Benefits of Pure Merino Wool

100% Merino wool is the premiere baselayer fabric for winter weather, because it keeps you warm even when wet (unlike synthetics or cotton), has extreme warmth from a super thin fabric, and has phenomenal odor-eliminating properties. It's what the pros wear!

There are many breeds of sheep, yet the Merino sheep have the thinnest wool fibers of all the breeds.  This means our wool has an extremely soft hand-feel (almost like cotton), but the wool fibers are still tough enough to withstand whatever you can throw at it!  Plus, Merino wool fibers can hold 37% off its weight in water versus cotton which only holds 2% -- this means you will feel warm even when the wool is wet!

Another benefit of wool is it breathes like cotton -- unlike synthetic fibers, Merino wool can wick away moisture vapor. This keeps your body temperature regulated much better than synthetics which only wicks away liquid!  


Machine washable 
You got it right! Snowshed® Merino clothing can be machine-washed.  Use gentle or regular cycle and a liquid wool detergent, for longest garment life (No bleach or fabric softeners).

Wrinkle resistant 
At microscopic level, each Merino wool fiber is like a coiled spring that returns to its natural shape after being bent. This gives Merino wool garments a natural resistance to wrinkles. This crimp also assists as an insulating area which naturally controls body-temperature in the warmth and extreme cold.


Protection from damaging sun rays
Merino wool absorbs UV radiation providing natural protection of 30+ UPF from the sun. 

    * Think sunny days on your motorcycle or apres skiing on the mountain


    The results from a study undertaken by the University of Sydney in Australia are showing that wool sleeping apparel and bedding increases total sleep time, promotes sleep onset and improves sleep efficiency.

    A pilot study undertaken in 2012 by the Queensland, Australia team has shown that wearing suitably specified fine Merino wool products will not irritate the skin’s surface, but in fact benefit those suffering from skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis.

    "I don't always sleep in Merino wool.  But when I do, I prefer Snowshed wool.  Stay cozy, my friends."
    -Anonymous Customer Email to Snowshed® USA


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