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What is Icebreaker Merino Clothing?

The Merino sheep is one of the world's most ancient breeds of sheep, and also one of the toughest. Merino sheep live in the extreme conditions of the Southern Alps of New Zealand where regular sheep would freeze to death. It is the Merino sheep's fleece that allows them to live in these extreme conditions. Icebreaker Merino wool was created by nature as a protection for Merino sheep against the harsh Southern Alps climate.

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What is Icebreaker Merino?

Icebreaker Merino Clothing        The Merino sheep is one of the world's most ancient breeds of sheep, and also one of the toughest. Merino sheep are very different to regular sheep who eat grass in the lowlands. Merino sheep live in the extreme conditions of the Southern Alps of New Zealand where regular sheep would freeze to death. It is the Merino sheep's fleece what allows them to live in these extreme conditions. The Merino's fleece is breathable in Summer and insulating in Winter all the while remaining exceptionally soft and lightweight. It's these qualities that make Icebreaker Merino Clothing the perfect clothing for the outdoors, for performance sports and for the city. Icebreaker have been pioneering the use of Merino wool in the wilderness since 1994 and developing it to create the Merino clothing layering system for men, women and kids that you can buy online and in-store from Outside Sports today. 

How does Icebreaker Merino Clothing Work?

Icebreaker Merino wool was created by nature as a protection for Merino sheep against the scorching summers and freezing winters of New Zealand's Southern Alps. If nature gets it wrong the sheep do not survive, it's the ultimate field test. Rather than trying to design a better fibre than what nature has already created, Icebreaker has adapted merino wool into a lightweight clothing system for all-seasons and all people. This merino clothing system utilises what nature has already created, in summer the merino sheep's wool coat is thin, light and breathable and in winter they grow an extra layer of wool over the base coat as a protection against the plummeting temperatures. These qualities are now offered to humans when we wear Icebreaker merino clothing. In winter you simply add more layers of Icebreaker merino clothing to protect you against the colder temperatures. 

Where is Icebreaker Merino From?

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Icebreaker Merino wool is grown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. In this rugged mountain range the temperatures soar to 35 °C (+95 °F) in summer and plummet to -20 °C (-4 °F) in winter. Merino sheep not only survive but thrive in these high mountain ranges with their hi-tech wool coats that are light and breathable in summer and highly insulating in winter. 

Buy Icebreaker Merino Clothing for men and women online and in-store from Outside Sports New Zealand. Layer up with Icebreaker Merino socks, underwear, baselayers, mid layers, outer layers and accessories to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Worldwide shipping available for all online orders. 

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