Merino wool isn’t like itchy wool sweaters. In fact, merino wool fine fibers have a much smaller diameter, which gives them more flexibility to softly bend when pressed against the skin, therefore preventing itchiness.
Merino wool is naturally 100% ecological. Merino sheep are typically shorn once to twice a year – so they automatically grow a new coat (the shearing process is purely manual labor and causes the animal absolutely no pain). Merino wool is also a fabric that doesn’t have to be washed as frequently as others, which also has a positive impact on the environment.
Merino wool is temperature-regulating and its insulating properties make it the best to keep you comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. It’s also a soft and durable moisture-wicking fiber that wicks sweat away from your skin by absorbing it and wicking it to the outside of the garment to evaporate.
Merino Wool Keeps You Dry and Prevents Blisters. Because Merino is so breathable and moisture-wicking, it also keeps your skin dry so there’s less irritation (and blisters) to worry about while you’re trying to enjoy the day.