From playing hide-and-seek in Goblin Valley to swatting away bugs in the rainforest, the Icebreaker Women's Kala Short-Sleeve Shirt effortlessly tags along. A merino wool blend gives this shirt a cooling effect that naturally fights odors, and it wicks away moisture so you stay relaxed, even in humid temperatures.The  Kala has a relaxed fit that promotes comfortable airflow, yet it’s cut in a flattering way that pairs well with shorts or jeans.

  • Cool-Lite (merino wool blend)
  • Lightweight
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Naturally antimicrobial
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nice shirt, great fabric

    Nicely tailored. Featherweight, no itch, fabric, dark enough gray not to look washed out. I'm usually a medium, but Icebreaker seems to run small. The large fits well with just enough extra room to be flattering on middle aged bodies.


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    I bought this shirt originally from a brick retailer. Loved the fit and the material so when I saw it on Backcountry, I immediately bought a second one as it was on sale. Since then, I've worn it (love it) and washed according to instructions. Looks like it might need just a bit of ironing.
    Classy fit. I'll deal with the pressing in order to enjoy this shirt (both of them). Fit is great (5'6 and 140 lbs, 38B).

    BUY TWO! Do it!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    The great thing about getting older is you know when an article of clothing should be bought in twos, or more, and this shirt is one of them. In ten years when the first one finally has holes I'll break out the second one and be smiling. Its soft, like an old favorite already, no gap in the buttons at the chest, simple clean lines-totally worth the freakin' price.

    Perfect shirt for the desert

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Perfect shirt for hikes in the desert! Fabric is surprisingly light weight and has a soft feel. The collar and sleeve length provided a welcomed shield from the sun.