The following excerpt is from one of our sponsored athletes Jeremy Cronin. Jeremy is an outdoor personal trainer and swimming coach who in his spare time does it all! Jeremy has been wearing some of our Icebreaker gear and loves it. Read more about what he’s up to and why is a converted Icebreaker fan.
I am an adventurer, it is just what I do, always have… always will.
From the day mum found me on the roof looking at the hills in the distance when I was 3, to running the Speight’s Coast to Coast when I was 23… The outdoors are what motivate me, excite me, they take me to new highs and teaches me how to live the life I want to live.
I guess I use the outdoors as a metaphor for my life. Rain, hail, shine or blustering winds and I am out there. What’s the difference? It’s all beautiful to me! Weather is weather; to me it is how you look at it. I believe the power of your mind will determine your thoughts about getting out there on a hot, sunny, summers day. That same power will get you out of bed early in the morning of a torrential, wet, stormy day to go and run through the hills in high grounds.
All in all for me it is my addiction, there is always something to do, rocks to run, rivers to cross and hills to climb. That is me in a nut shell really. Alongside all of my adventures it makes a difference to have “The Best Gear”. Gear that can keep up with this pressure and push through this environment, gear that will regulate my temperature and keep me going when others are at home sipping their hot chocolate and star gazing in to the warm fire.
I have found it, ICEBREAKER! Say no more! It is the best! Go and get some! Get in it! Try it! Whatever you do… Hard core ultra distance explorer, casual runner, trout fisherman, or if you just want to look like the cool adventurers type at your kid’s soccer game on a Saturday morning. Whichever it is, you will reap the benefits of being warmer and more temperature consistent than anything else. I believe you all need to go and fit yourself out in the most comfortable, warm, durable, breathable, most technically advanced gear you can buy.
Here is why…. I have tried every classic dry fit gear, it clings to my skin with a horrible static feeling, stays cold when wet, too hot in the heat, it doesn’t breathe when you want it to and doesn’t change to keep you warm when it needs to. I would need a dry fit layer for hot days and a thermal layer for cold days. Try and find a fantastic thermal that can keep up with the weather patterns of today, hot one moment frozen the next, imagine having the two in one. Finally I have found it! It’s been around for a while and you might have already had the pleasure of wearing it, but it is new on my back… Icebreaker.
Icebreaker product is made for athletes, adventurers, casual strollers… Anyone really. It breathes when I am hot, the merino wool is not itchy, it moulds perfectly to my body without crazy stitched seams all over it, it stretches when I reach or bend, but most importantly it keeps me warm in the cold. I need to know if the weather turns on me that I am wearing clothing that will change with the weather patterns.
Icebreaker has shocked me, it is everything in one! I was running in the bush the other day with a GT Performance top, shorts and socks on – my temperature was perfect and my body breathing in fresh air. And even when the weather made a turn, rain poured down and the wind grew strong, it was like this clothing turned on a switch. I was drenched head to toe and with an hour left in my training route I stayed warm without having to layer up and when I stopped I could feel the heat holding in the wool all over me. Amazed and excited, I am a converted Icebreaker fan now and swear by it! You will too.
- Jeremy Cronin, Athlete