What Is Merino?

Merino are the oldest farm-bred sheep in the world. These wooly badasses reside high in the alpine hills of New Zealand, where the climate is harsh.

When it’s hot; it’s blazing. And when it’s cold; it’s got bite. But merino actually thrive in these conditions, thanks to their wool. Merino wool is a naturally better performance fibre because it has evolved to withstand extremes. This gives it some incredible properties.

Merino are the oldest farm-bred sheep in the world. These wooly badasses reside high in the alpine hills of New Zealand, where the climate is harsh.

 

When it’s hot; it’s blazing. And when it’s cold; it’s got bite. But merino actually thrive in these conditions, thanks to their wool. Merino wool is a naturally better performance fibre because it has evolved to withstand extremes. This gives it some incredible properties.

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ANTI-ODOUR

Merino fibres have a crimped structure that make it nearly impossible for bacteria to attach to the wool. As a result, merino apparel stays fresh and odour-free.

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WARMTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

Merino wool has a very high warmth-to-weight ratio. This means that merino is warm, without bulk. It also insulates even when wet, so no matter how bad the conditions, merino stays warm.

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TEMPERATURE REGULATION

Merino has the highest moisture absorption capacity of any fabric. This gives it the ability to move moisture away from the body faster. So when it’s cold, you’ll stay warm and dry. But when it’s hot, it keeps you cool.

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BREATHABLE

Merino wool fibres are much thinner than ordinary wool fibres. Therefore, merino wool garments are incredibly breathable and fast-drying.

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SOFT

The fine gauge of merino also means that it’s super soft next to your skin and doesn’t itch like traditional wool.

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