Polyester vs. Merino Wool: Which material is better for sportswear?

Polyester is the most widely used material for sportswear. However, Merino wool is due to its multiple benefits also becoming increasingly used for sports apparel. Therefore, many outdoor enthusiasts and athletes are in doubt which material to choose. It’s indeed hard to say which one is better as both materials have advantages and disadvantages. For…

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Polyester Vs. Merino Wool: Left Icebreaker Merino t-shirt, right Under Armour polyester t-shirt

Durability of Merino Wool – How Durable are Merino Garments?

Durability is often considered as the Achilles heel of Merino wool products. Nevertheless, Merino wool clothing is becoming increasingly popular among hikers, trekkers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts as it offers superb breathability and odor-control (Merino wool is naturally antimicrobial). Furthermore, it is also very comfortable to the touch and doesn’t cause any itching. Due…

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Durability of Merino Wool

Comparison of Base Layer Materials

A layered clothing system is widely adopted by hikers and mountaineers as it enables you to add or shed layers according to the conditions (changes in temperature, precipitation, wind and your activity level). The base layer is probably the most important part of the layered clothing system as it is in direct contact with the…

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Merino Wool Base Layer