- February 9 2012
I love the Quantum Jacket. I bought this jacket two years ago. It was my first icebreaker product, and it got me hooked. I wore the jacket everywhere, during every season. It's perfect for running in the winter. It serves as a jacket, hat, and gloves, and I also wore it casually in the fall and spring. I took it for a half year excursion to Australia, where I trekked around South Australia during the cold rainy winter, and it kept me warm and dry. I don't think I washed it during that trip, but it stayed clean and didn't pick up any smells. It's easy to take care of--it's machine washable and dries very quickly. It feels comfortable, just like cotton, but it performs much better. The merino wool's insulation is unparalleled. Unfortunately, a little while after returning home from Australia, the sleeve developed a rip. With Altrec's lifetime guarantee, I was able to return the jacket and receive a full refund. This jacket was so indispensible to me that I used the refund and paid an additional 50 dollars toward a new one (I bought the jacket on sale the first time and paid full price the second time). My first jacket was an XS, and it was a little bit tight, which was fine since the material is stretchy, but this time I purchased a S, and it's even more comfortable. I'm 5'3, 34B, 105 lbs.
- February 1 2012
GREAT Multisport Hood
I initially purchased my Icebreaker Quantum Hood in New Zealand where the company is located. I loved it so much, I ordered another one in a different color as soon as I got home. I will probably buy more. It breathes very well making it the performance jacket I wear for cycling, hiking, and tennis. It keeps me warm on cool days without overheating. It is so stylish that I even wear it out and about with jeans. I am 5'5" and weigh 110, and the extra small is perfect for me because I prefer a close fit. It is very slightly tapered (not boxy) giving you a great stylish look, but plenty of arm room to move about. The wool is very fine and not scratchy at all against your skin., and the thumb holes are an added feature I like. The jacket is very well-made, but if you need pockets, it may not be right for you. It only has one small breast pocket.
- June 13 2011
Versatile stylish jacket
Beaitiful jacket, very flattering fit. Kept me warm on winter hikes and looked great worn out to dinner. The hood is really convenient if you like to travel light. I would buy it in another color if it went on sale.
- March 29 2011
LOVE the Quantum jacket!
It's amazing to me that this is actually wool! If it weren't for it's incredible ability to keep me so warm w/out being thick or heavy, plus the breatheability factor, it's wicking qualities, and lastly the anti-stink factor...I'd have thought it was a very high quality cotton or poly hoodie! It looks very sporty& stylish, too. Once I started trying Icebreaker, I've found that I don't want anything else! No other brands of high end fleece, or even other brands of merino wool can compare to the abilities of Icebreaker merino wool! I've tried many others, but they've all fallen short in one area or another. I've noticed that Icebreaker always finds ways to make their wool better- softer, more functional, and stylish to boot! The only thing that may be a slight issue is that it tends to run slimmer than some brands, but this jacket runs true to size compared to most Icebreaker tops. I'm 5'7" 130 lbs and the medium fits like a perfectly tailored, semi-fitted jacket.
- March 7 2011
Icebreaker QH is AWESOME!
I am an outdoor gear connoisseur and Icebreaker is my favorite clothing company for my upper body (I have yet to try pants due to not wanting to get alterations due to my shorter height). I have the quantum hood in 3 colors (blk, ink, quartz) and I bought them all in less than a month! That's how much I love them! I actually just wore one as my outer layer in addition to my icebreaker 260 baselayer and 150 tech tee while biking in 20's with high winds. Felt warm the whole time even when I was sweating profusely! The hood is awesome and offers great protection, even when not fully zipped. I will say that I look like a speed skater when the hoodie is fully zipped due to there not being much extra space around the face (don't be deceived by the pic of the model wearing it on the IB site, there really is not that much room; it's a vacuum packed fit), but that's what you want when it's a frigid, windy day out (like today). Material is fantastic and durable like all IB products! None of my IB tops are itchy (my boyfriend has contact dermatitis aka sensitive skin and he finds his stuff itchy sometimes). Colors are beautiful! The thumb loops are well reinforced and very handy when you forget your gloves or when you don't want the sleeves to ride up! The pocket on the right hand side is on the smaller scale and is shaped so that you can reach across your body and grab something out of it with your left hand (pocket opens from the front). I am not too fond of the upper chest left hand pocket. I have not figured out what I could comfortably put in there. The reflector zipper and IB logos are great for low light/dark outdoor adventures when safety in traffic is a concern. I usually do not like longer length tops, but this is perfect. It gives great coverage to my backside when biking. I am 5'3", 120 lbs, and usually wear a size xs/small in IB. Small fits me perfectly (as mentioned above, I comfortably had a baselayer and a tee under it). I can't say enough great things about IB! Buy it now and you, too, will fall in love!