Top 5 Reasons to Wear Wool in the Summer
Wool is a winter favorite for obvious reasons - excellent insulative properties, can keep you warm even when wet, and its warmth-to-weight ratio makes it a packable favorite on the go. But did you know that the same properties that make Merino Wool so great in the winter can also apply to summer conditions? Check out our top 5 reasons to consider keeping your Merino Wool out for the summer.
1. Superfine Fibers.
Throughout history, people living in cold regions wore wool fabrics to keep warm. Their old style wool had fibers that were thick, 21 microns or higher, thus irritating the skin. That itchy wool will never be a problem again with the help from Minus33 Merino Wool. All of Minus33’s clothing is made from 17.5 – 18.5 micron fibers, thus creating a super soft, NON-ITCH feel. Merino Wool will feel just as comfortable and much softer compared to cotton or polyester tops, making it a great base layer.
2. Moisture Wicking.
Minus33 Merino Wool regulates the amount of moisture on your skin by absorbing any moisture or sweat on your body. Then, the absorbed moisture evaporates out of the fabric into the atmosphere. By pulling sweat from your skin to the exterior of the fabric, sweat evaporates faster and allows your body to cool down quicker.
3. UV Protection.
Forgot the sunscreen? Merino Wool can help protect you against sunburn. Minus33 Lightweight layers have a UPF rating of 25. Midweight and Expedition have a UPF rating of 50+.
4. Changing Weather Conditions.
Be prepared for anything with Minus33 Lightweight and Midweight tops in your arsenal. High elevations, rainy days, and cool summer nights are no match for the classic combination of a Lightweight T-Shirt with a Midweight Crew over the top. Pack the Midweight for a space-saving and effective pullover when needed.
5. Odor Resistant/Anti-Microbial.
Traveling or taking a multi-day hike? With less moisture comes less odor. No more worrying about smelling bad while wearing Minus33 Merino Wool. Merino Wool fibers naturally reject any bacteria in moisture or sweat as it is wicked away. Wear more than once between washes to keep your pack light and save space for other belongings.