Posts Tagged ‘Merino’

Merino Demonstration

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Mission Ready Equipment has posted a demonstration of the FR (no melt, no drip) qualities of Merino conducted by Brand Ambassador Kyle Defoor. The demonstration features an Icebreaker 150 top. We’ve long extolled the virtues of Merino and it is good to see someone begin to explain its advantages.

I/O Bio Contact 1 Pilot Suit

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Winter is right around the corner and I/O Bio presents the Contact 1 Pilot Suit to keep you warm and snugly. Nothing feels like a union suit and the Contact 1 Pilot Suit takes the design one step further by adding thumbholes and a hood. Naturally, they have retained the shoot-the-moon drop seat to accommodate those pesky calls of nature. But probably the best feature about the Pilot Suit is that it made from Merino wool and what’s not to love about Merino? It’s naturally comfortable against the skin, hypo-allergenic, no melt no drip, and anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

Icebreaker Base Layers

Friday, December 12th, 2008


Crafted from pure New Zealand Merino wool, Icebreaker makes the finest base layers I have used. Yes, I said “crafted”. The material is heaven and Merino naturally repels odors as well as being inherently FR. Additionally, it is breathable and like all wools insulates even when wet.

My favorite piece is the Boxer Brief. They are so comfortable that you can wear them all year round (preferably not the same pair). In addition to base layers they have also introduced mid and outer layers as well. Check them out.

Available in a variety of colors, they can be purchased here or from many fine outdoor retailers.