Lead the way to anywhere.
The real beauty of the Icebreaker Compass Men's Half-Zip Pullover Hoodie is that it can go just about anywhere and do just about anything, from backcountry skiing to climbing to running to hiking. The half-zip design, flatlock seams, and super-soft fabric make it comfortable against your skin or as a second layer, and the coazy hood, drop-tail hem, and thumbholes help prevent gaps that snow and wind can sneak into. There's a zippered sleeve pocket to hold small gear, and the merino wool fabric is naturally antimicrobial, so it can ward off stink even if you're wearing it for days on an extended backcountry adventure.
- Merino wool blend
- Regular fit
- Flatlock seams
- Zippered sleeve pocket
- Drop-tail hem
- Antimicrobial, breathable, and moisture wicking
- Item #ICE00B4
- Q & A
comfy and warm
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
It is a thin baselayer, I would compare it to my old bodyfit 160. It's perfect for a baselayer while skiing, not too warm but when layered on top of properly, keeps me perfectly warm on cold chairlift rides. It's also super comfortable, sometimes I'll wear it over a t shirt out on the town!
I probably wouldn't buy this again. It's not the thinnest base layer out there but it's pretty thin. It's also not the softest base layer out there. I got the "blue" but it's a pretty strange blue. My biggest complaint, and this applies to most shirts with an arm sleeve, is that you cannot open it with one hand. You have to contort one arm to hold the top while you unzip with the other. This happens because the material is so thin that the zipper won't pull down. It just isn't very warm or nice to touch or very good looking so only 3 stars. I will say that the fit is true and on the good side it is loose enough that you could fit a thinner base layer under it but then you would have to add a 3rd insulating layer on top.
My go-to layer for in-between seasons
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I like the fit and feel of this shirt. I fits me perfectly. I like how the hood zips up and covers the neck. It is not baggy but not too tight either. The weight of the material is perfect for active hikes on cool days.