Icebreaker Realfleece Outerwear Gets A Water Repellent Upgrade

Icebreaker Kodiak Hood

For the next iteration of the Realfleece outerwear line, Icebreaker added water repellency, making the jackets more versatile for your outdoor or even urban adventures. Protective and warm, the new Realfleece Nano jackets marry merino wool's natural performance with nanotechnology's hydrophobic performance. 

Instead of choosing a typical chemical coating to add water repellency, Icebreaker turned to the latest in nanotechnology for better results with wool. Tiny nano particles attach themselves to the merino fibers, leaving small pockets of air that maintain breathability in the jacket. 

Water simply runs off the face of the wool jacket, while dirt and oil can either be wiped off or rinsed off with water. The Bluesign accredited nanotechnology also increases the abrasion resistance of the wool fibers, useful for sports like climbing or when wearing a backpack. 

Made from 320 weight Realfleece, the outerwear sports the same brushed inner lining that is soft and warm against the skin. These full zip wool jackets feature stretch sides and back panel, with raglan sleeves for added mobility.

Icebreaker Arctic Hood

Overhanging cuffs protect the backs of your hands, while an interior storm flap behind the front zipper keeps the wind out. A zippered chest pocket is MP3 cord compatible and two zippered hand pockets provide a place to warm up your digits when they get cold.  

Pieces in the Icebreaker Realfleece Nano jacket collection include the Kodiak Zip and Kodiak Hood for men, with the Arctic Zip and Arctic Hood for women.The wool jackets retail for roughly $320. The Realfleece Nano jackets are available now in the Southern Hemisphere and next fall for those of us here up in the North. 

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