I know what you’re thinking. “Are you kidding me? I’d burn up!” However, contrary to popular belief, wool isn’t only for keeping out the cold.
Here are the top five reasons why you should wear wool in the summer:
- Wool keeps you cool!
In contrast to synthetics, Merino wool is an active fiber that reacts to changes in body temperature. So it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold and cool when the weather is hot.
- Wool wicks!
When you exercise your body produces heat. Your body reacts to the heat and begins to sweat (sweating is the body’s cooling process). Merino fibers can absorb large quantities of moisture vapor then move it away to evaporate into the air. So Merino wool clothing is extremely breathable and less prone to clamminess.
- Wool protects!
Wool has naturally high UV protection which makes it great for the summer heat.
- Wool is elastic!
Wool fiber can be bent 20,000 times without breaking and still have the power to recover and return to its natural shape. This natural elasticity helps your wool garments stretch with you, yet return to their original shape. This makes wool perfect for exercising.
- (Merino) wool isn’t scratchy!
Merino fibers are extremely fine, enabling them to bend far more than traditional, coarser wool fibers. This makes Merino wool feel soft and non-scratchy.