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What is Icebreaker MerinoLOFT?

Icebreaker have recently launched their new Icebreaker MerinoLOFT clothing range, promoted as their warmest ever layer. Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets provide the ultimate protection against the cold. MerinoLOFT jackets were designed for anyone who loves the outdoors, however, with its aesthetic appeal it means it's also perfect for anyone needing a versatile jacket for cold weather.

So, what is Icebreaker MerinoLOFT and what makes it so special?

Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Jacket

Q. What are Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Jackets made out of?

A. Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets are made up of a 100% recycled polyester outer shell with DWR outer finish. The insulation layer is made up of merino wool, which is ethically sourced strong woool, and a touch of synthetic to increase the durability and to enable it to handle machine washing. The lining is a 100% woven merino wool melange. The combination of these layers makes the Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets really warm as well as being water resistant. 

  • Outer Layer: Durable recycled polyester mini-ropstop with durable water resistant finish
  • Mid Layer: Wool insulation is: 44% merino wool (10% is recycled merino off-cuts), 44% strong wool and 12% synthetic
  • Lining: 100% lightweight woven material 

Q. Why have Icebreaker used Synthetics in their Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Jackets?

A. Wherever possible, Icebreaker use natural alternatives over synthetics, however, sometimes they need to add synthetics to give their clothing an extra performance benefit that can't be obtained from natural materials. 

Q. What are the technical features and benefits of the Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Jackets?

A. Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets have a durable, water resistant treatment on the exterior fabric with a natural merino insulation. The 100% natural merino wool lining next to your body adds comfort and helps with temperature regulation. These Icebreaker jackets have been deisnged with style, comfort, warmth and protection in mind:

  • A low prifile hood for added protection against the elements
  • Zipped pockets for warming hands
  • A drawcord hem for style and comfort
  • Designed to be warm even when wet
  • High warmth to weight ratio
  • Icbreaker MerinoLOFT jackets are machine washable

Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Jacket composition

Q. Why should you buy Icebreaker MerinoLOFT rather than a down or a Primaloft jacket?

A. The Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jacket will keep you warmer when you get wet than a down or a Primaloft jacket will. This is because MerinoLOFT utilises the natural insulation properties of merino wool as a fill to the jacket. If wool gets wet it retains its thermal properties making the Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jacket superior to a down or primaloft fill jacket in variable or unpredicatable weather conditions. 

Q. Are Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets machine washable?

A. YES, Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets are lighweight and machine washable, just put them in the washing machine and then line dry afterwards. 

Q. Are Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets water proof?

A. Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets are water resistant but they are not waterproof. The wool fill helps to keep them warm even when they get wet. 

Buy Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Jackets and Vests

Shop online and in-store at Outside Sports for Women's Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets and Men's Icebreaker MerinoLOFT jackets. Worldwide shipping available and it's tax free on all international orders. 

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