The merino sheep is one of the world’s most ancient and toughest breeds. Icebreaker merino live in the extremes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Regular sheep would freeze up there. But the merino’s fleece is built for extremes – breathable in summer, insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight. At Icebreaker we’ve pioneered the use of merino wool in the wilderness since 1994, and now we’ve fused nature and technology to create merino layers for the outdoors, for performance sports, and for the city.