Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Tech Crew – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Tech Crew – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 89 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.7 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 320

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Heavier than a traditional base layer for extra warmth, but still lightweight enough for intense activity.
  • Sleeves are long enough to fully cover during use.
  • Slim fit, but not restricting.
  • Back is long enough to fully cover.
  • The fabric is soft, but remains durable.
  • The material seems to last long, without pilling over time.
  • Packs down small and is lightweight to carry.
  • Dries quickly after getting wet.
  • The Merino wool is soft and isn’t itchy.

Expert Reviews

  • 100% Merino wool works well and thermoregulates.
  • Very warm top that also has the capabilities to offload heat.
  • Wind-resistance and wicks away moisture from the skin.
  • Relaxed athletic fit and non-itchy.
  • Not a constricting fit on the shoulders or chest area.
  • Doesn’t absorb a lot of water when compared to other Merino wool layers.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Some reports of the quality being different than previous years, with the material being thinner and not as warm.

Expert Reviews

  • Rode up a little easier than other similar layers.
  • Not as stretchy as some other base layers.


The Icebreaker BodyFit 260 Tech Crew for women is a lightweight, warm, durable, breathable, and non-constricting layer that is best used as an active layer. Like all base layers, the lack of water-resistance means this wouldn’t be ideal as an outer layer in wet weather, but the warmth combined with a flexible fit makes this a good choice for intense activities in a variety of conditions.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1.