- Merino wool Lycra blend
- Naturally antimicrobial
- Gusseted construction
- Strategically placed merino mesh panels
- Smooth flatlock seams
- Item #ICE00EB
- Q & A
flawed, gimmicky, overpriced
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Plus: No bunching and great fabric.
Meh: ventilation zone seems more gimmick than function, esp since ventilation fabric is not in sweaty crotch.
Con: no little extra fabric to create a pouch/cup for guy parts, too plastered (which is a very strange error considering there is a seam up center front and it would've been easy for them to have cut fabric slightly differently to create a pouch).
Though I praise the fabric and no bunching, I feel: A. the absence of ventilating fabric in the sweaty crotch in this supposedly "zoned" theme; B. the failure to allocate more fabric to form some amount of guy-parts cup; and C. the China production yet still priced as if it were Kiwi or US production, I have to summarize as flawed, gimmicky and overpriced. Redesign required before I'd spend $$$ to test another.
Perfect compromise vs 3/4 or full cut
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
It isn't always necessary to wear a ton of layers below the belt and I find these shorts coupled with a taller ski sock to be perfect for warmer days under a light softshell when skiing/touring. Great Merino/Lycra blend, very comfortable and irritant free seams. No chaffing here and very efficient insulation without sponging up sweat when your breathing gets heavy. I look forward to using these on cooler days when wading or around the fire when you need just a little more warmth. Easy to couple these with a full length long john if you need a little extra warmth for the chairlift and they layer easily without bunching. Icebreaker makes a great product and this is a nice option to have and regulates temperature and moisture very well.