Our Awesome Merino Wool & Bamboo Men 3/4 zip top is a must-have! Its the perfect base-layer, or can be worn by itself. Merino wool has almost completely replaced traditional wool thanks to its soft, ultrafine fibers. Wool can also be blended with other fabrics, like spandex, to enhance fit and flexibility. Merino wool has the following characteristics:
Wicks well:Some moisture in wool is retained in its core, which won’t chill you, but wool will not feel quite as dry as synthetic fabric. It will also take longer to dry when it gets wet.
Cools, too:That moisture in the core of its fibers are released when temps heat up, which can offer a little bit of cooling in warm weather.
Moderately durable:Wear it under other layers and enjoy a long and happy life together; as a standalone top under heavy pack straps, it won’t last as long because the constant rubbing can wear through the fabric. You can also opt for a base layer that blends synthetic and wool for increased durability.
Odor-free:Even if you don’t believe wool fanatics who report endless days of sweaty wear without a discouraging whiff, wool is indeed highly resistant (and naturally resistant) to odor-causing bacteria.