The situation: Base layers are critical for staying warm in the colder months.
Go with wool: Icebreaker’s Vertex leggings for women are made from 100 percent 260-gram Merino wool for full protection and comfort, and they fit snugly without restricting. Like all Icebreaker wool clothing, the Vertex leggings absorb sweat and release it, so you don’t have to worry about odor or stickiness.
Why it works: The midweight-level material has small air pockets to keep body heat insulated but isn’t bulky like some synthetics. It’s also non-itching. Despite the popular perception of wool, merino wool is soft on skin and won’t irritate it.
The design: The leggings are ideal for outdoor activities and includes gusseted seams to ensure full range of movement. The slim, stylish fit makes them good even for everyday wear. The leggings are available in gray and black and in sizes extra small through extra large.
Eco friendly: The company is also committed to ethical treatment of animals and the environment. You can actually trace your purchase back to the source — tracking everything from the living conditions of the merino sheep through the production process via Icebreaker’s “Baacode” system.
Availability: To purchase or find a list of local and national retailers, visit icebreaker.com.Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune News Service