Layered under a hardshell on bone-chilling ski lift rides or as an outer layer for cool fall nights in camp, the Helix Long Sleeve Zip Hood provides technical, sustainable warmth when you need it most. The Helix features a 100% recycled polyester shell as well as stretch side panels to improve mobility and regulate body temperature. Inside the Helix, Icebreaker have used their innovative 70-gram MerinoLoft insulation, a sustainable and high-lofting alternative to synthetic fills made from all-natural Merino wool (up to 10 percent of which is recycled). MerinoLoft retains warmth when wet and naturally helps regulate body temperature to keep you comfortable. Zipped hand pocket store cold hands and small essentials.
- Main: 100% recycled polyester woven
- Stretch side panels: 46% polyester, 38% Merino wool, 16% Lycra (255g/m²)
- Lining: 100% Merino wool
- Insulation: MerinoLoft (70gsm)
- Zipped front hand pockets
- Internal storm flap
- Zipped internal stash pocket with media port
- Stretch collar and hem binding
- Stretch side panels
- Shaped hood
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.