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Icebreaker Beast 150 Apollo Crewe - Short-Sleeve - Men's - 2011 BCS
If the Greek-god, Apollo, could get his hands on the Icebreaker Beast 150 Apollo Crewe T-shirt, trust us, he would. And who could blame him? With the luxurious comfort, insulating yet breathable properties, and odor-resistant qualities of merino wool, this short-sleeve tee makes a great wear for mortal and immortal activities.
- Unlike traditional, long-cut wool fibers, merino?s fine-cut fibers are extremely soft to the touch
- Merino wool fabric balances internal breathability and insulation for optimal comfort in hot or cold temperatures
- Icebreaker's manufacturing process supports New Zealand farmers, the welfare of the source sheep herds, and sustainable manufacturing processes
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June 19, 2012
Quality garment, spot-on fit. Great next to skin feel as baselayer under uniforms, etc. with better performance than cotton(obviously) without the odor issues of synthetic bases.
Perfect for my use, but depends on your need
April 13, 2011
I am definitely giving the IB Beast 150 Apollo 5 stars because it perfectly fits my need. I was not satisfied with traditional cotton tees (comfort, fit, odor prevention). This lightweight wool tee in Ivory is a great undershirt. I am 5'11" 174 with an athletic build and the L is perfect. The Apollo Crewe is a slim fit, not "fitted" or "compression". So, it clings where it should across the back/chest and upper arms, but hangs just a little around the mid section. Also, I like the way the cut is long enough to stay tucked in and the sleeves are mid-bicep and not all the way down close to the elbow. Also, I can wear multiple days before washing. Okay, for guys wanting this purely as tee and not as an undershirt...I personally would not recommend the Ivory. It is fairly see thru and almost an antique white which gives it this strange "grandpa's tee shirt" look. So, you be the judge...I would consider a 200 as a standalone tee and not Ivory.
Best baselayer for everything
May 21, 2012
I have three of these shirts and I use them in almost every temperature and condition. Summer backpacking, climbing, or mountaineering. Winter ice climbing and ski touring. It is an essential part of my layering system. Good slim athletic fit, dries and wicks fairly fast, feels nice on my skin. And the best is that it won't smell no matter how long I wear it without washing. No synthetic can claim that.
I did get some holes in the back on one from backpack abrasion, but I wouldn't say they aren't durable, just really light and thin. Any fabric will that thin will wear.
Great fit but itchy on skin
January 18, 2012
I bought this shirt as a stand alone tee to climb in and go out in afterwards. BC has it as a regular fit, but its more slim/athletic than regular. I love the way it fits. Not too baggy, not too tight. Its also very soft. For the price though, I expected something thicker. This is a very thin shirt.
This is my first experience with merino wool other than with socks and I'm not a big fan. Its very soft, but feels itchy on my skin. I've only worn it around the house, but I find myself scratching my back and sides a lot. I was excited about this shirt hearing all the great things about merino wool, but maybe its just not for me. Looks like I'll be going back to polyester for my climbing shirts.
Just the ticket
July 10, 2011
Light, comfortable, not itchy at all. Easy to forget I have it on.