Mighty midlayer for high-output activity.
Regulating your body's temperature during high-output activity is notoriously difficult, especially when you're exercising in cold weather. Specifically addressing the need for warmth without stifling in sweat, the Ice Breaker Men's Descender Vest features a textured terry corespun fabric, with merino wool fibers wrapped around a durable nylon core. This unique fabric delivers a smooth on-skin feel while wicking moisture to promote regulation of your body temperature. For dependability season after season, the durable nylon core stands up to repeated use and washing.
Whether you're tossing it over a thermal running top or beneath a waterproof hardshell, the Descender Vest is an effective layering piece for widely ranging conditions. Quick-drying properties mean your body won't overheat during uphill slogs or difficult climbs at the local crag. The vest's high-loft backside features heat-trapping channels for additional warmth, with lighter side panels for excellent moisture management and heat dispersion. As a bonus, there's a zippered chest pocket with media cord routing for listening on the go.
- Layering piece for high-output in cool environments
- Textured terry corespun fabric for excellent warmth-to-weight
- Fabric is comprised of merino fibers wrapped around a nylon core
- Natural odor-resistance and moisture management properties
- Lighter side panels prevent overheating and perspiration
- Zippered chest pocket with media cord routing
- Item #ICE00MG
- Q & A
Fits Like a great fitting glove
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 165lbs
I have other Icebreaker vests from recent years and love them, wearing them over a light to midweight baselayer and under an outer layer, such as the Quantum long sleeve zip. This combo keeps me warm and comfortable in coastal New England winters, running with my dogs on the beach. I am able to be comfortable outdoors and refrain from getting wet and sweaty. This vest is a further refinement in detail and fit. It has a tighter weave, so is more windproof. It has slight baffles, which give it more insulation, without adding weight and the added stretch panels, means it follows the contours of your body better, for again more a more dialed in fit, which moves with your body. I have some trouble with my other Icebreaker vests fitting my neck. They are both a little tight, which can make it uncomfortable. The Descender is very comfy around my neck...not too tight not loose either. If vest are part of your outerwear, check this one out. I don't usually write reviews, but always love reading them, if I am interested in a product, so I hope this will help someone else out!