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High Angle Solutions – Armadillo Merino; No Melt – No Drip and So Comfortable

Armadillo Merino’s latest next-to-skin gear

Armadillo Merino® focuses on enhancing the critical first layer and they believe that 100% merino wool worn next-to-skin is vital. We are seeing more and more brands blending merino wool with nylon in the market which may be wearable for some sports but nylon has no place in combat zones in your next-to-skin garments. Besides the fact that these synthetic base layers smell when you wear and they melt and drip at the surprising low temperature of 300F.

Your next to skin garment is your last line of defense against extreme heat and flames, so if your situation comes to this, then you require the best protection you can get. Why take the risk with a synthetic blend base layer by adding something that can melt and inflict life changing injuries.

Armadillo Merino® next-to-skin garments will not melt or drip. They have natural flame resistance up to 1100F, and will not melt or drip when exposed to heat. This is a natural and inherent FR barrier and has been very well documented.  The garments don’t smell as they have natural anti-microbial properties. You can wear the Armadillo tops for days on end without odor. No more smelly base layer.

Falcon Long Sleeve Top  

Fabric weight: 195g/m2 = 8.2oz/yd2

Fabric: 100% Merino Wool, Rib Knit

Micron: 18.5 micron itch free merino

Designed for: Figure hugging fit for wearing under your uniform

The Falcon Long Sleeve Top is now available. The RRP in the UK is set at £80 inc VAT.  Information and technical specifications are available from [email protected]. Download the catalog from armadillomerino.com

High Angle Solutions is a weekly series of articles focusing on military mountaineering solutions. It’s brought to you by UK-based Brigantes Consulting, in conjunction with several other brands, both here in the US and abroad. This week, it’s Armadillo Merino

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2 Responses to “High Angle Solutions – Armadillo Merino; No Melt – No Drip and So Comfortable”

  1. robcollins says:

    I’d rather have this than what First Spear pushes, which is some Merino, blended with synthetics. Armadillo also happened to sponsor a type 1 diabetic athlete Roddy Riddle in the 6633 Ultra where he finished last year with the 6th fastest time in the 10 year history of the race.

    • Richie says:

      The FS Merino base layer fabric is indeed less flame resistant, and not marketed as no-melt as they are 50% polyester, but in return they are only 2/3 the price of this, more comfortable, made in the USA, and also quite durable (I am wearing one right now).

      If you want real flame protection, Kevlar/PBI blend is far superior to wool; not sure how modacrylic/rayon blend stacks up against wool in terms of comfort but it is also no-melt, and rayon can have similar antimicrobial properties