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merino wool base layers

Merino Is Different Than Traditional Wool

  • Merino is buttery SOFT. It is not coarse or scratchy. 
  • Merino is the gold standard in terms of athletic performance apparel – noted for its breathability, warmth and comfort. 
  • Our wool is sustainably sourced from sheep raised by certified non-mulesed woolgrowers in Australia, the largest producer of Merino wool in the world. 
  • Wool is an entirely natural, renewable and biodegradable fiber. 
  • Our baselayers are 100% ultra-fine Merino wool. Nothing else. 
    

More Merino Fun Facts

  • The complicated structure of Merino wool regulates body temperature by absorbing and wicking moisture away from the skin. The fibers trap air to insulate more efficiently.
  • This natural “climate control” means Ridge baselayers insulate when it’s cold and let heat escape when temperatures rise.
  • Merino is antimicrobial, which means it resists the growth of bacteria that cause offensive body odor – so you won’t stink!
  • Merino offers natural sun protection - it has a UPF 20+ rating. 
  • Wool is the least flammable of any type of fabric, so it won't melt or stick to your skin if you get a little too close to the flame. 
  • It is naturally static-free.
  • Because Merino wool regulates body temperature and heart rate too, it actually improves sleep.
  • It is machine washable and can be dried on a line or on the "low" dryer setting (either way it dries quickly).
  • All this occurs naturally, without the use of chemicals.

    We’re going back to basics. Clean, simple, comfortable apparel without the use of harmful chemicals.  

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