Staying Warm: In Cold Climate
As most people know, when it comes to cold weather clothing merino wool is the ultimate performance fabric. Have you ever wondered why? Again it’s the same as before, it acts as a body temperature regulator.
When you are exposed to cold climates your body doesn’t produce as much heat as normal. With synthetic fabrics the warm interior is often overcome by the excessive cold exterior. This is because they are poor insulators. Merino wool however is recognised to be one of the world’s greatest insulating fabrics. The layers of super fine strands trap the expelled body warmth within the garment and block the cold air from penetrating. This keeps the heat molecules secure thus warming the body to a comfortable temperature.
Merino Wool has amazing breathable/moisture control properties. The sweat produced during exercise is quickly absorbed into the merino fabric. From there it is broken down and transferred to the outer layer of the garment where it is released into the atmosphere as vapour. There are a number of benefits to this rapid removal of moisture.
In cold climates, being wet dramatically speeds up the bodies cooling process which can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. Merino moves the moisture away from the body better than most other fabrics and does it while still maintaining its heat. Keeping you dry, warm and comfortable on the inside.
In warm climates, the moisture against your body can create a very humid atmosphere causing you to overheat, by taking the moisture away from your body quickly it keeps you cool and dry. Being dry also helps to eliminate the build up of bacteria and odour molecules keeping you fresher for longer. This process has also been known to help reduce your heart rate during exercise.