We love layers you can live in. At Ridge Merino, we create simple, everyday apparel with the mettle to weather expeditions, insulate adventures and soften the daily grind.
Woven Through Life //
As a small, family-owned business based in Mammoth Lakes, California, our family’s connection to the outdoors is woven through everything we make and do. Before starting Ridge in 2014, one of our co-founders led design and development at a major ski brand, where he noticed the pros preferred Merino wool to synthetic layers. We got the idea to make pro-level Merino apparel accessible to everyone who loves to get after it. And just like that we were off on a new adventure.
Today, we test our soft, breathable Merino wool layers right here on the East Side of the Sierra, where the high desert meets deep snow and 14,000-foot peaks. We ski off ridges, run through rainstorms and camp out on cold desert nights to be sure our clothing will keep you comfortable even in the most uncomfortable conditions. And that it still looks (and smells) good enough to wear to work on Monday.
We source our sustainable wool from nature and then send it back out into the wild as affordable technical apparel that helps you go farther and stay out longer, no matter where life takes you.
Holding Our Line //
How we do business means the world to us. We weave respect and integrity into all of our business and design decisions, and we refuse to compromise when it comes to how we treat people and tread on the planet. We donate one percent of our sales to environmental organizations through 1% for the Planet. While one percent might not sound like a lot, it’s a big deal for a small, family-run business! To date, we have given more than $30,000 of dollars to nonprofits fighting to sustain the woods, protect the waters and preserve the winters that make up the fabric of our lives.