|Rating:||9.6 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.9 / 2|
|Durability||1.9 / 2|
|Comfort||2.0 / 2|
|Weight||1.9 / 2|
|Support||1.9 / 2|
It would be fair to say I’m a huge fan of merino hiking gear – I pile on the layers to keep me warm and peel them off during the day. I’m also a fan of Icebreaker so when I’m hiking I even wear Icebreaker underwear! And not just Icebreaker for outdoor activities – you’ll find me in Icebreaker gear when relaxing at home, on my morning run or having lunch out. I did say I am a BIG fan!
What’s the attraction? Well, it’s a long list…. the fine merino wool is soft on my skin…the great fit…the durability….the versatility…the smart styling….. The fibres used by Icebreaker are 100% merino – that’s why Icebreaker gear works equally well through freezing winters and scorching summers.
I could go on so let me focus on the Sprite Hot Pants to help convince you. For the blokes reading this article, feel free to tune out now although if you continue reading you may well learn something new!
The stylish Sprite Hot Pants as the name suggests are boy leg style that come in three colours — Vibrant Earth (or orange to you and me), Green Glory and Black (yep!). There are five sizes — XS, S, M, L and XL.
I have the Vibrant Earth, Grape (past season colour) and Black Hot Pants and I wear size S.
These are very comfortable pants to wear when hiking – more so than other underpants. Icebreaker Sprite Hot Pants don’t ride up or move about with wear – there’s nothing worse than undies that won’t stay put! The Hot Pants maintain freshness over several days of (really) hard hiking. They are easy to wash and very quick to dry on the trail.
These pants are made from 83% merino wool and 5% Lycra corespun fabric and features improved cup shaping and an open back design for freedom of movement. The breathable corespun fabric uses 12% nylon fibres wrapped in merino wool for added strength and durability that maintains next-to-skin softness.
I wear these undies when running and they’re suitable for other high impact sports.
I also sleep in these pants given the comfort level. When I need to take a wee walk in the middle of the night, I don’t feel the need to put more on (other than my hiking shoes) unless it is blowing a gale. I’ve even stripped down to my Sprite Hot Pants to cross a waist deep inlet or two!
I purchased my first Icebreaker Hot Pants more than 15 years ago and they lasted until a few years ago. The main reason I buy more is because I can’t resist the new season colours!
One of the criticisms I often hear about Icebreaker generally and about the underwear, is the cost. At AUD $39.99 RRP, the Sprite Hot Pants compare well to others but will outlast by many years a pair of quality undies.
The Sprite Hot Pants are a fantastic addition to your hiking under-clothing and are suitable for all types of hiking and trail walking during very cool and through to very warm days and nights.
I wouldn’t be without my Sprite Hot Pants!
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AUD $39.99 RRP
Other styles available from Icebreaker:
Icebreaker Merino Sprite Hot Pants in Green Glory colour
Icebreaker Women’s Merino Sprite Hot Pants in Vibrant Earth colour
Icebreaker Women’s Merino Sprite Hot Pants in Black
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker