/ Icebreaker Sierra

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GrendeI on 02 Apr 2012
Has anyone used one of these, either the half zip, jacket or hoodie? I'm looking for a heavyweight wool mid-layer and these seem pretty ideal to my need but can anyone comment on the fit?
Mikkel - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to GrendeI:

been very tempted by the sierra hood jacket myself, but would like to see one for real first but seems to be a very limited amount of shops selling it :(
GrendeI on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to Mikkel: Indeed, I imagine they're rare as a rocking unicorns poo in the shops in the UK, Icebreaker is even rarer over here! OM has a nice review but its more of a scoop than any real info on how it wears.
Damo on 03 Apr 2012
In reply to GrendeI:

They're out here in Australia and I looked at one the other day. They're very nice, but quite heavy. OK for casual or cragging, but I think way too heavy for an active technical garment. And frikkin' expensive.
GrendeI on 04 Apr 2012
Also, anyone any experience with woolpower? How's their fit?
Michael Ryan - on 04 Apr 2012
In reply to GrendeI:
> Has anyone used one of these, either the half zip, jacket or hoodie? I'm looking for a heavyweight wool mid-layer and these seem pretty ideal to my need but can anyone comment on the fit?


Yes, I have one.

I got the full zip, this one: http://www.theepicentre.co.uk/catalogue/icebreaker/sierra-full-zip

I'm slim fit: 5ft 10+, 32 inch waist: the Men's medium fits me perfectly: not tight, not baggy, but snug.

It's warm, a great insulation piece for most activities..... looks good too.

I wouldn't call it heavy at all; the warmth to weight ratio is quite astonishing.

If you try one on, you will probably buy it.

It washes well - keeps its shape, feel and integrity. Wash warm then hang it to air dry.

I've had mine just over 6 months and have worn it all winter.... 2 months in cold upstate NY.

And last week in Kalymnos: http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=195267

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GrendeI on 04 Apr 2012
In reply to Mick Ryan - Senior Editor - UKC: Brilliant thanks for that, how did you find the arm length and freedom of movement?

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