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Oct 28, 2011

Icebreaker GT Run Tracer Jacket review

3 miles on the schedule today....done!  I thought yesterdays run was cold.  Low 30's on my run today.  Ouch.


The kind people over at Icebreaker sent me an Icebreaker GT Run Tracer Jacket to review.


This jacket is made with 98% merino wool and 2% Lycra and comes from a farm in New Zealand(the wool that is).  The Key is the GT Technology - it's high performance fabric, no stink and fast drying.  In fact, after you wash it, you line dry it and it's ready to go the next morning for your next run.

As I have discussed in the past, Merino Wool is naturally anti-bacterial to resist odor, highly breathable and helps regulate temperature.  Wool is one of the best material to run with and keeps you nice and cozy.

I have had the jacket for a couple months but just recently started using it.  It's made of high quality.  You can see how nice the zipper is sewn to the material above.  One complaint I do have is I wish that the zipper had a "garage".  You know, the little extra piece of material that keeps the zipper from hitting your chin as you run.

This is a great jacket not only for running but also to use on a daily basis.  One thing I have a hard time getting used to though is the way the zipper is.  It's backwards - at least for us in the USA.  I assume because it's made overseas, that is how they make the zippers.  For men, the zipper is on the opposite side of the jacket to zip up.

It's also nice to have two front pockets in the jacket which is great to store anything you need while running or anything you need will not running for that matter.  As you can see, for safety features, it had two reflective logo's both on the front and on the back to help keep you safe(but still use your headlamp please)

You can also get free shipping from their website if you spend over $100.  This jacket retails for $170 on their website.  It's a great jacket for when it's a little cold out but not too cold.  I would use it from 30-50 degrees when running.  Sizing is true to size.  I got a medium and it fits perfect.

The great thing about the Icebreaker company - they care about the animals they work with, the suppliers they do business with and the environment.  They worry about more things than just profits since they have high ethical standards.  It's nice to do business with companies such as this.

Another really cool thing that you can do when your purchase something from Icebreaker is you can Trace back where the wool was obtained.  Here's what I got from their website when I put in my unique code on my jacket.  You really to get to see the whole area of where it originates:

So if you are in the market for a new running jacket(or anything else you might need to be outdoors), check out Icebreaker.

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* Note:  I received a Tracer jacket at no cost in exchange for this review.  I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions are my own.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. My husband loves icebreaker gear! That jacket is great.

  2. There was frost on the old pumpkins this morning, but it was pretty!

  3. Very good report. I like running in wool clothing in the colder months. It is perfect. Thanks for the post.

  4. That jacket looks aweomse. I love my wool ski stuff, but haven't run in it, my ski stuff is smartwool, and I wear it for casual wear too (apre ski), and I prefer to dry clean it after a mishap in our washing machine. I can't justify cry cleaning stuff I run in.