Merino wool Merino wool is a particularly high-quality form of wool. It is obtained from merino sheep and is characterized by its particular fineness and softness.
- Merino wool has excellent thermal regulation. That means, it regulates the skin breathing and oxygen exchange by itself.
- The natural structure of the wool fiber creates air spaces - the air can circulate and the skin can breath, stimulating the metabolism. The moisture is very well wicked away from the body.
- Merino wool can absorb moisture in about 1/3 of its own weight without feeling damp; for example, moisture is transported to the outside 7 times faster than with cotton.
- Due to the animal protein fibers, germs and bacteria do not find a breeding ground and can not multiply.
- does not scratch the skin
- insulates well against cold and also heat
- transports moisture
- can absorb up to one third of its dry weight in moisture
- cools by evaporative cooling at warm temperatures
- warms even when damp
- does not absorb smell, therefore needs to be washed less often
- keeps the fit
- flame resistant
- has a natural sun protection factor of up to 50
- ldoes not charge electrostatically
- biologically degradable