1; What is Merino wool?
Answer: Merino wool is a natural fiber grown by Merino sheep. Itâs thinner and softer than regular woolâmaking it easy to wear next to skin. And when you wear wool next to skin, a lot of benefits come with it.
The thickness of wool fiber is measured in microns. While the average human hair is approximately 60 microns, Merino fibers typically range from 13-24 microns. These Merino fibers are categorized by their thickness as follows:
Medium Merino (21-26 microns)
Fine Merino (17.5-21 microns)
Superfine Merino (15.5-17.5 microns)
2; What is Merino wool made of?
Answer: Proteins composed of amino acids and natural compounds. Merino wool is a natural, renewable fiberâmeaning one sheep can grow four to five pounds of wool per year. Plus, this fiber has evolved over the years to keep sheep enjoying in harsh environments These happy animals hang out in temperatures that range from 5 degrees to 95 degreesâno problem. It's a pretty amazing fiber.
"u"3; What is Merino wool really good at?
Answer: Helping keep your body at a stable temperature. When itâs cold outside, the natural crimps and bends in its fibers trap air, insulating you. When itâs warm outside, it transports sweat quickly away from the skin, helping to keep you cool and dry.
"u"4; What is Merino wool better at than traditional wool?
Answer: Itâs super-fine and soft. A single Merino wool fiber is â
the diameter of a human hair. Itâs so fine, actually, that when it brushes up against skin, it bends out of the way. It canât be prickly like other wool fibers because it canât stand up to the weight of itself. So itâs soft. Really soft.
This benefit of wool gets a bit technicalâso bear with us.
Merino wool transports sweat and moisture away from skin as a vapor. Merino fibers are inherently porous. Theyâre composed of little plates that moisture vapor can get in betweenâmeaning you're not left feeling wet, cold, and clammy after a workout. Synthetic fabrics are not porous. They usually wick sweat when itâs already a liquid, and then your body has to heat it up to evaporate itâmaking you feel clammy in colder weather. Merino takes a step out of the process, which helps you stay warm and dry when youâre moving and playing outdoors.
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