I live on the southern shores of Lake Superior where winter is our wonderland and wool is our clothing staple. I own two tee shirts and three polos all of which have worn like iron. I use the polos in the summer as a cool breathable everyday shirt and in the winter as a base layer under sweaters. I also travel a lot hiking the west highland way in Scotland, footpath of the gods in Italy, tour de Mont Blanc and soon the el Camino. These shirts make every trip. I can hike in them all day and feel a bit more comfortable wearing them into a local pub for dinner without looking like a trail rat.
I’ve also purchased bamboo for the soft feel and breathability but they end up pilling far too soon so my go to is wool.
One more interesting fact. I’ve plunged through the ice in early winter and can personally attest to the life saving qualities of wool. I was an hour from home on snowmobiles and decided to walk out on the ice testing to see if we could cross. We couldn’t. As my son and daughter helped me out of the ****** pond I told them we better get going home or I was going to freeze to death. And hour later pulling into our home I was as warm as before I made the plunge. That event cinched my already strong belief in wool.
I was wearing arctic muks, icebreaker socks, saxx long johns, woolx tee, filson pants, wool rich shirts and a stormy Kramer hat. Layers, layers, layers. All wool. I own five pieces of woolx, a couple of woolrich, some fiilson and pendalton and icebreakers.
Whether in the Costa Rican cloud forests or the Scottish highlands or the Yooper backwoods or a cafe in Florence the woolx polos are my must have packable everyday wear.