Merino: why is this fibre so special in socks?
As temperatures start to drop and we head closer to winter, Merino wool is plenty useful for the outdoors. Merino wool is a natural, delicate fabric that is finer in diameter than other wool giving it fantastic enabling benefits for the outdoors.
Merino wool isn’t itchy. It has a fineness that is ideal for contact with the skin which makes it easy to wear making it feel soft and comfortable.
A reason for merinos’ popularity is its warmth in relation to weight. Merino has a natural crimp in the fibre that traps the heat, keeping your feet insulated, whilst still light in weight.
Keeps Your Feet Dry
Merino manages moisture better than any other fibre. This is due to Merino being able to absorb and retain up to 30% of its own weight in moisture and still feel dry to touch, preventing your feet feeling clammy.
Because Merino has a great ability to absorb moisture, the damp environment that bacteria grow in, is reduced. This isn’t to say that you can’t make Merino stink, but it does allow multi-use and less washing.
Bridgedale socks combine Merino wool with high performance microfibres that ensure all-day comfort.