The lightest of Patagonia's merino fabrics, Merino 1 Silkweight is made to keep you dry and comfortable in warm-to-hot conditions.
More In This Category
The Millet Trilogy alpine mountaineering collection to be launched at Outside in Hathersage 18th October
[ full story ]
Black Diamond Convergent Down Hoody 29 Sep 2014
A revolutionary taped-seam WINDSTOPPER® shell adds exponential wind and weather resistance to the PrimaLoft®-insulated Convergent... [ full story ]
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket 22 Sep 2014
A finely tuned balance of light weight, extended durability, ergonomic performance and superior weather protection, this is a... [ full story ]
Following its successful launch in October 2013, Jöttnar has confirmed production is underway for the new Autumn / Winter 2014/15... [ full story ]
Related UKC Forum discussions
Merino wool is naturally breathable, regulates body temperature and stretches. It's also soft and naturally resists odor. Patagonia's wool comes from non-mulesed Australian merino sheep. They slow wash it for softness and shrink resistance without the use of chlorine, then blend it with 35% polyester (100% recycled) for durability, dry times and moisture transfer superior to that of 100% merino. The offset shoulder and side seams lie smoothly beneath pack straps. Machine-wash cold; machine dry at low temperatures. Fabric is bluesign approved.
Raw, untreated wool has scales that make it itchy and coarse and cause it to shrink, so most wool fabrics are treated with chlorine to reduce the scales. But chlorine is a pervasive pollutant that's especially harmful to organisms living in water and soil. We remove the scales from our merino wool fibres using a unique chlorine-free process that's bluesign approved.
Patagonia seek to 'build the best products and cause no unnecessary harm'. They work hard to source materials and use processes that are less harmful to the earth without compromising quality.
Gear News and Outdoor Industry News at UKC and UKH presents climbing, walking and mountaineering equipment and stories that will be of interest to UKClimbing.com's readers. They are not gear reviews and are provided by companies that advertise with UKClimbing Limited. Please feel free to comment about the stories and products on the associated thread.