Merino wool is an entirely natural, renewable and biodegradable fiber. Our Merino wool is sustainably sourced from certified-humane sheep farmers in Australia and New Zealand. Here are our top 5 reasons why we love merino wool clothing.
Our merino clothing is made from all natural merino wool fiber that is renewable and biodegradable.
The natural fibers of our merino wool clothing wick moisture away from your skin to prevent clamminess.
Merino wool is naturally antimicrobial, so it's odor resistant aka stink-free!
Warm, breathable, and soft next to skin. Merino wool clothing to keep you cozy even when the weather gets harsh.
Merino wool is a naturally UV resistant material to keep you protected from the sun.
While visiting Dikshya’s family, they wanted to take 10 days of their 20 day trip and do the Annapurna Circuit, a 136 mile trek around the base of Annapurna and add in a stop at Tilicho Lake (the worlds highest alpine lake). The circuit is one of the most beautiful treks in the world, moving from a tropical climate at 2,300 feet, to an arctic climate at nearly 18,000 feet. They did not need to carry their own food (the ubiquitous teahouses have meals for around $10 USD per/day) but needed to carry all their own clothing for both the jungle and alpine.
They stuck to the plan. For 10 days they trekked through the jungle in Jagat, up and over Thorong La Pass at 17,747 feet, down through the sacred Vishnu temple of Muktinath, across the windy city of Jomsom, and finally met Dikshya’s parents in Nayapul.
"For all 10 days, I only wore three pairs of Ridge Merino boxers and together we rarely took off our Convict Canyon Hoodies," Jonny said. (We never asked them how any of it smelled, but with our merino we’d wager it was peachy.)
Dikshya making her up the last few thousand feet to the summit of Thorong La Pass.
Jonny at Thorong La Base Camp in the Alpine Blue Mens Convict Canyon Hoodie.
The final stats on their trip totaled; 176.32 Miles, 42,031 feet of elevation gain, and 19 plates of Thakali Dhal Bat.
"Every step of a good adventure starts in your head and we hope to inspire you to make that first step happen." Dikshya said.
You don’t have to go to Nepal for an amazing adventure, but if you do, feel free to reach out to Jonny and Dikshya for some tips!
Adventure seeker. Expert car packer. Bear hugger. Teller of groan-worthy jokes. Today's dad does it all.
From his morning run, to school drop off, to meetings at the office; he's got more to think about than what to wear. Ridge has got the gear for the rad dad who's always on the go.
Wearing Ridge Merino means never worrying about how your clothes look, feel or smell. On top of being natural, renewable and biodegradable, Merino wool wicks moisture and is antimicrobial (which means no stink). It also breathes, to eliminate clamminess, and regulates body temperature to offer comfort, during any kind of weather.
Here are some of our top picks for the best Father's Day gifts this year.
The Journey Tee is ready for action all day long.
Men’s Journal named the Ridge Journey Tee one of “The Top Sweat-Wicking, BO-Killing Merino Wool T-Shirts.” This best-selling Men’s T-shirt is made for any type of activity - work, play and everything in between. Layer it up or wear it on its own.
"Whether biking, hiking, boating, cycling, or more, dad stays protected, comfortable, and stylish in this ideal layering piece." - TheSpruce.com
"Been running long and in brutal heat and humidity. The Ridge underwear is great, wicks the perspiration away and keeps me comfortable." - Ridge Customer, Thomas F.
The Cardi Crew: the only Merino wool sweater he'll ever need.
The Ridge Cardi Crew Sweater is made from 100% Merino wool. As featured on Insidehook.com, Best Father's Day Gift Under $100, "Dad might consider it a style piece for occasions more formal, but don’t be surprised if you see him wearing it more and more as we draw closer to cool weather."
"Its half-cardigan rib stitching allows for movement and flexibility, but it still features that same classic look for pursuits both active and casual." - Insidehook.com
Soft and so comfortable: the all-natural Merino wool Hyde Hoodie.
Speaking of 100% Merino wool, the Hyde Hoodie is a full-zip, four-season staple. In the winter, it's an awesome mid layer. Spring through fall, it's perfect for early mornings and nighttime when the temperature dips. Add a Ridge trucker hat for extra sun protection on those cloudless days.
Being drawn to the big mountains that surround us, Ridge Merino's own Paz Mendelevitch and his buddy Danny Sandoval embarked on a multi-day splitboard adventure into the Ritter Range with the goal of summiting and snowboarding down Mt Ritter.
Walking on a dry trail with full backpacking packs and splitboards on our backs for what seemed like an eternity, we could feel our legs getting heavier with every step. We were hoping to be skinning from the trailhead but had underestimated what the warm weather had done to the snowpack recently. Still, the stoke was high and we were ready for an adventure into unknown conditions.
It was a warm spring day with the sun high in the sky beating down on us. We had made it through our third river crossing when we finally came across consistent snow to splitboard on.
We decided to greet spring by snowboarding off the top of an Eastern Sierra classic, Mt Ritter.
With Mammoth Mountain in the distance, this was our last sign of civilization before going off the grid for a few days
The snow is melting quickly so the water was plentiful but moving fast and ice cold! Danny seen here finding the route to cross one of many raging rivers we came across.
Knowing the snowpack was funky this year, and the tedious journey it took to get out to our basecamp at Ediza Lake, our expectations weren't too high. We were in it for the adventure of wandering into our favorite mountains while knowing in the back of our minds that snowboarding off the top of Ritter would be a bonus.
Danny brought a 'mid style' tent to keep our packs lightweight. A floorless tent has its advantages being held up by trekking poles, but the downside is there is no floor, so the wind can rip through underneath. It's always a good idea to construct walls around the tent.
After a good night's sleep we packed our food, water and Merino layers for the day to begin our trek to 13,143 feet. We had brought our boots and splitboard crampons just in case we found firm conditions and needed extra traction. Luckily, the snow was feeling soft and forgiving, which got us really excited for the ride down.
Approaching our objective in the distance, we knew we had a long way to go, but with every step we took I couldn't help but feel giddy knowing how fun our turns are going to be on the way down.