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

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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

High Angle Solutions – Kick Ass Socks from Armadillo Merino

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

When your feet experience blisters or fungal infections, it adds one more layer of misery and that is why good socks are so important. Armadillo Merino® are better known for their 100% merino wool next-to-skin garments. This winter, Armadillo Merino® have redesigned their Stamina Boot Sock and Heavy Boot Sock and introduced the Epic Boot Sock.

Armadillo Merino® specializes in next-to-skin merino wool garments and importantly socks. The advantages of merino wool socks include no melt or drip, no smell, and their ability to keep your feet warm even when wet. What is not so well known is that wool can absorb up to 30% of it’s weight in moisture without feeling wet leaving your feet drier and less prone to blistering. They are also highly effective in the jungle due to their natural anti-bacterial and fungal resisting properties.

The Stamina Boot Sock, Heavy Boot Socks and Epic Socks have been lengthened to now be coming up to just under the knee. This change was based on user feedback and requests for a longer sock for increased comfort in higher boots, added warmth and additional leg protection. The added length enables the top of the sock to be rolled back over the top of the boot for jungle use. This helps prevent those nasty little jungle creatures from crawling down between your sock and the boot.

Heavy Boot sock – This sock is designed for extreme cold. It has big loft. The inside has a heavy terry loop knit for greater warmth and increased foot protection.

It is constructed from:
– 71 % Merino Wool, 18% Nylon, 8% Acrylic, 3% Elastane
– Length: Knee height
– Intended use: Extreme Cold Conditions, polar and alpine regions

Stamina Boot Sock is the everyday boot sock with padding across the sole of the foot and up the ankle with a lighter padding used to protect the shin.

– 61 % Merino Wool, 16% Nylon, 16% Elastane, 7% Acrylic
– Length: Knee height
– Use: Every day boot sock

Epic Sock was developed specifically for the jungle use. By using a finer gauge machine to make the sock, it is a lighter sock, but still maintains a high percentage of merino wool to provide all the natural performance properties of merino wool.

Key features:
– 75% Merino wool, 15% Polyamide, 10% Elastane
– Length: Knee height
– Intended use: Jungle conditions and high top boot use

Military supplies of Armadillo Merino® kick ass socks are available through Brigantes.

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.

Rampart Range Day 2017 – Armadillo

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Armadillo offers clothing made from Merino Wool. They previewed a new Under Body Armor Combat Shirt which is made from a combination of Merino and TenCate’s Defender-M face fabric, intended for cold weather wear. The Black zones are Merino and the Green are Defender-M. As you can see, there is an inner sleeve.



Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Watch the full episode. See more POV.

The Danish documentary, “Armadillo” is now available for viewing on the PBS website. If you haven’t heard of it, here is a brief description.

In 2009, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree accompanied a platoon of Danish soldiers to Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. For six months, often while under fire, they captured the lives of the young soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment, where official rhetoric about helping civilians too often met the unforgiving reality of being a foreign occupier. Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes, Armadillo is one of the most dramatic and candid accounts of combat to come out of Afghanistan.

In addition to the full length documentary, PBS offers some additional content including an interview with the filmmaker. You’d better hurry, it’s only available until September 29th.