Merino wool is finer than traditional wool and soft to the touch so is very comfortable next to the skin over long periods of time.
Merino is excellent at absorbing and releasing moisture which acts to either insulate in the coldest of conditions or regulating temperature in cooler conditions to keep you comfortable.
Each fibre has microscopic overlapping scales that encase each fibre, these scales are hydrophobic (water repellent). The core of the fibre is highly absorbent enabling merino to absorb and release 10 times more moisture than synthetics.
Merino fibres can absorb up to one third of its own weight in moisture without feeling clammy or wet to the touch. In our waterproof products the moisture is then transferred through the membrane where it then dries.
Merino has excellent anti-microbial properties which prevents odour buildup inside the sock.