The benchmark against which all others are judged, the 200 Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe is icebreaker's best-selling base layer. A versatile active top for year-round layering and all day comfort. This soft, 100% merino jersey fabric is breathable, stretchy, odor-resistant, and with flatlock seams provides chafe-free comfort.
Taking inspiration from nature, icebreaker harnesses the performance qualities of natural fibers takes a different approach compared to clothing based on petrochemical synthetics. Merino is a renewable fiber that naturally resists odors, keeping you cool when it’s hot and warm when conditions change, and this lets your skin breathe for comfort all day, every day.
The merino wool excells at regulating your body temperature , whether that's staying cool when it's hot or warming up when stationary or in cold climates. This is due to the sheep living in the New Zealand mountains, where weather is highly changable, just like in the Scottish Highlands.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Icebreaker Men's Oasis LS Crewe Top - Gritstone Heather has the following sustainability attributes...
The way that we look after our clothes once we take them home can make a big impact, and this includes how often we wash them. Skipping just one out of ten washes leads to a reduction in total toxicity, lower CO2 emissions, and the release of fewer microplastics. Odour control technologies like POLYGIENE and naturally odour resistant fabrics like merino wool can help to reduce the number of times that we wash a garment by keeping it fresher for longer, in turn making it last longer.
Products using natural fibres can range from cotton to wool to hemp and silk - but by being naturally made, they will also naturally biodegrade at their end of lifecycle. Even if you have a natural fibre product, it can probably still be recycled or repurposed before being disposed of. However, if it truly has reached the end of its use, natural fibres need air to biodegrade so please don't dispose of them in landfill.
This brand partners with Better Work. Better Work has the same objectives as Fair Wear Foundation and works within the clothing industry, though Better Work is run by the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation. There is emphasis on working with the factories to improve labour practices, reducing excessive overtime and closing the gender pay gap. They aim to bring factories in line with ILO core labour standards and collaborate with governments to change national legislation on labour standards.
Find out more about Better Work here: https://betterwork.org/.
Icebreaker Men's Jackets & Tops Size Chart
|Inches||35 3/4||38 3/4||42||45||48 1/4|
|Inches||37||39 1/2||42||44 1/2||47|
|Inches||5'10||5'10 3/4||5'11 1/2||6'0 1/4||6'1|