It is hot, and sunny, and I knew that our Armadillo Merino® garments offer great UV (SPF) protection, and was wondering why.
When a customer recently asked us why our garments do not smell, I thought we had this covered on the website, but I was wrong. I am not sure how we missed talking more about this as it is important, and unique to merino wool, so here goes.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We often get asked about bamboo and to compare it to merino wool especially for base layer garments. In this post we review bamboo vs. merino wool from manufacturing perspective and then compare the key properties.
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.
There is no need to be cold in the outdoors this winter. Follow our 5 simple tips to layering, and enjoy the outdoors in all conditions.
1. Dress in Layers
Layering is the idea that you dress with multiple layers for your outdoor adventure. Add a layer if you are cold, take off a layer if you are too hot. There are three key layers: