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Armadillo Merino® - did you know it is naturally flame resistant?

Posted by Hamish on 04-Oct-2018 07:06:00

The merino wool that we use has many unique performance properties and here we look at the fibre's naturally occurring flame resistance (FR). This natural FR is generating interest as we are hearing more and more about the importance of fire fighter well being with growing concerns about clothing toxins. Added to this uncertainty is that to make some textiles flame resistant they are treated with a number of chemicals and should these chemically treated textiles be exposed to heat or flames they can produce hazardous gases (known as off-gassing) which may be inhaled by the wearer. With these facts in mind the naturally occurring fire resistance of the Armadillo Merino® wool looks more and more attractive.

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Topics: Fire Service, Military, Police, Merino Wool Knowledge

5 comfort reasons to wear Armadillo Merino® this summer.

Posted by Hamish on 01-Jun-2018 07:26:00

People usually think merino wool for winter, but it also works great in summer.

1. Breathable: The wool fibre is special and has the ability to move moisture in the vapour form. When you sweat, you sweat in the vapour form. The merino wool absorbs the vapour, and then passes it to the outside. The merino wool fibre can also absorb up to 30% of it's weight in moisture vapour, leaving your skin feeling dryer, and more comfortable. This is why a lightweight wool t-shirt feels great on a hot summers day. 

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Topics: Outdoor, Bushcraft, Champion, Insider, Police, Military, Search and Rescue, Fire Service, Merino Wool Knowledge

Micro-Fibres: why we should be concerned, and how wool can help

Posted by Hamish on 24-Apr-2018 13:47:41

Microfibres are in the news a lot these days. Here I look into the topic in more detail, as well as make some suggestions on what you can do in the short term to help the environment and reduce your microfibre output. Hint: The best solution is to wear natural fibres, and better still Armadillo Merino®.

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Topics: Merino Wool Knowledge, Outdoor, Insider, Design, Industry

How to remove stains from your Armadillo Merino®

Posted by Hamish on 30-Mar-2018 13:07:43

Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, accidents happen, liquids get spilt, stains happen. All of our next-to-skin garments are machine washable, but if you have a really stubborn stain, or want to remove a stain before washing, here are a few tips. Click here for our standard washing instructions.

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Topics: Merino Wool Knowledge, Insider, Outdoor, Bushcraft, Industry, Police, Fire Service, Military, Search and Rescue

Why Armadillo Merino for FR, no-melt and drip burn protection and more.

Posted by Hamish on 20-Mar-2018 13:17:17

Over the coming weeks I will touch on some of the key performance attributes of Armadillo Merino®.  The first in this series is Protection. At a later date I will also talk about each of the specific attributes in separate posts, but that is more detail than is required here as we start to talk about the key attributes of Armadillo Merino®.

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Topics: Fire Service, Police, Military, Merino Wool Knowledge

Why does comfort matter and how does Armadillo Merino make you feel comfortable?

Posted by Hamish on 21-Feb-2018 16:20:52

This is the second in our series of articles talking about the key performance attributes of Armadillo Merino®.  Today, is it Comfort.

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Topics: Merino Wool Knowledge, Outdoor, Police, Fire Service, Military

Shortest day - shortest, but also one of the most important, blog posts. Why Merino Wool?

Posted by Hamish on 21-Dec-2017 08:52:00

December 21st is ther shortest day, and to go with this, today will be our shortest blog post, and I wanted to make it pretty simple. We even created a simple 6x4 downloaded cheat sheet that goes with this blog post as well!

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Topics: Bushcraft, Design, Industry, Fire Service, Merino Wool Knowledge, Military, Outdoor, Police, Search and Rescue

Settling the Merino wool versus Bamboo debate

Posted by Hamish on 29-Nov-2017 19:44:00

We often get asked about bamboo and to compare it to merino wool. In this post we review bamboo vs. merino wool from manufacturing perspective and then compare the key properties.

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Topics: Merino Wool Knowledge, Outdoor, Bushcraft, Insider

Which product collection is for me?

Posted by Hamish on 08-Nov-2017 16:02:00

At Armadillo Merino®, we have three different collections, and get asked all the time what are the differences. Elite, Big Cat or Raptor, which collection works best for you? All are super comfortable, designed for the professional operator, and tested all over the world.

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Topics: Design, Merino Wool Knowledge, Insider

Why does Armadillo Merino® keep me warm?

Posted by Hamish on 06-Nov-2017 09:58:45

Why does Armadillo Merino® keep me warm?

As we head into the winter season, we get asked, how does Armadillo keep me warm. Here we try to answer that question, without going to deep into the science.  

Armadillo Merino® is a great natural insulator. It keeps you warm without you overheating, and keeps you cool when it is hot, but that is another story. How does it do it?

1. Natural Fibre structure

The secret, is the natural fibre structure that creates tiny pockets of air within each wool fibre. These provide both both insulation and breathability.
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Topics: Merino Wool Knowledge, Search and Rescue

What is Merino wool and what makes it so special?

Posted by Hamish on 02-Nov-2017 15:08:52

Here at Armadillo Merino®, we make our next-to-skin clothing out of Merino wool from New Zealand, and are regularly asked why Merino and what is Merino. Hopefully we can answer your questions here.

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Topics: Insider, Merino Wool Knowledge, Design

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