Nordstrom shoppers agree that this 'cozy and warm' thermal is a winter wardrobe staple

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Keep warm this winter in the Icebreaker. Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee.
Keep warm this winter in the Icebreaker. Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee.

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If you're planning to spend much time outdoors this winter, layering up is your best bet to enjoy everything that the season has to offer. Since warm base layers can make all the difference between a frigid day and an enjoyable outing, you'll want to make sure that you pack them ahead of your next ski trip or winter hike. 

To help you find the perfect choice, Nordstrom shoppers have raved about the performance brand Icebreaker's range of winter-ready styles. In particular, their Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee (shop here in Canada, shop here in the U.S.) has quickly become a customer-favourite. 

Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee (shop in Canada)

Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee (shop in U.S.)

Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee. Image via Nordstrom.
Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee. Image via Nordstrom.

$115 at Nordstrom Canada$95 at Nordstrom U.S.

'Warmth without bulk'

For those chilly winter days, reach for this long sleeve tee that's made using 100 per cent merino wool, which according to the Nordstrom website offers "warmth without bulk." Known for its insulating, moisture-wicking and anti-static properties, merino wool is the ideal choice fo keeping warm on active days. 

This top also features smooth flatlock seaming that's designed to eliminate rubbing and irritation. That means that you can throw the long sleeve on underneath you favourite sweaters and outerwear without worry. 

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'Washes well and dries quickly'

Nordstrom shoppers have been quick to praise this layering piece as a "wardrobe essential" thanks to its comfort and versatility. It's received more than 200 customer reviews, as well as an impressive 4.8-star rating.

"This shirt is amazing! Originally I bought it to layer for exercise but now I use it for everything," shared one reviewer. "I got a large and it fits true to size. The fabric is on the thicker side of what I was expecting."

"Cozy and warm without being bulky. Great fit. Washes well and dries quickly. A great addition to my layering style," reads another. 

Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee in grey. Image via Nordstrom.
Oasis Long Sleeve Merino Wool Base Layer Tee in grey. Image via Nordstrom.

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a professional spending their days outdoors this winter, shoppers say this top is worth the hype. 

"I wear these in these tops at work as a ski instructor and at play as a skier. Absolutely love them," reads one review. 

While this Icebreaker T-shirt has racked up plenty of five-star reviews, some shoppers for this shirt to be itchy when wearing it. If you're unfamiliar with the feel of merino wool, it may take some time to get used to, but shoppers agree that it does get softer the more you wear it in. 

Final verdict

For extra protection against the cold this winter, it might be worth adding some of Icebreakers' layering pieces to your wardrobe. Nordstrom shoppers agree that their breathable and lightweight construction is a winning combination, though it may be slightly itchy at first. 

To complete your look, you can also shop the $115 CAD/$95 USD 200 Oasis Merino Wool Jersey Base Layer Leggings for head to toe warmth this winter. 

Icebreaker 200 Oasis Merino Wool Jersey Base Layer Leggings (shop in Canada)

Icebreaker 200 Oasis Merino Wool Jersey Base Layer Leggings (shop in U.S.)

Icebreaker 200 Oasis Merino Wool Jersey Base Layer Leggings. Image via Nordstrom.
Icebreaker 200 Oasis Merino Wool Jersey Base Layer Leggings. Image via Nordstrom.

$115 at Nordstrom Canada$95 at Nordstrom U.S.

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