We use two different Merino mixes, a 100% Merino which has all of the natural Merino qualities, as well as an 80-20 Merino mix, which gives an increased durability.
What is Merino?
Merino wool is a natural fibre which is produced by various species of merino sheep.
Many associate wool products to be irritable and rough against the skin, however, Merino is well known for its warmth and soft feel against the skin, and is regarded as one of the best options for use in baselayers.
What type of clothing contains Merino Wool?
Merino wool can be used for various types of clothing, due to its natural properties to ensure a warm soft fit against the skin.
Similarly Merino works in the same manner as a micro-fleece as the fibre is able to trap and disperse the necessary amount of heat.
Merino wool is a very light wool, so keeps weight down (which means it is ideal for expeditions or any time you want to keep pack weight down).
Merino has very good thermal properties, helping you keep warm in cold conditions.
The natural properties also mean that it can help you keep cool and prevents overheating.
Merino wool has air pockets in the fibres, the air acts as a barrier and prevents loss of body heat to the surrounding cold air.
Merino wool has natural antibacterial properties (so it has a natural resistance to odour caused by sweat).
When active, your body will naturally produce sweat, developing bacteria, which will cause odour.
Merino wools natural composition allows sweat to sit on the surface of a product without leaving unwanted smells on the garment for a period of time.
The composition of Merino wool means it has a natural UV resistance.
It has a fine composition which makes it comfortable against the skin.