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Durability Does Not Align With Premium Price

I bought two of these shirts in winter 2008/2009. I loved them. I soon after bought Altitude crew shirts, superfine t-shirts, and leggings. I became a merino wool slut. Unfortunately, the durability on the Icebreaker products is terrible. Both of my BodyFit200 shirts have half a dozen very small random holes after just one ski season. We followed the instructions not to over-wash them and never put them in a dryer. This was our third Icebreaker product to do this (my wife's Nature Lite shirt and Altitude zip-top previously did this), while none of my other merino wool products have done this (DC, SmartWool, Ibex, ExOfficio). Icebreaker refused to replace them under any kind of warranty. Net-net: these things are awesome while they last, but at these premium prices, they should last a helluva lot longer.