Wearing Merino in Summer
FEELS COOLER, WICKS FASTER, RESISTS ODOUR
As odd as it may sound at first, merino wool is one of the most comfortable things you can wear in summer. Why? Because merino’s incredibly fine, lightweight fibres can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour and effectively transfer it (through evaporation) into the air. Merino also provides natural protection from UV light and UVB rays.
MADE TO BREATHE.
Icebreaker’s Cool-Lite™ fabric technology combines the natural comfort and breathability of merino with TENCEL®, a natural wood fibre made from sustainable eucalyptus. Capable of wicking sweat three times faster than merino alone, it’s a marriage of fibres made in heaven for those who want to be active, while staying dry and comfortable in the heat of summer.SHOP COOL-LITE ™
The TENCEL® fibre is a round cross-section with a smooth surface so when combined with the fine soft fibres of merino, it creates an incredibly comfortable soft fabric with beautiful drape.
Encourages evaporation to cool and dry. TENCEL® fibre is smooth and dry on the outside and holds moisture in its core, keeping the fabric dry to touch. The TENCEL® microfibers wick moisture through the fibre.
Bacterial growth on TENCEL® fibres is lower than on synthetic fibres, so unpleasant odour is minimized. TENCEL® also offers the best climate between textile and skin so the skin bacteria stays in balance.
TENCEL® is derived from the wood pulp of sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees. It’s also eco-friendly, thanks to the closed loop system where 99.5–99.8% of the solvent used to make TENCEL® is recycled.