7 Reasons Merino Wool is great!

Merino wool can do just about everything. It can keep you warm in the winter or cool in the summer.

Merino wool items can also be used multiple times without washing if needed due to their natural antimicrobial properties. Merino wool is a naturally soft fiber so you will be moving in comfort no matter what. Whether you’re on an early morning winter training run or a summer hike, the benefits of this high-performance natural fiber will be obvious.

1. Merino Wool is soft!

Old sweaters have given wool a lousy name for long enough. Merino wool fine fibers have a smaller diameter, which gives them the flexibility to softly bend when pressed against the skin to prevent itchiness.

2. Durability

Even though Merino wool is soft and lightweight, it still is one of the most durable fibers on the market allowing brands like Darn Tough to offer a lifetime guarantee

3. Keeps you dry

Merino wool can absorb 30% of its weight in moisture and still maintain its insulation capabilities to keep you warm and dry. It is also a natural moisture-wicking fabric.

4. Naturally Anti-Microbial

Unlike synthetic fibers like nylon, or polyester merino wool naturally resists bacterial buildup which causes odor. You can kick off your running shoes without sending people running for the exit.

5. Easy to care for

Due to its anti-microbial nature, merino wool does not have to be washed as often as a synthetic material making it great for camping and hiking.

6. Maintains shape

Due to its fine fiber, merino wool will maintain its shape and elasticity after years of repeated wear and washing.

7. Regulates body temperature

Being able to naturally absorb and wick moisture while maintaining breathability keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.