merino wool base layer


Formal Friday Merino T-Shirt Review

In the beginning of the summer, we got in touch with the Finnish start-up Formal Friday (read more about the company here) which specializes in Merino wool clothing. Formal Friday is still a very small company and has only one Merino base layer in their offer. Nevertheless, after reading about the technology behind their product,… Read More »

Formal Friday Merino T-Shirt - Back

How to repair Merino wool clothes?

It is no secret that we at Best Hiking are big fans of Merino wool base layers. But the kind of thin fine-knit Merino shirts and apparel which are great for all-year usage are unfortunately also very prone to durability issues in the form of small holes. These holes can be caused by anything from… Read More »

With the outside out, carefully connect the two healthy edges around the hole by sewing horizontally.

Experiment: Does Polyester Really Dry Faster Than Merino Wool?

High quality hiking base layers are these days made either of polyester or Merino wool and online you will find a lot of information about these two materials, especially pros and cons. Polyester is labeled as quick-drying, durable, light and cheap while Merino wool is considered breathable, pleasant to the touch and extremely moisture-wicking. Many… Read More »

Polyester vs Merino Drying Time - Experiment

The Best Merino Wool Base Layers of 2019

A base layer is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing because it is in direct contact with your skin and thus has a big impact on your comfort level and performance. Base layer clothing is responsible for managing perspiration, protecting the skin (UV rays, chafing etc.) and maintaining your body’s natural temperature.… Read More »

Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Crew Top Merino Base Layer