How to choose the right base layer for fall and winter?
Fall and winter is the time for thicker base layers, but what is the benefits of the different base layer types?
We offer 3 different base layer types:
100% Wool Base Layer
There are many reasons why we love wool. It regulates your body temperature to a comfortable level based on the conditions: It cools you down on hot days, and insulates warmth on cold days. Wool also has the unique ability to keep you warm, even when it gets damp! If you are doing activities that make you sweat a lot, or there is a risk of rain; wool will absorb moisture and still manage to isolate heat. In fact, wool can hold up to 30% of its own weight in moisture and still feel dry. Wool baselayer is also perfect for camping trips because it is self-cleaning. All you have to do is hang the wool garments up for airing, and they feel fresh again for the next day. The unique breathability of the wool also makes it very comfortable to be active in, because it prevents you from becoming clammy.
Conclusion: If you are going on longer trips on the mountain with unstable weather, you should choose wool baselayer.
100% Wool Base Layer
Regulates body temperature.
It cools you down on hot days and insulates warmth on cold days.
It keeps you warm, even when it gets damp!
It absorbs moisture and still manages to isolate heat.
Technical Base Layer
Synthetic baselayer is usually made of artificial fibers such as polyester, often added elastane to ensure full freedom of movement. It provides a material that is excellent for high-intensity exercise because it wicks away sweat from the skin, dries quickly, is durable and feels comfortable to workout in.
Conclusion: If you're going to train hard, get sweaty (and have access to a shower afterwards …), a synthetic base layer is your best choice.
Wicks away sweat from the skin.
Ensure full freedom of movement.
Excellent for high-intensity exercise.
We have developed several varieties of baselayer that combine wool with synthetic fabrics. The combination of quick-drying and moisture-wicking properties of synthetic fibers, and the heat-insulating properties of the wool, gives you the best of both worlds. A wool blend is therefore perfect for high-intensity activities in the cold.
Perfect for high-intensity activities in the cold.
Five benefits of wearing wool
Norwegians have been wearing wool for thousands of years, and for good reason. The natural properties of wool make it unbeatable, whether for everyday use or outdoor activities.
Are you tired of feeling uncomfortable during outdoor activities due to temperature changes or damp clothing? Merino wool may be the solution you're looking for. Here are five benefits of wearing wool:
How to wash and care for wool
Wool is our best adventure buddy. It helps adjust your body temperature to a comfortable level, keeps you warm (or cool), and self-cleaning. Read more about the benefits of wool here.And while wool is incredibly awesome for our active lifestyles, we can’t forget that merino wool fibres are delicate. We have to know how to care for them so they last for every adventure. Here are some tips on how to take care of your wool garments.