Icebreaker Women’s Descender Long Sleeve Half Zip

The Icebreaker Women’s Descender is a superbly versatile natural performance mid-layer that’s ready for all adventures. Crafted from lightweight brushed merino, it features Icebreaker’s new textured fleece fabric with breathable channels for extra warmth. This channeled fleece provides warmth and temperature regulation and the corespun fabric enhances durability. The Descender also includes LYCRA content for stretch and mobility, and a zip neck collar for further temperature regulation. There’s also a zipper chin guard and interior storm flap to prevent chafing, and offset shoulder seams to prevent back rub.

  • Fit: Slim
  • Layer: Mid Layers
  • Best for: Hike, Adventure
  • Benefits: Warmth, breathability, comfort, odor resistance, quick drying
  • Features: Channeled fleece provides warmth and temperature regulation, Corespun fabric for enhanced durability, LYCRA® content for stretch and mobility, Zip neck collar for temperature regulation, Zipper chin guard and interior storm flap prevent chafing, Offset shoulder seams prevent pack rub, Forward set side seams for comfort, Zippered back stash pocket, Drop tail hem for added coverage, Center back length: 68.3cm/27″, size M, Icebreaker heat transfer logo


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From Icebreaker: A versatile and technical midlayer designed to insulate and breathe during cold, high-output days up in the mountains, out on the slopes or along the trails, the Descender Long Sleeve Half Zip is ready for any active adventure. Made with our new high-loft textured fleece, the Descender features our corespun fibers—which uses nylon fibers wrapped in merino wool for added durability and quicker drying—as well as heat-trapping channels to help regulate your temperature during technical high-exertion pursuits like skiing, climbing or running in cold conditions. Lighter-weight side panels help manage moisture and dump excess heat when you’re moving fast, and the zippered back pocket stashes small essentials. Forward set side seams and offset shoulder seams improve comfort while wearing a pack, and we also added thumbhole cuffs for a cozy touch.