Among all variations of wool, Merino has much lower micron, or in other words, fibers are thinner, and the fabric is merely softer. Merino has a smoother surface of texture, and as a result, it is not such itchy as ordinary wool. Merino fibers are more flexible and more elastic. This flexibility provides impressive results for the durability of any merino cloth.
- Temperature regulating
- Moisture wicking
- Odor resistant
- Wrinkle resistant
“Virgin” means that current wool has never been used before. Another option is recycled wool which is also called “reclaimed.” Objectively, there is nothing wrong when wool is used a several times already, except the fact that fibers after recycling process are brittle, lose their durability and softness. It causes reduce of magic merino wool abilities which are described above.