Well, it starts with sheep. Merino sheep.
Merinos are one of the burliest of sheep. They call home some stunningly beautiful, but extremely rugged places around the world. Altitudes can range from sea level to mountain passes. Winter temperatures plummet into single digits in the snowy highlands. In the summer, Merino sheep chill out in temperatures creeping up into the nineties.
They’ve got that incredible fleece to thank! Merino wool often has a reputation of being just a cold weather choice. If that were the case, our Merino sheep wouldn’t survive. Nature knows best, providing them with the perfect year-round “clothing” for comfort—keeping them warm when it’s cold and cool when things heat up.
When that wool leaves the sheep and enters your apparel, it provides exceptional warm weather benefits—just like it does for the sheep.
Merino wool has a microscopic “crimp ” to it. Along with making the fiber resilient and durable, it also traps still air, giving it some insulating characteristics. It helps keep your body heat in when it’s cool outside and helps keep the heat out when the temperatures rise.
An added bonus, it offers great sun protection. Those sheep aren’t getting burnt as they roam around in the sunshine, because Merino wool naturally protects against the sun’s harmful rays.