One of the most popular and talked about fibres around in the outdoor industry is not a lab made synthetic, but a simple natural fibre, taken from Merino sheep- Merino Wool.
Although ‘fluffy’ in appearance, the fibres of a merino wool product are lighter than any other sheep’s wool, reducing the scratchy, heavy sensation that many people associate with a thick woolen jumper, which is why merino is used in next to the skin clothing such as baselayers, socks, and underwear.
Able to retain and diffuse heat as needed, merino works in much the same way as a fleece or a similar synthetic. Merino Wool Can Be Used:
By people with sensitive skin.
By people during active wear
For general wear
For insulation in cold weather
For comfort in items such as socks