Skiing and Snowboarding: Our Selection for Merino Gear

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Whether you’re spending the day cross-country skiing or taking the chair up to zip back down a double diamond slope, Merino wool is, in our view, an essential piece of your gear. Often described as nature’s high performance fabric, merino will breath to prevent overheating and clamminess, keeping you warm and dry without the weight … Continued

What is Merino Wool?

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Merino wool is wool that comes from the Merino breed of sheep. The reason that it is so popular is that Merino wool is very fine and soft to the touch. Other wools can feel scratchy and coarse. Thanks to its softness, Merino wool is a great material for base layers that sit next to … Continued

Men’s Merino Wool Underwear – Boxers and Briefs

Merino Wool Underwear for Men

Below I broke down the most popular men’s merino wool underwear according to the various different styles. What to look out for when buying merino underwear for men:here are a few features you can look out for when buying boxers or briefs in merino. The benefits of merino as a material for your underwear One … Continued

Men’s Merino Wool Sweaters and Tops 2018

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A merino wool mid-layer will act as an excellent insulating layer over your base layer to keep you warm. I’ve broken down the options into zip sweaters, crew cut sweaters and turtleneck sweaters. Zip Sweaters Zip sweaters let you adjust according to outside conditions. When it’s colder you can zip up to keep your neck … Continued

Top Men’s Merino Wool Pants 2018

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In the past, my packing list didn’t have any merino wool pants or trousers in it. Instead, I opted for a pair of Slim Dungarees by Outlier. I’ve had two models since 2013. But now I run Merino Wool Rocks, so I wanted to research the best options for wool pants. I like to travel … Continued

Tested for You: Icebreaker Tech Lite T-Shirt for Men

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Recommended The Icebreaker Tech Lite t-shirt 87% Merino, 13% Nylon The Icebreaker Tech Lite t-shirt is a great lifestyle t-shirt in their collection. It doesn’t look as sporty as other models, so you can wear it around town or for more casual offices. Check on Amazon Models & Colors It comes in plain colors or … Continued

Top Merino Wool Brands 2018

Top merino wool brands

Here’s a list of my favorite Merino Wool brands. I’m always interested in finding new ones, so please drop some below if you have any additions. Icebreaker Icebreaker is one of the most established brands. They are based out of New Zealand. Icebreaker knows how to tell a good origins story. As their founder Jeremy … Continued

Darn Tough

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Darn Tough is a Vermont-based company that sells only merino wool socks. They are unique in that they offer a lifetime warranty on their socks that by all accounts they actually stand by! It’s now a 40-million-dollar-a-year company that still manufactures their socks in Vermont, USA. Personally, I’m a big fan of their merino wool … Continued