Grabbing your wool sweater as soon as the temperature drops and the weather gets colder is not some fashion fad. Wearing wool is an age-old tradition that dates as far back as the Viking era.
Nothing better than wool.
Do as our ancestors and wear wool with a clear conscience. When a material has stood the test of time as much as wool has, it means just one thing: it’s very valuable. Even though times have changed and there are other clothes on the market, the climate can still be rough and inhospitable.
So even though trekking has been replaced by walking, wool continues to be a highly valued material. It keeps you warm and dry, and with the right care for your wool clothes, you’ll have them for years to come. The wool's properties serve different purposes, and it's worth knowing which is best suited to your activity, temperature and needs.
Layer up, even when you're not trekking across mountains.
The most important layer to keep you warm throughout the day is probably the base layer. Depending on the weather and temperature, choose wool underwear according to your activity and where you are in the mountains, the sea or deep in the forest.
The inner layer
The inner layer should be thin and close-fitting to keep you warm and dry. This layer should wick moisture, sweat and excess heat away from the body. Fine merino wool is available for both wool underwear and T-shirts for warm summer days. Yes, wool can be used in summer as well. It even protects you from UV rays.
You don;t have to jump through hoops to get a good wool sweater today. No cutting, carding or knitting required! There are many good wool clothes available on the market that are versatile and can be worn in summer or winter.
If you’re unsure about which wool underwear to wear, take our test here.
The middle layer is slightly looser and thicker than the inner layer. The middle layer’s function is to provide more heat and insulation, and is ideal to wear during low-intensity activities, on cold days and during more inactive periods. Go for a size that provides good mobility without feeling too big.
Outer layer – take this with you whatever the weather
Go for wind and waterproof clothing that ventilates well and draws out excess heat. You'll avoid getting too hot and having to pull off garments.
With the right accessories and good shoes, you can explore most places without having to give the weather a second thought.