Merino Wool From Mountain Warehouse
What Is Merino Wool?
Merino Wool is a natural material originating from the Merino Sheep. Merino has high levels of warmth, breathability and softness against the skin, particularly when compared with traditional wool products.
Key Benefits Of Merino Wool
Merino is a highly breathable fabric. It can wick moisture away from the body and disperse it into the air to help you stay dry. It is also efficient at releasing body heat when you’re too hot, which makes it great for temperature regulation.
Its natural anti-bacterial properties will help you stay fresh. Its composition will allow sweat to stay on the surface without the unwanted smells. This makes it ideal for physical activities such as hiking and skiing.
Lightweight & Soft
Merino is finer than most sheeps wool, which gives it a very soft feel. These fine properties can also reduce the itchiness that many people associate with traditional wool, making it very comfortable for wear as a base layer against the skin.
Merino wool contains crimps which hit each other as you move, creating pockets which trap air. Air that can’t circulate will retain heat from your body to keep you warm. Merino will also maintain it’s insulating properties when damp.
The majority of Merino products are machine washable and many can be tumble-dried. Always check the care label of your product first before washing or tumble drying.
Merino Wool Product Focus
Womens Merino Pants
- Perfect for keeping your legs warm while skiing
- Machine washable on an 86 degree cycle for easy care
- Breathable fabric lets moisture out to keep you dry on the inside
Mens Merino Zip Neck
- Extra warm merino fabric
- High wicking merino helps to keep you dry & comfortable
- Half zip opening at the kneck allows for extra ventilation
Merino Explorer Socks
- Keep your feet warm and comfortable with merino socks
- Smooth toe system helps protect against blisters
- Antibacterial properties help prevent odours forming
History of Merino Wool
Merino Wool originates from the Merino sheep, one of the most renowned breeds of sheep in the world.
Merino sheep were originally bred in Spain in the 12th century. Here, the sheep were highly praised for the quality of their wool, which led to a ban on their export.
Export was eventually allowed and merino sheep were introduced to Australia in the 1700's. This is where selective breeding of the sheep allowed the wool to become the fantastic material it is today.