9 reasons to choose wool
There are many reasons to choose wool. Here are 9 great reasons to choose wool clothes for your next trip, whether you're training or relaxing.
1. Wool is absorbent
With woolen clothing you won't feel wet or damp, as wool can retain up to 30% of its own weight without feeling clammy. With snug fitting garments, wool wicks moisture away from your body and keeps you warm and dry throughout the day.
2. Temperature regulating
Wool works just as well in summer as in winter. With its thermo-regulating properties, wool insulates and keeps you warm on cold days and cool on hot days.
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3. UV resistant
Wool absorbs UV rays more effectively than most other fabrics. Depending on the garment’s density and treatment, woolen clothing usually has UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of between 20 and 50. Go for wool!
4. Sensitive skin
Studies show that those with sensitive skin and atopic eczema have improved their quality of life by wearing clothes in fine merino wool compared to other fabrics.
All Ulvang’s T-shirts and woolen underwear are made from Merino and are classified as ultra-fine, super-fine and extra-fine. Summer wool T-shirts are made from Merino wool of 16.5 microns and are a great choice for those with sensitive skin. Woolen underwear is made from extra fine merino fabric with a micron of 19.5.
Whether you're off on a short or long trip, it's always worth bringing extra clothes. Because woolen clothing is lightweight and retains heat well, you’ll save both space and weight in your bag.
6. No smell
You can wear wool with a clear conscience several times without feeling sweaty. Hanging your clothes to air between uses is just as effective and saves water.
7. Wool is flame-retardant
Due to the high nitrogen and the water content in wool, it takes a large amount of oxygen for it to ignite. The fiber structure and the high density of the yarn prevent flames from spreading and provide the possibility of self-extinguishing.
With proper washing and care, your wool clothes will last a long time. Here are some top tips on how to make your garments last longer. If you buy good woolen clothing, you will have garments for many years. Good for the environment and for the wallet.
Wool is sustainable because it is natural, degradable and renewable. It grows naturally on sheep, who grow new wool every year. It also decomposes in the soil within a few months or years. When the wool breaks down, it releases valuable nutrients back into the soil.