This is why you should be wearing wool in the heat!
Wearing merino wool clothing and underwear in the heat is like having your own personal climate control system on standby. Picture this: You're sweltering under the blazing sun, feeling like you're about to melt into a puddle of sweat. But wait! Slip into your merino wool gear, and suddenly, it's like a refreshing breeze just swept through. Merino wool's magical fibers work tirelessly to wick away moisture, keeping you dry and cool as a cucumber, even when the heat is on full blast. Plus, its natural breathability means you can strut your stuff without feeling like you're wrapped in a sauna. So, whether you're tackling the great outdoors or just braving the urban jungle, Australian Merino wool has your back (and your front) covered, making hot days a breeze to conquer!
Wool is not just for the cold!
Pictured: Keeping comfortable whilst at work in the harsh elements west of Cunnamulla, James wears our #210 Polo Shirt over a #806 Singlet, whilst Bart wears our #110 T-Shirt under a #520 Zip Top . While Cath Wallis tackles the Simpson Desert Ultra in her forever dependable #120 Short Sleeve T's that she wears on all her adventures and when in training (she has every colour!).
Wool is not just for keeping you warm in the winter. Wool is a natural fibre that has unique properties that will also keep you cool and sweat-free in the heat, making it suitable for all seasons. One of the remarkable qualities of wool is its breathability. Unlike synthetic fabrics, wool allows air to circulate, keeping you cool and comfortable even on the hottest days. This is why our Merino clothing is great for activewear!
Why is Merino the best wool for the heat?
Among various types of wool, Merino wool stands out as the top choice for summer wear. Merino wool comes from Merino sheep, which are known for their fine and soft wool fibers. Here are a few reasons why Merino wool is the best option:
Natural moisture-wicking properties
Merino wool has excellent moisture-wicking properties, meaning it can absorb and release moisture away from your body. According to Woolmark wool "can absorb large quantities of water vapour – twice as much as cotton and thirty times as much as polyester ". This helps to keep you dry and sweat-free, even in humid conditions. Unlike synthetic fabrics that can trap moisture and cause discomfort, Merino wool actively works to regulate your body temperature, more on this soon!
Another advantage of Merino wool is its natural odor-resistant properties. Merino has antibacterial properties that prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria. This means you can stay fresh and odour-free throughout the day, even during strenuous activities.
Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is crucial, especially during the summer. Merino wool offers natural UV protection, shielding you from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. It has an inherent ability to absorb UV rays, providing an extra layer of defense against sunburn and skin damage.
PICTURED: Our models wear a Merino #620 Crop Top & #698 Hipster Boyleg Briefs and #622 Action Back Sports Bra with our #632 Boudoir Brief whilst one of our adventurous Merino Lovers wears #127310 Merino Thermals and #710 Beanie under her snow gear in the Arctic Circle.
Merino wool is a natural insulator, which means it can help regulate your body temperature in both hot and cold environments. It keeps you cool in the summer by wicking away moisture and allowing air to circulate, while also providing warmth in cooler temperatures. This versatility makes Merino wool an ideal choice for unpredictable weather conditions.
Australian Merino wool is a game-changer in the heat. The breathability, moisture-wicking properties, odour resistance, UV protection, and temperature regulation make Merino wool the best option for summer wear. So, next time you're planning your summer wardrobe, don't forget to include some lightweight and comfortable Merino wool pieces.