Icebreaker Casual Wear For Cooler Weather – A Quick Review

You may know Icebreaker for their awesome base layers for ski season, but what may have escaped your notice is how well this brand knows comfort and style off the snow. Ever since I picked up Icebreaker’s Zoya Pant and Dia LoHo Jacket, this combination has been my go-to airplane wear. Here’s why:

Women’s Dia LoHo Jacket:

Icebreaker Long Sleeve

This zip-up hoodie from Icebreaker is made almost entirely of Merino wool, with a touch of elastane and nylon to give it softness and stretch.

Icebreaker Merino Women's Dia Long Sleeve Zip
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Icebreaker Merino Women's Dia Long Sleeve Zip

  • 87% Merino Wool/10% Nylon/3% Elastane.
  • Notched Zip Guard For Added Comfort.
  • Zippered Front Hand Pocket.
  • Tapered Leg.
  • Banded Bottom Hem.
  • Core Spun Fabric For Added Durability.

It looks quite thick, but is actually lighter weight than you’d think, and breathable enough to work well in changing environments, like a pressurized airplane cabin.

I can go from chilly to sweating on a plane, and the wool helps me regulate that.

It also comes in a pullover hoodie, and while I really like the look of that one, personally, I like the flexibility of a full-zip. Because the Dia LoHo is almost tunic-length, it looks great with leggings and tights, too.

Come ski season, I fully intend to pair the Dia LoHo with base layer tights for apres ski comfort. It’s definitely a three-season piece, so you’ll get plenty of use out of it.

Pick up the Dia LoHo in four colors: burgundy heather, fawn heather (oatmeal color), nori heather (a deep blue), and black. All but the black have a brushed heather look. Comes in size XS-XL. Even though I’m only 5’4″, the medium was a good fitted but relaxed look for me. The Dia LoHo will set you back $220, but will be a staple in your closet for a long time.

Women’s Zoya pants:

Icebreaker Zoya Pants

Let’s face it: we all want to wear sweats on the plane. The Zoya pant lets you do that, without looking like a slob. Icebreaker’s take on classic terry sweatpants, the Zoya are butter soft and quite thin (you won’t feel like you’re wearing bulky pants at all).

Icebreaker Merino Women's Zoya Pants
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Icebreaker Merino Women's Zoya Pants

  • 100% Other Fibers.
  • Drop Waist With Draw Cord For Adjustability.
  • Back Stash Pocket
  • Tapered Leg
  • 87% Merino Wool/10% Nylon/3% Elastane.

You get the same blend of wool and nylon/lycra as the Dia LoHo, but in a thinner, even more flexible version. The cuffed hem at the ankle allows for a slouchy look or a cuffed look (on my 5’4″ frame, they’re a little long, but I don’t mind because they look great either way).

Because of the Merino wool blend, they don’t retain odors or sweat, making them perfect for an excursion or two after you step off the plane. And they pack down small and don’t wrinkle.

Pick up the Zoya pant in one of two colors: black or a two-tone gray called gritstone heather and jet heather (these look fabulous…I recommend them). You get a drawstring waist, and a fitted look overall.

The Zoya pant retail for $120, but like the hoodie, they’ll be a classic staple that doesn’t go out of style any time soon. We found them almost half off.


Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.