Just last winter, we headed out on what would be an all day snowshoeing excursion. We were under-dressed, froze our butts off, and spent hours trying to regain feeling in parts that should never lose feeling. Moral of the story, being cold sucks – especially if you’re out for a long period of time with no real way to warm up. This exact situation is something you’ve likely experienced and never want to have happen again, which is where merino wool comes into play.
Layers are the key to staying warm, and merino wool is perfect for base layers. A good merino wool base layer will keep body heat in, while allowing sweat to wick away. The advantage of merino wool is that it’s antimicrobial, meaning it won’t retain odor or store all that sweat from a day full of adventures. Here are some of awesome merino wool products we’ve found that allow you to run around living an active life outdoors without making you uncomfortable in the winter.
Staying active in the winter is easy with this long sleeve ColdPruf merino wool shirt. Made to stretch and move with your body, this comfortable, classic garment is especially effective in sub-zero temps. Layer up!
These warm merino wool socks will leave your feet feeling dry after a day on the trail. Going for a longer trek? No problem! Point6 socks are built to take you all the way to the summit – perfect for those fourteen-milers!
You’ll feel sporty and fit in this Smartwool Women’s Zip Tee. Made for comfort with flat lock seams and back body paneling, this must-have shirt will keep in the heat.
This amazing Minus33 trailblazer will keep you warm and happy at the campground. Featuring a stylish side panel and machine washable exterior; gearing up never felt so good.
It’s important to consider every layer when packing for the outdoors, because poor planning can be dangerous if there’s a sudden dip in temperature. Enter MyPakage Merino Wool Boxers. Comfortable and soft, just what you need to stay nice and warm at the campsite.
Lightweight and built to last, these Fox River Cross Terrain Crew Socks will surely become your go-to gear. Made with WICK Dry moisture management technology, you’re feet will be dry as a bone in these bad boys.
Made from 100% Australian Merino Wool, this full face balaclava will keep your noggin warm on coldest of days. Machine washable and only 3.2 oz.
The Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit is unlike any other base layer, and we promise you won’t want to take it off. The 7-panel hood fits snugly and the 350 degree YYK waist zip allows you to take care of business while staying warm. The mix of Tencel in the blend also prevents pilling.
A good merino wool cap is a must for anyone active in the winter. You going to sweat but you need to stay warm too. Merino wool on your skull gets that done, and Minus33 makes great gear.
There is a reason we gave Darn Tough Gear of the year in 2016. They have a lifetime warranty and they never lose they’re shape. 1441 stitches per square inch make them the most durable socks in the business.