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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

Norway 75 - Commando Spirit

Posted by Hamish on 03-Apr-2018 17:30:00

Norway 75 - Commando Spirit is an expedition that will traverse the length of Norwegian by sea and land to celebrate and retell the Commando raids from WWII. We are proud to support the team as they embark on this expedition and they will be wearing Armadillo Merino® next-to-skin to protect them from the elements.

Below is from an interview with Tim, the team leader.

Norway 75 Commando Spirit – what is it?

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Topics: Outdoor, Champion, Military

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

Layering and dressing for the extreme cold

Posted by Hamish on 25-Jan-2018 16:04:00

People have asked us how to dress for the extreme cold. Researching this blog post was interesting and we definitely learnt a few things about how to dress effectively for these conditions.

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Topics: Outdoor, Bushcraft, Military, Search and Rescue

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

5 questions to ask as you buy your next pair of socks

Posted by Hamish on 23-Nov-2017 10:03:00

Good socks, you know they are good when you are wearing them, but how do you judge a good sock when you go to buy one?

A good question as there are more bad socks out there than good socks in my opinion. Here I will share what I think makes good socks, versus average, or downright uncomfortable ones. This is also a topic that comes up each year as the weather gets colder, and and people are thinking about their winter adventures.

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Topics: Bushcraft, Fire Service, Military, Outdoor, Police, Search and Rescue

5 Reasons Why Soldiers Should Wear Armadillo Merino®

Posted by Hamish on 13-Nov-2017 15:03:00

Armadillo Merino® can save the lives of Soldiers

For centuries wool had been the fibre of choice for clothing worn by soldiers, police, firemen and search & rescue teams because of wools natural protective properties and its versatility over a wide range of extreme environments but over recent years these benefits have been forgotten, that is until now.

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Topics: Military

As we remember them, where did the poppy come from?

Posted by Hamish on 12-Nov-2017 07:20:00

 

This remembrance day, as we remember those who serve and who have served, here at Armadillo Merino®, we asked ourselves where the poppy came from. We know poppys are prevalent across Europe, and there is a link to WW1, but how did the poppy come to be used for remembrance services all over the world?

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Topics: Military

Why Armadillo Merino®

Posted by Hamish on 18-Oct-2017 09:52:30

GREAT DESIGN AND ARMADILLO MERINO® FABRIC

At Armadillo Merino®, we care about you knowing that the kit you wear could save your life. We take this responsibility seriously and think about it everyday. Our garments are designed with you in mind.

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Topics: Fire Service, Military, Search and Rescue, Industry

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