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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

Is it time that Police consider the base layer as their last line of defense

Posted by Hamish on 16-Aug-2018 15:40:00

Photos of an Italian policeman with significant burns have appeared in the media following the recent highway tanker explosion near Bologna on 7 August 2018. (See here) . The officer was providing emergency rescue assistance and was caught in a secondary explosion which inflicted severe burns to his body from the melting, dripping synthetic material. The melted garment is shown below.

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Topics: Police

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

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

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

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