I’m always preaching about NO cotton as a base layer or any other layer when hiking, camping or outdoor activities in the cold, so I wanted to share with you Icebreaker . Icebreaker makes 100% pure merino wool clothing for tykes. A perfect material for outdoor adventures.
J-man has been sporting the Long Sleeve Crewe and the Bodyfit 260 Leggings as a base layer when we head outside to play. We have spent hours outside hiking, riding bikes, playing at the playground and going for walks and not once has J-Man mentioned he is cold while wearing the base layer. It makes life easy for me when I don’t have to worry if he is cold or too warm. At times he has worn the crewe alone and it’s perfect as a single layer when the temps aren’t too cold. The base layer is perfect under pajamas when camping or as jammies at home.
The merino wool has great properties that are perfect for wearing against the skin.
1. It helps regulate body temperature by retaining warmth without overheating.
2. Merino wool wicks moisture away from the body absorbing sweat but still maintaing warmth unlike cotton.
3. It has antibacterial properties. (Your tyke could wear it for a week and it wouldn’t stick. Bonus!)
4. It’s softer than other wools.
Icebreaker has also made the clothing tyke friendly with super soft wool, flat lock seems, easy care (yep! machine washable), great colors AND for fun they have a Trace Your Garment feature. Every piece of Icebreaker comes with a BAA Code.
This is what Icebreaker has to say about it:
“With most of the things you buy, you’re told little or nothing about how they’re made. Icebreaker is different.
We have a deep commitment to animal welfare, the welfare of the people who work with us, and the environment. And we have nothing to hide.
Your unique Baacode will let you see the living conditions of the high country sheep that produced the merino fibre in your Icebreaker garment, meet the farmers who are custodians of this astonishing landscape, and follow every step of the supply chain. We’re sure you’ll find the experience as inspiring as we do. Enjoy your journey back to the source.”
What a great way to teach your tykes about sustainability, ethics and integrity.
J-Man also had the opportunity to try out the Long Sleeve Hoody Skater and the Hike Like Crew socks. I love the Hoody. It’s versatile enough to wear around town as a single layer or use it as a mid layer when playing outside. The hood comes in handy if the wind picks up or the temps drop. It has a great graphic on the front to provide some ‘style’ but it is still a functional piece. The girls version would be the Long Sleeve Hoody Flutter.
Trying to get J-man to wear socks is torture and sometimes not worth the fight but when we are heading outdoors to play and it’s COLD, socks are a must. Like I’ve said with NO cotton layers, NO cotton socks are key to keeping your tykes feet warm, dry and blister free. The Hike Like Crew socks are 100% merino wool and provide all the features of their clothing. These socks have kept J-Man’s feet warm and comfortable while hiking, biking and sledding. They have enough cushion and support without making them so bulky that his shoes don’t fit.
J-man has been wearing Icebreaker since the age of 1 and although the price tag is a bit steep, I will tell you that it is worth it. You are provided with quality and comfort for your tyke. One suggestion if you are hesitant about spending the money is buy a size bigger and your tyke can grow into it. That’s what I do with J-Man and he gets to wear the items for at least 2 years. This way I don’t feel so bad about the price tag. He is 2 1/2 years old and is still wearing one of the first base layers I bought him at age 1. Icebreaker is one of a few companies that provides quality clothing for tykes as young as 1 year old.
Here is a chance to win a base layer for your tyke. Woo hoo!!