Warm, fleecy and with full coverage for foul-weather days of hiking, skiing or even commuting around town, the Apex Balaclava provides breathable protection from the elements. The Apex features Icebreaker's 200-gram brushed RealFleece fabric, made from a super-soft and warm blend of Merino wool and nylon with a touch of Lycra for added stretch. The overlapped opening provides better protection in nasty weather and pulls down under you chin in milder conditions. Icebreaker also included a small ventilation flap over the mouth for better breathability, and flatlock seams to eliminate chafing.
Nature created Icebreaker merino wool as protection against the scorching summers and freezing winters of New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alps mountain range. The merino is one of the world’s most ancient and toughest breeds of sheep.
Icebreaker has pioneered the use of merino wool in the wilderness since 1994, and have now fused nature and technology to create merino layers for the outdoors, for performance sports, and for the city. Icebreaker merino garments are soft and non-itch, warm in the cold and cool in the heat, they breathe to prevent clamminess, and have a miraculous ability to warn off stinkiness.
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