Here is something you might not have heard before: if you are looking to pack the perfect summer vacation clothes, consider going with wool. I know, sounds a little strange, right? But there is something in the way that wool drapes, the way it breathes, that makes it extraordinary, and there is no wool quite as extraordinary as merino. Before disposable garments and fast fashion became de rigueur, everyone knew that merino wool was an incredible fabric for traveling because, along with keeping you cool, wrinkle-free wool adds a touch of sophistication. It says, ‘I know I look good, but I wasn’t even trying.’ It’s the perfect look for all your holiday snaps this summer.
The argument for wearing wool in summer has been made before, but, with the influx of cheap garments on the market (they know who they are!), it’s time to make the argument again. Merino combines comfort and style, which is perfect for those who value quality over quantity. You don’t need to be hauling around a lot of baggage this summer, though you do want to look good, so every piece you pack needs to pull it’s own weight and then some.
Merino does that. Seasoned travelers know that a few choice mens merino wool t shirts or socks, or womens tank tops, not only hide bad odors (no one wants to be that traveler) but look sharp too, allowing you to dress them up or down.
Super-soft merino wools are becoming increasingly popular as people rediscover the amazing properties of this miraculous natural fibre. Wool helps keep you drier and cleaner, reducing sweat and odors as the fibers respond to changes in your body temperature, keeping you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. And because wool wicks away moisture (sweat) so quickly, bacteria doesn’t have a chance to grow, meaning it doesn’t pong. Merino wool is the ideal fabric for travelers because you’ll always look good – and smell good – even if you’ve been wearing the same shirt for days. Plus, because it’s a natural fiber, earth-friendly merino wool is not adding plastic microfibers to our environment, so you can be comfortable about that as well.
Let’s look at a rundown of what makes merino wool such a good fabric for traveling:
- It resists wrinkles and comes out of the suitcase looking great.
- It’s quick to dry, and magically combines the hygroscopic ability to wick away moisture with the hydrophobic ability to not get immediately drenched in an unexpected rain.
- It keeps you warm or cool by being both insulating and breathable.
- It’s UV resistant and flame retardant (though you should still try to not back into that tiki torch).
- It’s multi-day-use feature means you can travel light – saving time and money at the airport – and still stay fresh and fashionable.
Merino combines comfort and style, which is perfect for the savvy traveler this summer. Whether your itinerary includes Disneyland, day-tripping in Dublin, skydiving in Dubai, or dinner and drinks with your new favorite locals, the comfort and style of merino make it perfect for any occasion.
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