Merino wool fibers can hold up to 30% of its own weight in moisture while remaining dry to the touch and are 10x more effective at wicking moisture than synthetic fibers.
With great fabric comes the great responsibility of ensuring you get as much performance out of your gear as possible. Wool is no exception to this rule of thumb as it’s truly the fabric of all fabrics when it comes to the daily grind of the next big adventure.
It’s eco-friendly, breathable, antibacterial, moisture-wicking, insulating, lightweight, water repellent and quick drying- need I go on?
Get out your Smartwool Socks and Merino Wool Wrightsocks ready to clean because here’s how you can get the best out of your woollen products.
Machine wash your garments on a warm temperature setting no more than 40° C (104°F) or if your machine has a wool or delicate setting, select it. Use a mild detergent or a wool cleaner product (we recommend the Grangers Merino Wash).
Air dry your woollen gear by laying them down flat to avoid stretching and deforming. Avoid drying your wool in direct sun (especially in warmer parts of the world). You may iron them on a warm, woollen setting if necessary. Merino wool dries overnight so you can get straight back into wearing it.
You may choose to iron your Merino gear on a low heat setting but it’s not a must. Merino is quick to air dry and keeps wrinkle-free.
Store your knitted apparel folded gently
Woven apparel may be hung on padded hangers
Socks should be stored flat and not rolled up into balls to prevent them from losing shape
Can be kept in vacuum-packed bags or airtight containers to keep away moths – just remember to give them a breather every so often
Don’t use fabric softeners, conditioners, bleaches or stain removers
This is my second pair of these shoes, previous one lasted about 2 years of hard use because they are just so comfortable and easy to put-on or slip on, can wear them with or without socks. Not sure about waterproofing but definitely got soaked in the rain and they dried out well and quick overnight. Great fit for people who have wide feet, as the top is mesh-like and has some elasticity so it will hug the foot well