LASTING – 100% the Superfine Merino Wool 16.5 mc
The super fine merino wool LASTING comes from specially bred sheep living in Australia. Owing to the fiber diameter of 16.5 micrometers (microns, µm), this merino wool has considerably better isolating feature and permeability than the common wool. It is also finer and softer to touch. Owing to a unique natural consistence of the wool fiber the Woolsens underwear doesn’t support the bacterial growth and thus it doesn’t smell bad even when worn for a longer time. Our merino wool yarn is MULESING FREE certified.
Main reasons for choosing the LASTING MERINO WOOL base layer:
100% natural material
- High-grade permeability
- Maximum comfort owing to excellent moisture elimination.
- The fine Merino wool causes no scratching and itching.
- An excellent thermo isolation owing to many tiny air bags between the fibers.
- Flat seams for a comfortable feeling.
- The natural wool fiber is more fire resistant than synthetics.
- Perfectly processed knitted fabric and high elasticity for an ideal mobility.
Light 160 g - flat fine knitted fabric
Products made of this 16.5 microns 100% merino wool knitted fabric suit as the base layer next to sking. This fabric has an excellent soft touch and is very permeable and comfortable. It can be used in almost every sporting activity including hiking, skiing or running in cold weather.
Heavy 260 g - double face fabric
Double layer knitted fabric is suitable as the mid layer in freezing weather. We recommend 160g next to skin layer and 260g mid layer.
Common wool, which has a fiber diameter of 30 microns, is uncomfortable for most people. The diameter of the fiber is directly proportional to the level of itching that you feel. Underwear made from merino wool with a fiber diameter of 18 – 22 microns is more comfortable then underwear made from regular wool, but it will still itch sometimes. LASTING underwear is made from carefully selected SUPER FINE MERINO WOOL with a fiber diameter of only 16.5 microns. This is the finest merino wool that breeding farms produce at the moment. Choose the best from nature and enjoy the great properties of wool fibers without the itching.
As soft as silk – The finest types of Merino wool (SUPER FINE) have threads with a fiber diameter of 16.5 micrometers (microns), i. e. 0,016 millimeter. For comparison: human hair has a diameter of 100 micrometers.
Thermoregulatory ability – The woollen textile materials creates a microclimate on the body, which is means that in the winter it keeps you warm and in the summer it keeps you cool.
Sweat transport – The surface of the wool fiber is hydrophobic, therefore it repels sweat. Sweat will evaporate, or if held back (for example by a layer of clothes), it will soak inside the fiber, which is by contrast hydrophile. The interior of wool fiber can hold up to 30% of its weight in moisture without the wool fabric feeling damp or clammy. Even fully damp fiber stays dry on touch and at the same time keeps its thermoregulatory ability.
Permeability - woollen textile material is even permeable („breathing”) when worn under layers, this feature at the same time makes it possible to evaporate the moisture in the fiber quickly. Permeability is ensured by irregular surface structure of woollen fiber, which is formed by microscopic flakes.
Antibacterial ability – The wool is composed of 90% protein (keratin), it binds itself harmful substances to itself including viruses and bacteria and limits their spreading and effect. Woollen clothes don‘t smell, even after multiple contact so you don’t have to wash them as often.
Wool is non-allergenic – There are no noted allergic reactions to wool (what is sometimes called „ allergy“ is in reality when people with sensitive skin feel uncomfortable wearing wool with high micron thickness). Merino wool extra fine, and super fine (with 16 micrometers) has a soft as silk touch so that is even comfortable to the obstinate opponents of wool.
Wool protects from UV radiation - which many synthetic fibers can not do.
Hollow staple – Merino wool is a natural hollow staple.
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