What is Merino Wool?

Sourced from Merino sheep from Australia and New Zealand, Merino wool is known for it's softness, breathability, and comfort.

MERINO WOOL BENEFITS

adaptive clothing

Unlike other textiles, Merino wool is a reactive material that adapts to your body's temperature. It regulates so that you are never too hot or cold in any weather.

Merino sheep

naturally warm

Originating from Merino sheep from Australia that endure temperatures as low as 5 degrees, Merino wool is a lightweight, naturally warm fiber. 

merino wool has no odor

odor resistant

Merino wool has an amazing property called wicking that gradually expels sweat and odor from the body and lets it evaporate from the material, leaving you odor-free.

sweat absorbent

Merino wool's wicking property also makes sure your body is comfortably dry by absorbing any sweat you may have. Perfect for those who really build up a sweat during work outs and outdoor activities.

itch-free

Unlike regular wool fiber that is heavy, coarse, and itchy, Merino wool actually has thinner, finer fibers that make it soft to the touch and cause no irritation to the skin.

renewable merino

Feel good knowing that what you are wearing is beneficial to you and also good for the Earth: Merino sheep shed and regrow new ultra-downy coats every year, making their wool a highly renewable resource. 

UV Protection

Merino wool naturally provides UV (Ultraviolet) protection with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor)  of 30+. Depending on the weight of Merino you wear, the SPF may vary.

Elastic properties

Fine fibers and a natural curl make merino wool incredibly elastic. Regardless of the movement, merino has the ability to stretch with you and bounce back to its original shape.

Ultra Soft

Merino’s fibers are much smaller in diameter than other wool which gives the fibers the ability to bend softly with increased flexibility. The result? Soft to the touch.

Incredibly Lightweight

Lighter than cotton, merino wool’s fine fibers allow air to easily pass through it. Allowing you to move more freely and comfortably

Performance Ready

Whether you run, jump, climb, or ride, merino wool is anti-wrinkle, anti-static, flameproof, biodegradable, durable, and quick-drying. The perfect match for  performance.

Long lasting

Unlike synthetic material, merino wool resists odor, bacteria and stains, allowing for less vigorous washing. High-density knitting also means less wear and tear.

wool made for any season

Beanie made from merino wool

LIGHTWEIGHT

(WARM-COOL WEATHER)

At a range of 120-200g, these layers are built to conform to a person's body shape, and its light material is perfect for layering. Lightweight layers especially work well for outdoor physical activities such as runs and day hikes.


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wool vest

MIDWEIGHT

(COOL-COLD WEATHER)

Thicker than lightweight, these layers range from 200-300g, and are light enough to be worn as a base layer or used as a second layer. Midweight layers are great for chilly morning/evening adventures and trips or exploring cooler climates due to their thick yet light design.

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merino cuffed beanie

HEAVYWEIGHT

(COLD-FREEZING WEATHER)

With the thickest weight of +300g, heavyweight layers are the warmest and are worn as an outer layer. Heavyweight layers are best for trips and travels to the snow and mountains during winter time.

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Merino Wool care

Follow the wash tag on the garment for best results.

merino wool washing instructions for tops and bottoms

tops and bottoms

• Cold wash on normal cycle:  hot wash causes shrinkage

• Use with regular powder liquid or wool detergent: Does not contain softeners

• Close all zippers and buttons: Do not wash with garments with metal zippers and buttons

• Normal wash cycle: Wash with like colors inside out

• Cold iron when needed: Do not iron prints or labels

• Tumble dry on low heat: Line dry or lay flat dry preferred

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Accessories

• Close all zippers and buttons: Do not wash with garments with metal zippers and buttons

• Use with regular powder, liquid or wool detergent: Does not contain softeners

• Do not use bleach or fabric softener

• Line dry or lay flat dry to improve durability

merino wool washing instructions for socks

socks

• Turn socks inside out

• Machine Wash cold

• Use with regular powder, liquid or wool detergent: Does not contain softeners

• Do not use bleach or fabric softener

• Tumble dry on low heat: Line dry or lay flat dry preferred

merino wool shrinkage

How to avoid Merino Wool Shrinkage

Shrinkage happens when the wool has been exposed to high temperatures. This is why we advise against tumble drying merino wool. The garment will usually dry over night if hung in a warm room. Merino garments should be machine washed at a low temperature, not exceeding 30°, if possible on a specialized wool/ hand wash cycle. Lastly, should your location demand, garments can also be hand washed at cool temperatures.

wool piling

What is PILING?

Pilling is when small balls of fluff develop on the surface of merino wool layers.
Piling is caused when fibers in the wool become agitated due to friction such as  rubbing against bags or bag straps while wearing wool products. We recommend covering the straps with tightly woven fabric to protect the wool.
Piling can also be caused during a wash cycle. To reduce piling,  use a gentle wool/hand wash cycle which will also have a gentle spin cycle. This should also help your garment to maintain its shape.