Synthetic vs. Natural, it’s the eternal outdoor gear debate. Which base layer fabric can best keep you warm, dry and comfortable while facing down the elements? With a name like Woolx it’s no surprise which side of the fence we fall on!
Natural sheep’s wool was the original outdoorsman’s fabric of choice. Traditional wool layers kept frostbite at bay for Sir Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgay on Everest, and Roald Amundsen at the South Pole. In the latter half of the twentieth century synthetic technical fabrics gained prominence as a base layer by providing lighter weight, more comfortable garments. In the last 10 years wool has made a resurgence. The extra smooth fibers of the wool from Merino Sheep have given us a fabric that feels as soft and comfortable as a synthetic, but performs like old school wool.
The primary functions of a base layer are to keep the wearer warm and dry. While both synthetic technical fabrics and those made from wool can perform these tasks adequately, there are several advantages to wearing a 100% Merino Wool base layer.
100% Merino Wool
So Soft! – The fibers of Premium Merino Wool are extremely fine and smooth, creating a fabric as soft and luxurious as cashmere.
In the past Synthetic fabrics edged out wool in comfort and durability, but not any more! The Premium Merino Wool used in all Woolx products is not only softer than most synthetics, it holds up to washing and wear better. Modern production methods allow for machine washable and dryable wool yarns. Garments made from this wool can be washed and worn repeatedly without wearing out or getting the plasticy feeling many synthetic fabrics take on after multiple washings.
There you have it! Why Woolx is so Wild about Merino Wool – Naturally Breathable, Exceptionally Warm and Incredibly Soft!