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The market is awash with synthetics, but until now athletes have been denied the opportunity to buy technical natural base layers. Icebreaker's new GT merino wool base layer is made from the world's best merino wool, from merino sheep living in New Zealand's Southern Alps. A structural framework of 3% LYCRA® enables Icebreaker to use fine merino wool yarn to create a fabric ideally suited for running, cycling and other high-aerobic sports. Unlike synthetic fabrics, which have a rigid fibre structure, Icebreaker merino wool base layers are light and mould to the body while it's in action.
Merino wool is light, breathable, odour resistant, soft and non-itch, and keeps the body at an even temperature, while LYCRA® provides shape retention and stretch. The combination of fine merino fibres and LYCRA® has created a base layer that fits like a second skin.