, it’s ideal for running and technical sports, and for the outdoors.

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SNEWS – Icebreaker Launches Fall/Winter 2013 Collection – January 21, 2013

Merino pioneer Icebreaker’s New Fall/Winter 2013 collection is its most innovative and technologically advanced range ever.

The range includes tops and jackets that combine nanotechnology and soft shell construction with merino wool to give advanced protection against wind and rain for outdoor, run/fitness and travel customers. Other highlights include pants and skirts that weave together two of nature’s best performing fibres – merino and organic cotton…

…Nano styles include two technical lightweight sports tops, the Dart LS Half Zip for women and the Drive LS Half Zip for men, and the Quantum+ Hood – a water-resistant version of Icebreaker’s versatile best-selling mid layer.

…Tapping into this season’s trend for hybrid fabrics are the women’s Cascade+ Hood and the men’s Sierra+ Hood. Designed for hiking and skiing, these hooded jackets are made from Icebreaker’s luxurious Realfleece brushed fleece fabric with nanotechnology and strategic soft shell panels.

The Viento Jacket and Viento Hood for women and the Stealth Jacket and Stealth Hood for men are new soft shell jackets for the outdoors, while the women’s Highline 3/4 Jacket and men’s Legion Jacket are beautifully-designed soft shell travel jackets.

Also new is the Legend LS Zip for men and women, which is Icebreaker’s warmest-ever mid layer. With stylish insulated quilting on the front, the Insulator is warm yet exceptionally lightweight – one layer takes the place of several.

In its Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Icebreaker launched a shorts collection made from two high performance natural fibres – 70% merino with 30% organic cotton for extra durability and shape. The range was so successful that Icebreaker is now offering new styles made from the same blend: the chic Vista Skirt and Vista Pants for women, and the Seeker Pants for men.

The Black Sheep collection of luxury fine-gauge knitwear includes the Coronet heritage series of apres-ski-style sweaters for men and women, and the athletic Vantage sweaters for men. There are two great-value collections of casual sweaters – the Crave collection for women, and the boldly-striped Escape collection for men…

Also joining the collection is the Ariana Dress, with a crushed cowl neckline, and the classic Harmony 3/4 Sleeve Tunic.

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