March 23rd, 2010 / News
As an RCMP officer attached to the ski security team for the 2010 Olympics, we were skiing on Whistler mountain for over 20 days. Whistler being in the coastal mountain range can experience extreme weather changes and I felt that Icebreaker clothing was a good match. We would go from rain, to sleet, to snow, then blowing cold and Icebreaker kept me warm throughout the whole day.
What I liked best about the Icebreaker base layers was that it was great at wicking away any moisture that would cool me down. We had to wear our full duty uniform which included a Kevlar vest, needless to say the Kevlar doesn’t breathe much at all. One of the days I was wearing an Under Armour base layer and found that going from being cold on the ski lifts to warming up on the hard runs that I actually overheated to the point of feeling nauseous. After that point I just wore the little amount of Icebreaker that I had.
Which brings me to the other feature that I love about Icebreaker. Since I didn’t have that many base layer items, I ended up wearing the same one for several days in a row. I had heard the reviews that Icebreaker didn’t smell, even after prolonged use I still didn’t quite believe it. So I put it to the test, and even after several days there was no odour whatsoever! The base layer items were very light and provided a great warmth to weight ratio.
Icebreaker was great to keep my temperature regulated in all variations of the weather that I will be only wearing Icebreaker base layers whenever doing any activity in the outdoors!
Thank you so much for such a great product!!
March 4th, 2010 / Competition + Our People
Cheers to everyone who participated in our “What’s Next to Your Skin?” Vancouver 2010 competition!
Helen Danglmaier from Irdning, Austria, Europe (pictured below), is the lucky winner of the limited edition Icebreaker Whistler ’10 gear, which includes a set of Bodyfit+, an Icebreaker “Whistler” Toque hat, Skier Mid Socks, the AC Glacier Scarf and the Long Sleeve Chase Crewe. Nice one Helen!
We received 255 fantastic entries to the competition — from goats to babies to boys and girls in their Nature and Beast knickers (and less). Take a look back at what was submitted here.
Icebreaker was honoured to be the Official Baselayer Sponsor of the New Zealand Winter Olympic Team, and we’re proud of the Kiwi team who competed in Vancouver last month. We had an awesome wrap up party on Monday. The band was fantastic and we sold the bar out of beer! Photos and video to come once Kent Hawkins, our marketing man in Canada, recovers from a chest infection that knocked him out that night (or so he says).
Let us know what you thought of the competition. We’d like to do again if you’re all up for it?
February 18th, 2010 / Competition + Our People + Outdoors
It’s all go in Vancouver at the moment for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Icebreaker is proud to support Team NZ by supplying the official base layer to our athletes. We’ve created a site www.icebreaker.com/whatsnexttoyourskin to keep everyone up to date with what’s going on as the competition and hype heats up at this years winter Olympics Games.
Check the site regularly to see our latest blog posts, photos and video’s from the action in Vancouver and Whistler.
We’re also giving away Icebreaker product daily to the best photo we receive in our “What’s Next To You Skin” competition, You can check out all the current entries (plus how you can enter yourself) here – we’d love to see a photo of you showing us whatever you have next to your skin!
Daily we draw a winner who will receive a new Icebreaker top and every entry will be in the grand prize draw to win a Limited Edition Icebreaker ‘Whistler’ top and Hat. Drawn on March 2nd 2010. View Terms and Conditions here.