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Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

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Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

Hi, We just returned from our SI tour but we missed to buy any merino wool jackets. We had look in few shops in Queenstown and Wanaka but it was bit expensive possibly because they are more tourist place. Anyway, still we can buy those stuffs online. So could you please suggest any well known and reliable brand/company so atleast I have a peace of mind that I am buying genuine merino wool products. One or two tour guide had recomended a brand named, Icebreaker. Is it good or other brand/company I should look for?

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1. Re: Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

I am not certain what you consider a bit expensive, and you may consider Icebreaker to be expensive. Icebreaker is excellent quality and long-lasting, which what appeals to many people, because in the long run it is good value for something like a jacket. The Icebreaker website is here

http://nz.icebreaker.com/

Macpac is another company you could consider

http://www.macpac.com.au/merino

or Swanndri

http://www.swanndri.co.nz/

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2. Re: Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

Another vote for Icebreaker and Macpac though you can look at what Kathmandu has on clearance also.

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3. Re: Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

Unfortunately, we found the wool products expensive everywhere. A local in Alexandra told us to try the CRT's, the ubiquitous farmers cooperatives. We found they had the best prices but that doesn't do you any good now. In addition to the CRT we bought some things from the Woolshed in kaikaroua. They do mail order. Consider too the merino wool/possum blends.

http://www.woolshednz.co.nz/

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5. Re: Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

My recommendation is to never buy icebreaker at full price. . there are always online specials through nature shop, or other online stores. I wear icebreaker costantly, but will only buy at 50 % off. Same with kathmandu. Never pay full price.

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6. Re: Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

Have a look at The New Zealand Merino Company - it's got a list of their partners from all over the world.

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7. Re: Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

You could take a look at www.lothlorien.co.nz. I have bought possum merino knitwear from them and found the garments great wearing.

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8. Re: Which brand/company for Merino wool jacket?

Hi,

When I read your question I was going to recommend Zegna! However it seems that you are looking for outdoor wear rather than suitings.

I agree Icebreaker is excellent quality and if you buy on line specials it comes at a much better price. I have found this outlet has good prices and the best service i have ever encountered buying on line.

www.bivouac.co.nz/

Cheers,

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