Merino wool comes from the Merino sheep and is valued for its high-quality wool and natural moisture-wicking and insulating properties. This makes it an ideal material for base layers used in outdoor activities such as running, hiking, skiing and camping.
Ideal for ourdoor activewear
Merino base layers are often used in cold weather environments to keep the wearer warm and dry, but they can also be used in warmer weather as the wool is naturally breathable and helps to regulate body temperature.
The high-quality nature and ultra-fine fibres of Merino wool also makes it soft to touch (no itching) and combined with Loomi’s innovative Beta-Spun and Omega Twist™️yarn, creates extremely durable and long-lasting garments.
All Merino wool used in Loomi products is mulesing free.
Benefits of Merino wool
The main benefits of using Merino wool for base layers is that it creates a product that is naturally odour-resistant meaning they can be worn multiple times before requiring washing. They are also durable and can withstand heavy use without losing their shape or performance.
Overall, Merino base layers are a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts who need reliable and comfortable clothing that can perform in a variety of weather conditions.
Garments made with Merino wool are highly breathable as the natural fibres are extremely efficient at wicking moisture away from the skin where it can evaporate into the air. Merino fabrics are also fast drying, helping to keep you dry and comfortable.
Merino wool fibres can absorb up to 30% of their weight in moisture without feeling wet, making Merino fabric excellent for managing sweat and keeping the wearer dry. This is particularly useful during physical activities such as running, hiking or skiing, where staying dry is crucial for comfort and not feeling hot or cold and clammy.
Merino wool can help regulate body temperature by trapping warm air between its fibres. This keeps you warm in cold weather and creates a breathable layer that prevents overheating during physical activity.
Merino wool is incredibly soft, which makes it comfortable to wear for extended periods. Unlike traditional wool, Merino wool fibres are finer and do not irritate the skin, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin.
Merino wool has natural antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of odour-causing bacteria. This means that Merino wool base layers can be worn many times without washing, making them ideal for extended outdoor activities where access to laundry facilities may be limited.
Merino wool fibres are naturally elastic, which means that they can stretch and return to their original shape. Combined with Loomi’s BetaSpun technology, this creates Merino wool base layers that are more durable, lighter and able to withstand heavy use without losing their shape or performance.
The WOOLMARK®️ Company
The Woolmark®️ Company is the global authority on Merino wool and owns the Woolmark®️ logo, a quality assurance symbol applied to more than 5 billion products worldwide.
Loomi is proud to be Woolmark®️ Cerfified.